Whether you need to transport 2 or 200 people, Kelowna has quick and easy options to get you from A to B in style. From motorcoaches and rental cars to Tesla cabs and sprinter vans, these local businesses will make it easy for your guests to make the most of all that the city has to offer.
Leave it to the Experts
Whether planning a large-scale meeting or event, or adding in some fun pre- and post-event excursions, Kelowna has a wide range of tour companies and transportation options that can help you plan the perfect local adventures for your delegates.
At Kelowna Concierge, their motto is ‘we plan, you play.’ From wine tours and golf shuttles to airport transfers and ski shuttles, they have all your travel needs covered. If you’re looking for a partner to take all the stress out of your travel planning, their team of local experts also offer full destination planning services so you ensure your guests have an experience that is second-to-none.
For transporting larger groups, leave the driving to the professionals at BlueStar Coachlines who offer exceptional service in their fleet of more than 28 executive-style coaches. Their impressive fleet includes 11-passenger executive class sprinter vans as well as several luxurious 56-passenger Prevost motorcoaches. With amenities such as onboard WiFi, DVD players, air conditioning, plush seating and onboard washrooms, the journey will be just as memorable as the destination for your guests.
Centralize Your Stay
Location, location, location. When planning your meeting or event in Kelowna, there are a number of exceptional venues that each offer something unique for your guests, including easy access to local amenities.
Located in the heart of the city on Harvey Avenue, the Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre is a one-stop-shop for your guests. With nearly 7,000 square feet of event space, there is plenty of room for your meetings and break-out sessions onsite. Conveniently located across the street from Orchard Park Mall and just 15 minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, 50 minutes from Big White Ski Resort and 10 minutes to downtown, the Ramada also features bus parking to make it easy for group transport to and from the hotel.
Just a few minutes down the road, the Coast Capri Hotel also offers a central location for your guests to make the most of their time in Kelowna. Located beside the Capri Centre Mall, the newly renovated hotel features 16,600 square feet of conference space including 14 meeting rooms. With complimentary parking for all vehicles (buses included), they make it easy to come and go as you please. The hotel also features an award-winning restaurant, onsite spa, and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. For guests wishing to explore some of Kelowna’s hidden gems, a 15-minute walk (or 6-minute drive or cab ride) will take you to the bustling Landmark District featuring fabulous local restaurants, cafés, shops and more.
Driving Miss Daisy
Budget Car & Truck Rental. Photo by: Matt Ferguson Photography
If delegates prefer the freedom of having their own vehicle, Budget Car & Truck Rental has locations at the Kelowna International Airport and on Highway 97 & Leathead Road. Canada’s number one car & truck rental company, their fleet includes cars, trucks, minivans and luxury cars so you can tailor your vehicle to your experience. Heading to Big White, one of their 4x4 trucks will do the trick. Winery visits? Perhaps a luxury car or SUV is in your future – just make sure the trunk has room for a case (or two).
For short distances around town, guests can also ride in style with Current Taxi. Boasting an all-electric Tesla fleet, this will be like no other taxi ride you have experienced – all for the same price as a traditional taxi. Not only will you be riding in comfort, but also feel good knowing that you’re making the sustainable choice. Insider tip, ask your driver to share the C02 emission savings from your trip and check out their website to see their total emissions saved.
For more information about planning your next meeting or event in Kelowna, contact our team today.