Travel

Traveling by Air:

UBC Okanagan campus is conveniently located 2.5 km away from Kelowna International Airport. While Kelowna airport shuttle is available and requires advance booking, probably the most convenient method to reach UBC campus is to use or share a taxi cab. If you are planning to explore the region or to have lunch/dinner off-campus, it is highly recommended that you rent a car from one of the car rental companies located at the airport. Since Kelowna is a popular tourist destination, to avoid disappoitment, you may wish to make your car rental reservation in advance.

Map: Google Maps
Airport Information: Kelowna International Airport
Car Rentals: Kelowna International Airport Car Rentals

Traveling by Car:

For those attendees wanting to drive to Kelowna for the conference, google map instructions are provided from the nearest major cities.

From Vancouver: Google Maps
From Calgary: Google Maps
From Kamloops: Google Maps
From Seattle: Google Maps
From Spokane: Google Maps

Parking

Affordable on-campus parking is available throughout the campus. Parking for guests staying at on-campus residence is $3.50 per day in Lot R, G, C, H. For guests visiting UBC campus, the fee for a daily parking ticket, which can be purchased from the ticket dispenser, is $5.00 in Lots G, H, J. A UBC Okanagan campus map is available from here.

Accommodation

Staying on campus:

The University of British Columbia Okanagan offers affordable resort-like accommodations on campus. UBC Okanagan Conference and Accommodation offers the following options

(1) Okanagan Single Room ($48 CAD plus taxes): Each single room has one single bed and desk. There are shared washroom between every two rooms. Common TV Lounges and small meeting rooms are available.

(2) Monashee Studio Suite ($89 CAD plus taxes): Each suite has a queen size bed, desk, a private washroom and kitchen. Cooking and eating utensils are provided.

(3) Monashee One Bedroom Suite ($119 CAD plus taxes): Each suite has a bedroom with a queen size bed and desk, private washroom, a furnished living room and a kitchen. Cooking and eating utensils are provided.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and an internet modem. Laundry facilities are provided throughout residence buildings. A block of on-campus residence rooms will be reserved especially for CWIT 2011 attendees by April 15, 2011. To book an on-campus housing, please visit the following UBC Okanagan Conference and Accommodation website:

Staying off campus:

For those who prefer to stay off campus, we recommend one of the following hotels by the Okanagan Lake. If one chooses to stay off campus, he/she is strongly recommended to arrange a rental car. Please book your rental car and off-campus hotel in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel (rated as one of top waterfront hotels in Canada; located in the heart of downtown Kelowna)
  • Manteo Resort (a popular lakeside resort hotel fits all individual and family needs)
  • Hotel Eldorado (a very nice boutique hotel with pool, spa and fitness, next to Manteo)

All conference attendees will receive FREE wireless internet anywhere on campus (except in the residence area). The login id and password will be available at the time of workshop registration.  Each residence room is equipped with ethernet cable and wireline access to the internet.

Dining

Included with registration is a number of meals. Please refer to the schedule for a list of provided meals. For other meals, we recommend attendees explore the dining variety offered by Kelowna. We offer a selection of our favorite places to eat here: Recommended Restaurants.