Kelowna is well known for its stunning scenery and endless activities year round. Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley is an explorer’s haven.
Whether you like swimming or canoeing in the Okanagan lake, visiting local wineries, parks or farms, hiking Knox Mountain, skiing down the mountain peaks, snowshoeing or seeing a local art performance or Rocket’s hockey game, there’s an overwhelming number of activities to choose from.
Our team has narrowed down our favourite day trips and activities to do in Kelowna before unwinding with a beer and bite to eat at Brandt’s Creek Pub.
Okanagan Valley Wineries and Breweries
The Okanagan Valley is world renowned for its exceptional vineyards and stellar selection of unique local wines and beer including Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, which is located on the southeastern slope of a 60-million-year-old dormant volcano. There are several incredible wineries to discover throughout the Okanagan Valley depending on preference.
If you prefer beer, Kelowna has a number of local breweries and beer tasting tours. Tree Brewing Company has a wide selection of seasonal and award winning hand crafted beers. Quench your thirst with West Coast Ales before stopping into Brandt’s Creek Pub for a bite to eat.
Okanagan Valley Farms & Orchards
Unsurprisingly, the Okanagan Valley is the home of several stunning orchards and farms. The local Kelowna Farmer’s markets are stocked with locally certified organic vegetables, fruit and meats from a variety of farms and orchards. These farms and orchards are an incredible way to spend a day.
There are also a number of farms that specialize in animal care. Meet the animals at Kangaroo Creek Farm or spend an educational day learning about Alpacas at Camelot Haven Alpacas.
Kelowna Museums, Art Galleries and Performing Arts
Kelowna’s lively arts and culture scene has a lot to offer its residents and tourists alike. Buy tickets to a modern ballet performance or classical opera production, or visit one of Kelowna’s exceptional art galleries or museums.
Kelowna’s Art Gallery always exceptional artwork on display. Visit their gallery for the most current exhibit or discover the natural and human history of Kelowna at Okanagan Heritage Museum. You’ll have lots of time to chat about your experiences over a relaxing meal at Brandt’s afterwards.
Kelowna’s Indoor Activities
Kelowna has an abundance of indoor activities to choose from. Enjoy a few rounds of lazer tag at Planet Lazer, a variety of arcade games, mini golf and go karting at Scandia, or seek out one of Kelowna’s bowling alleys, climbing gyms or escape rooms.
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have tons to chat about over dinner and a beer at Brandt’s Creek Pub after a fun filled day of activities.
Kelowna’s Thrill Seekers and Outdoor Lovers
If Heli-skiing, Heli-snowboarding, ziplining, hiking, biking, water-skiing, or taking a boat, ATV or helicopter tours appeals to you, then Kelowna and the Okanagan has tons of opportunities.
During the winter months, ski hills are the perfect place to spend the day. In the warmer weather, head up to Myra Canyon for a stunning bike ride or soak up the sun along the Okanagan Lake shore.
However you choose to spend your day, these activities are sure to get your appetite up!