Evacuation orders expanded in the Shayler area

News Release No. 3

Date:         Aug. 18, 2023

Time:        8:00 a.m.

Kelowna, B.C.  –  Properties in the Shayler area have been placed under Evacuation Order as crews respond to fires in the Clifton/McKinley areas of Kelowna. These properties have been tactically evacuated by emergency responders.

Properties added under this Evacuation Order are all properties surrounding Hidden Lake and Still Pond, including:

  • Shayler Road
  • Shayler Court
  • Shayler Place
  • Private Lane access of Shayler Crt and Shayler Rd

Evacuees should register online at https://ess.gov.bc.ca. Evacuees are encouraged to find temporary lodging with family and friends.

A reception centre has opened at Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street, Kelowna for evacuees requiring a place to go overnight. Small pets caged or leashed are permitted.

ESS are available to evacuees at 9 a.m. to assist with registrations.

Residents can refer to the interactive map on cordemergency.ca to search by street address to determine if you are affected.

All other properties on evacuation alert and order in the Central Okanagan remain in place.

Residents under Evacuation Alert are advised to be ready to leave their home at a moment’s notice. They should prepare to be away from their home for an extended period of time, make arrangements for pets and pack essential items such as medicines and important documents.

Emergency Operations Centre staff are working with other response agencies to manage the situation and minimize the impacts. Public safety and the safety of emergency response personnel are the primary concerns at this time.

Emergency response personnel request that:

  • Those on evacuation alert pre-register at https://ess.gov.bc.ca/ ahead of time for Emergency Support Services should an Evacuation Order be declared.
  • The public avoid the Evacuation Alert areas so emergency responders can effectively perform their duties
  • Please only call 911 in case of emergency

For up-to-date information on the situation, including a map, and to sign up for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca. Information will also be provided via twitter.com/CO_Emerg and facebook.com/CORDEmergency.

For more information, contact the information line at 250-469-8490 (local) or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).

For municipal and local government information such as boat launch, park and road closures, visit their websites: