How to Spend 3 Days in Kelowna Wine Country

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Discover the perfect 3-day itinerary in Kelowna Wine Country, from tastings to beach strolls. Make your weekend memorable!

Unwind in Kelowna Wine Country: A 3-Day Escape for Wine Lovers

Are you coming to Kelowna for a three-day trip? Surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery, incredible natural wonders, world-class wineries, and a buzzing food and drinks scene, you’ll find many unique ways to fill your time!

Everyone has their interests and travel preferences, so we’re not here to outline a rigid itinerary. Instead, we have used our local knowledge to recommend some of the Kelowna area’s best activities. This is Canada’s finest wine country, so you can be sure that we’ve included Okanagan wine tours! If you have any questions for the Wicked Wine Tours team, please feel free to get in touch.

In the meantime, let’s get started on our tips for how to spend three days in Kelowna wine country!

Dive into One of Canada’s Most Acclaimed Wine Country Regions

We could hardly start with wine tours, could we? There are plenty of opportunities for action and adventure later in this list. But it’s essential to find time to appreciate the finer things in life at a gentle pace, especially when you’re on vacation. This is precisely what Wicked Wine Tours offers!

We love guiding visitors through Kelowna’s unique boutique wineries, many of which are family-owned and operated. Everything is surrounded by incredible scenery, from rolling vineyards to scenic lake views. And you can even enjoy relaxed conversations with the winemakers, too. With even more full-day wine tour packages, we can guarantee you a fun, funky, and fascinating time!

Myra Canyon and bike path as can be seen when spending 3 days in kelowna

Get into the Great Outdoors of Kelowna!

Now, about that action and adventure. Kelowna and the surrounding areas are packed with excellent opportunities for hiking and biking through spectacular landscapes.

Knox Mountain sits directly to the north of downtown Kelowna, so it’s an ideal place to hike at any time of day. However, morning and sunset hikes are especially rewarding. Knox Mountain’s summit stands 300 meters above Lake Okanagan so that you can enjoy awe-inspiring views across the water, the city, and the mountains beyond. And there are plenty more hiking opportunities in the areas surrounding Kelowna, including:

  • Pincushion Mountain Trail

  • Myra Canyon

  • Rose Valley Regional Park

  • Crawford (Canyon) Falls

  • Christie Falls

  • Fintry Falls

  • Bear Creek Falls

If you want a two-wheeled adventure while spending three days in Kelowna wine country, we recommend heading to Myra Canyon. The courses at Myra Canyon follow the route of the disused KVR (Kettle Valley Railway). This means you can ride over the 18 iconic trestle bridges and two railway tunnels, all sitting among beautiful steep-walled canyons. Some of these trails also welcome cyclists.

Don’t Forget Watersports and Activities on the Lake

Do you want to make a splash on Lake Okanagan while you’re in town? The good news is you’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

You can find reliable classics like kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals alongside the newest addition to the watersport family — flyboarding! With pedal boats, water skis, boat rentals, and much more, you can get out on the lake in any way that suits you.

Of course, most lake-based action takes place during the summer. If you’re visiting us in winter, check out our tips for the best winter activities in Kelowna.

Enjoy Our Renowned Food and Drinks Scene

Whether you’ve worked up an appetite with some outdoor activities or had a slow day exploring the city, Kelowna has plenty to offer when you start feeling hungry, thirsty or both.

Our city has multiple unique spots for breakfast and brunch, especially places that support local producers, feature local and sustainable ingredients, and most feature gluten-free options. Some of the best include The Bohemian Cafe, Diner Deluxe Kelowna, The Jammery, and Central Kitchen + Bar. You can discover more about these popular places by reading our list of the best breakfasts in Kelowna.

If you’re looking for restaurants for lunch or dinner, we have also provided (tried-and-tested!) recommendations in our Restaurant Guide to Kelowna. Our city also has a lot of excellent restaurants with outdoor dining and patios.

If the weather is lovely and you want to eat al fresco, consider heading to The Lookout at Gray Monk, Earls Kelowna, Old Vines at Quail’s Gate, DunnEnzies Pizza Co, Lakeside Restaurant at the Hotel Eldorado, 19 Bistro @ Fitz, or Central Kitchen + Bar.

Again, we’ve compiled a guide to these recommendations in our list of Kelowna’s best outdoor dining and patios.

Front of BNA Brewery in downtown Kelowna

What About Drinks in Kelowna Other Than Wine?

As Kelowna’s wine experts, we’re ready to advise about the best bars and pubs in town.

For some of the best drinks, bites, and great all-round vibes, we suggest heading to any of the following, depending on your tastes:

  • BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery

  • Micro Bar Bites

  • Hotel Eldorado

  • Central Kitchen + Bar

  • DunnEnzies Pizza Co.

Do you want to find out more about these bars and pubs? Check out the list of our favourite places for drinks in Kelowna.

And There’s So Much More for Your Kelowna 3 Day Itinerary

We could go on and on with more suggestions for your three days in Kelowna wine country, but we don’t want to keep you too long!

