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7 Must Do Winter Activities in the South Okanagan

Looking for a way to spend the winter in the south Okanagan ? we have you covered!

7 Must Do Winter Activities in the South Okanagan

It’s winter in the Okanagan! Many of us just want to shut out everything and cozy up inside with a good Netflix series, but don’t let winter pass you by without getting out and having some fun! We’ve gathered together the top 7 MUST DO winter activities in the South Okanagan to get you and your friends out and enjoying our winter wonderland.

1. Try a local Hiking Trail in the South Okanagan

Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos have plenty of beautiful hiking trails that can be enjoyed year round! Here are a few to check out:

  • Kettle Valley Rail Trail
  • Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park
  • Osoyoos Lake Oxbows
  • Mahoney Lake (outside Okanagan Falls)
  • Vaseux Lake Provincial Park
  • The Golden Mile Trail in Oliver

Some of these locations are walk-in only during the winter months, and are only accessible weather permitting. If you want you check out any of these trails with snowshoes – check out our snowshoe rentals here.

winter things to do in Kelowna

2. Check out an Indoor Climbing Gym

No need to brave the cold! Stay inside and get vertical with an indoor climbing gym! This is great for all ages and will have you out of your comfort zone and into the air in no time. To book your experience click here!

Increase your indoor rock climbing skills with a belay rope course.

3. Head up a Mountain

If you are in Penticton or Oliver you have two great choices! Head on up to Apex Resort, or Baldy Resort for some awesome winter fun! You can try snowboarding, skiing, and more! At Apex they even have a ice skating loop which is the only one like it in all of British Columbia!

Ski at Big White outside Kelowna.

4. Try an Indoor Sports Simulator

Do you want to play your favourite sports but don’t want to freeze while you do it? We’ve got the perfect solution! Try an indoor sports simulator where you can play all your favourite sports on a 9 by 9 foot screen. In Osoyoos you can try soccer, golf, football, baseball, shooting games and more!

Take the family out for some simulated shooting games in Osoyoos.

 

5. Why not a Winter Wine or Craft Beer Tour?

Wine tours aren’t just for the summer! Try one in the winter where you can enjoy the beauty of the season, beat those horrible summer line-ups, and still enjoy those exquisite Okanagan varietals. Try our full day Naramata Bench Wine tour and leave the winter driving to someone else! If wine isn’t your thing, don’t worry, we also have a Penticton Brewery Tour which may suit you better.

Learn about tasting the tannins, wine texture, alcohol levels and body.

 

6. Escape the cold inside a Escape Room!

Don’t get caught out in the cold! Escape to inside for some fun puzzle-solving in an Escape Room! In Penticton you can choose from our School of Magic or Saving Wonderland rooms, with more being added soon!

Do you have what it takes for our magical mysterious escape room? Available in the South Okanagan.

 

7. Go Exploring with a Guided Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy the Canadian winter on snowshoes, as you explore one of the beautiful locations in the South Okanagan. Learn about the area, the animals and local history while on your guided snowshoe tour. Grab some friends and choose from our four available options:

 

There you have it! The top 7 MUST do Winter Activities in the South Okanagan! Check out all our local experiences, or surprise someone with a unique gift!

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