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Getting There -- The Kelowna airport is north of the city on Hwy. 97. Air Canada Jazz (tel. 888/247-8747) offers regular flights from Calgary and Vancouver. Horizon Air (tel. 800/547-9308; www.alaskaair.com) offers service from Seattle. WestJet (tel. 888/937-8538; www.westjet.com) operates flights from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Greyhound Canada (tel. 800/661-8747) travels between Vancouver and Kelowna daily. The adult fare is C$68. Three buses per day continue on to Calgary. The toll Coquihalla Highway (Hwy. 5) links Kelowna and the Okanagan to the Vancouver area. The 395km (245-mile) drive from Vancouver takes 4 hours. From Kelowna to Calgary, it's 623km (387 miles) over slower roads.

Visitor Information -- The Kelowna Visitor Info Centre is at 544 Harvey Ave. (tel. 800/663-4345 or 250/861-1515; www.tourismkelowna.com).

Getting Around -- The local bus service is operated by Kelowna Regional Transit System (tel. 250/860-8121). A one-zone fare is C$2. For a taxi, call Checkmate Cabs (tel. 250/861-1111).

Special Events -- Kelowna gets its busy summer festival season off to a bang with the Knox Mountain Hill Climb (tel. 250/861-1990), held for half a century on the second-to-last weekend in May. This motor-sport race involves both cars and motorcycles, and is the longest hill-climb race in North America. The Okanagan Wine Festival (tel. 250/861-6654; www.owfs.com) is celebrated in late September and early October in wineries and restaurants throughout the area.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.