Street Lighting

The City of West Kelowna owns and maintains 1,750 street lights.

City lights are easily identified as those mounted on metal poles located alongside roads within the City of West Kelowna boundary.

Rose Valley Street Light - CWK Image

How to Request Street Light Maintenance

West Kelowna asks the public to notify us when a street light is out or has been damaged.

Please email and be sure to indicate the street address or closest landmark to the light requiring repair. It is also helpful to know if the light is out or cycling on and off.

Aside from city owned and maintained metal post lights, various strata maintain their own lights. BC Hydro maintains street lights located on wooden poles, and the Ministry of Transportation is responsible for lights along Highway 97, 97C and Westside Road.

Please see our Street Light Map for approximate lamp locations in the City of West Kelowna:

LED Pilot Project

During the month of December 2016, the City of West Kelowna’s street lighting contractor will be working to change 200 light fixtures in various locations throughout the city to LED lighting:

LED Pilot Project - Morningside2 - CWK Image

Project Details and Anticipated Benefits

The test locations were selected for areas in different neighbourhoods, on both residential and collector roadways. Staff will monitor the installations and collect feedback from area residents in 2017. The pilot project will be used as the basis for evaluating a business case for a large scale replacement program on a city-wide basis. West Kelowna has a total of 1,750 streetlights.

The city began by installing some LED streetlights on the upgraded portion of Brown Road and the Boucherie Road Wine Trail Upgrade Phase 1 from Hayman to Stuart.

The city expects the following benefits from the new LED lighting:

  • Reduction in electricity and maintenance costs by 40% to 60%.

  • Lifecycles of 15 to 20 years compared to the current fixtures which are 5 to 10 years.

  • Longer lifecycle and lower routine maintenance is expected to result in reduced maintenance costs of 50% to 75%.

  • Directing of light toward the roads and sidewalks with a reduction in the light spilled outside of the roadway and reflected up toward the sky which could mean a reduction in light pollution.