Plan Your Trip to The Okanagan Valley
Fly, drive or do a a combination of both to get yourself to the Okanagan Valley!
Kelowna International Airport (airport code YLW), is a fantastic airport that brings you to the heart of Okanagan Wine Country. Don't forget to check to see if your airline works in collaboration with any of the following airlines for the easiest connections when you travel:
Alternatively, Penticton Airport (airport code YYF) is a great option to fly into. Why drive 4-7 hours when you can hop on a 50-55 minute flight from Vancouver, Calgary or seasonally from Edmonton (which is a 11 hour drive!)?
Airlines that fly into YYF are:
- Air Canada
- Cascadia Air (seasonal) *Also flies into Vernon (airport code YVK)
- Pacific Coastal Airlines
Are you up for an adventure? Want to arrive to Kelowna by seaplane?
So now you're here, yay! No matter the length of your stay, renting a car is a great option to explore all the beauty of the Okanagan Valley.
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) has the following car rental companies located in terminal, just outside of arrivals:
Penticton Airport (YYF) is a much smaller airport (it's very cute IMO), but still has an in terminal counter for:
*Don't forget to look for deals on places like Hotwire or my personal preference, Expedia. For me, even if I'm just in the planning phase of my travels, I often book a car rental right away as I usually get the best deal booking in advance, and have the option to cancel up to the day of, without paying a dime.*
Okay, I have one last option for car rentals and that's with TURO. TURO is in over 7500+ cities in the US, Canada and UK and it is slowly growing in the Okanagan Valley. There are currently up to 80 different vehicles at any given time available for rent. This car sharing company has a very user friendly app for Apple and Google and has a variety of vehicles and filters that help you search for features such as wheelchair accessibility, all-wheel drive, bike rack, pet friendly, ski rack and so much more! I think my favourite filter though, is that you can select a "green vehicle" filter for electric and hybrid rentals. All rentals with TURO are also carbon-neutral, find out more here.