Tourism Kelowna’s News Centre has Moved


Tourism Kelowna’s News Centre has been moved to

This move integrates our news centre into Tourism Kelowna’s website providing benefits like better search results and the ability to subscribe and manage subscriptions to other Tourism Kelowna content.

Anyone subscribed to the Tourism Kelowna News Centre, no action is required on your part. A weekly e-mail with recent updates will be sent on Tuesdays.

If you would also like to opt-in and subscribe to the #exploreKelowna Blog, which is content geared towards travelers, please click HERE and follow the actions below.

Since your email is already on our distribution list, please click on “Forgot Password” and create a password for your account. You will then receive an email to update your password.

Once you have logged in, you can go to “Edit Profile” and manage your subscriptions. See below for the subscriptions you are currently able to receive.


If you have any questions, or require any further assistance, please contact Steve Small ( or 250-861-1515 ext 216.

Stakeholder Opportunities at the Molson Canadian Olympic Send-Off Event at Big White Ski Resort on January 6th, 2018


The Molson Canadian Olympic Team Send-Off is taking place at Big White Ski Resort on January 6th 2018. The only send-off in Canada, this public event will give fans a chance to wish Canadian Olympic athletes farewell on their journey to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Big White Ski Resort is anticipating thousands of people will attend to enjoy the live performances, activations, and to greet our Canadian athletes.

Tourism Kelowna will be sponsoring the tube park in the Happy Valley area of Big White and will provide our stakeholders a great opportunity to showcase their brand within our activation. During the day, tubing will be offered at 50% off.

Deadline for Sponsorship Opportunities: Friday, December 15th, 2017

Interested stakeholders will be able to purchase a sponsorship package for $125 + GST that will include:

  • 4′ x 2′ display sign within the tube park
  • 4″ x 9″ brochure on-site
  • Recognition in post-event blog post
  • Additional branding opportunities within event (additional costs may apply)

If interested, please fill out the Sponsorship Agreement found at the bottom of this post or contact or 250.801.3167 ext 208

Olympic Send-Off Sponsorship Form

Big White introduces daily Kelowna Express Bus service

Photo of Blue Star Tour Bus

Photo courtesy of Blue Star and Big White Ski Resort

Travellers looking to ski Big White’s Okanagan Champagne Powder now have daily express bus service to get from Kelowna to the ski resort and back.

New express bus service has been added from Monday to Thursday. This service is in addition to the frequent service offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Tourism Kelowna Hosts Delicious Food Tour for Sport and Event Planners

food tour

Tourism Kelowna hosted 10 sport and event planners in Vancouver last week on the annual Tourism Kelowna Food Tour.

Tourism Kelowna’s Harvey Hubball, Julia Garner, and Waterfront Wines’ owner and Executive Chef Mark Filatow accompanied the group as they visited five of Vancouver’s popular restaurants, enjoying Kelowna inspired and sourced, food and drink along the way.

Designed to be a unique experience, Tourism Kelowna was able to connect with key decision makers in the sport and event market. Current and future hosting opportunities were discussed at length, with plenty of possibilities arising for 2018 & 2019.

For more information on Tourism Kelowna’s sales activities in Sport & Event, please contact or 250-861-1515 ext. 209.

Tourism Kelowna Board Elections: Make Your Vote Count

Voting is underway for the 2017-18 Tourism Kelowna Board of Directors.  All voting stakeholders should have received an email with instructions on how to cast their vote electronically.  If you did not receive the email notification, or if you have additional questions about the Tourism Kelowna Board of Directors and this election, please contact Cheryl Van Den Bold at  The voting deadline is November 8, 2017, at 5:00pm PST.