On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans will hold their annual Remembrance Day parades in downtown Kelowna and Rutland respectively. Roads will be temporarily closed to accommodate the parades. RCMP will provide traffic control along both parade routes.
Downtown road closures
Mill Street from Queensway Avenue to Bernard Avenue, Bernard Avenue from Water Street to Abbott Street, and Abbott Street from Bernard Avenue to Lawrence Avenue will be closed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as Royal Canadian Legion veterans march from Stuart Park to the Cenotaph in Veendam Gardens in City Park. Lawrence Avenue, from Abbott Street to Water Street and Water Street from Lawrence Avenue to Doyle Avenue will be closed between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the parade following the ceremony. Parking will be prohibited along all these routes.
Rutland road closures
Dougall Road North and South, from McIntosh Road to Gray Road
Gray Road, from Dougall Road South to Pemberton Road
Pemberton Road, from Gray Road to Rutland Lions Park
Army, Navy and Air Force veterans will walk from 270 Dougall Road North to the Cenotaph at Rutland Lions Park on Gray Road and back between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Motorists can expect minor delays as veterans cross at Highway 33 and Dougall Road before and after the ceremony.
Kelowna Regional Transit employees will also pay their respects with one minute of silence at 11 a.m. All transit drivers will ensure their buses are safely pulled over to the curb and parked during this period.
Expect minor transit delays in the downtown area and on Highway 33 at Dougall Road between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
For more information about road closures, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport.