Kelowna

The heart of the Okanagan: sunshine, craft beer, and community.

Kelowna’s craft beer scene dates back more than 20 years, and a recent surge of new breweries and its own annual beer festival has given it fresh energy.

Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan Valley and the third largest in British Columbia, rewards every type of traveller. This lakeside city is well known for its many beaches, golf courses and restaurants, and of course wine is a big deal here with more than 40 wineries within a 20-minute drive.

Craft beer lovers have lots of reasons to be excited, too. Tree Brewing is the well-established veteran on the scene, dating back more than 20 years. Over that time it introduced a wide variety of craft beer styles to the local populace, including one of the first hoppy IPAs produced in BC. In 2014, it opened the waterfront Tree Brewing Beer Institute, giving beer lovers a place to enjoy special, small-batch creations with a delicious snack or full meal, and maybe learn a bit about brewing at the same time. The Great Okanagan Beer Festival, an annual waterfront celebration that brings together more than 2,500 beer lovers each May, is another excellent way to explore craft beer.

Like to bowl while sipping craft beer? Then Freddy’s Brewpub is the place for you. It serves a wide range of standard beer styles, all brewed on site, alongside a range of delicious pub fare. The connected bowling alley has both ten-pin and five-pin lanes.

More recently, the arrival of BNA Brewing initiated a new era in Kelowna’s craft beer scene. Based in a historic downtown building, its gorgeously renovated interior will wow you the first time you see it, but the excellent beer and gourmet food will entice you to return again and again. Since BNA opened, three more small breweries have joined the scene, and rumours have it that more are on the way. All the local breweries cooperate regularly on special events and collaborative brews. The taps are really flowing now!

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Day 1

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Golf at Tower Ranch
1855 Tower Ranch Blvd, Kelowna, BC

A rugged layout with quick true greens and immaculate conditions. A favourite, award-winning destination for golfers from around the world.

brewery
455 Neave Ct #2, Kelowna, BC

Visit this brewery near the Kelowna airport for a little taste of Germany. Prost!

liquor-store
301 - 1750 Pier Mac Way, Kelowna, BC

We're passionate about hand-crafted local beer, wine, and spirits. You'll find a curated selection of artisan spirits, Okanagan wines, and BC craft beers in addition to all of the classics. Our superstar team of liquor-enthusiasts will always help you find an old favourite or a new favourite!

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Climbing, disc golf and fun Myra Canyon Adventure Park
4429 June Springs Rd, Kelowna, BC

Family outdoor fun for the whole family only a 20 min drive from downtown Kelowna. Outdoor activities in one of the largest Aerial Tree Top Courses in Canada.

brewery
1250 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC

More than just a pretty space, BNA serves delicious beer and gourmet food, and is a big part of the local community.

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Hotel Zed Kelowna
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC

Like nothing you've ever seen before: vintage VW and retro Chevy shuttle vans, rotary dial phones, typewriter stations, comic books and more...

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Looking for another tee time? Kelowna offers one of the longest, driest golf seasons in Canada. Vineyards, orchards, semi-desert terrain, rolling hills, and expansive lakes make the golf courses in the area some of the most picturesque in the country. Find a course that suits you at golfkelowna.com.

If you’re more of a night owl, explore Kelowna’s nightlife and events that are sure to make any visitor feel like a local.  Live music, DJs. comedy, theatre, dance clubs & karaoke – the night scene in Kelowna is a thriving mix of ultra-hip discos, laid-back lounges, friendly neighbourhood pubs, sports bars and energetic live theatre and music venues.

Day 2

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Pulp Ficton
1598 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC

Groovy, retro coffee house attached to a rare book and antique shop! Lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and americanos and an assortment of heavenly local baked goods.

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Hike Knox Mountain Park
450 Knox Mountain Dr, Kelowna, BC

Take in unparalleled views of the city, lake and surrounding mountains. A variety of hikes available, ranging from easy to difficult.

brewery
731 Baillie Ave, Kelowna, BC

This creative brewery is making a name for itself through experimentation and innovation.

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Dive into Okanagan Lake with Kelowna Water Taxi and Cruises
1160 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC

Explore Okanagan Lake with a speedy rip roaring water taxi ride or a leisurely cruise to take in the spectacular scenery.

brewery
1346 Water St, Kelowna, BC

This waterfront brewery and tasting room is the ideal place to learn more about craft beer right at the source.

