Snowbirds ready for high-flying spectacle over Okanagan Lake today

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KELOWNA - Today's the day the Snowbirds debut their newest stunts for spectators watching from Kerry and Waterfront Parks in Kelowna.

The show, featuring the iconic Canadian Forces team of nine serving pilots and their CT 114 Tutors starts at 5 p.m. July 30. It's the first time the show has roared into the Okanagan since 2012.

The city of Kelowna is asking people to pay attention to a few restrictions put in place for safety. There won't be traffic restrictions during the show, unless you're trying to drive up Knox Mountain between 3-6 p.m. The road will be closed to incoming traffic but those already on the mountain can drive out. Pedestrian traffic won't be limited.

Boaters will be required to stay out of areas marked by buoys or the Snowbirds won't fly. Boat launches will be closed from 2-6 p.m. on Water Street, Queensway and Sutherland Bay. Someone will be waiting at the Cook Street boat launch from 2-5 p.m. to explain the boundaries of the restricted zone.

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