Parking ban on snow routes areas lifted, downtown & Pandosy remain in effect until Jan. 13

January 10, 2022

News Release

The parking ban put into effect for snow route areas on Jan. 6 has been lifted. The recurring nightly parking bans in effect for the downtown core and Pandosy areas remain in effect until Thursday, Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. Find detailed information at kelowna.ca/snow

“A big thank you to our community for their cooperation over the last week,” says Geert Bos, Public Works Manager. “With a break in snowfall, warmer weather, and having the streets clear of vehicles, we are in a much better place to be able to catch up on clearing the way.” 

Residents are still encouraged to move their vehicles off the road when it snows as it helps plows clear from curb to curb safely and quickly. 

Residents can always find out if parking bans are in effect by:   

  • Having a notice sent directly to your email inbox by signing up for snow route news through the City’s e-subscribe channel.
  • Visiting the City’s website at kelowna.ca/snowroutes.
  • Following the City’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter @cityofkelowna).
  • Listening to local news on the radio or reading online news sites or local newspapers. 

The City clears and de-ices municipal streets including snow routes by their priority classification. Priority one includes high-traffic roads such as Gordon Drive. Priority two includes collector roads such as Richter Street, bus routes, school zones, town centres and emergency vehicle stations. Priority three includes local roads in neighbourhoods and priority four includes remaining lanes. Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) and Highway 33 are maintained by the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.  For more information about snow routes and snow removal including maps, please visit kelowna.ca/snowroutes.