More beaches have re-opened in Kelowna

Areas along Kelowna’s waterfront are starting to reopen as water levels continue to recede.

Here’s the latest update to help plan for the weekend:

Boat Launches

Boaters can now use any of the boat launches in Kelowna as the Sutherland Bay boat launch located at 700 Ellis Street has reopened. In addition, both lanes are now open at the Water Street boat launch located at 1354 Water Street.

A reminder to residents and visitors planning on boating on area lakes to follow the guidelines for respectful boating as lake levels remain high. Boaters can view the boating wake maps at cordemergency.ca/map, which indicate no and low wake boating areas in order to protect against wave action and shoreline erosion.

Beaches

The removal of flood protection measures from beaches along Kelowna’s waterfront is ongoing. Flood protection measures at the following waterfront parks were removed this week:

These locations may still have some debris remaining on the beaches following the removal of bladder dams and gabions, and cleanup efforts will continue over the coming weeks. These beaches are in addition to locations which have already reopened or were able to stay open during high lake levels including Tugboat Beach at Waterfront Park, Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, Sarsons Beach Park, Cedar Creek Park and Paul's Tomb and Lochview Trail.

For more information on parks, beaches and boat launches, visit kelowna.ca/parks.