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How to see the royals at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet well-wishers after a tour of Sheway, a centre that provides support for native women, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. William and Kate will visit the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
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September 26, 2016 - 1:20 PM

KELOWNA – The City of Kelowna is warning residents that access to UBC Okanagan will be severely restricted during the royal visit visit tomorrow.

There will be no public parking on campus during the day of the event, Sept. 27, however buses will be making extra runs and several private lots nearby will be allowing parking for a fee.

A media release from the city says the Highway 97 ramp to John Hindle Drive will be closed at 11 a.m. to all but public transit, leaving the only access to the university via Airport Way.

B.C. Transit has expanded service by five extra routes between 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

There will also be two non-stop shuttles running from the Queensway exchange to the UBCO campus.

Prince William and Kate are scheduled to make their only public appearance of their visit at 12:35 p.m. where they will be greeted by a few students chosen to represent the school. Following that they will head to the central courtyard for a public ceremony before heading to the gymnasium for a UBCO Heat women’s volleyball game.

Heritage Christian School have secured parking for up to 1,000 vehicles at several nearby lots and will be offering parking and shuttle services for $10. 

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