It’s easy to heat up your romance on cold winter days! Here are a few suggestions on where you can take your sweetheart while enjoying Kelowna’s cool season.
There are many ways to #exploreKelownalocal with your household or core bubble this winter!
Sip and Learn About Wine
The View Winery hosts tours every weekend where guests up to 4 people in your household or core bubble can enjoy a winter vineyard experience followed by a wine tasting in the intimate wine shop. Depending on the amount of snow on the ground, consider bringing your snowshoes!
Every day from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the vineyard where you can take in the views of the city and the lake from between the vines. After the self-guided tour, warm up in the tasting room with a wine or cider tasting. The cost is $10 per person, but is complimentary with purchase.
Go for a Skate
A skating rink can be a lovers’ paradise! Imagine gliding around on ice hand-in-hand with your honey, and you can do it for free in Downtown Kelowna at the Stuart Park Ice Rink. Make sure to book ahead and reserve a time slot and bring your own skates and helmets. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, no rentals will be available at the skating rink.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can take advantage of its proximity to nearby restaurants to prolong your date night.
With Big White Ski Resort and SilverStar Mountain Resort only about an hour’s drive away, you have plenty of options when it comes to finding the perfect ski run! Both mountains are open daily until early April and have world-class facilities to accommodate skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with the COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures at the Ski Resorts, including that day passes must be booked online ahead of time.
Showoff Your Mini-Golf & Arcade Skills
Impress your date with your putting skills at Scandia Golf and Games. With an indoor jungle mini-golf course and the largest arcade in Okanagan, this is the place to drum up some friendly competition.
Many changes have been made at Scandia Golf & Games to ensure the health and safety of everyone, including recommendations to bring your own equipment, such as putter if you have one, reducing the arcades to 50% capacity to ensure physical distancing, and everything is sanitized and disinfected after each use.
Here’s a tip: if you really want to dazzle your date, get a hole-in-one on the 18th hole to score a free game.
Get a Strike
Photo by: BC Ale Trail
Bowling is a fun game that is easily enjoyed with your special someone. It can also be a relaxing ice-breaker activity for first dates since you can always talk about your skills.
Bowling lanes are open and following strict COVID-19 protocols, including leaving gap lanes open between active bowling lanes, everything is sanitized and disinfected after each use, and groups of up to 6 must be within your household or core bubble.
Home to several bowling options, here is a list of where you can get a strike around the Kelowna area: