Spring hours at the Visitor Centre


It is that time of year again when we prepare for the busy summer season here at the Visitor Centre. As of  Saturday March 8th the Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre will be open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well as Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Just a reminder: If you are looking for copies of the Official 2014 Kelowna Visitors’ Guide you can pick them up at the Visitor Centre or give us a call 250-861-1515.


Capturing Kelowna Moments

Capturing Kelowna Moments

Tourism Kelowna’s Instagram account has crested 550 shutterbug followers. We launched the #ExploreKelowna hashtag in the summer of 2013 and it now has just under 1600 photos, and more than 6,000 likes. This hashtag is being used by locals sharing … Continue reading

Canadian Culinary Championships Behind-The-Scenes

2014 CCC Grand Finale Podium Finish and Entertainers - photo by Catherine Frechette

Podium Finish of the Canadian Culinary Championships 2014. From left: Duncan Ly (Yellow Door Bistro, Calgary) won silver; Lorenzo Loseto (George, Toronto) won gold; Danny St. Pierre (Auguste, Sherbrooke) won bronze; musicians Ed Robertson and Barney Bentall serenade the crowd.

The Canadian Culinary Championships rolled into town last weekend, and brought the national spotlight to the competition’s host city. There were many moving parts, when you consider all the foodie traffic coming into Kelowna for the event: eleven chefs from across the country, flying in with their special ingredients and culinary teams; 12 judges from St. John’s, Nfld., to Vancouver; Olympians and rock stars (yes, real rock stars: Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies and Barney Bentall!); event organizers and technical teams; out-of-town media covering the national culinary competition; and out-of-town guests taking it all in. Tourism Kelowna was heavily involved with the event in various promotional capacities. Here are a few of the hats I wore over the weekend, behind the scenes. Continue reading

Airport Information Kiosk Updates

Tourism Kelowna Airport Information Kiosk

Tourism Kelowna Airport Information Kiosk

As of January 1st, 2014, the Information Kiosk  at the Kelowna International Airport has become an official Satellite Visitor Centre as part of the Destination British Columbia network. Let me explain what this means for our kiosk.  Continue reading