Your Ultimate Winter Getaway Guide to Kelowna

Stuart Park Skating Kelowna BC

Exploring Kelowna and the Okanagan: Things To Do in Kelowna in the Winter

Are you planning your winter getaway? Look no further than Kelowna and the Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Known for more than just its renowned wineries, this picturesque region offers a diverse range of winter activities that will make your vacation unforgettable.

A sunny day at Big White Resort and the chairlift.

Ski Big White Resort: Where Powder Dreams Come True

If you’re a winter sports enthusiast, Big White Ski Resort is a must-visit. Nestled an hour southeast of Kelowna, this hidden gem boasts 7,355 acres of pristine slopes, 119 runs, and Western Canada’s largest night skiing area. With a gondola, modern lifts, and a charming mountain village, Big White provides an immersive skiing experience. Pro tip: Wicked Tours offers convenient shuttles, making your journey from Kelowna International Airport a breeze.

People skating at Stuart Park in Kelowna, BC.

Stuart Park Skating: Glide Under the City Lights

Head to Stuart Park’s ice rink in downtown Kelowna for a magical evening. This rink is lit against the cityscape, offering a charming setting for skating enthusiasts. The sparkling bear statue, a nod to Kelowna’s namesake, adds a touch of local flair. After your skate, explore nearby pubs and restaurants for a perfect winter night out.

Krafty Kitchen in Kelowna, BC.

Adventures in Dining: A Culinary Journey in the Offseason

Discover Kelowna’s vibrant food scene during the winter months. Unlike the bustling summer, you’ll have the pick of the litter when it comes to restaurants. Dive into local favourites like Krafty Kitchen + Bar, Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery, and Erica Jane. With fewer crowds, enjoy incredible food without the usual wait. For more, check out our list of the best Kelowna restaurants.

Two smiling people snowshoe at Big White Resort in Kelowna, BC.

Snowshoeing and Hiking: Myra Canyon’s Winter Wonderland

Embrace the winter wonderland of Myra Canyon, part of the Kettle Valley Railway. Accessible from Kelowna, this area features 18 wooden trestle bridges, providing a breathtaking backdrop for snowshoeing. While weather conditions may impact access, a wintery hike along the rebuilt bridges is a soulful experience when possible.

Winemakers harvest Icewine grapes at Tantalus Vineyards.

Winter Wine Tours: Sip, Swirl, and Savor

Cap off your winter adventure with a wine tour, a specialty in this region. Despite the cooler weather, most wineries in the Okanagan remain open, offering unique winter-friendly experiences. Enjoy the seclusion, meet winemakers, and indulge in seasonal releases like robust red wines, hearty ales, and spiced ciders. Wicked Wine Tours, based in Kelowna, specializes in creating a luxurious wine tasting experience all year.

Two smiling women wine tasting in front of a fireplace at Quails Gate Winery.

Kelowna and the Okanagan aren’t just summer destinations. This winter, immerse yourself in a world of skiing, ice skating, culinary delights, snowy hikes, and exquisite wine. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a relaxation enthusiast, this winter getaway has something for everyone. Make the most of the season and create lasting memories in this Canadian winter paradise.

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Kelowna Wineries Tour

Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Kelowna Wineries without the Stress of Planning, Even if You're New to Wine

Curious about the stories behind the finest West Kelowna wineries? Only those on our Okanagan wine tours get VIP access!

Embark on a luxurious Kelowna winery tour across the lake to scenic West Kelowna. Step into a winter wonderland on our seasonal wine tour to the finest Kelowna vineyards, including Mission Hill Winery and Quails Gate Winery. Personalize your wine tour with wine tasting upgrades and choice of lunch at Quails Gate restaurant or Modest Butcher at Mt. Boucherie. Experience ten years of award-winning Kelowna winery expertise with your personal guide, El Presidenté.

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Gift Certificates

Gift the Ultimate Experience without the Guesswork – Unleash the Joy of Wine Tours with Hassle-Free Gift Certificates, Even if You're Unsure of Their Tastes

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Picture your loved ones strolling through picturesque vineyards, sampling exquisite local wines, and sharing laughter amid the beauty of Kelowna's wine country. They'll be treated to an experience that transcends the ordinary, creating lasting memories of togetherness and delight. This isn't just a tour; it's a celebration of a special bond, and the giver becomes the architect of these extraordinary memories.

So, why wait? Purchase a Wicked Wine Tours gift card and gift the joy of discovery, laughter, and appreciation of life's finer things.