On the Street: What are your Canada Day long weekend plans?

Hit the road or stay to party?

Canada Day lands on Friday this year, marking a long weekend for one of Kelowna’s most popular celebrations.

With so much going on, Castanet hit the streets of downtown to see what residents have planned.

"Probably to enjoy the weather, which will hopefully be great. Maybe a little bit of being on the boat, a little bit of camping, lots of good wineries, and yeah, just enjoy the community,” said a local resident.

Another pedestrian downtown added, “It’s either working, taking people on boat tours to watch the fireworks. If not, I’ll be meeting up with some pals, doing some long boarding downtown and just go chill at the park to watch the fireworks up close.”

“I think we’re going to come hangout downtown and bar hop maybe. Then I think we’re hanging out at a friend's house for a bit and watching the fireworks.”

This is the first Canada Day that’s full-scale since the COVID pandemic, so most people are eager to get out and enjoy themselves downtown with family and friends. Others are taking the opportunity to get out of the city.

July 1 also marks the launch of the Meet Me on Bernard program downtown on Bernard Avenue.

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