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Kelowna Downtown YMCA
1011-505 Doyle Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V8 Directions 1011-505 Doyle Ave Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V8
TodayToday's hours:
5:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
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What COVID-19 policies do you currently have in place?

The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, members, and the community remain the Y’s number one priority. We have enhanced activity-specific safety plans and disease prevention measures until we are all safely through the COVID-19 pandemic.

View current COVID regulations

Where is the Downtown Y located?

The Kelowna Downtown YMCA is situated on the corner of Ellis and Doyle on the main floor of the Interior Health building, the Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre.

Is there parking at the Kelowna Downtown YMCA?

Parking on the street is free after 5 p.m. and all day on Sundays and statutory holidays for 3,050 parking stalls. There are also 30 parking lots and 2 parkades in the downtown area where parking is free after 6 p.m., all day on weekends and statutory holidays (except during Special Events).

Can I use the other YMCA health and fitness centres with my Kelowna Downtown YMCA membership?

We are able to offer full reciprocity between the Kelowna Family YMCA and the Downtown YMCA. All members of these facilities will be able to access the other facility at any time. 

Kelowna Downtown YMCA members will receive 25% off at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre drop-in fee. H2O is owned by the City of Kelowna and only operated by the YMCA of Southern Interior BC so, due to our current operating agreement, we cannot offer full reciprocity at this time.

If I’m a member at the Kelowna Downtown YMCA can my children receive a discount on their membership at other local centres?

If you have a membership with the Downtown Y, you will have the opportunity to purchase a membership for your child at the Kelowna Family YMCA or H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre at a lower rate; giving them access to swim lessons and other programs.

Why did the YMCA decide to open a centre inside the Interior Health building?

Locating the YMCA within Interior Health’s Community Health and Services Centre will offer clients health and fitness resources to assist in their transition out of the health care system. The YMCA’s unique, evidence-based approach builds the self-management skills and ongoing support systems necessary for people to continue along their health journey in a positive direction. Being based in the IHA building helps us to reach people who are accessing their services with the hopes for an easier transition to community programs.

Is this centre only for Interior Health clients?

No, the Kelowna Downtown YMCA is open to everyone! As a cause-driven charity with a mission dedicated to building healthy individuals and communities, the YMCA provides a wide range of programs and services with a focus on inclusiveness and accessibility, serving people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities through all stages of life. From cardiac rehabilitation, to triathletes, to those looking to get started, everyone is welcome.

What size is this centre and what does it have?

The Kelowna Downtown YMCA is a 7,500 sq. ft. fitness centre and offers exciting amenities to the downtown core including a full suite of cardio and strength equipment, functional fitness areas, an 800 sq. ft. group fitness studio, a small dedicated cycle studio, and a multi-purpose room for meetings and educational health programming.

What type of Group Fitness classes are offered?

We offer a variety of group fitness programs offered including cycle, strength, bootcamp and yoga. See the group fitness schedule for days and times.

What are the membership benefits?

The benefits of membership remain consistent with the other YMCA facilities offering a number of value-added features including: 

  • No joiner fees or locked-in contracts
  • Unlimited access to modern, state-of-the-art fitness facilities
  • A wide array of engaging group fitness classes for all ages and abilities
  • Ongoing one-on-one, evidence-based personal coaching proven to help you stick with exercise long-term
  • Specialty health programs (cardiac, hip and knee, COPD, fall prevention and more) recognized by Interior Health and supervised by Certified Exercise Physiologists 
  • Access to the Kelowna Family YMCA and to YMCAs in other cities across Canada
  • 25% off the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre drop-in fee
  • Complimentary day-use lockers and showers
Can I get to the YMCA by transit?

The Downtown Kelowna YMCA is a block away from the Queensway Transit Exchange.

What does a child membership at this YMCA include?

Currently, there are no programs for children at the Kelowna Downtown YMCA.

If you have a membership with the Downtown Y, you will have the opportunity to purchase a membership for your child at the Kelowna Family YMCA or H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre at a lower rate; giving them access to swim lessons and other programs.

If I’m already a YMCA member at either Kelowna Family Y or H2O, can I transfer my membership downtown?

Not a problem. Just visit member services when you're ready and we will make sure to have your membership transferred to the centre that fits your needs best.

How old do I need to be to use the fitness centre area?

All fitness centre users must be 10+ years. Ages 10-12 must be within arms reach of an adult. Anyone between the ages of 10-16 years is required to participate in a Fitness Centre orientation on or before their first visit.

This 30-minute orientation can be booked through Member Services. Drop by or call the Fitness Desk at 250-491-9622 ext 426 to sign up.

Learn more about orientations

What is the facility etiquette?

Be tidy - Place your personal items, including gym bags, in a locker

Share - Only use one piece of equipment at a time and be mindful of others who may be waiting to use it

Give others space - avoid crowding next to others

Wipe down equipment after use - please keep the Y spaces clean and comfortable 

Place weights gently - set weights gently on the floor and avoid dropping them

Put away what you use - putting equipment away ensures everyone can find what they need

Arrive early to group classes - allow yourself and others to get settled without disruptions before class starts

Be scent-free - heavy perfumes or other scented items can be distracting to others and may cause allergic reactions

Focus less on your phone - limit device use while using fitness equipment

Be safe - please ask a YMCA coach to show you how to use an unfamiliar piece of equipment

YMCA staff are here to help - certified YMCA staff are happy to support you through personal coaching and training

Be mindful of facility hours - check our website for up-to-date pool hours and closures

Keep alert - please report any unusual occurrences, suspicious behaviour, theft, or vandalism to a staff member

Hydrate safely - drink water out of non-breakable containers (no glass, please)

Respect privacy - please refrain from using the camera function on personal devices while in the locker room

Use changing stalls - nudity is not permitted in the universal locker room

Respect scheduled programs and classes - check the online schedules for class times and gym availability

Greet one another - the YMCA is an inclusive and safe space. Please make one another feel welcome