In the mid-1800's, a young missionary from Marseilles planted the first fruit trees in Kelowna - and the city's celebrated food and wine culture has blossomed ever since. Kelowna is abundant with orchards of apples, cherries, pears, peaches, and plums. It beckons you with vineyards, lavender and herb farms, and gardens of fresh food.
Kelowna is set on Okanagan Lake - dry, sunny summers invite exploration of pine forests, beach, and boardwalk. Discover delightful free concerts in the park, horseback riding up to amazing views, and great wineries - immerse in the beautiful vineyards and flavors of Mission Hill Winery. In winter, there is plenty to enjoy at the nearby Big White Ski Resort even if you're not a skier - like dog sledding and ice wall climbing.
Choose from 50 varieties of Dutch pancakes for breakfast at De Dutch Pannekoek House. Sample wild mushroom and gruyere tartlet at the Bouchon French Bistro. Enjoy the wild British Columbia salmon or twice baked goat cheese and rosemary souffle of the Old Vine restaurant at Quail's Gate winery - as you look out over the water and sip a glass of very good Canadian wine.