Kelowna Story Ideas

Situated in the heart of British Columbia, Kelowna is the hub and largest city in the Okanagan Valley. With breathtaking views overlooking Okanagan Lake and an endless number of year-round adventures available, visitors to the region are spoilt for choice when looking for rest and relaxation, high adrenaline activities, family time or a mix of all three. 

In addition, Kelowna continues to live up to its renowned reputation as a must visit destination with impressive new restaurants opening, the wine scene continuing to thrive and several cideries and breweries popping up. Below are a variety of story ideas, itineraries and updates on what's new or coming soon.

What’s New in 2020 

Friends of Dorothy
Kelowna’s first LGBT2Q+ cocktail lounge is now open. 
January 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Kelowna Airport
New 140-room hotel located across Highway 97 from the airport.
February 2020

Hyatt Place Kelowna
161 rooms and close to 2,000 square feet of meeting space will open at the convenient location on the corner of Spall and Enterprise.
April 2020

Frind Estate Winery
The dream project from the creator and former owner of online dating site, Plenty of Fish, opens on the western shores of Okanagan Lake this spring. 
April 2020

Mt. Boucherie & The Modest Butcher
A new wine centre with private areas, expanded tasting room, patio, and restaurant will transform the visitor experience at this West Kelowna winery. 
April 2020

Priest Creek Family Estate
The newest vineyard and winery will open this spring on the Southeast Bench in Kelowna.
April 2020

Jackknife Brewing
Creating West Coast beers that are a bit off kilter, Jackknife is the newest brewery in the booming North End of Kelowna.
April 2020

Shoreline Brewing
Located directly across the street from Gyro Beach in the Pandosy area, Shoreline celebrates Kelowna living with great beer. 
May 2020

Black Swift Vineyards
Newest tasting room in West Kelowna, Black Swift Vineyards is one of many projects led by the hatch.
June 2020

Wiseacre Farm Distillery
Micro distillery nestled in the hills of southeast Kelowna focusing on using as many ingredients as possible grown right on the farm.
August 2020

Mirabel Vineyards
New tasting room facility in the hills of Southeast Kelowna is now welcoming visitors. 
August 2020


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Carla Young

Travel Media & Communication

250.861.1515 ext. 204

Contact Carla to: Inquire about and/or set up media visits to Kelowna, request images or content for publication, share information on your business or service which may appeal to media, discuss new and noteworthy happenings in Kelowna and area.