As a local I always look forward to Easter Weekend with the grass getting green, flowers starting to spring up, and more and more people outside enjoying the fresh spring air. Here are a handful of events you can take part in this Easter weekend - there is something for everyone to celebrate.

1. Easter Brunch

The entire family can enjoy a tasty start to the day with an Easter Sunday Brunch. Hotel Eldorado and the Kelowna Yacht Club will both be hosting family-friendly brunch buffets, while The Vibrant Vine will be offering a wine-paired brunch menu, which includes a vegan option. 

2. Easter Pancake Breakfast 

Easter Egg Hunt
Photo by: Victory Life Fellowship

Join Victory Life for their 16th Annual Easter Pancake Breakfast at the Parkinson Recreation Center! Going from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., everything at this event is FREE & FUN for the whole family! Enjoy free pancakes, easter-egg hunts, children’s activities, games, and prizes.

3. Easter at Big White Ski Resort

Enjoy an array of Easter events, including spring skiing, during Big White Ski Resort's final weekend of the season. Free events include photos with the Easter bunny and egg decorating. Easter Sunday breakfast is a buffet, including a pancake bar for the kids! 

4. Easter Family Fun Day at Arion Therapeutic Farm

Spend Easter Monday with the whole family at Arion Therapeutic Farm! The day is packed full of activities for all ages, including crafts, cookie decorating, and interactive fun with Arion's horses! There will also be a vegan bake sale. All proceeds from the event go to support the farm's animal residents.

5. Easter Train Ride on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Kettle Valley Steam Train
Photo courtesy: Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Venture 45 minutes south of Kelowna to Summerland, where the whole family can take an Easter Train Ride on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway. The ride will include treats for the kids, music, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! The train will depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with a pancake breakfast served in between.

Bonus: Karat Chocolate's Easter Egg

No matter what you choose to do for Easter, it's always better with chocolate. Treat the gang (or yourself) to one of Karat Chocolate's handcrafted works of chocolate art this Easter weekend.