South Okanagan Similkameen

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Penticton, City of
A Place to Stay Forever
171 Main Street 250.490.2400
• After Hours Emergencies 250.490.2324
• Museum, 785 Main Street 250.490.2451
• Library, 785 Main Street 250.770.7781
• Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way 250.493.2928
• Community Centre & Pool
325 Power Street 250.490.2426
• RCMP, 1168 Main Street 250.492.4300
• Transit Information 250.492.5602

Hedley, Town of
Heart of the Similkameen
Keremeos, Village of
Healthy Living, Naturally
702 4th Street, Keremeos 250.499.2711
• RCMP Non-Emergency 250.499.5511

Okanagan Falls
• Reg. District of Okanagan-Similkameen
5350 9 Avenue 778.515.5520
• Okanagan Falls Visitor Information Centre
Open May to October
2-5350 9 Avenue 250.497.6260
• Okanagan Falls Parks & Recreation
1141 Cedar Street 250.497.8188

Naramata, Village of
Parks and Recreation 250.490.4208
Oliver, Town of

Wine Capital of Canada
6150 Main Street 250.485.6200
• Library, 6239 Station Street 250.498.2242
• Parks & Recreation, Community Centre, Pool
Fitness Room - Adult & Senior Rates
Oliver Community Pool, Arena - Public Skating
6359 Park Drive 250.498.4985
Princeton, Town of
151 Vermilion Avenue 250.295.3135
• Library, 107 Vermilion Ave. 250.295.6495
• RCMP Non-Emergency 250.295.6911
• Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
169 Bridge Street 250.295.6067

Summerland, District of
A Magical Place to Live or Visit
13211 Henry Avenue 250.494.6451
• Parks & Recreation / Aquatic & Fitness
13205 Kelly Avenue 250.494.0447.
Arena & Curling Club
8820 Jubilee Road S. 250.494.0447
Centre Stage Theatre, Summerland S.S.
9518 Main Street 250.494.0447
• Arts Council, 9525 Wharton 250.494.4494
• Museum, 9521 Wharton 250.494.9395
• Library, 9533 Main Street 250.494.5591
• RCMP Non-Emergency 250.494.7416
• Bottleneck Drive - Peaceful meander to member .
wineries, cideries, brewery


Osoyoos, Town of
Canada’s Warmest Welcome
8707 Main Street 250.495.6515
• Fire Department
9901 74 Avenue - Grand Opening May 2017 .
250.495.6515 Non-Emergency
• Sun Bowl Arena
9301 Hummingbird Lane 250.495.7919
• Community Services, Parks & Recreation .
Sonora Community Centre
8505 68 Avenue 250.495.6562
• Library, 8505 68 Avenue 250.495.7637
• 8701 Main Street
250.495.5070 x206 1.888.676.9667 x206

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
Emergency Management, Fire Protection,
Recreation, Regional Parks & Trails,
Community Recreation facilities, Transit,
Heritage, Culture, Economic Development
101 Martin Street, Penticton V2A 5J9
250.492.0237 1.877.610.3737
• Click, Hike & Bike Trail Inventory,
access to Regional Trails maps

Penticton Indian Band
One of seven communities of Okanagan
(Syilx) Nation, member of Okanagan
Nation Alliance. Chief Chad Eneas
841 Westhills Drive, Penticton
250.493.0048 1.877.493.0048
• 250.493.0048 x216 Housing
• 250.493.7799 x101 Health Dept.
• 250.493.7799 x102 Home/Comm. Care 

Lower Similkameen Indian Band
The Nsyilxcen language is considered
endangered; mission to promote the
use, preservation, and revitalization of
Nsyilxcen language in the Similkameen
Chief Keith Crow
1420 Highway 3, Cawston

Osoyoos Indian Band
Achieve self-reliance through economic
development; preserve the first nation
culture through the creation of jobs
on our lands for future generations
Chief Clarence Louie
1155 SenPokChin Blvd., Oliver
250.498.3444 1.888.498.3444

Upper Similkameen Indian Band
Land base of 2,708 hectares and seven
reserves. Chief Rick Holmes
Mascot Mines Heritage Building
161 Snaza’ist Road, Hedley

Okanagan Nation Alliance
Alliance of eight Okanagan (Syilx people)
bands which occupy about 69,000 square
kilometres. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
101-3535 Old Okanagan Highway
250.707.0095 1.866.662.9609
• Natural Resources & Wellness Field Office
101-697 Wade Avenue, Penticton







Address Change
If you are moving within BC, you can use
this electronic service to update your
personal and/or business records with
provincial & local gov’t. organizations
1.866.775.0011 Help line Mon-Fri 8-5

BC Air Quality
Air quality advisories & current data, Air
Quality Health & Ventilation Indexes, more
1.887.952.7277 RAPP Line - report
polluters and poachers. 24/7 Hotline

Climate Change
Together we can continue making steady
progress to a low-carbon future that
protects our ecosystems and quality of life.
See BC’s Climate Leadership Plan
1.800.661.8773 TTY

Forest Fire Reporting
Nearly one-third of all BC wildfires
are reported by the public resulting in
immeasurable savings: property, forests
1.800.663.5555 Report a wildfire
*5555 toll free on most cell networks
MSP Premium Reduction
Effective January 2018, MSP premiums
will be reduced by 50% for families and
individuals with household net income
below $120,000. Use the MSP premium
calculator to determine if you will be
eligible to register for the 50% reduction
1.800.663.7100 Questions? Call.

