Wine is often a big part of a girls’ weekend. As Americans, we often think of Napa Valley as the ultimate destination. Also, Temecula, Santa Barbara, Sedona, and regions in Oregon and Washington. While each of those regions have incredible wines and a great landscape to match, many of us forget, or aren’t aware of the fact, that Canada has its own wine region: the Okanagan Valley.
Within the Okanagan Valley lies a quaint city that’s home to 130 thousand people, the lovely city of Kelowna. Much of the Vancouver lifestyle extends to Kelowna except for the big city pace of life. Many of the small businesses close on Sundays and Mondays, not for religion, but for a strong work/life balance. People appear to take more time out of their week to appreciate their surroundings, especially compared to Americans.
Kelowna is also Canada’s fittest city! With miles of hiking trails, cycling paths, and opportunities for kayaking in the city and skiing just outside, it’s an adventurer’s paradise, while also being a wonderful city for a quick or extended peaceful getaway.
There are dozens of farms and wineries within 15 minutes of Downtown Kelowna making every restaurant feel like a farm to table experience. It’s home to some of the best food in the country, possibly the world, which is why it’s often called the “Napa of the North”.
Here is our list of our favorite wineries and eateries in Kelowna, British Columbia.