Cultural District

The Cultural District was developed in what was once the centre of the Okanagan's historical fruit packing industry. Through the dedication of the arts community, municipal leadership, strong community planning and major investments, the Cultural District has become the hub of Kelowna’s artistic and cultural activity.

The District’s six square blocks are home to the City’s cultural venues, including galleries, theatres and museums. There are also 18 pieces of public art on display, created by local, regional, national and international artists.  

Tour the Cultural District

There are great opportunities to tour the District and immerse yourself in the art, culture and heritage of the area.

Free, guided walking tours are available through July and August - please note that the program has been cancelled for 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to hosting the tours in 2021 if permissible.  

You can also take a self-guided walking tour:

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Make time to stop at some of the city’s cultural facilities during your tour:

Kelowna Community Theatre (including the Black Box Theatre)

1375 Water Street
250-469-8506 (Event Line: 250-469-8940)
theatre.kelowna.ca
Hours vary by show  

Kelowna Art Gallery

1315 Water Street
250-762-2226
kelownaartgallery.com

Okanagan Heritage Museum

470 Queensway Avenue
250-763-2417
kelownamuseums.ca

Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum

1304 Ellis Street 
(inside the Laurel Packinghouse)
778-478-0325 
kelownamuseums.ca

Okanagan Military Museum

1424 Ellis Street
(inside the Memorial Arena)
250-763-9292
kelownamuseums.ca.

Rotary Centre for the Arts & the Mary Irwin Theatre

421 Cawston Avenue
250-717-5304 
rotarycentreforthearts.com

Okanagan Regional Library (Kelowna Main Branch)

1380 Ellis Street
250-762-2800
orl.bc.ca/branches/Kelowna

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Arts

103-421 Cawston Ave 
(inside the Rotary Centre for the Arts)
250-862-2298
alternatorgallery.com  

Kasugai Gardens

Queensway Avenue
(Beside City Hall)
250-862-9338
Open daily until dusk, except during the Winter Closure

For more information on private entertainment venues, galleries, restaurants, shopping and more, visit the Downtown Kelowna Association's website.