1-day itinerary – #OkanaganExploring - Kelowna
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Hike and explore the spirit of Ogopogo, Kelowna and discover the region’s Indigenous heritage
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On this one-day itinerary, spend the day getting to know the Kelowna region and all it has to offer. Your day starts with a hike and beautiful lake and valley views and learning to about the land, the spirit of Ogopogo and the Syilx First Nations people when you visit the Sncewips Heritage Museum. Regional food and wine round out your visit with a stop at a café specializing in bannock and an Indigenous winery with a scenic patio made for perfect summer days.
Getting there From Vancouver
Drive: Kelowna is about a five-hour drive from Vancouver - 439.8 km) via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E
Fly: Hop onboard Pacific Coastal Airlines, WestJet or Air Canada and fly from YVR into Kelowna. Car rental service is available at the terminal.
Morning – Get ready for your day of hiking at Boucherie Trails where you’ll get fabulous views of Kelowna and Lake Okanagan and Rattlesnake Island. Begin at the Boucherie Trails Parking Lot E. Boundary Rd., Westbank, B.C. Get directions here.
Lunch/dinner- Indigenous World Winery & Red Fox Club. The menu is a “fusion of traditional foods with a contemporary twist. Located at 2218 Horizon Drive E, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 3L4
Be sure to also stop at the Kekuli Café, famed for its handmade fresh bannock (fry bread) like the Saskatoon berry bannock and its Indian tacos. Located at Carrington Rd, West Kelowna, BC
Afternoon – Sncewips Heritage Museum, showcases the Syilx (Okanagan) people heritage and history. Open 10 am to 4 pm daily. Located at 1979 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank, B.C.
Where to stay
Check in - Situated directly across from Kelowna’s famous Hot Sands Beach and just two blocks from the main downtown hub, the Prestige Beach House is an ideal hotel for both leisure or business needs.
Learn more about Kelowna
Check out Tourism Kelowna’s website to find out more about the region.
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