Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

The Kelowna International Airport is a scenic 30-minute drive from Vernon and provides national and international flights daily. WestJet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal, along with several other airlines fly in and out of the Kelowna International Airport, which serves all the communities within the Okanagan Valley.

Taxi and Limousine Services at YLW:

Wheelchair-accessible vehicles and taxis are available at the front curb at YLW. Please note that a $2 fee applies on any airport taxi trip longer than three kilometres in order to ensure frequent availability of cabs. This fee does not apply to limousine services. Please ensure you give your rental company advanced notice to ensure availability. Companies includes:

Kelowna Cabs

Okanagan Limousine

For more detailed information on options to transfer from the Kelowna International Airport to the Prestine Inn Vernon, please visit the Transportation page of the Kelowna International Airport website.


Vernon Regional Airport (YVE)

Vernon Regional Airport is located within the City of Vernon and has been in operation since 1946. The airport provides a variety of aviation services and is utilized for corporate, commercial and general aviation. The City is developing a master plan for this airport and its future growth.


Other Key Airports in British Columbia:

Kamloops Airport (YKA)

The Kamloops Airport is 90 minutes northwest of Vernon and services the area with Air Canada, WestJet and Central Mountain Air.

Penticton Regional Airport (YYF)

Penticton Regional Airport is located 90 minutes south of Vernon and services the south Okanagan with Air Canada Jazz and WestJet Encore.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport is located on the west coast of British Columbia approximately five hours from Vernon.


Visas And Entry Into Canada

Find out if you require a visa to visit Canada, please see Visit Canada.

Most people need a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport.

If you’re a Canadian permanent resident (PR), find out more about travelling to Canada with PR status.

Other important information for all visitors to Canada may be found at

Letters of Invitation from the conference are given by request upon full payment for registration fees.


Parking at the Prestige Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre

Complimentary parking is available for guests attending the Forest Genetics conference taking place at the Prestige Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre.