A curation of some of our favourite places in the area to eat and drink.
The Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Winery
Needless to say, Mission Hill Winery is one of the most extravagant and beautiful wineries within the Okanagan and should be at the top of anyone’s list to visit. The Terrace restaurant is equally as fantastic, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valley and lake with fine lunch and dinner options that will make any visitor feel spoiled.
If you are looking for a fine dining experience with views of the rolling Okanagan hills and lakeside views, then the Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate winery is the perfect destination. Nestled adjacent to the vineyard at Quails’ Gate, you’ll be dining near the grapes themselves, offering an exquisite experience.
Located in downtown Kelowna’s Cultural District, BNA Brewing Co. offers a relaxed brewery and tasting room to enjoy a casual meal - from burgers, pizzas to a variety of shareables, it’s the perfect place to wind down if you’ve been walking around the heart of Kelowna.
This 70s-inspired restaurant offers a nostalgic atmosphere and classic drinks. Pub dishes with an Asian twist elevates each meal - you’ll find duck spring rolls, Thai dim sum, and Vietnamese ribs on the menu alongside classics like a burger and striploin. Skinny Duke’s truly has amazing offerings for everyone.
A curation of some of our favourite things to do in the area surrounding our store.
One of the top attractions in Kelowna is to visit one (or more) of its forty vineyards. Each offers a unique experience - from small, family-run properties to industrial estates that, together, supply tens of thousands of bottles of wine to British Columbia’s restaurants. It’s recommended to book a wine tour where transportation is included for an optimal tasting experience, as you won’t have to worry about drinking and driving, but the tours are often a great way to meet locals and other visitors alike and ends up being a fun social adventure. Fun fact: it’s warmer in the Okanagan valley than in the Napa Valley, where daytime temperatures can reach 40°C, but the cool nights allow the grapes to maintain their natural acidity – this is a signature trait in BC wine.
Upon visiting Kelowna, the first thing that will capture your attention is the enormous Okanagan Lake. This 135km lake is warm during the summer months and is ideal for all kinds of activities, whether that’s cruising in the summer sun or fishing for dinner. You’ll be able to enjoy the view from the water level, as it’s surrounded by the Columbia Mountains to the east and the Coastal Mountains to the west, with vineyards weaved alongside the countryside.
Kelowna is home to its very own mountain resort known as Big White. This is a pedestrian-friendly resort that offers shopping and restaurants as a hub at the base of the mountain. It’s well renowned for its powder snow, making it one of the best mountains to ski or snowboard in the province. There’s even an ice-climbing tower that’s an incredible sight to see, where adventure-seekers scale a massive tower of ice with pickaxes.