A visit to Kelowna means making the most of its four distinct seasons, with March signalling the official transition from winter to spring. Read on to find out more about what you can discover, and what to expect, in Kelowna when visiting at this time of year.
Fat biking at Myra Canyon Trestles
Adventure abounds throughout the year in Kelowna, but in March, you can really make the most of Kelowna’s outdoor playground. Snow is generally scarce right in the city, but is still plentiful in the mountains, allowing visitors and locals alike the opportunity to enjoy both winter and spring activities.
Head up to Big White Ski Resort to get your fill of Okanagan champagne powder. With added activities like fat biking, skating, tubing, snowmobiling, and more, you’re sure to find something for any outdoor lover (or après-ski opportunities for those who prefer to stay indoors). If you’re a skier who’s comfortable on green and blue runs, be sure to take advantage of Big White’s free Snow Host tours. These 90-minute tours, which take place every day at 10:30 a.m., are open to all ages—an experienced local volunteer will show you the ins and outs of the resort, making sure you have fun and make the most of your visit. Discover more about the program and other available activities on Big White’s website.
Feel like skiing and golfing on the same day? In most years, you can do that in March! In 2021, Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna opened on March 3, with other courses starting to follow suit in mid-March. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just getting started with the sport, you’ll find a Kelowna golf course that matches your skillset.
While rentals for water sports aren’t available yet this early in the year, those who have their own equipment and the right gear to stay warm can get out to explore the Kelowna paddle trail on Okanagan Lake—many locals are out on the water year-round! You can also explore the waterfront boardwalk by bike or scooter thanks to Kelowna’s shared transportation providers.
As restrictions continue to ease, local events are kicking into high gear for 2022. Here are some of the events you can enjoy in Kelowna this March.
For a full list of events happening in Kelowna, check out our events calendar.
Waterfront Park, downtown Kelowna
As with any transitional month, fluctuating weather may require you to pack more strategically. Average daytime temperatures can range from -2°C / 28°F to 10°C / 48°F—depending on where you’re visiting from, this may seem balmy or downright chilly, so you’ll want to pack accordingly. March is not the wettest month in Kelowna, though there are usually about 10 rainy days, with an average of 61 mm (2.4 inches) of rain for the entire month. There isn’t generally a need for tons of rain gear though, as showers tend to be brief and light. If you’re planning on heading up into the mountains, be sure to have appropriate winter gear as there will still be plenty of snow around. View our helpful outdoor safety tips.
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