Some of the other standout activities you can consider include:

  • Taking a stroll in Waterfront Park

  • Getting some retail therapy on Bernard Avenue

  • Exploring Kelowna’s live music venues

  • Heading to Parlour for handmade, small-batch ice cream

For more travel inspiration, review our budget-friendly things to do in Kelowna!

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East Kelowna Wineries Tour

Unwind in Style in East Kelowna – No Designated Driver Needed

Unveil the taste secrets of East Kelowna's hidden gems on our year-round winery tour. Explore boutique wineries, indulge in private tastings, and enjoy a mouthwatering lunch. Join us for an unforgettable escapade in the heart of East Kelowna's wine country.

With our expert Tour Guides and over ten years of East Kelowna Wine Tour experience, you can trust that you'll visit the top Kelowna wineries that are hand-picked just for you. Our professional guides know the ins and outs of the area and will take you to the most exceptional wineries where you can indulge in private tastings.

You'll have the opportunity to savour the region's flavours no matter the season, as this popular East Kelowna wine tour is available all year.

But that's not all. To make your experience even more delightful, choose from a mouthwatering lunch at DunnEnzie's or Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Picture yourself indulging in freshly baked pizza while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the vineyards.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to create lasting memories, forge new friendships, and immerse yourself in the Kelowna wine world. Book your tour today and elevate your wine-tasting experience to new heights.

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West Kelowna Wineries Tour

Enjoy Scenic West Kelowna Wineries without the Stress of Planning, Even If You're New to Wine

Embark on a luxurious wine tour through West Kelowna's finest wineries. Enjoy a personalized dining experience and insider knowledge from your dedicated guide.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of scenic West Kelowna as you embark on a customized journey through its finest wineries. Feel the cool, barrel-lined cellars and savour the earthy aroma of the wines.

Indulge in a delectable dining experience at either Quails' Gate Winery or The Modest Butcher, where panoramic views will take your breath away. Choose the perfect spot to complement your wine-tasting adventure.

Our year-round tour promises a unique and unforgettable experience no matter the season. Whether it's the vibrant hues of fall or the crisp freshness of spring, West Kelowna's wine country is always ready to welcome you with open arms. Book your Okanagan wine adventure today!

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Lake Country Wineries Tour

Bask in the Scenic Beauty of Lake Country – No Stress, Just the Best Views

Step into a world of luxury and indulge in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Country, BC. This exclusive experience allows you to embark on a sensory odyssey through enchanting vineyards, indulge in panoramic views, enjoy educational wine tastings, and have a delectable lunch at a prestigious winery.

Join Wicked Wine Tours on this unforgettable escapade as we guide you through picturesque Lake Country wineries. With over ten years of experience in curating the perfect wine tour, our professional tour guide will unveil the secrets behind each pour, transforming your wine tasting into an educational journey.

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes of rolling vine-covered hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. Discover undiscovered Lake Country winery gems, savour exceptional wines, and learn about the winemaking process that goes into creating them.

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Penticton Wineries Tour

Discover the Best Wineries in Penticton – Leave the Logistics to Us

Experience an unforgettable journey as you embark on our Penticton Wineries Tour. This luxurious adventure takes you through the undiscovered Penticton winery gems and along the scenic shores of Lake Okanagan, leading you to the renowned Naramata Bench.

Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking scenery as you indulge in award-winning wines and a delectable winery lunch. Our expert tour guide will ensure that your experience is extraordinary, providing valuable insights and knowledge about the region’s winemaking process.

The Naramata Bench is famous for its impressive portfolio of red wines, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Each sip will transport you to a world of flavours as these exquisite wines thrive under the endless summer and sunshine.

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Osoyoos Wineries Tour

No Need to Settle for Ordinary, Even if You Have a Refined Palate

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will delight your senses and elevate your wine-tasting experience? Join us on an enchanting adventure through Canada's wine capital, Oliver-Osoyoos.

Set against the majestic backdrop of rolling landscapes, our grandest wine tour takes you to the heart of the Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench, two renowned wine regions. Here, winemakers and enthusiasts revel in the terroir, producing exceptional wines that will tantalize your taste buds.

But it's not just about the wine; it's about immersing yourself in the entire experience. Your tour includes luxurious round-trip transportation, ensuring you can sit back, relax, and savour every moment. From the moment you board, you'll be greeted by a professional tour guide who will handle all the details, including winery tasting fees and bottled water.

Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious newcomer, the Osoyoos Wine Tour is designed to deepen your knowledge and create lasting memories. So join us on this informative and unforgettable journey, where every sip tells a story and every vineyard holds a secret. Book your spot now, and let us whisk you to the enchanting world of Oliver-Osoyoos, Canada's only desert and wine paradise.

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St. Patrick's Day Beer Tour

Celebrate the Festive Spirit of St. Patrick's Day without the Hassle of Planning

Experience the ultimate St. Patrick's Day beer adventure without the hassle of coordinating transportation for you and your friends—join our exclusive beer tour experience!

Picture yourself surrounded by the infectious energy of fellow beer enthusiasts, laughter echoing off the brewery walls as you sample an array of specialty brews crafted just for the occasion. Feel excited as you explore each unique brewery, discovering the passion and creativity behind every pint.

Join us for a St. Patrick's Day beer tour that promises laughter, camaraderie, and much fun—you won't want the adventure to end!