Members of Legislative Assembly
• Dan Ashton, MLA Penticton
210-300 Riverside Drive, Penticton
250.487.4400 1.866.487.4402
• Linda Larson, MLA
6369 Main Street, Oliver
250.498.5122 1.855.498.5122

Ombudsperson, The Office of the
BC’s Independent Voice of Fairness
Receives enquiries & complaints about
the practices & services of public agencies
within its jurisdiction
1.800.567.3247 Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30

Service bc
Your source for frontline government
services and information. Check web for
available services at each location
1.800.663.7867 1.800.661.8773 TTY

• 583 Fairview Road, Oliver
250.498.3818 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri
• 40 Calgary Avenue, Penticton
250.487.4200 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri
• 10-136 Tapton Avenue, Princeton
250.295.4600 8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, .
closed 12 noon to 1:15 pm daily

• Vital Statistics Agency
Birth Registration/Certificate, Adoption, .
Death, Marriage license, Legal changes .
of Name, wills, registry information.
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
305-478 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
1.888.876.1633 Order/by credit card


BC Climate Action Tax Credit
Tax-free quarterly payment that helps low
income individuals and families with the
carbon taxes they pay

Canada Border Services Agency
General border services information; for
in-depth information, speak to an agent
8am to 4pm Mon-Fri
1.800.461.9999 English/French
1.866.335.3237 TTY

Canadian Heritage
We work with national cultural institutions
to promote culture, the arts, heritage,
official languages, citizenship and
participation, as well as Aboriginal, youth
and sport initiatives. Agents available to
answer questions M-F 8:30am -5 pm ET
1.866.811.0055 1.888.997.3123 TTY

Health Canada
Responsible for helping Canadians
maintain and improve health while
respecting individual choices and
1.800.465.7735 TTY Service Canada

Immigration & Citizenship
Apply to visit, study, work or immigrate
to Canada, apply for citizenship, a
permanent resident card or refugee
protection, check application status
1.888.242.2100 Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
1.888.576.8502 TTY Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Income Security Programs
Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security,
Guaranteed Income Supplement
1.800.255.4786 TTY

Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada
Arts, culture, heritage. Acts, Agreements,
Treaties/Land Claims, Benefits & Rights,
Education, Employment, Social programs,
Infrastructure and Housing, more...
600-1138 Melville Street, Vancouver
1.866.553.0554 TTY

Members of Parliament
• Richard Cannings, MP
South Okanagan-West Kootenay
202-301 Main St., Penticton V2A 5B7
250.365.2792 Castlegar
• Dan Albas MP, Central Okanagan- .
2562B Main St., West Kelowna V4T 2N5

Parks Canada
National parks protect representative
natural areas of Canadian significance for
public understanding, appreciation and
enjoyment. Free admission all parks 2017
1.866.787.6221 TTY
1.877.737.3783 Reservation service

Passport Canada
Capri Centre Mall, Kelowna
110-1835 Gordon Dr. M-F 8am-5pm
1.866.255.7655 TTY

Service Canada
Full service centres offering a mix of
information and transactional services
101-386 Ellis Street, Penticton
1.800.622.6232 Information on
government services and programs
1.800.926.9105 TTY

Travel & Tourism
Web site evolving to offer an ever growing
wealth of information on destinations,
travel documents, travel health, returning
to Canada, much more. See web for links
to a wide range of travel topics

Veterans’ Affairs Canada
Dedicated to promoting the health and
well-being of Canadian veterans and
providing programs and services for them
• 471 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
• 60 Nanaimo Avenue West, Penticton
1.866.522.2122 Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
• VAC Assistance Line: Reach a mental .
health professional 24/7
• Bureau of Pensions Advocate - free legal .
aid help for people who are not satisfied .
with decision for their claims for disability .

Weather Information
Recorded forecast information for
Southwest Interior

Weather One-on-One: Telephone
consultation service with an Environment
Canada weather professional 5 am to 9
pm weekdays, 6 am to 6 pm weekends
and holidays Search for Weather One
on One
Fee: $2.99 per minute
1.888.292.2222 by cell, use credit card
• Consultations services also available .
1.900.565.6565 for Marine Weather .
1.900.565.1111 for Climate Weather


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