Free guided tour of the Cultural District
From uncharted wilderness to the beginnings of the flourishing fruit industry, to today’s thriving Cultural District, this summer’s Cultural Walking Tours provide an insider’s look at Kelowna’s cultural journey.
The guided walking tours run from July 7 to Aug. 27, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to follow a two kilometre route that begins and ends at the Laurel Packinghouse, located at the corner of Ellis Street and Cawston Avenue. Points of interest along the route include public art installations, Kasugai Gardens and cultural venues such as the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Kelowna Community Theatre. Registration is not required and all tours are free.
“Experienced travelers already know that guided tours are a great way to get inside a destination,” says City of Kelowna Cultural Services Manager Sandra Kochan, “But I think that locals can learn a lot on these tours as well. How often do you walk by something every day and not really know anything about it? Here’s your chance to indulge your curiosity! If you’ve got house guests, why not join them for the tour?”
The story of the Cultural District is a many-layered narrative of history, art, progress and transformation, which is really the story of Kelowna itself, reflected in a compact six-block area.
Take a stroll with a friendly, knowledgeable guide and discover Kelowna’s Cultural District. Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat!
For more information about Kelowna culture, visit kelowna.ca/culture.