Celebrate Harvest Season in Kelowna
Fall is a beautiful time to experience British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, especially as harvest season approaches. Crisp air, vibrant fall foliage, and bountiful crop are some of the reasons why this time of year is fantastic. If you’re looking for an abundance of fresh fruit, flowers, and festivals then you must visit Kelowna! Kelowna is famous for its amazing wineries, locally grown fruit and produce. Plus, the best part about visiting in fall is that you don’t have to compete with the summer crowds. Here are some ways you can see, taste and celebrate a hearty season in Kelowna.
The Okanagan Wine Festival
Trying to pick between wineries may be a daunting task with so many impressive winemakers in the region. Luckily each season is celebrated with special festivals like the Okanagan Wine Festivals so you can taste your way through the Okanagan Valley. This year, the fall festival will run from September 27 to October 7 and will feature great events like wine tastings, an apprentice chef competition, wine and cheese pairings, live music, presentations, and plenty of delicious food and drink.
Winery Tours from Kelowna
Even if you’re not able to make it to the festival, you can still enjoy the grape harvest by visiting local Kelowna wineries and vineyards. Here are a few of our favourite wineries:
● Cedar Creek Estate Winery: One of the oldest wineries in Kelowna, this award-winning winery has vineyards dating back to the 1930s.
● Summerhill Pyramid Winery: True to its name, this winery is known for its giant pyramid, which is used to age their wines.
● Quails’ Gate Estate Winery: This winery has been family owned and operated since the 1950s, and their restaurant has been voted one of the best 100 restaurants in Canada.
Fun on the Farm
Fall isn’t complete without a visit to the farm, and there’s nothing that puts you in the spirit when you see where your food comes from. Check out farms like Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, Arlo’s Honey Farm, and McMillan Farms, and you’ll be treated to barrels of freshly picked apples, baked goods and drinks, tractor rides through the pumpkin patch, corn maze races, and you can even see a honeybee dance or learn to make your own lavender wreath.
Stay at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna
Amenities and location are important considerations when choosing a hotel in Kelowna. The Coast Capri Hotel is within walking distance to the downtown shopping district and the hotel is near the picturesque Okanagan Lake. During your stay, enjoy a host of amenities and features, such as:
● Free Wi-Fi
● Complimentary breakfast
● Complimentary bus and car parking
● Heated outdoor swimming pool
● Fitness facility
● Pet-friendly rooms
After spending the day exploring the city, enjoy a delicious meal at Vintner’s Grill, which features a range of cuisines, local wines and international offerings, and live blues and jazz every Friday and Saturday night.
Kelowna offers so much to see and do that this trip will be fun for the whole family. You can breathe in the fresh Okanagan air and experience the best of harvest. If this sounds like your ideal fall vacation getaway, then book your stay at the Coast Capri Hotel today.