Kelowna offers a vast selection of experiences and products to enjoy. Whether you're travelling to our region or looking to make the most of where you live, treat yourself (or your friends and family) to some amazing local products this winter!  


Summerhill Pyramid Winery Bubbles

With a landscape covered in vineyards and tasting rooms, Kelowna has become synonymous with wine country, and many of our wineries offer amazing internationally awarded wines. However, locals know that there is so much more to offer, including world-renowned spirits, acclaimed craft beers, and delectable ciders. 


QB Gelato

Winter is the season for indulgence when it comes to treats and desserts. As luck would have it, Kelowna is good at is food! With so many local shops, bakeries, and markets offering an array of artisanal and small-batch goods, there's no doubt it's a foodie's paradise. 

  • A visit to Karat Chocolate + Pastry Boutique will have your taste buds singing thanks to their ever-evolving list of offerings that includes decadent cream puffs, desserts that could double as art pieces, stuffed croissants, handcrafted chocolates, and more! Since the menu changes almost daily, you'll want to pop in often or keep an eye on their Instagram page to see what's in the shop. 
  • Okanagan Grocery has been filling bellies with their delectable offerings since 2004. They have combined two of the world's favourite things—bread and chocolate—to create the Callebaut Chocolate Bread, filled with rich chocolate fudge and chocolate pieces. It's only available on Saturdays, so arrive early to satisfy your sweet tooth!
  • You cannot go wrong with QB Gelato & Bakery, where almost everything is made from scratch, using local whenever possible. With a wide variety of gelato flavours that change regularly—January features include Sage & Burnt Butter, London Fog, and Guava Sorbet—there's something to please everyone's palate.  
  • Cheese lovers rejoice! Perseval & Young Cheesemongers, Kelowna's first specialty cheese shop, has created the Premier Cheese Club. Each month, local cheese club members will receive a box with three varieties of cheese with customized tasting notes. For those visiting the area, be sure to pop in and check out all the in-store offerings or order a box of cheese to take with you and enjoy on your travels.



Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm

The new year is often a time of renewal, so it makes sense to focus on self-care and pamper yourself a bit. Here are some Kelowna products that will help you feel your best this winter. 

  • Healing Hollow makes it easy to create a spa-like feeling at home with its array of bath products like foaming bath salts, bath bombs, and bath drops. You'll have that heavenly feeling and be relaxed in no time! 
  • While you're soaking in the tub, rest your eyes with the Lavender Eye Pillow from Meadow Vista Honey Wines. Add some candles from S&M Soap Co., with scents inspired by Kelowna and the Okanagan, along with a cup of Relaxing loose leaf tea from ChaiBaba and your me-time is complete. 
  • Soothe and restore that dry winter skin with the Botanical Body Butter from Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm. All of the herbs and botanicals used in the product are grown, harvested, and distilled right on the farm. Plus, the container is 100% biodegradable and plastic-free!
  • If you're a fan of kombucha, you can brew your own at home with MotherLove's Kombucha Kit, which comes with step-by-step instructions and everything you need to get started. If you prefer to leave the brewing to the professionals, you can shop online—you'll receive a discount on cases of kombucha if you pick it up at the local brewery.

Valentine's Day

Winter Sunset at 50th Parallel Winery (2)

After you've treated yourself with the best of Kelowna, share the local love with your significant other, bestie, or loved ones for Valentine's Day. Here are a few ideas to get you started (keep an eye on our blog in the weeks ahead for more local offerings). 

  • Local floral designer, Fleurich Creations, has launched its breathtaking Valentine's Collection with bouquets starting at $30. Plus, stay tuned for more information on the Laurence Love gift boxes that will launch the last week of January.
  • Karat Chocolate pulls out all the stops for the holidays and Valentine's Day is no exception—stay tuned to find out more about the ridiculously cute chocolate bears they are creating to celebrate love day.
  • Nothing beats a spa day to relax and enjoy some one-on-one time. Check out the spa packages available at Beyond Wrapture, Spa at the Cove, or Damara Day Spa—all three day spas are located at Kelowna hotel properties, making it easy to plan a whole weekend of celebrating with a staycation or a quick getaway.

This is just a shortlist of the many ways to support local and treat yourself this winter. You can check out our website for more information on things to do and see while you #exploreKelowna safely