February 28, 2017
Mountains. Lakes. Vineyards. These alone are just a few of the reasons visitors flock to Kelowna year round. However, there are also some pretty big events that can draw a crowd from all around the country. Because of the wide variety of countryside, Kelowna is home to some pretty amazing races.
If you’re flying in to stay at one of the hotels Kelowna visitors run to, check out some of these revved up race events.
September 9 & 10, 2017
Kicking off at the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites, this incredible two-day bike race winds through the breathtaking landscapes that cover a course of nearly 150 kilometres. Participants will get a chance to see why the Okanagan is one of the most desired destinations in B.C. while being treated to complimentary wine and fruit samples at multiple rest stops.
May 20 & 21, 2017
This riveting race is held annually on Knox Mountain Park Road, just a short drive to some of the best hotels Kelowna goers choose to stay at. This 3.5 kilometre-long narrow road has steep grades and tight turns perfect for a thrilling racetrack. Watch as racing hopefuls compete to be crowned ‘King of the Hill’.
August 19 & 20, 2017
This fun-for-all event gives participants the opportunity to swim, sprint, and pedal through the downtown lakefront along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, this event runs over a three-day period and offers up a wide variety of races for youth, adults, and para-athletes.
September 1-3, 2017
This marathon takes place in the heart of Kelowna wine country nestled into the mountainside surrounding the infamous Okanagan Lake. Although the race itself takes place on the 3rd, there are fabulous wine-infused festivities taking place all weekend long steps away from many Kelowna accomodations. If you’re not much of a runner, come down for the wine-filled pre- and post-race celebrations.
March 11, 2017
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! This race highlights some of the best activities and terrain that Kelowna has to offer in outdoor recreation. Participants have a chance to pedal, paddle, and power through some of Kelowna’s most amazing attractions. Whether you’re planning on flying to Kelowna airport hotels for a night or a week, this is one event you need to drop in for.
If you’re booking your flights and your room at the same time, check out our previous post for a little insight into the benefits of reserving a hotel room close to the airport action: 4 Big Reasons to Choose Kelowna Hotels Near Airport.
Are you looking to stay at one of the hotels Kelowna guests love that’s close to all the race-day action as well as the airport? Check out the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites. We offer competitive room rates, a complimentary airport shuttle, and so much more. Book your next stay today:1-888-860-1212
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