Tourism Kelowna Hosts Food Truck Rally

On Saturday May 7, Tourism Kelowna hosted a Food Truck Rally from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There were 9 food trucks in attendance and the event saw over 425 attendees! The mobile visitor services staff and volunteers were also set-up in the parking lot giving out brochures, maps, and information to those in attendance.

This event provides an opportunity for Tourism Kelowna to invite both local residents, and visitors that might not normally utilize a visitor centre to stop by and see what we have to offer. Many that attended the event also stopped by our information tent, or came into the visitor centre to have a look.

During the event Doak Shirreff staff set up a booth to raise funds for the Red Cross to benefit Fort McMurray evacuees and they were able to raise over $1,200!

May 2016 Food Truck Rally

May 2016 Food Truck Rally



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As summer quickly approaches, it’s a great time to ensure your listing on Tourism Kelowna’s website is polished, accurate and ready to welcome visitors!

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  1. ensure your contact information is correct and up to date
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  3. add your social media contact information (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
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If you’d like help, please click here to view a quick 5-minute refresher video on how to edit and update your web listing. You can also contact Tyler, our Marketing Co-ordinator at (or call him at 250-861-1515 ext 216), if you have any questions or need a hand.


Toronto Meeting Planners Get a Taste of Kelowna

Venue for Tourism Kelowna's wine reception in Toronto for local meeting planners.

Venue for Tourism Kelowna’s wine reception in Toronto for local meeting planners.

Earlier this week, Tourism Kelowna’s Pat Gappmayr hosted Toronto based meeting planners for a wine tasting from four of our fabulous winery partners.  Featuring wines from Sandhill Winery, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery and Mission Hill Family Estate, planners were able to sample wines and spend time chatting about the amazing off-site venues that Kelowna has to offer groups.   Continue reading

Kelowna Featured in Best Health Magazine

Best Health Magazine features local attractions in a piece titled “Explore Kelowna” in their spring (March/April) issue. Inside, this full page feature maps out some highlights of the best eats, sips, adventure, and more in our great Canadian city.

This article is the result of a familiarization tour hosted by Tourism Kelowna in September 2015. Mentions in the article include The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre, Sunset Organic Bistro at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, RauDZ Regional Table, Okanagan Spirits, Monashee Adventure Tours, as well as our wine trails- Lake Country’s Scenic Sip, Westside Wine Trail, Lakeshore Wine Route, and the Kelowna Fab Five.

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