Treat yourself to these luxury experiences for your next visit to Kelowna! Imagine waking up to a sparkling lakeside view, enjoying meals at some of the best restaurants, and taking to the skies by exploring wineries by helicopter, or floating high above it all in a hot air balloon.
Where to Stay
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort is one of the area’s most popular places to stay. With several high-end suites available, wake up to a stunning view every morning and end your day curling up in front of the fireplace. Order a delicious breakfast to your room that's inspired by the freshest ingredients of the Okanagan Valley or reserve a seat at the resort’s wine cellar - a private space that has over 2800 bottles of local wine.
The Lake House & Nest at Quails' Gate Winery
About 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown at the base of the Quails’ Gate Winery estate are two lake houses that are available for your perfect luxury getaway. Stay at one of the most elegant lakefront properties in the region in their 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom waterfront vacation home that comes with its own private dock with a boat lift. Sip on wine around the beachside fire pit and then relax in the hot tub. If you’re looking for even more of an intimate getaway, a secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage on the water with a private beach is also available that is located right beside a wildlife sanctuary.
Where to Eat
Waterfront Wines is an award winning restaurant along Sunset Drive in downtown Kelowna. Known for their crafted cocktails, only the freshest juice and herbs are used to make the perfect drink. Their wine list consists of over 300 premium wines from local and international wineries. Pair your choice of drink with one of their featured dishes made from local and organic ingredients. Reservations are recommended and call the babysitter - no minors are allowed in this restaurant.
Dine in the Domes at Frind Estate Winery
Experience Dining in a dome at Frind Estate Winery, an outdoor culinary experience in your private heated dining globe that seats up to 6 guests. Treat yourself to an evening under the stars at North America's only lakefront winery, while indulging in delights from a special multi-course menu. Open in mid-October to early spring.
RauDZ Regional Table
20 years ago, Chef Rod Butters and Restauranteur Audrey Surrao opened up Fresco to pioneer fine dining in the Kelowna area. Rebranded as RauDZ Regional Table in recent years, this is where locals go for a meal that will not disappoint! Come here for a showcase of local seasonal ingredients, and pair your meal with one of their posh cocktails.
Private Lunch at the Estate - Mission Hill Winery
Imagine walking up to your own table next to a beautiful vineyard while taking in panoramic views of Okanagan Lake. During the Private Lunch at the Estate experience at Mission Hill Winery, guests are guided through a wine-paired three-course meal where a sommelier will explore Okanagan’s unique soils that shape the local wines.
What to Do
Take Flight by Helicopter
Who needs a car when you have a helicopter! Several helicopter tour companies await to take you up into the skies for a vacation to remember. Okanagan Mountain Helicopters, Ikon Adventures Helicopters, Valhalla Helicopters, and Graham Helicopters are located in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Choose from scenic sightseeing tours or arrive in style at various wineries for a wine tasting or a picnic.
Okanagan Ballooning also provides a way to soar high above the valley! Flying year round, weather-permitting, enjoy a breathtaking scenic ride above the city while sipping on champagne. You may want to plan to fly early in the morning as this is when the winds are the calmest.