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Okanagan Lake was noted as an important community asset throughout the Imagine Kelowna process and residents shared the importance of balancing recreational quality of life opportunities with environmental protection, water quality, and public ownership of the waterfront.

The City’s boat launches require significant annual maintenance to ensure they remain functional, and their management and operations represents a tangible and practical opportunity to ensure fair and equitable lake access for residents, visitors, and businesses alike.

Assessment of the existing and future conditions of the City’s boat launches was completed by the project team in Fall 2021. Findings from this assessment, as well as the feedback collected from community engagement in 2022, will help to identify options and develop recommendations for a 15-year management plan.

Having a management plan will help navigate the future of Kelowna’s boating facilities, to ensure public amenities are accessible to everyone and preserved for years to come.

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Watch the Report to Council here.

Project Area

The plan will focus on the Cook Road, Water Street, and Sutherland Bay boat launches. These three main boat launches are at or near their end of life and require assessment, attention, and action to continue safely operating.


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