Explore Kelowna this Winter with this Five Day Itinerary

Kelowna transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a comfortable setting for exploration. The milder weather allows for unhurried visits to attractions, more interaction with locals, and leisurely tastings at wineries. A five-day stay ensures a relaxed pace, maximizing each moment.

Begin with accommodation options that suit your preference. Hotel Zed for a downtown vibe, Eldorado Resort for European charm overlooking Okanagan Lake, TownePlace Suites in West Kelowna for proximity to wineries, or cozy bed & breakfasts scattered throughout the Central Okanagan.

Day 1: Explore Downtown

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Discover Kelowna’s history with a visit to the Cultural District. Visit museums like the Okanagan Heritage Museum, Wine & Orchard Museum, and Okanagan Military Museum. Add a touch of fun with a visit to Art Lovers Gallery in the lobby of Delta Grand Hotel, featuring Dr. Seuss’s Art.

After exploring the cultural district, walk along the lakeside boardwalk to Bernard Avenue for shopping and local restaurants, wander through City Park for beautiful views of Okanagan Lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains, shop at places like Morgane, or Textile Apparel, and savour coffee and treats at Blenz or Karat Chocolate Boutique. End the day skating under the twinkling lights of Stuart Park.

Day 2: West Kelowna Adventure

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Explore West Kelowna starting at Sncewips Heritage Museum to learn about the history and living culture of the sylix people. Hike Mount Boucherie trails, then indulge in a meal at Kekuli Cafe featuring sweet and savoury bannock dishes. Embark on the Westside Wine Trail, featuring renowned wineries like Mission Hill, Quails’ Gate, and Kalala Organic Winery.

Day 3: Wine Country Exploration

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With over 40 wineries, Kelowna and its surrounding communities offer a wide array of wineries. Book a guided tour to explore Kelowna’s Southeast Bench, Lakeshore Wine Route, or Lake Country’s Scenic Sip wineries, each providing award-winning wines and memorable tasting experiences.

Day 4: Snow Trails and Ale Trails

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Get your heart pumping with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking at Telemark in West Kelowna, Kelowna Nordic Club, or Big White Ski Resort. Afterward, enjoy apres-ski at one of Kelowna’s 20 craft breweries like Vice & Virtue or Copper Brewing.

Day 5: Pamper & Relax

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Wrap up your trip with self-care. Visit spas like La Bella Spa or the Spa at The Cove Lakeside Resort. For a unique experience, try two new experiences – Löyly Floating Sauna or Tality Forest Spa. Before leaving, grab local souvenirs at Kelowna Visitor Centre or Towne Centre Card Shop.


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