I am so privileged to simply call Kelowna home and I get requested all the time exactly where to go, what to consume and the place to keep! I have rounded up a record of my favorite spots in this Kelowna Summer time Journey Guide to make arranging your journey right here a minor easier… and a large amount extra exciting!
Kelowna is 1 of the very best spots to journey any time of 12 months, but the summertime is by far the ideal! Kelowna is nestled in a valley loaded with environment class wineries, clean local fruit and greens, epic dining places, climbing, sandy seashores and some fabulous boutique procuring.
So without having further hold off, listed here is my mini Kelowna journey guide… from a foodie’s lens of study course!
What to do in Kelowna
If you’re hunting for factors to do with children I suggest examining out this post 20 Fun Factors to do with Little ones in Kelowna. If you have a weekend away from the young children or never have youngsters to fear about at all I advocate a wine tour (see below for winery tips)! If you’re venturing a little bit additional south, verify out this post for the South Okanagan area or this post for some thing closer to Osoyoos.
You can hire a boat down by the Cove or in Town Park (and quite a few other places) for a day on the lake (hold your eyes peeled for Ogopogo), go mountaineering (test Knox Mountain, Kalamoir Park for magnificent sights or Bear Creek Park for a breathtaking waterfall – pack a picnic to get pleasure from on the lake in the Bear Creek Provincial Park just after!). Pritchard Park is our common hangout with a terrific wharf for the little ones to bounce off of (on the West Aspect) or Gyro Seashore is a warm hangout as effectively.
For a little bit of work out hire bikes at Kelowna eride (or an electric a person if work out is not on the precedence list lol) by the hour for some thing different! Moo-lix and Parlour are terrific spots to get an ice product cone as you stroll the downtown space.
Go to the Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm for a stunning botanical knowledge (I really like it best at dusk)! It is so magnificent, and they build the most gorgeous sustainable products and solutions. You can also uncover them on line here.
Where by to Remain in Kelowna
There’s so lots of alternatives of spots to remain in Kelowna it can get a very little mind-boggling! The Cottages at Quail’s Gate are a great possibility for teams up to 10 people. For someplace near to the water I recommend the Delta Grand, the Manteo, or the Eldorado. The Eldorado also has a lovely patio hunting out more than at the lake and is an brilliant spot to halt for a glass of wine or a martini! The Cove is on the West Aspect and has definitely good lakeside lodging with a beautiful pool area – their spa is definitely brilliant much too!
Wherever to Take in in Kelowna
The Kelowna cafe scene has gotten SO Fantastic. It’s not normally that Charles and I get out for a date night time but when we do we adore the Outdated Vines Cafe at Quails Gate. We also enjoy Raudz for enjoyment, community delicacies. The Curious has some of the quite greatest pizza in city and wine and beer on tap – super casual.
New to Kelowna this 12 months, OEB has built quite an affect on the brunch scene and The Bohemian Cafe is an brilliant place for brunch: try out the Mexican Omelette and do not miss out on the do-it-yourself toast with jam. Krafty Kitchen & Bar is a fantastic spot for relaxed local eats and has a hip hop brunch! Minimal Hobo is a very good option for incredibly relaxed eats (only open up for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday) and if you’re on the lookout for a vegan spot appear no further than the Naked Cafe.
BNA Brewing is a single of the most well-liked places in Kelowna and for fantastic rationale. They have a good menu but also have a bowling alley, bocce ball, and previous arcade video games! Tree Brewing Beer Institute is a good place for a date night with craft beers and a large assortment of board game titles. Oh yes and Vice and Virtue is a need to for you beer lovers!
Look at out Central Kitchen area and Bar if informal fare is up your alley, or for a really distinctive Western saloon knowledge test out The Hatching Write-up on the West Side. Purple Bird Brewing and King Faucets are more recent on the marketplace and are on my checklist! Oh my gosh I could write a ebook on this subject matter but I’ll quit!
In which to Get Coffee in Kelowna
As a mother espresso is form of a big deal to me. Sprout Bread Shop is our put to go when we have team meetings the coffee is good and so is their baking (really don’t depart without the need of a loaf of bread – you can thank me later on … the sourdough, focaccia and desk loaf are major notch)!
Shiny & Jenny Espresso is found on the edge of downtown and has some of the finest espresso with beans they roast here in Kelowna. 3rd Space Espresso is a non-profit that offers counselling and psychological health applications for all those in require … and excellent coffee! Ultimately, Bean Scene is a Kelowna typical and a terrific area to take it easy with a cup of espresso or tea.
Wineries to Check out in Kelowna
It’s challenging to opt for just a several wineries to pick out as ‘must visits’ but Kitsch and Mission Hill equally have an amazing look at of the Okanagan. Sandhill is constantly on the major of my record – you critically simply cannot go erroneous with ANY of their wines and they are conveniently found downtown.
Cedar Creek a short while ago went through renovations and has an outstanding new restaurant Dwelling Block. The Hatch is a anything a minimal unique and so distinctive to test out! Lively Vine has some good tales at the rear of their wines and labels and has a awesome 3D practical experience. I’ve pointed out Quails Gate a couple of periods but I significantly advocate it, their patio is likely my favourite put to be in the summer time (you will see why if you go). Also Frind Winery has an epic beachfront setup where you can get pizza (and vino of study course) and sit in the sand. Discuss about Okanagan residing!
Wherever to Store in Kelowna
When I have the time to shop I unquestionably ADORE some of the modest stores we have right here in Kelowna. One particular of my favorite parts of furnishings in my residence is my laundry place picket cupboard and it is from Lakehouse! They have this sort of attractive items for your kitchen and home. They not too long ago even expanded their keep to be even larger! I very propose halting by. Similar goes for Olive & Elle, a adorable boutique for homewares as properly. Oh and never forget to stop at Alchemy.
Wherever to Get Groceries & Deliver in Kelowna
Getting a meals blogger, I get requested a good deal where the greatest area is to acquire a number of healthy groceries or where by the finest make is in Kelowna. The Kelowna’s Farmers Sector is a just one end shop on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s for community develop, sustainably sourced meats and cheeses, garments, jewelry and more.
If the industry isn’t heading on I’d quit by Nature’s Fare, City Fare, or Alternatives to seize a number of factors or a speedy picnic lunch. For fresh make Paynter’s U-Pick is usually a terrific time with the kids – they even have picnic tables and ice cream for the children (large and small:).
If you give any of these locations a attempt or if I missed anything at all enable me know in a remark below… happy lengthy weekend!