Kelowna winter and Okanagan lake

Winter in Kelowna:
Unveiling the Season's Magic

Known for its stunning summer landscapes and vineyards, Kelowna undergoes a transformative wonderland makeover when winter rolls in.

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Embrace the Great Outdoors

While Kelowna's summer reputation may have you envisioning sun-soaked vineyards, don't underestimate the allure of its winter landscapes. This is a wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts.

Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort, a mere hour's drive from Kelowna, transforms into a winter wonderland, offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. 

With over 2,700 acres of skiable terrain and an average of 750 cm (nearly 25 feet!) of snowfall each year, Big White is a powder hound's paradise. It's the perfect destination for beginners and seasoned pros alike, with a variety of runs catering to all levels.

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Wine Tasting

Winter is a cozy time to explore the wineries of Kelowna. Some wineries remain open year-round, inviting you to savor a glass of red or white by the crackling fireplace. Enjoy the beauty of the snow-covered vineyards while you sip the fruits of summer's labor. 

Craft Breweries

Kelowna's craft brewery scene is thriving, offering a delightful contrast to the snowy landscapes outside. Warm up with a pint of local ale, and sample unique brews created by passionate brewers. Each brewery has its own personality, making for a fun and diverse tasting experience.

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Savor Kelowna's Flavors

Winter is a fantastic time to explore Kelowna's culinary scene. With fewer crowds, you can secure reservations at top restaurants and have the chef's undivided attention. Savor farm-to-table delights, locally-sourced cuisine, and international flavors as you embark on a gastronomic adventure.

Arts and Culture

Explore the city's art galleries and museums, many of which host intriguing exhibits. The Rotary Centre for the Arts regularly showcases local and national talent. Winter can be a time to dive deeper into the cultural tapestry of the region. 

Kelowna in winter is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered.

Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast, a lover of culinary delights, or an art aficionado, Kelowna has something to offer everyone.