Expanding Ticket Options in the Kelowna Visitor Centre

Ticketmaster, box office, retail outlet

Taylor Jones of the Kelowna Visitor Centre assists customers with their ticket purchases.

As of Monday February 23, the Tourism Kelowna Visitor Centre is selling tickets for the Actors Studio & Dinner Theatre, Ballet Kelowna, and Okanagan Symphony Orchestra events, all while continuing to sell and print tickets for Ticketmaster events across Canada and parts of the United States. The addition of this ticketing service comes just in time as the Actors Studio Box Office on Ellis St. undergoes a rebrand and change of location. The Actors Studio announced today that their box office will be moving to Orchard Park Shopping Centre as of Friday February 27 at 10 a.m. and will be called Kelowna Tickets: Box Office & Concierge. Continue reading

Reach 250,000+ households with your spring offers

2014 Spring Insert cover

Don’t miss out on your chance to reach 250,000+ potential customers from Western Canada by participating in Tourism Kelowna’s second annual spring/summer co-operative advertising feature. Continue reading

Sales Team Whets Appetite for Kelowna Events, Meetings

Yew Chef Ned Bell dishes during the first-ever Kelowna Food Tour in Vancouver

Yew Chef Ned Bell dishes during the first-ever Kelowna Food Tour in Vancouver

Tourism Kelowna’s sales team guided 11 sport event planners and four meeting planners on a first-ever Kelowna Food Tour in Vancouver.

Working with Vancouver Food Tour, we welcomed planners to ARC Restaurant in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel before winding through four carefully selected bars and restaurants.

Planners sampled dishes and drinks with Kelowna ingredients and savoured stories from makers and mixers with Kelowna backgrounds, including Chef Ned Bell of Yew Seafood & Bar.

Kelowna Chef Stuart Klassen and Okanagan Spirits’ Rodney Goodchild joined us on tour, offering their expertise on how to create an authentic Kelowna experience.

On a fun-filled tour lasting more than five hours, our sales team gained real insight into planners’ needs and how Kelowna can better serve them.

For more information on Tourism Kelowna’s sales activities in Sports & Events, please contact me at chad@tourismkelowna.com or 250-861-1515 ext. 209.


Canadian Culinary Championships Another Roaring Success for Kelowna

Canadian Culinary Championships chefs podium

Photo credit: Yuri Akuney, Gold Medal Plates


Dishes were savoured, wine was sipped, Chefs were put through their paces, and of the 11 chefs that competed, a podium was named. The 2015 Canadian Culinary Championships buzzed into Kelowna last week, culminating on Saturday, February 7, and engulfed the city, the local media and food pages of Canadian newspapers, and the twitterverse. See this webpage for links to several of the stories that ran over the course of the competition. Continue reading