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Kelowna

CRADLED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, THE ULTIMATE HYBRID MEETING SPOT

Sun-soaked. Wine-kissed. Canada’s fastest growing city. Cradled in the mountains of southern British Columbia, Kelowna is the ultimate hybrid meeting spot. Meeting planners balance business sessions with after-hours pleasures their delegates admire: five distinct wine trails, three ski resorts, and the longest golf season in Canada. Work meets play on the water, in the city’s cultural district, or in its nearby mountain playground. An invitation to meet in Kelowna turns every head, but it’s the promise of adventure that motivates delegates to check “yes” on their RSVP.

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

4,500

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

10,219 sq m | 110,000 sq ft

BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM

1,305 sq m | 14,044 sq ft |
1,030 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Tourism Kelowna

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Pacific Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Embrace innovation: leaders in viticulture, agriculture, high tech and manufacturing are here
  • Look for the latest research to back-up their agenda – Kelowna is home to the University of British Columbia and Okanagan College and their research teams
  • Appreciate laidback locations with a touch of indulgence
  • Balance work with play on their meeting agenda
  • Pair work and play, golf and spa, wine and beer, mountains and lakes
  • Want to drive their meeting attendance

 

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Kelowna is open for business.
  • Unique off-site event venues: from farms to wineries, to historic packinghouses
  • Robust farm-to-table culinary scene, and internationally acclaimed wine region shaping your reception and banquet menus
  • Plenty of eye-candy: mountains, vineyards, lakes — there are no bad views here 
  • Delegates eyeing vacation properties

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) to registration desk: 20-minute drive

Floatplane from Vancouver harbour: 45-minute flight time

Once you’re here: exotic car rental, jetboat, kayak, jetski, helicopter, float plane, golf cart, ski, snowshoe

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get a good night’s rest

Visitors to Kelowna arrive to familiar big hotel brands names like Coast and Delta Resorts by Marriott. Locally owned and stylish boutique hotels border Okanagan Lake on either shore offering blissful views of mountains and the marinas or vineyards

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Groups coming from outside Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking.

Groups coming from outside Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

October to May

Weather

Spring

1°C to 15°C

34°F to 59°F

Summer

9°C to 26°C  

49°F to  79°F

Fall

1°C to 13°C

34°F to  55°F

Winter

-6°C to 1°C

21°F to  34°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit