Arts & Culture

Kelowna, BC, is filled with special festivals and cultural events. There’s always a place to go and people to see. Head to a park filled with musicians and entertainers one day. Then catch a delicious wine festival the next. For information, maps and current pricing, visit the Visitor Information Centre at 544 Harvey Avenue.

The City of Kelowna works closely with the City’s many community partners to serve the cultural needs of Kelowna. The City was named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004 and boasts a vibrant Cultural District. The City of Kelowna was named a Cultural Capital of Canada on October 28, 2003 by the federal department of Canadian Heritage. The associated $500,000 award, coupled with the City’s existing $500,000 budget to 2005, will help the City build a cultural legacy.

The Cultural Capital award is presented to communities that have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to arts and culture and plan to celebrate and further develop their artistic and cultural identity.

Visit 6 square blocks for unlimited selection!

  • Artist Studios
  • Beach/Boardwalk
  • Classes/Workshops
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Boutiques
  • Theatres & Stages
  • Wine Shops

Kelowna’s heritage is a history tied to the land and natural environment and the people who have long understood the richness of this area.

Today, Kelowna’s heritage is reflected in the buildings, neighbourhoods and landscapes from these earlier eras. These are the homes, work spaces, and community gathering places created by the people who shaped and developed the city of Kelowna.

The City of Kelowna respects and celebrates our built, cultural and natural heritage as a major contributor to community identity and works to integrate Heritage in our growing city.