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Vancouver to Kelowna return trip

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Vancouver to Kelowna return trip

We are going to be staying in Vancouver for 4 day's.Have friend's in Kelowna would like to have surprise lunch with.What would be the fastest way in and out of Kelowna?Drive I hear is to long.

Plane,helicopter?Any ideas re:cost?

Cheer's,Mamasboy

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1. Re: Vancouver to Kelowna return trip

It's generally a 5-6 hour drive between Vancouver and Kelowna... so you're right, too long to drive just "for lunch". If you were considering flying, WestJet has services between Vancouver and Kelowna.

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2. Re: Vancouver to Kelowna return trip

It is a 4 hour drive to Kelowna from Vancouver over the Coquihalla (#5) Hwy, as long as the weather cooperates. There is a $10 toll each way. You don't mention what time of year you will be travelling. If it's winter, and you hit a storm, it could be 8 hours, and not much fun.

In addition to West Jet, Air Canada also flies from Vancouver to Kelowna. Return flights, booked minimum 3 weeks in advance, usually run $200-300. You could also try flying from Abbotsford (1 hour east of Vancouver) to see if this reduces costs. WJ & AC both operate out of Abbotsford also.