After spending time in the Canadian Rockies, we drove 6hrs west to Kelowna, BC. A beautiful town in the Okanagan valley with a microclimate perfect for wineries. We spent 3 days here at the Delta Grand Okanagan hotel overlooking the lake while unfolding for some true R&R.
Our days were filled with lake activities: kayaking, jet skiing, pedal boating and just lying by the beach sipping cocktails with a good book in hand.
On the second day of the trip we went for a wine country tour, including wine tasting at 4 wineries. We went to Cedar Creek winery, The View, Tantalus and Summerhill winery. It was cool having a driver and not have to worry about driving back after many glasses of wine at each winery. On the third day we did our own tour and drove ourselves to the Mission Hill winery. This place was definitely worth it. Great wine, a bit on the expensive side, an immaculate property with breathtaking views of the lake and Okanagan Valley. I enjoyed this tour and honestly learned more about Okanagan valley wineries than the other guided tour.
A few wineries also have nice restaurants. We went to the 50th Parallel winery restaurant. We also wanted to go to Quail’s Gate winery restaurant but couldn’t fit it in our schedule.
Kelowna is a beautiful lil town, with most tourists coming from Vancouver area, Alberta and Washington state in the USA.
I definitely recommend a visit to this town if you find yourself in that side of the Pacific.