"Kelowna, in the sunny Okanagan Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Kelowna by Darby2

Kelowna Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 188 photos

Land of the Ogopogo

Located about halfway along the 150 km long Okanagan Lake, the city of Kelowna is a modern metropolis of 100,000 people. The area is surrounded by lush orchards and vineyards which produce some of the worlds greatest wines.

The climate is warm and sunny, much like that of the Mediterranean. Rainfall averages less than 15 inches per year. Winters are mild with enough snow to provide skiing in the nearby hills. The other draw to Kelowna is its tourisim and convention facilities


Blessed with a warm, dry climate the Okanagan Valley has long been known for its lush orchards producing some of the finest tree fruits in the country.

Little did we realize the potential of this area as a prime grape-growing region...only in the last 20 years has it began to reval its true calling.

Here is a list of the current wine producers in the Okanagan:

Adora Estate Winery
6807 Hwy 97
Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0

Arrowleaf Cellars
1574 Camp Road
Lake Country, B.C.

Benchland Vineyards
170 Upper Bench Road
Penticton, B.C.

Black Hills Estate Winery
30880 Black Sage Road
Oliver, B.C.

Blasted Church Vineyards
378 Parson /road
Okanagan Falls, B.C.

Blossom Winery
5491 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, B.C.

Burrowing Owl Vineyards
100 Burrowing Owl Place, Black Sage Road
Oliver, B.C.

Calona Vineyards
1125 Richter Street,
Kelowna, B.C.

Carriage House Wines
32764 Black Sage Road,
Oliver, B.C.

Cedar Creek Estate Winery
5445 Lakeshore Road,
Kelowna, B.C.

.....more to follow!!!

Here's a continuation of the list of wineries and a link to the Wine Harvest Festival

This year's festival begins the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 1 It's the only wine festival in North America that happens during the grape harvest

The Okanagan floating bridge in the background was installed in 1958. Prior to that, a ferry crossed the lake from Westbank. The area has beautiful sandy beaches and parks for swimming, strolling or girl watching.

  • Last visit to Kelowna: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • PASSKid's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2008 at 4:23 PM

    Best Place to dine in Kelowna! The Italian Food is World Class! And the service is excellent. Loretta (Chef) and Franco (Maître) are the owners who their son Luigi make the best desert drinks.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2008 at 5:00 AM

    well that page jarred !

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2008 at 8:08 AM

    Nice page on Kelowna. The Veggie Cavier & Wine Jellys sound gr8 & I have never had either. I'll have to check out that website you posted. Thanks for sharing!

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Lapin looks like Bing to me, I'll have to ask Gillian about the diff. Lovely vineyards! btw need to join YouTube to listen to Fox :( and I don't want to be on videos! what a drag

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2008 at 7:52 AM

    Hi, Dave! What a wonderful place to visit, especially if you have friends there...

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2007 at 3:17 AM

    Look like you had a lot of fun here

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    good 2 visit again ;-))) need to get there for a wine and food tasting

  • Oct 16, 2006 at 4:17 PM

    We waited more than 10 mins and not a single server approach us. We finally couldn't bear it and walked up to one of the servers who then told us that they were full house. It really spoiled our night. They should really improve their customer service.

  • spitball's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2006 at 11:15 AM

    Good to see that "cheesy" Ogopogo sculpture is still in place. Memories from kidhood ;)

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2006 at 2:23 PM

    Caramoomel indeed. Never heard of the place. Thanks for sharing.


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