8 Kelowna Experiences To Gift This Holiday Season

Have someone on your list that has everything? Or maybe this is the year to spend on experiences instead of stuff.  Here are some fun, bookable experiences in Kelowna to add to your winter wish list or to gift someone else:

1. Winter Wine Tour


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Enjoying our wineries in the winter is a special experience. The tasting rooms are a little less busy so staff are able to spend a bit more time with each group that comes in. Book with a tour operator or reserve your tastings ahead of time for a group of up to six.

2. Ski passes to Big White or SilverStar


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There’s just something about the Okanagan Champagne Powder at our local ski hills. Purchase your season or day passes now for SilverStar or Big White.  Both hills are just under an hour from downtown Kelowna and offer a variety of runs for all skill levels.  Read up on all their safety protocols (Big White, SilverStar) before heading out to make sure you and everyone you’re with remain healthy and safe.

3. Pop up dinner with Paisley Notebook


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Recently named one of “the country’s next star chef’s” by the Globe & Mail’s Canada’s Kitchen 2020 edition, Aman Dosanjs’ edible adventures and pop-up dinners are in high demand.  Sign up for her newsletter to be the first to know about what’s coming so you can book your seats once a new dinner series is announced.

4. Helicopter Wine Tour


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What’s more epic than taking in the amazing scenery of the Okanagan Valley while stopping for wine tastings via helicopter?

5. Horseback Riding at Myra Canyon Ranch


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There’s something so peaceful about heading into the mountains and valleys surrounding Kelowna on horseback. Myra Canyon Ranch is tucked in southeast Kelowna on the edge of a provincial park, providing a memorable rural experience year-round, plus you can stay overnight at their lodge.

6. Behind the Scenes Tour at Arion Therapeutic Farm


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Interacting with cute farm animals on an organic farm is therapeutic for both the visitor and the animals.  All of the animals at Arion have been rescued and are living their best lives while providing an opportunity for visitors to help feed and learn more about them. Make sure you wear your boots, it’s a farm after all. ;)

7. Taste of the Estate Tour at Mission Hill


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Available year-round, the Taste of the Estate tour at Mission Hill takes guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of the grounds and through the barrel room, all while sampling newly released wines paired with estate-grown bites.

8. Bubble Dining Experience

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Enjoy a unique experience at The Curious Cafe - dine in a bubble with your bubble of up to six people. Reservations are required for the four-course dinners and are available through the winter. 

Kelowna is a true four-season playground with exceptional experiences available year-round. Visit the packages and promotions page to review options for quick getaways, local BC resident offers, and extended stay packages.

Carla Bechard

Marketing Programs & Partnerships

250.861.1515 ext. 204


Contact Carla to: Inquire about Tourism Kelowna marketing programs and collateral, local advertising activations, mobile pass opportunities, and Destination BC Coop partnerships.