Did you know the Kelowna Visitor Centre (KVC) is also an event venue? Tourism Kelowna invites its Members, local groups and organizations, and local vendors to take advantage of our waterfront space to host gatherings and community events. Our team also hosts activations throughout the year, working with tourism-related businesses, as well as local vendors and artists, to showcase their products or work. 

Hosting Your Event at the KVC

Commerce ConneX
Kelowna Chamber Commerce ConneX, 2018

Groups of just over 100 can be accommodated in the KVC, with additional capacity available when the outdoor space is added. To spread the word about your event, if it's open to the public, we will create a digital display ad that will be showcased within the KVC and will also add your event to our online calendar, which is one of the most frequented pages on our website. 

Thanks to the KVC's floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can take in the expansive views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains, which are even more magical at sunset. The spot also has a rich connection to the city's history, as it was once a welcoming site when the dock opened in 1948 for the ferry link between Downtown Kelowna and the Westside.

Our seasonally available outdoor fenced patio features tables, chairs, and umbrellas for shade on sunny days. Thanks to a partnership between Westbank First Nation and the City of Kelowna, a monument of historic syilx Chief, Charlie swkn̓cut, who played an instrumental role in the history of the Okanagan during the contact era, now welcomes guests at the south-west corner of the building near the patio.

We pride ourselves on offering an inclusive and safe space for all.  

Previous and Upcoming Events

OYP Jingle Mingle Stage
OYP Jingle Mingle, December 2020

Since the KVC opened in 2017, our team has successfully hosted several events, including Kelowna Chamber's Commerce ConneX, Downtown Kelowna Association's DKA After 5, Okanagan Young Professionals Jingle Mingle, Kelowna Culture Days' Roving Audience Experience with Opera Kelowna, Kelowna Pride's mx event, Green Okanagan's Sustainability Social, and more. Additional activations we've hosted in the space include live painting by local artists, wine and food tastings, and holiday community events. 

Opera Kelowna Culture Days
Opera Kelowna performing for Culture Days 2021

In the months to come, some of the activations and events planned for the space include: 

  • Earth Day Event, hosted by the Kelowna Yacht Club
  • DKA After 5
  • Wine Tastings for BC Wine Month
  • Art Pop-ups & Live Paintings

Find out More

Find out how you can be considered for future activations or explore more of what the KVC can offer for your next event, including booking availability and rental rates, by visiting us in person or reaching out directly. You can contact me at the KVC at (250) 861-1515 ext. 208 or email meghan@tourismkelowna.com. We look forward to welcoming you to our space, soon!