Make the most of this winter while keeping yourself and loved ones safe with these things to do in Kelowna:

Hit the Slopes

Big White Ski Resort

Photo by: Big White Ski Resort

Bigger spaces, fewer faces is exactly what you’ll encounter on the ski hills near Kelowna this season, along with that famous Okanagan Champagne Powder. To ensure physical distancing Big White and SilverStar have introduced many new health and safety protocols. Day passes must be purchased in advance at both resorts. At SilverStar, you also must reserve your parking spot before heading to the hill. These measures will make sure that townsites, lines, and runs are at an appropriate capacity keeping everyone safe.

Find out more about the new measures this season here, including mandatory masks.

Shop & Support Local

Love for Kelowna - Shop Local

Locally-owned shops and boutiques need our support now more than ever. Kelowna’s entrepreneurial spirit means that we have many shops that offer a wide variety of products. Many businesses offer online ordering, curbside pick-up, delivery, or in-person shopping with health and safety measures in place.

Visit to browse or order Kelowna apparel, locally made art, handcrafted treats, and sustainable products.

Try the Trails

Cross-Country Skiing at Kelowna Nordic Centre (4)

Kelowna's mild winter temperatures mean that being active outdoors is a year-round possibility. In the winter, try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on the many trails in and around the city with your household. If you're new to the activity, be sure to research the level of difficulty, COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and the type of gear you'll need before heading out to make sure you can make the most of these fun winter activities.  

Eat & Drink Local

Karat Chocolate

Dining and drinking establishments are very safe places for you to enjoy time out with your household, as they have all of the required health and safety protocols in place. Supporting local cafes, restaurants, bakerieswineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries is extremely important at this time of year, and now more than ever during the pandemic. Try visiting one of these businesses with heated and covered patios or if you're not comfortable visiting in person, consider ordering take-out or delivery. Many businesses are offering special seasonal dishes and deals that will make for the perfect treat during the winter or purchase a gift card to give loved ones you may not be able to see in person right now to enjoy at a later date.