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New public pier opens in September

The piers are under construction across the lake along Westside Road.
August 14, 2013 - 2:07 PM

KELOWNA - By late September residents and visitors will have a brand new pier to dock their boats on the downtown waterfront.

The developer responsible for the project, Westcorp Properties Inc., is getting ready to float the 300 foot stretch of pier into downtown from the Westside of the lake, where it was constructed. It comprises six pontoon sections, soon to be wired together and finished with wooden decking.

Westcorp spokesperson Gail Temple says the operation is scheduled for early Tuesday morning (between 5 and 7 a.m.) and will be exciting to witness.

"Boy will there be lots going on over there," Temple says, giving the public a first impression of the pier.

Once anchored in place, the next step will be attaching the walk-out pieces to the pier and getting a building for rentals set up.

But the project won't complete until the 30 foot wide terminus piece is in place.

"It's like the end of the hockey stick for the marina," Temple says, but it won't arrive until after Labor Day weekend.

Temple reminds the public to be cautious around the active construction site, "both for the sake of the project and for everyone’s safety."

The structure will be the first floating pier on Okanagan Lake.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.

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