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Road Closures & Detours

Here is the information about road closures and detours during the triathlon, as well as impact to traffic on both Saturday and Sunday.

City Traffic Advisory

The 34th annual Apple Triathlon will be taking place on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Leading up to and during the event, there will be a number of road closures and transit adjustments throughout downtown, Glenmore and North Kelowna.

Motorists are asked to use caution and keep an eye out for athletes prior to and during this event as some will be familiarizing themselves with the course. Motorists are also encouraged to plan their routes to avoid delays. Race organizers have complete maps available to indicate where road traffic will be disrupted during the weekend.

Thursday, Aug. 18 (5 p.m.) – Monday, Aug. 22 (6 p.m.)

Parking lot closure

Dolphins parking lot (monthly permit holders can park in the north bay on Thursday, Aug. 18 & Monday, Aug. 22)

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday Aug. 21

Road Closures

Water Street from Sunset Drive to Cawston Avenue will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 20 at 4 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. This road closure is to accommodate the transition area during both race days. Access to Prospera and Delta Grand parking lots will be available after event hours.

Parking Restriction

Parking will also be restricted along the race route. Beginning at 5 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, vehicles parked along the race route in downtown Kelowna will be courtesy towed to the City Hall parking lot on Doyle Street. Vehicles parked in residential areas will be relocated around the corner or across the street to keep off the race course. Parking will be available in the Library parkade, City Hall parking lot and in other downtown locations.

Transit Service

On Saturday, Aug. 20, transit routes 2 (North End), 5 (Gordon) and 7 (Glenmore) will experience delays from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Route 2 will be detoured via Richter Street to Bay Street to Ellis Street (regular routing) in and out of the North End. Route 5 will be detoured via Richter Street and Cawston Avenue (stops on Ellis Street and Clement Avenue will be closed).

On Sunday, Aug. 21, routes 2 and 5 will remain on detour, and routes 7 and 10 (North Rutland) will also be detoured. Route 7 will bypass all stops on Clifton Road and High Road. Route 10 will be detoured bypassing stops on Bernard Avenue from Burtch Road to Spall Road and on Spall Road between Bernard Avenue and Enterprise Way. Route 2 will operate north and southbound on Richter Street, turning back via Broadway Avenue, Kingsway and Cambridge Avenue (no service to any Water Street or Ellis Street stops). Riders should plan ahead. For more information and to view maps outlining service impacts, please visit .

Additional weekend closures:

Saturday, Aug. 20

Road Closures (6 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

·        Water Street (west side only from Cawston Avenue to the Water Street Boat Launch)

·        Cawston Avenue (north side only from Water Street to Ellis Street)

·        Ellis Street (Cawston Avenue to Recreation Avenue)

·        Recreation Avenue (Ellis Street to Richter Street)

·        Clement Avenue (Sunset Drive to Gordon Drive)

The Water Street Boat launch and parking lot will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alternate boat launches are available at Cook Road, Sutherland Park and Queensway.

Sunday, Aug. 21

Road Closures (6 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

·        Water Street (west side only from Cawston Avenue to the Water Street Boat Launch)

·        Queensway Avenue (north side only from Water Street to Mill Street)

·        Mill Street (west side only from Queensway Avenue to Bernard Avenue)

·        Bernard Avenue (westbound from Mill Street to Abbott Street)

·        Abbott Street (westbound from Bernard Avenue to Lawrence Avenue)

·        Clement Avenue (Sunset Drive to Ellis Street)

·        Ellis Street (Clement Avenue to Knox Mountain Drive)

·        High Road (Clifton Avenue to Glenmore Drive)

·        Glenmore Drive southbound (High Road to Clement Avenue)
One lane will remain open southbound, northbound unaffected

·        Clement Avenue (westbound from Spall Road to Clifton Road)
Single lane open from Clifton Avenue to Graham Street

·        Clement Avenue (eastbound from Graham Street to Gordon Drive)

·        Graham Street (Clement Avenue to Coronation Avenue)

·        Coronation Avenue (St. Paul Street to Graham Street)

·        St. Paul Street (Coronation Avenue to Cawston Avenue)

·        Cawston Avenue (St. Paul Street to Water Street)

·        Clifton Avenue (High Road to Mountain Avenue)

·        Clifton Avenue and Mountain Avenue intersection: no straight-through traffic

Southbound traffic on Clifton Road will be detoured onto Mountain Avenue heading west
Northbound traffic on Clifton Road will be detoured onto Mountain Avenue heading east
Westbound traffic on Mountain Avenue will be detoured onto Clifton Road heading south
Eastbound traffic on Mountain Avenue will be detoured onto Clifton Road heading north

Parking lot closures (6 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

·        Water Street boat launch parking lot

·        City Park parking lot

·        Queensway and Mill Street parking lots

Boat launch closures (6 am –1 p.m.)

·        Water Street boat launch

·        Queensway boat launch

·        Sutherland Park boat launch

Alternate boat launch available at Cook Road.

Boat locks in Waterfront Park will be closed at the following times:

·        Saturday, August 16 from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

·        Sunday, August 17 from 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For the most up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit


For more information, contact:

Sarah Semeniuk

Outdoor Events Coordinator

250 469-8853


Parking Guide



Most parking areas are unaffected by the race on Saturday.

Access to / from Prospera Place Parking Lot will be closed between 7:00am and 1:00 noon.



The following free parking areas may be used all day long:

  • Library Parkade – Ellis St & Doyle Ave. (beside Library).
  • City Hall Parking Lot – Doyle Ave {between Water St & Ellis St}.
  • City Parking Lot –St Paul St & Cawston Ave {south east corner}.
  • Prospera Place Parking Lot – closed for entry between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. This lot is pay parking.



Parking is not permitted on the race course for obvious safety reasons. Cars parked on the race course will be towed. The main location for moved vehicles will be the City Hall Parking Lot and the Boys and Girls Club on Richter. However some vehicles may be moved to just around the corner from where they are parked to get them off the race course.

If your vehicle is towed, you may call Mario’s Auto Towing at 765-6009 and they will give you location details.

Detour Map - Saturday

map detour saturday

Detour Map - Sunday

map detour sunday

Schedule of Events

The current 2016 schedule of events can be seen HERE.

NOTE that all times are subject to change.