Coyote Cruises

The Penticton Indian Band K'uL Group is requesting a 20-year lease in Riverside Park to support their investment in improvements to the inner tube rental and transportation business. The proposed lease incorporates the existing license area and lands on either side totaling .16 hectares within Riverside Park. The City is following the public process outlined in the Park Land Protection and Use Policy to review Coyote Cruises’ request to lease the land. in Riverside Park. To date, it has been brought forward to an open Council meeting and has been shared with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC). The request is now being put forward for discussion with the community. Once the results of the community engagement activities are compiled, proposal and feedback will need to be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Council before the City would seek electoral approval for the request.

Proposal features

Some of the key features of the Coyote Cruises vision includes:

  • renovation of existing building including new electrical and plumbing
  • increased security around building and area
  • increased safety from start to finish including the steps to enter and exit the channel
  • improve landscaping and maintenance for site attractiveness and security
  • addition of public shade areas and structure
  • addition of food and beverage facilities, gift shop
  • upgrade of rental inflatables
  • offsite parking with shuttle service to starting point
  • integration of the culture of the Penticton Indian Band in the facility design and channel experience
  • the K'uL Group has partnered with Diana Sterling (LocoLanding) and Derek George (Boston Pizza) to deliver the new vision

The site will not be fenced and public access to the channel will remain unrestricted.

The Penticton Indian Band K'uL Group is requesting a 20-year lease in Riverside Park to support their investment in improvements to the inner tube rental and transportation business. The proposed lease incorporates the existing license area and lands on either side totaling .16 hectares within Riverside Park. The City is following the public process outlined in the Park Land Protection and Use Policy to review Coyote Cruises’ request to lease the land. in Riverside Park. To date, it has been brought forward to an open Council meeting and has been shared with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC). The request is now being put forward for discussion with the community. Once the results of the community engagement activities are compiled, proposal and feedback will need to be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Council before the City would seek electoral approval for the request.

Proposal features

Some of the key features of the Coyote Cruises vision includes:

  • renovation of existing building including new electrical and plumbing
  • increased security around building and area
  • increased safety from start to finish including the steps to enter and exit the channel
  • improve landscaping and maintenance for site attractiveness and security
  • addition of public shade areas and structure
  • addition of food and beverage facilities, gift shop
  • upgrade of rental inflatables
  • offsite parking with shuttle service to starting point
  • integration of the culture of the Penticton Indian Band in the facility design and channel experience
  • the K'uL Group has partnered with Diana Sterling (LocoLanding) and Derek George (Boston Pizza) to deliver the new vision

The site will not be fenced and public access to the channel will remain unrestricted.

  • Share your feedback on the Coyote Cruises’ proposal

    6 months ago

    May 14, 2019

    NEWS RELEASE

    The City is hosting two open houses to support a public review and discussion of the Coyote Cruises request to lease a portion of Riverside Park. The first open house will be held in the lobby at the Penticton Community Centre between 3 pm and 7 pm on May 22. The second open house will be held at the City’s booth during the Community Market on Saturday, May 25 between 9 am and 12 pm.

    “Coyote Cruises is one of the oldest and most iconic tourist attractions in the City and has remained largely unchanged...

    May 14, 2019

    NEWS RELEASE

    The City is hosting two open houses to support a public review and discussion of the Coyote Cruises request to lease a portion of Riverside Park. The first open house will be held in the lobby at the Penticton Community Centre between 3 pm and 7 pm on May 22. The second open house will be held at the City’s booth during the Community Market on Saturday, May 25 between 9 am and 12 pm.

    “Coyote Cruises is one of the oldest and most iconic tourist attractions in the City and has remained largely unchanged for decades,” says Mike Campol, Director of Projects and Partnerships with the Penticton Indian Band’s K’uL Group. “With our vision, the amenities will be upgraded and the guest experience transformed to celebrate the traditions of the Penticton Indian Band. We are really excited to move this proposal to the public phase where we can discuss our vision with the community in more detail.”

    Coyote Cruises is seeking a 20-year lease to secure their investment in the business. Residents will have the opportunity to share their feedback on the proposed vision and lease at the open house or through the City’s online engagement platform www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.

    “The City is keen to understand what the level of interest is in this proposal and the lease before going any further in the public process,” says Director of Development Services, Anthony Haddad. “We hope that a lot of citizens will come out to learn more about Coyote Cruises vision and share their views.”

    Once the results of the community engagement activities are compiled, proposal and feedback will need to be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Council before the City would seek electoral approval for the request. Residents interested in learning more about the proposal can go to www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.

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    Contacts:

    Anthony Haddad
    Director of Development Services
    City of Penticton
    250-490-2520

    JoAnne Kleb
    Engagement Strategist
    City of Penticton
    250-490-2586


  • Coyote Cruises requests lease in Riverside Park

    6 months ago

    May 3, 2019

    NEWS RELEASE

    Council will formally hear a request from Coyote Cruises to lease a portion of Riverside Park at their meeting on May 7. The river channel tube rental and transportation business currently has a 5-year license-to-use operating agreement at 215 Riverside Drive. They are requesting a 20-year lease in order to secure financing to fund a number of improvements planned for the operation.

    “The City is following the public process outlined in the Park Land Protection and Use Policy to review Coyote Cruises’ request to lease land in Riverside Park,” says Director of Development Services Anthony...

    May 3, 2019

    NEWS RELEASE

    Council will formally hear a request from Coyote Cruises to lease a portion of Riverside Park at their meeting on May 7. The river channel tube rental and transportation business currently has a 5-year license-to-use operating agreement at 215 Riverside Drive. They are requesting a 20-year lease in order to secure financing to fund a number of improvements planned for the operation.

    “The City is following the public process outlined in the Park Land Protection and Use Policy to review Coyote Cruises’ request to lease land in Riverside Park,” says Director of Development Services Anthony Haddad. “To date, it has been brought forward to an open Council meeting and has been shared with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC). They are now seeking Council’s support to take the next step and bring their request and proposal to the community for consideration.”

    Coyote Cruises is a business of the K’ul Group. Their vision is to improve the existing infrastructure and buildings, add a concession and shaded seating area, and integrate the culture of the Penticton Indian Band into discoveries along the channel. The proposed lease incorporates the existing license area and lands on either side totalling .16 hectares within Riverside Park.

    “If Council supports moving the request forward in the process, this next step provides an opportunity for Coyote Cruises to test their concept with the community,” says Haddad. “Once they have a final proposal, approval from the Penticton electorate will also be required before the lease can be granted.”

    The presentation materials that will be shared with Council are now available as part of the agenda at www.penticton.ca. If Council supports initiating community engagement, more information about the process and the project will be shared through www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.