Any student lot is free. A map at
shows the parking lots. The small lot to the north of the Arts building has a few spots. The lot to the east of the Science building has more spaces. The lot to the north of the Fine Arts/Health building has the most space.
Kelowna is served by a number of airlines, mostly WestJet and Air Canada (both with flights from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton), but
also Horizon Air (if you are coming from the USA), and Central Mountain Air (should you be flying from Prince George,
Kamloops, or Abbotsford). Details
on the Kelowna International Airport are at:
Fot those driving, allow about 4-5 hours from the Lower Mainland, 8 hours from Calgary, and 12 hours from Edmonton. These times are generous. Make
sure to stop and enjoy the view as you come for a visit. While we expect winter to be long gone, you may find winter driving on the Coquihalla and
Coquihalla Connector, coming from the coast. Road reports are at:
The North Campus of OUC is located on the north side of Kelowna, surprise!
The campus is near the airport. You could walk from one to the other in a pinch; you could use a taxi; you could rent a car; or we could pick you up
if you let us know when you are arriving.
A map of the campus is at
Note that the map shows the road from the highway to the campus as College Way. Recently the name has
been changed to University Way. Perhaps the map will be updated soon. Perhaps the name will be appropriate soon as well.
We have arranged accommodations in the OUC residences for approximately 30
people. These are in a mix of single, double, and apartments sleeping four.
For more information and booking you can call OUC Conference Services at 1-877-589-6073 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the guest room types you can
check their website at
Unfortunately, there are no hotels or motels nearby. The nearest with which we have any experience are the Holiday Inn Express, Ramada, Dilworth Motor
Lodge, and Best Western. For what it's worth, when we bring in candidates for interviews, they stay at the Ramada or Holiday Inn Express.
Details on Kelowna's charms are available at
The portion of that site dealing specifically with accommodations is
If you are interested in
activities other than computing, you can check
If you wish to shop while you are here, you may wish to consider a motel (Dilworth Motor Lodge, Ramada), near Orchard Park Shopping Centre. This
mall contains a Chapter's bookstore, and, across the road, a Future Shop. The other main bookstore in
Kelowna, Mosaic Books, is downtown. Bus service is available from the motels to the campus.
The same way we are away from motels, we are away from restaurants. For the dinner on Thursday evening, I would suggest either the Greek House (located
10-15 minutes north) or Mon Thong (located near the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Old-timers at WCCCE may recognize the Mon Thong as the restaurant
at whch the idea of WCCCE was born. The restaurant now has two branches: the one downtown, where the birth occurred, and the one in the mall.)
I will have a collection of tourist material for you when you arrive. If there is anything I can provide before then, please let me know.