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The 2016 workshop wouldn't exist without the support of the following partners:


We thank our main partner in the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop, Tourism Kelowna.

Visit Tourism Kelowna's website. Follow @Tourism_Kelowna on Twitter. Like Tourism Kelowna on Facebook.




Visit BC Tree Fruit's Website. Follow @bctreefruits on Twitter. Like BC Tree Fruits on Facebook.

Visit Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas' Website. "Like" Manteo on Facebook. Follow Manteo on Twitter.

Our other event-based partners are recognized in our schedule notes.


Getting to Kelowna, British Columbia

By air:

Kelowna International Airport is the third busiest airport in British Columbia and the 10th busiest in Canada. A 76,000-square-foot terminal building includes an international arrivals area with 24-hour customs facilities, a business centre, a duty free shop, a wine shop, car rental agencies and food and beverage facilities.

Air Canada, Horizon Air, WestJet, and Central Mountain Air operate more than 30 departures a day with non-stop service available to Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, and Prince George.

Rental cars are easily accessible from the Kelowna Airport. There is also an airport shuttle bus provided by Let's Go Transportation which offers both drop-off and pick-up services between the airport and Kelowna hotels. Taxi cabs can also be hired directly at the airport. 

By car:

The 395 km (237 miles) drive from Vancouver, British Columbia to Kelowna takes approximately four hours via Highway 97C, “the Coquihalla Connector”.  The drive from Calgary, Alberta, via the Rocky Mountains, along the Trans-Canada Highway 1, is a journey of 602 km (361 miles) and takes approximately seven hours. The distance from Seattle, Washington to Kelowna is 504 km (313 miles) and takes 6 hours by car via Washington’s Interstate 5 (I-5). The trip from Spokane, Washington to Kelowna is 408 km (245 miles) and takes approximately five hours.

By bus:

Greyhound Lines of Canada has bus routes through Kelowna from many western Canadian and US destinations.  Please contact Greyhound directly for fares and schedules.

 For more information about Kelowna call 1-800-663-4345, or visit

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