13 Kelowna Christmas Gift Ideas

Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00 AM by Jennifer Schell

It's always nice to send Kelowna and Okanagan Valley gifts home, or take local items with you when you travel. And with the abundance available in our area the choices are endless. Here are 13 of my favourite year-round gift ideas that are also perfect for Christmas.

Bernard Avenue Shopping

There are so many great boutique stores in Kelowna where you can find fun and unique products. Whether you’re looking for the Christmas gifts or wanting to treat yourself, here are a few stores to check out as you #exploreKelowna.

YES! Ski Season is Officially Here.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:00 AM by Nic Collar


Looking to get out and hit the slopes? Big White Ski Resort is officially open marking the start of the ski and snowboard season in the Kelowna area. 

Bean Scene Latte

Kelowna’s Bean Scene Coffee Works has become THE coffee scene in town. Now offering four locations (downtown, Landmark, Capri Mall, and Pandosy Village plus a Big White shop) the Bean Scene team has created its own culture and hub for locals to sip, work, chat and hang--with or without others.

A Kelowna Cocktail Every Tea Lover Should Know

Friday, November 25, 2016 9:00 AM by Harry Dosanj

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Grown Up Chai Tea

Enjoy this black tea cocktail with a beautiful combination of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom flavors. Using Urban Distilleries'' Spirit Bear Gin, a gin made from local grains and 10 local botanicals including local apples and Okanagan lavender, is the perfect spirit to match the spiced chai tea central to this drink.

Quails' Gate Table Setting
The tables at Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery are ready for holiday cheer.

We love visiting the local wineries at this time of year because the busy season and harvest are both over, so the winemakers have more time to visit. This time of year presents the best opportunity for an intimate or technical wine experience where you can learn about the wines from the people who are making them.

Beach Days in November? Absolutely.

Friday, November 18, 2016 10:00 AM by Matt Ferguson

A couple of November days last week felt more like spring with the blue skies, and warm temperatures that reached 17°C. It was so warm outside that I was in shorts and a t-shirt and we even kicked off our shoes and walked in the water. We had lunch at Memphis Blues BBQ House then visited a few of our favourite parks and beaches, the kids wrestled in leaf piles and generally just played. We hope to catch a some more awesome weather before the real winter arrives in Kelowna!

Lobster Bisque

The Okanagan has some of the best ingredients and when you pair them with ingredients from other parts of Canada, you can get results that showcase the absolute best of our country. Here’s a Canadian comfort food recipe that features both local and national ingredients just in time for cooler weather.


Autumn has arrived in the Okanagan. While the fall season brings cooler weather one if its rewards are the truly spectacular colours proving that Kelowna and the Okanagan are beautiful year-round. Catch a glimpse of Kelowna's golden colours in Nic's latest video.