Opening of Kelowna's New Waterfront Visitor Centre
The Kelowna Visitors Centre is officially open at its new lakefront location.
Argus Properties Ltd., along with the hospitality group from Hotel Eldorado, Manteo Resort, and Four Points Kelowna Airport, were in attendance to celebrate the showpiece building. Partnering with the Government of British Columbia along with Quails’ Gate winery as Platinum Sponsors, Argus Properties is proud to invest in future success of Kelowna’s tourism industry.
Construction on the site began in the fall of 2017 with crews working throughout the winter to be ready for scheduled opening date of June 28th.
Now located along the beautiful waterfront, the centre welcomes guests to a light and airy building with a modern boutique feel. The cutting edge style is reflective on how visitors now travel, doing much of the research and bookings from their smartphones. Rather than racks of brochures, Counsellors will assist guests in the open space with iPads, booking and selling tickets for experiences and attractions.
Having a pedestrian focused location is key to the success for the new Kelowna Visitors Centre, which currently sees over 420,000 annual walkers along the waterfront promenade. The location of the tourist information centre with high pedestrian traffic is a growing North American trend that Kelowna has recognized in influencing dollars spent and longer stays.
Argus Properties wishes to congratulate the successful opening of the new Kelowna Visitors Centre, a great addition to a growing city!
The new visitors centre currently sits on the former ferry docks site - welcoming the next generation of visitors to Kelowna.