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Walk along the boardwalk at Waterfront Park
1200 Water St, Kelowna, BC

A beautiful location to go for a short walk and enjoy the scenery of Okanagan Lake. The trail connects to the Rotary Marshes wildlife park where it is not uncommon to see a heron, beavers, or eagles flying overhead.

liquor-store
1175 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC

100% BC owned and operated liquor company specializing in hard-to-find wine, beer & spirits.

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Hotel Zed Kelowna
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC

Smack dab downtown! Across the street from the lake, the park, the beaches, the boardwalk, the watersports & waterpark. Use their free rollerskates or bikes to explore the region.

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If you are looking for another outdoor activity to fill your day, visit Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional park where you’ll find several hiking trails and vast wetlands. It is largely untouched by weeds and is a pristine habitat for wildlife – including coyotes – so use caution!

For an urban dining experience, visit The Xchange Tapas Bar & Lounge – Spanish-style tapas, entrees and local craft beer on tap!

Day 3

cafe
Coffee at Bean Scene Coffee Works
371 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC

Pioneers of third wave coffee in Kelowna dedicated to selecting, roasting and preparing coffee that is exceptional. Enjoy goods from the in-house bakery, made from scratch everyday.

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Explore Downtown Kelowna
287 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC

There are hundreds of places to shop, sit and eat or grab a coffee, all set against the beauty of Okanagan Lake.

brewery
1086 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC

A microbrewery in downtown Kelowna. Passionate about excellent beer and great conversation.

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Biking the Trestle Bridges with Myra Canyon Bike Rentals
Myra Forest Service Road, Kelowna, BC

On-site bike rentals. Experience a part of the historical Kettle Valley Railway route built between 1912-1914. This well-established, interactive trail is over 18 trestles and through 2 tunnels, offering spectacular views of Myra Canyon and Okanagan Lake.

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Dinner at The Curious Cafe
1423 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC

Kelowna cafe by day, gastropub with 18 rotating craft beer taps by night. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner from a wood fired forno.

brewery
124-948 McCurdy Rd, Kelowna, BC

What craft beer would you pair with a strike, spare or split? Freddy’s offers a unique craft beer experience combined with bowling.

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Hotel Zed Kelowna
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC

There isn't much they don't have. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, sauna, Ping Pong Lounge, games and a private mini disco.

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Are you a breakfast person? Visit Okanagan Street Food for some fresh and flavourful options using seasonal ingredients.

If you’re visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday between April-October, be sure to stop by the Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market on the corner of Dilworth and Springfield.

activity
Golf at Tower Ranch
1855 Tower Ranch Blvd, Kelowna, BC
liquor-store
301 - 1750 Pier Mac Way, Kelowna, BC
activity
Climbing, disc golf and fun Myra Canyon Adventure Park
4429 June Springs Rd, Kelowna, BC
brewery
accomodation
Hotel Zed Kelowna
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC
cafe
Pulp Ficton
1598 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC
activity
Hike Knox Mountain Park
450 Knox Mountain Dr, Kelowna, BC
activity
Dive into Okanagan Lake with Kelowna Water Taxi and Cruises
1160 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
activity
Walk along the boardwalk at Waterfront Park
1200 Water St, Kelowna, BC
liquor-store
1175 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC
accomodation
Hotel Zed Kelowna
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC
cafe
Coffee at Bean Scene Coffee Works
371 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
poi
Explore Downtown Kelowna
287 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
brewery
1086 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC
activity
Biking the Trestle Bridges with Myra Canyon Bike Rentals
Myra Forest Service Road, Kelowna, BC
restaurant
Dinner at The Curious Cafe
1423 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC
brewery
accomodation
Hotel Zed Kelowna
1627 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC
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Tourism Kelowna

Situated at the center of the picturesque Okanagan Valley is Kelowna, BC. Known for its rolling vineyards, sprawling orchards, abundant agriculture properties, and stretches of lakefront, all hugged by valley mountains. To call Kelowna idyllic is an understatement.

Beyond the scenic landscape to explore, Kelowna offers a diverse urban landscape as well. Kelowna has a vibrant and expanding downtown core set along the water, an up and coming industrial district, where you’ll find many of Kelowna’s craft brewers, and a number of growing urban villages offering boutique charm and local fare.

The Okanagan Valley’s largest city is surrounded by natural wilderness, and offers the best in outdoor adventures, wine and culinary experiences and active, urban getaways. With extensive cycling and hiking offerings, 19 golf courses, more than 40 wineries, a food and drink scene built on the locally sourced principal, and beautiful Okanagan Lake to kayak, paddleboard, sail, or simply float the day away, make your days amazing as you check out Kelowna’s Ale Trail.

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