Is your group searching for top destination meeting facilities in Canada or the Pacific Northwest? Consider this forward-thinking, progressive venue which is able to accommodate a large variety of needs, the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus rises to the challenge, providing a unique venue for all manner of gatherings. Able to accommodate over a thousand guests in their 40 meeting rooms, the U of BC at Okanagan can provide award-winning catering for 350, combined with state-of the-arts conference, meeting, theatre and classroom facilities. The new $30 million Fipke Centre is also at your disposal, and able to seat 300 in one theatre setting, as well as providing a beautiful atrium and a mezzanine area which proves ideal for trade shows and receptions. Of course the campus has WiFi throughout. Meeting rooms have broadband available through Ethernet cable as well. All of these wonderful facilities rest at the edge of Okanagan Lake, amidst beautiful countryside in a destination famous for year-round hospitality.
The university itself is a confluence of modern technologies and architecture, combining with tradition and a sincere appreciation for the wisdom and value of aboriginal cultures. A leader in bringing practical technologies to the world, their world view and perspective are evident in all aspects of this outstanding setting. The UBC Okanagan has brought home the gold from MIT and some 5 billion in patent technologies! You're surrounded by winners at this British Columbia conference facility! Guests are also able to enjoy the athletic facilities of the university for volleyball, tennis, or basketball. Their gymnasium boasts nearly 17,000 square feet and a weight room (for a small additional fee). These make for excellent team-building exercise opportunities!
Some may prefer to leave the campus and take in the wineries, or world-class golf courses. Summer lake activities include swimming, boating and fishing, of course, and the area is ideal for both bicycling and hiking. The cultures of the area are rich and diverse, a worthy and enticing excursion. Visit www.tourismkelowna.com for more information on this amazing area!
Tranquil yet energizing, the Okanagan Valley's charm is proven by its exponential growth. From a mere 10,000 people in the late 1950's, the region now sleeps some 150,000 residents, 2/3 of which live within Kelowna proper. Vinyards planted by Italian immigrants between 1880 and 1920 still produce excellent vintages, a telling example of the way the people of the area embrace both the old and the new. What an extraordinary location and mindset for your next meeting!
Conveniently located just 250 miles from Vancouver, Kelowna International Airport brings visitors in from all over the world. The U of BC Okanagan is available from May through August of every year, and able to provide both residence hall and suite accommodations for up to 1250 overnight guests. For a productive and memorable occasion, allow the University of British Columbia at Okanagan, BC to act as host. You and your guests will be more than pleased by your choice of this unique venue.
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