Holiday hours at City properties

December 17, 2018

Kelowna City Hall will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, Dec. 25 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, reopening and returning to regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Essential City services such as police, fire, water supply, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation.

“City Hall tends to be quiet over the holidays with few public requests and with many partner organizations we work with also closed during this time,” said Stu Leatherdale, Human Resources Divisional Director. “Due to the minimal business activity, reducing hours makes sense and is economical for the City. The time off helps our staff achieve a balanced quality of life by enjoying being with their families. Staff use their vacation days or hours from other earned leave banks for closure days beyond statutory holidays.”

For urgent water, sewer, parks, roads, snow removal and after-hours inquiries during the closure contact the Civic Operations call centre at 250-469-8600.

Parkinson Recreation Centre will be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Reduced hours are in place for the holiday season:

Dec. 24                 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 25, 26          Closed
Dec. 27, 28          6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 29, 30          8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec. 31                 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan. 1                     10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Glenmore Landfill will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, although open to commercial only on Dec. 26. The landfill’s administration office will be closed Dec. 25 to Jan. 1.

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery grounds will be open for visiting 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. The administration office will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24, be closed Dec. 25 – 26 and Jan 1., and open Dec. 27 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Dec. 28 & 31 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m..

Residents are encouraged to visit City Hall prior to end-of-day Dec. 24 to make payments or do business with the City (e.g. renewing a business licence – due Jan. 15) or visit kelowna.ca for convenient 24/7 online options.

The City of Kelowna’s social media channels will be quiet over the holidays. For more information about the City and holiday hours at City facilities, visit kelowna.ca.