Things-To-Do Directory

Off the Wine Trail

While visiting B.C. Wine Country you may wish to step off the wine trail and take in other sights, scenes and activities.

British Columbia will deliver with tons of attractions for adults who want an escape or families seeking a thrill. Consider a visit to a day spa, hot springs or botanical gardens. Take a train ride on the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, a trip down a zip line, or a float plane tour. Attend a festival, visit a local agricultural fair or amusement park.

B.C. is an ecological wonder with a desert interpretative centre, old growth forests and marine-life migration points. It's a golf and ski nirvana, offers world-class fishing, snowmobiling and boating opportunities and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere.

It's steeped in culture, which is part of the reason why the wine industry has thrived here. Depending on the location or the season, vinous exploits in British Columbia can combine a concert under the stars, a visit to a bee-keeping facility, a tour of an art exhibition, a Shakespearean production in a park, or a festival that provides all of the above and more.

There are ballet companies, theatre groups, galleries and museums. You find symphonies, chamber orchestras, jazz clubs and French cultural centres. The streets are home to public art. The parks are filled with buskers and craftspeople.

And many wineries, which once offered only wine to those who appeared on their doorsteps, now have added cultural components to their venues. Several have constructed outdoor amphitheatres, which provide concert series or theatre productions during the summer months. Some have onsite art galleries featuring local artisans. Others offer cooking classes and educational wine seminars.

There are thriving multicultural organizations, which embrace the province's undeniable First Nations heritage or embrace the traditions of the region's newcomers. There are countless festivals dedicated to music, theatre, art and wine, and ones that combine them all.


photo courtesy of Kettle Valley Steam Railway



  • Amici's Hair and Body Spa

    595 Lawrence Ave
    Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L8
    Phone: (250) 762-3000
    amicis1@shaw.ca
    www.amicishairandbodyspa.com

    If you're getting ready for that special event or just taking some time to relax, visit Amici's for a high quality salon experience.  Enjoy personalized services from head to toe in an intimate and comfortable setting. We are conveniently located in downtown Kelowna.

  • Beyond Wrapture Day Spa

    Find us at the following locations: Summerland Waterfront Resort, Lake Okanagan Resort, Coast Capri Hotel, Big White Ski Resort. 
    Phone: 1-866-548-8899
    www.beyondwrapture.com

    Choose a delightful adventure in pampering at Beyond Wrapture Day Spa! We guarantee you will leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to welcome your world! 

  • Kettle Valley Steam Railway

    Engine 3716 - Celebrating a Century of Steam
    18404 Bathville Road
    Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
    Phone: (250) 494-8422
    Toll Free: 1-877-494-8424
    www.kettlevalleyrail.org

    A unique way to experience the scenic beauty of Wine Country! The 90 minute journey includes live music and a trip onto the Trout Creek Bridge - circa 1913. Ride May to October.

  • Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre

    Cooper Road and Harvey Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Phone: (250) 763-7787

    Located in the heart of Kelowna's premier shopping area. This regional  centre features a wide array of shopping and entertainment opportunities. Medical and dental, three financial institutions and five theatres. And in 2013 we welcome the new Target store to our neighborhood.

  • Planet Bee Honey Farm and Meadery

    5011 Bella Vista Road
    Vernon, BC V1H 1A1
    Phone: (250) 542-8088
    Toll Free: 1-877-233-9675
    www.planetbee.com

    Come learn about wonderful Honey Bees. Browse and shop at your leisure in the sweetness of the country store and discover their "Treasures of the Hive."

  • Predator Ridge Resort

    301 Village Centre Place,
    Vernon, BC V1H 1T2
    Phone: (250) 542-3436
    Toll Free: 1-888-578-6688
    www.PredatorRidge.com

    Play two of the best Okanagan golf courses with immaculately groomed fairways. The new Ridge Course was awarded Canada's Best New Golf Course by SCOREGolf in 2010

  • Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club

    5101 Upper Booth Rd South
    Kelowna, BC V1X 7V8
    Toll Free: 1-877-606-7700
    PRO SHOP: (250) 765-7700
    www.sunsetranchbc.com

    One of the best Kelowna Golf Courses for value and playability.  Sunset Ranch Golf Course was chosen by Golf Digest in the 2009 version of "Golf Digest's Best Places to Play," and voted finalist for "Kelowna's Best Golf Course 2011" in Okanagan Life magazine!  Stunning vistas, rolling terrain, and the ever-present Scotty Creek contribute to the beauty and challenge of this "must play" Kelowna golf course. Come and enjoy Kelowna's Best Value for Championship Golf!

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