What do the ultimate Incentive Trip destinations have in common? They are spectacular sunny waterfront locations. But Kelowna goes beyond the everyday beachfront relaxation and offers the ultimate in wine, culinary, and golf so that your group has the best incentive travel experience. While non-essential travel is not recommended right now, we know that planning exceptional incentive experiences take months to organize and coordinate and you should start now!
Wine & Dine In Style
Photo by: CedarCreek Estate Winery
With more than 40 wineries in the Kelowna area, there is something for everyone to explore! During the summer months, the Okanagan Valley actually gets nearly two hours more sunlight per day than the Napa Valley so incentive winners have more time to enjoy our local wine scene.
Founded in 1987, CedarCreek Estate Winery is renowned for creating exceptional wine and culinary experiences and is a great place to start or end your Incentive Trip. With stunning indoor and outdoor venues overlooking Okanagan Lake, your winners can enjoy a delectable wine-paired lunch or dinner in the new Home Block Restaurant, sample the latest vintages during a guided wine tasting, or toast their accomplishments with a sunset Rose Garden reception. If your team is looking for some additional at-home incentives, CedarCreek also offers virtual wine tastings that bring a taste of Kelowna right to you!
Located on the Westside Wine Trail, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery features a newly opened guest experience centre that will wow your winners. Take in the expansive mountain and lake views with a glass of bubbly on their rooftop patio, dine on upscale comfort food at the Modest Butcher restaurant, or enjoy a tasting during a game of bocce in their expansive greenspace.
Tee Up an Amazing Experience
The Harvest Golf Club. Photo by: David McIlvride
Whether they’re beginners or pros, your winners will feel right at home on one of Kelowna’s 19 golf courses. Not only will they get to experience courses designed by golf legends like Jack Nicklaus, Les Furber, and Thomas McBroom, but also enjoy jaw-dropping vistas and some of the best food in the city.
“As one of Canada’s premier golf destinations, Kelowna offers golfers so much choice. With the flexibility to pick a different course, different brewery, and different patio for dinner every day, it’s no wonder that groups love coming to Kelowna,” confirms Bruce Vermee, PGA Head Golf Pro at The Harvest Golf Club, a spectacular resort-style course complete with orchards surrounding the 18-holes.
At Gallagher’s Canyon winners can choose to play their 18-hole championship Canyon Course or opt for the more approachable 9-hole Pinnacle Course both of which are framed by picturesque Ponderosa pines and spectacular canyon bluffs. After the round, Chef Nelson Daniels at Canyon Bar & Grill serves up farm-to-fork West Coast comfort food that pairs perfectly with their amazing local wine list.
Photo by: The Cove Lakeside Resort
Of course, no incentive trip is complete without relaxing lakefront accommodation. Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort features a beautiful indoor/outdoor pool, large fitness centre, onsite retail shops, and one of Kelowna’s top eateries, Oak & Cru. The resort also offers easy access to a two-kilometre waterfront boardwalk, as well as nearby restaurants, breweries, and shops.
Looking for a more secluded resort experience? The Cove Lakeside Resort is located just 20-minutes from downtown but feels a world away. Tucked away on the shores of Okanagan Lake, the resort features outdoor pools/waterslide, hot tubs, and fire pits to make the most of your summer days and nights. The onsite marina also offers kayak, paddleboard, and boat rentals.