Photo Stops pop up in 5 Kelowna parks

Five Photo Stops were installed throughout Kelowna at the beginning of August. The photo stops were installed in high foot traffic locations where visitors and locals are commonly taking photos and posting them to social media channels. The Photo Stop signs are intended to inspire visitors and local residents who are taking photos, to include #exploreKelowna and the photo stop location in their posts. Tourism Kelowna staff monitor these hashtag and in turn hope to interact with in market visitors. The five current locations of Photo Stops are Knox Mountain Crown Lookout, Rotary Marsh Boardwalk, The Ogopogo Statue, Boyce-Gyro Beach, and Rotary Beach. Each of these locations has its own unique hashtag displayed on the sign.

To view photos visitors are taking at these locations click here.

If you have any suggestions for future Photo Stop locations, please contact


CEO Report Live with Periscope

Tourism Kelowna is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, December 8 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manteo Waterfront Resort. This year we will be live streaming Tourism Kelowna’s CEO report, presented by Nancy Cameron, on Periscope. This will allow stakeholders and industry partners that are not in attendance to view the presentation and ask live questions. The CEO report will be taking place at approximately 3:30 p.m. for 25 minutes. If you follow Tourism Kelowna on Periscope (@Tourism_Kelowna) you will receive a notification when the streaming of the presentation begins.

To view the live streaming, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the Periscope app, available only for Apple and Android smartphones in the Apple Store and on Google Play
  2. Sign in to Periscope using your existing Twitter username and password
  3. Follow Tourism Kelowna (@Tourism_Kelowna) by using the search feature in the top left hand corner
  4. If you allow notifications, you will receive a notification from Periscope when we begin streaming the CEO Report
  5. To ask questions during the presentation, simply type your question into the “Say Something…” field at the bottom of the screen and press “Send”

The recorded presentation will be available for viewing for 24 hours via Periscope after the live presentation concludes.

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Cultural Events in BC will be in the spotlight this summer. Photo courtesy of Tourism Kelowna.

Cultural Events in BC will be in the spotlight this summer. Photo courtesy of Tourism Kelowna.

Here is an innovative initiative that we can all get involved with. Tartan Group, in partnership with the Ministry of Community, Sports and Cultural Development (CSCD) and Destination BC, is working over Spring / Summer 2015 to shine the spotlight on arts and culture events taking place across British Columbia, with the aim of driving tourism and engaging residents. Continue reading

Capturing Kelowna Moments

Capturing Kelowna Moments

Tourism Kelowna’s Instagram account has crested 550 shutterbug followers. We launched the #ExploreKelowna hashtag in the summer of 2013 and it now has just under 1600 photos, and more than 6,000 likes. This hashtag is being used by locals sharing … Continue reading