Kelowna City Park, Lake Okanagan|1600 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC | Map
Kelowna lies in the westernmost province of Canada and is roughly 250 miles from Vancouver. Luckily, you have a slew of options to get to Center of Gravity:
Air: If you’re coming from the Northwestern region of the United States (namely Seattle) or Western Canada, you can take a direct flight to Kelowna International Airport – the #1 most affordable border airport in North America, according to Cheapflights.ca.
Sharethebus: A shuttle leaves from Vancouver, Abbotsford, Vernon and Kamloops and takes you straight to the festival. Center of Gravity’s website claims, “There might even be some special surprises in store for shuttle riders.” You should probably jump on that!
COG Shuttle Program: Once you arrive in Kelowna, you can rely on the nifty shuttle program to get you to and from the festival. You can purchase a cheap 3-Day shuttle pass, which will cover you the whole weekend.
Rideshare: This is a perfect option for those who want to kick it with other attendees before you get to the festival. You’ll need to download the Flok Rideshare app (note: Apple only. Android is coming soon). Center of Gravity provides a promo code for both drivers and passengers; the previous link has the code.
Driving: You can certainly drive to the festival if you’d like, but organizers suggest you take advantage of the other listed options. Traffic is reportedly a nightmare in downtown Kelowna during summer weekends, and the festival will only make it worse. If you absolutely insist on driving, here are directions from nearby major cities.
Most people don’t associate extreme sports and hard-hitting music with the beach. Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit, lots of sunscreen and a decent pair of shades; the sun isn’t forgiving just because you’re in Canada! Besides, you’ll want to look hot, but not as hot as the lovely ladies in the annual Beach Babes contest.