In addition to the New Bernard Avenue Sidewalk Seating Program, two further outdoor food and beverage programs specific to the downtown area are administered by the Property Management branch on behalf of the City of Kelowna.
The Sidewalk Seating Program allows food and beverage operators to use portions of the sidewalk in front of their places of business for patron seating.
The Sidewalk Café Extension Program allows food and beverage operators to use portions of the road surface, principally decommissioned parking stalls, for the purpose of patron seating.
Both programs were initiated as a means to contribute visual interest and diversify activity on Kelowna’s streets. The programs, in addition to allowing restaurateurs to take advantage of Kelowna’s climate and to accommodate patrons who would like the option of sitting outdoors, are intended to help attract greater numbers of visitors to the downtown area.
The programs are reviewed by the City in conjunction with the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA), with the intention of refining and enhancing the programs to meet the needs of restaurateurs and the community-at-large.
Sidewalk Seating Program: Application Package
Sidewalk Café Extension Program: Application Package