Kelowna Guide

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Wine tasting in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Select Kelowna BC and area wine tours. We will pick you up in our Mercedes Benz tour bus, high top luxury wine tour van. Book online to secure your tour time. The 3 Kelowna tours include East Kelowna, Lakeshore Wineries and North Kelowna including Lake Country.  Right across the bridge we have 2 tours weekly in West Kelowna.  For a longer excursion we offer the Summerland and the Naramata Bench area by Penticton.

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Wine Trails

Embark on a wine tour some of Kelowna’s family owned estates in East Kelowna, also known as the “Fab Five,” . For great views and history, cruise the Lakeshore Wine Route, which feature some of the Okanagan’s oldest vineyards hence great historical interest. In addition each offers an intimate environment, warm hospitality also great food, and delicious wine.

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Kelowna Fast Facts & Visitor Info

Did you know Okanagan Lake, the city’s summer hotspot and stretches 128 kilometers? That Kelowna’s original floating bridge, the first built in Canada and was replaced by the kilometer-long William R. Bennett Bridge in 2008? Or that “Kelowna” means “grizzly bear” in the language of the Interior Salish people? Find out more about the Okanagan’s biggest city.

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Self-Guided Tours

Perfect for couples and families alike, these self-guided tours will take you through stunning city locales.  Go to vineyards and idyllic orchards and to some of the Okanagan’s renowned wineries. This is best way to explore our beautiful region, and even if you’re not a wine lover. Bring your camera—photo-ready vistas await.

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Okanagan Food & Wine

With local farmer’s markets, fruit stands, and acclaimed chefs, the Okanagan offers some unique dining opportunities. Try local restaurants that pair local wines with delicious food. Don’t forget to browse  the bakeries and delis. Most of all keep an eye out for signs pointing to u-pick orchards with apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and more.


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Kelowna Arts & Culture

Experience Kelowna’s growing arts and culture scene.  Performances, plays, exhibits, art shows, galleries and unique shops are many.  In addition local coffee houses, live music and pubs offer a unique cultural experience

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Region Shopping Centres

Rainy day? Here’s the best places to scratch that shopping itch—including Orchard Park Plaza, the city’s largest mall with over 75 shops, restaurants, and services.

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Downtown Kelowna

Settled next to Okanagan Lake and featuring over 700 shops, restaurants.  In addition the city’s downtown core has something for everyone, no matter the season. Catch a Kelowna Rockets WHL game, see a theatre production by the Kelowna Actor’s Studio.  Also check out the Centre of Gravity music event—one of the most popular in Western Canada.

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Kelowna Golf

Featuring over 14 courses and a season that runs nine months of the year, Kelowna is a golfer’s paradise due to the mild climate. Enjoy orchard, lake, and vineyard views while playing a round (or several). Reward yourself with a casual or fine dining experience at an award-winning clubhouse.

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The Okanagan is renowned for its water sports and activities. Try paddle boarding, jet skiing, boating, tubing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Or book a cruise and enjoy an excellent meal while learning more about the region. Keep a keen eye for Ogopogo, the mysterious creature said to roam Okanagan Lake.

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The Waterfront

The perfect companion for the beach-goer or sports enthusiast. Stroll through City Park, where you’ll find waterparks, skate parks, playgrounds, and tons of sports. Treat yourself to a walk, cycle, or rollerblade along the boardwalk, where you’ll be greeted by stunning mountain-lake views.

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Kettle Valley Railway

The Kettle Valley Railway is an extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway and is no longer in use.  Due to is unique history it remains one of Kelowna’s biggest and most popular attractions. Experience history, breathtaking panoramas, and excellent walking or cycling trails in Myra Canyon. This should be on your must-see list.

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Attractions

Rock Climbing, putting courses, go-karts, rock climbing, Lazer Tag, and more.  Take part in the many paid and free fun things to do, indoors and outdoors.

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Kelowna Museums

Kelowna features a rich and varied history that includes Westbank First Nation, military, agriculture, athletic, and natural heritages. Each of the city’s five museums offers unique exhibitions and educational programs along with special events. Take time to learn something new.

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Touring Kelowna By Air

Beauty can be found everywhere in Kelowna, so why not get a bird’s-eye view of it all via hot air balloon, helicopter, or floatplane ride? You’ll see vineyards, orchards, mountain and ancient volcano formations. The Valley’s incredible lakes—including Kalamalka Lake are rated by National Geographic as one of the ten most beautiful in the world.

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Wineries, Tours, And Much More

The Okanagan is a world-renowned wine region with the occasions to match, The Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.  It is ranked among the Top 100 Events by the American Tourism Association. With more than 200 wineries and estates, this is the place for premium wines. Beer or liquor more your style? Visit some local craft houses, including Urban Distilleries, the oldest and largest of its kind in BC.

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Higher Education

You’ll find two major post-secondary institutions in Kelowna.  First of all Okanagan College, the BC Interior’s largest college, and UBC, ranked the 50th best university in the world (2016). Both invite you to tour their advanced facilities that collectively serve over 25,000 students a year.

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Hiking and Biking

British Columbia features some of the best outdoor experiences on Earth due to the varied terrain. Kelowna is no exception, since it offers hiking and cycling routes for all skill levels. Indoor activities more your style? Also there’s plenty available, including rock climbing, gyms.

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Regional Parks

The best local parks to visit by the lake shore, on mountain tops, and along streams.

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