Kelowna Towne Centre Post Office relocates

In a long-awaited move, Kelowna’s Towne Centre Post Office opened the doors at its new location on Jan. 31.

“Initially planned for last fall, the move was postponed several times,” according to Peter Lepold, the publicity chair with the local Kelowna & District Stamp Club. “COVID supply issues apparently were the main issue.” Located since 2004 at 571 Bernard Ave., the post office moved a couple of doors down to what’s known as “The District,” a boutique mall at 565 Bernard Ave.

“One could call it a homecoming of sorts,” said Lepold, who added the post office was housed at 565 Bernard earlier in the 1990s. “The difference was that instead of ‘The District,’ it was called the Towne Centre Mall.” In between, for about five years before 2004, the post office was at 591 Bernard Ave. Lepold and his club created a Picture Postage stamp last fall to commemorate the recent relocation, and they’ve since printed “a small number” of covers.

“The stamp was cancelled on Jan. 31 with the old location cancel, and then I went back the following day to the new location and cancelled the stamp a second time with the new address cancel. One could call the envelope a ‘last and first day,’ or a ‘return,’ cover.”

Leave a Reply

Canadian Stamp News


Canadian Stamp News is Canada's premier source of information about stamp collecting and related fields.

Although we cover the entire world of philatelics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Stamp News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier stamp publication. Canadian Stamp News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now