Travelling to Kelowna and UBCO

UBCO is on Hwy 97, 20 minutes north from downtown Kelowna and across from the Kelowna International Airport. Kelowna’s airport has non-stop flights to several major centres including Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Toronto, and Montreal. For more information on getting to UBCO, see Getting Here & Parking.

Travel from the Airport to BIRS-UBC-O

  • The campus is a short taxi ride from the airport. Please inform the cab driver that you wish to be dropped off at the Nechako Residence on the UBCO campus.

  • Alternative modes of transportation (including walking) from the airport can be arranged. Information can be found here.

Navigating the Okanagan campus

Use the Wayfinding map on your mobile device.

  • Key locations:
    • Skeena Residence (residence rooms; please check in at front desk of Nechako residence)
    • ARTS 103 (location of Geometry, Algebra and Physics of Higgs Bundles workshop)
    • ARTS 108 (breakout room for Higgs Bundles workshop)
    • ARTS 112 (coffee break room)
    • ARTS 114 (meeting room for all other workshops)
    • Sunshine Cafeteria (ADMINISTRATION building)
    • The Well, an alternative location for lunch (UNIVERSITY CENTRE)
    • Bus tickets for travel downtown on public transit can be obtained at the Green Leaf Shop in the UNC building (next to the Nechako building). A single ticket costs $2.50 and can be used for a return trip (90 minutes) if you ask for a transfer.
  • UBCO Maps and Directions

Public Transit and Walking

  • Campus Map - including the new trail from the campus to the Innovation Building - very near the Four Points Hotel (Northeast corner of map)

  • Walking Map

  • A number of restaurants and fast food outlets are available in the Airport Village near the Four Points Hotel. It is about a 15 minute walk from the campus.

  • Public transit is also available. Bus to and From Airport Village

  • Restaurants can also be found on Academy Hill (10 minute walk from the campus)

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