Sports Events in Kelowna

In the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC, has become a favorite destination for sports teams and events of all stripes throughout the year. With access rivaling Vancouver and other major cities, an impressive hosting resume, facilities and one of the most welcoming communities anywhere, Kelowna is a sure win for your next event.

Great Access & Easy In-Town Travel

  • More than 70 non-stop flights each day from across North America
  • One-hour flights from Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle; four hours from Toronto
  • Easy drive access via Highway 97 or Highway 33 — a four-hour drive from Vancouver
  • Get almost anywhere in town in 20 minutes or less
  • Ample rental cars and taxi services, free airport shuttles for most hotels, regional bus lines

Proven Sports Hosting Resume

With nearly 30 recurring annual events plus dozens of new events each year, Kelowna has hosted some of Canada's best, including:

  • Canada's largest open-water swimming competition
  • Mastercard Memorial Cup
  • BMX Canada Firestorm Nationals
  • BC College Baseball Conference Championships
  • International Children's Winter Games

Year-Round, All-Ages Activities

While famous for its wineries and orchards, Kelowna offers a whole host of activities for competitors and their families, from family swimming to championship golf to packing Prospera Place arena to cheer on the Kelowna Rockets!

"Venue within a Venue"

Sure, competitors and their families come for their event, but before, during and after, Kelowna offers so much more. While your event venue may be our Olympic-size pool or community soccer fields, the bigger venue of Kelowna is a whole other world of sporting fun: hiking, biking, boating and beach — even nearby skiing in winter.

Let Your Stars Shine

While Kelowna has the access, facilities, amenities and hosting resume of a major metropolis, we're still a small city at heart. When you bring your team or event, everyone knows, and you're never forgotten, overlooked or lost in the shuffle. Where else does a junior league hockey team regularly sell out a 7000-seat arena? We love our sports, we turn out for competition, and we make your players feel like the stars they are.

Contact Us

Jennifer Horsnell, CDME

Director of Business and Destination Development

250.861.1515 ext. 205

Contact Jennifer to: Participate in co-op marketing programs for Meetings & Conventions, discuss your new business or product for the meetings & Conventions market, participate in familiarization tours for Meeting Planners, and receive bid preparation and hosting consultation.

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