Plan Your Trip to Kelowna
Kelowna is a city of breathtaking views and scenery in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley. It's a vibrant city full of culture and nightlife surrounded by provincial parks, pine forests, orchards, mountains and over 20 vineyards. You may want to add a couple of extra travel days to your itinerary to adventure through nearby sites and cities and to walk the beaches around Okanagan Lake. Kelowna has a dry, warm climate with average temperatures of 6 degrees in November, so it'll be a real treat for the eyes and senses during #2019IITC.
Getting to Kelowna
Fly with Air Canada
Great News! ITAC and our partner travel agency (The Travel Group) have negotiated a special discount with Air Canada for flights to IITC 2019. Air Canada offers direct flights from Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Toronto and connecting flights from all areas.
If you prefer to book your discounted ticket directly with Air Canada online, click here. Be sure to quote ITAC’s special discount code XPKKBWQ1 in the “Promotion Code” box.
Fly with Air North
Fantastic News! The Travel Group and ITAC have also negotiated preferred pricing on select Air North flights to IITC. Flying out of Dawson City, Inuvik, Mayo, Old Crow, Whitehorse and Yellowknife you'll be in good hands on your way to Kelowna.
Drive to Kelowna
Kelowna is a 4.15-hour drive from Vancouver, a 7.15-hour drive from Calgary, or a 10-hour drive from Edmonton. The drive through the mountains through BC and Alberta has amazing mountain and glacier views, but the roads can be treacherous at high elevations. If you're planning on driving make sure you have winter tires and add extra time.
Bus to Kelowna
Bus routes are offered from Vancouver to Kelowna using Ebus, which take about 5.5 hours and includes complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets.
Where to stay in Kelowna
Grand Okanagan Resort
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort is where #2019IITC is being held. Outside of not having to leave the hotel to get to the conference, the perks of this hotel include a room adjacent to Okanagan Lake in the heart of downtown Kelowna, a pool and hot tub, 24-hour gym, 24/7 in-room dining, a full-service spa and a shuttle to and from the airport.Learn more about the Grand Okanagan Resort
Prestige Beach House
The Prestige Beach house is 1km away from where #2019IITC is being held, which is about a 13-minute walk or a 3-minute car ride. The perks of this hotel include a view of Hot Sands Beach, newly renovated rooms, a swimming pool and hot tub, fitness centre, a restaurant, and meeting space.Learn more about Prestige Beach House
The Royal Anne Hotel
The Royal Anne Hotel is a short 9-minute walk from where #2019IITC is being held. The perks of his hotel include boutique-style rooms, fitness centre, restaurant and lounge, shuttle service and complimentary breakfast all from the heart of downtown Kelowna.Learn more about The Royal Anne Hotel
Hotel Zed Kelowna
Hotel Zed is a 9-minute walk from where #2019IITC is being held. The perks of this hotel include bright, retro rooms with colourful artwork and comic books, vintage Chevy shuttles, loaner roller skates and bikes, a game room, hot tub and a sauna, plus a vinyl listening station.Learn more about Hotel Zed Kelowna
Accent Inns Kelowna
Accent Inns Kelowna is a 30-minute walk or 5-minute drive from where #2019IITC is being held. The perks of this hotel include free parking and continental breakfast as well as an exercise room.Learn more about Accent Inns Kelowna
Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna is just a 7-minute drive from where #2019IITC is being held. The hotel provides excellent modern conveniences such as high speed Internet access, indoor pool & whirlpool, fitness facilities, Denny’s Restaurant open 24 hours, and morning and evening shuttles to and from the conference.Learn more about Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
Local Indigenous Cultural Tours
Okanagan North Tour
Secwepemc Nation Territory - Enderby Join us for an exploration of Secwepemc Territory. This guided motor coach tour will take you to Splatsin First Nation in Enderby, the most southern community of the Secwepemc Nation. You will explore Splatsin’s new community centre, modelled after their traditional winter home. This cultural showcase will feature interactive activities highlighting the traditions of the community and the Nation. Lunch will also be provided.
Okanagan South Tour
Syilx Nation Territory - Penticton Travel with us south, on a guided motorcoach tour through Syilx territories to visit the Sncewips Heritage Museum showcasing the rich history of the Westbank people (our host nation for the conference) in a protected place for culture and heritage. Then, take a tour of the Enowkin Centre: an Indigenous cultural, educational, ecological and creative arts institution that practices and implements Indigenous knowledge and systems. Lunch will be provided.
Okanagan West Tour
Nlaka’pamux Nation Territory - Merritt Connect with the Nlaka’pamux people on a motorcoach tour of the Merritt Visitor Center - activated by Indigenous owned Kekuli Cafe and Nlaka’pamux Creations Indigenous Arts & Crafts Gallery. This interactive experience will include storytelling and hands on crafts workshop plus Indigenous performers from the local Nlaka’pamux communities.