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Ways to spend a Winter Weekend in Kelowna

Spend a winter day in Kelowna

Ways to spend a Winter Weekend in Kelowna

Kelowna may be well known as a summer destination – but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the winter as well! Kelowna is home to many hidden gem winter activities, creating the perfect winter day for locals and tourists alike. If you are tired of being stuck at home, here are some fun things you can try this weekend.

On the Trails

Kelowna is home to many beautiful hiking trails which deserve to be enjoyed year round! Here are a few places to check out during the winter months.

  • Myra Canyon

A short 20 minute drive from Kelowna is the Myra Canyon Park. This Park has 155 km of multi use trails giving you a lot of variety for hiking and snowshoeing!

  • Bear Creek Park

Located in West Kelowna, this is a great place to view the beautiful summer waterfalls as they turn into ice torrents in the winter. This 2.1 km loop can be slippery though, so make sure to wear proper footwear!

  • Knox Mountain Park

This park right near downtown Kelowna can be hiked year round! Paul’s Tomb can be enjoyed in regular hiking boots, but other trails may require shoe grips so make sure you’re prepared! You can also drive to the top to check out the view.

  • Winter Horseback Riding

Another fun thing to do on the trails this winter is horseback riding! Go for a ride on horseback and experience a winter afternoon in a whole new way! We even have horseback experiences for Children too 🙂

If you’re wanting some guaranteed snowshoeing then head to one of these three nearby areas with their dedicated trails.

winter things to do in Kelowna

In the City

Kelowna has a whole lot of fun things to enjoy in the winter, right here in town! Here is a list of some you can try right in town:

  1. Go ice skating at Stuart Park
  2. Try indoor rock climbing
  3. Catch a movie
  4. Enjoy a Winter Wine tasting when it’s NOT busy
  5. Try an escape room
  6. Take a pottery class
  7. Warm up with a latte from a local cafe
  8. Browse the local stores Downtown
  9. Watch a play at Rotary Center for the Arts
  10. Try out a local restaurant
  11. Enjoy a wine and wood sign paint night
  12. Go to a indoor sports simulator
  13. Visit a Kelowna museum
  14. Try a Kelowna brewery tour

Try sipping on some local beer this winter!

Up on the Mountain

If you are in Kelowna for the weekend, then you have to try a classic iconic winter day up at Big White. This world class resort is home to all sorts of winter

activities for all ages, abilities and preferences. When up at Big White, try:

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Skating
  • Tubing
  • and more!

Ski at Big White outside Kelowna.

There you have it! I hope this gives you a few ideas for how to get out of the house and enjoy a fun Winter Weekend in Kelowna!

If you need more suggestions, or help booking your Kelowna vacation, check out our Concierge Service!

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