Top 11 Things to do in Kelowna in the Winter

Kelowna is a year-round destination, with winter being no exception! The magic of the winter landscape enhances the beauty of the city, adding new ways to explore and appreciate all it has to offer.

Myra Canyon Trestles

The old Kettle Valley Railway opened in 1915 and has since been transitioned into multi-use recreational trails. Visitors exploring this popular National Historic Site of Canada are wowed by the spectacular views of the canyon and Okanagan Lake. Two massive tunnels and the 18 wooden trestles traverse the deep canyon.


Kelowna is surrounded by endless picturesque landscapes and what better way to explore than trekking your way by snowshoe? Telemark Nordic Club has 60km of developed trails, winding through forests and logging roads, ending with breathtaking summit views.


Big White Ski Resort is truly a winter wonderland! Snow-heavy trees and clear views are an adventurers delight. Located just an hour south east of Kelowna, Big White is the highest summit of the Okanagan Highland. Big White has western Canada's largest resort night skiing area. A central village features eateries, bars and shops to enjoy after a day on the slopes.

Telemark Nordic Club

Telemark Nordic Club offers a peaceful way to spend your day. Be it cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking a trail, the Nordic club is surrounded by streams, wetlands, forests and grassland providing a sanctuary for many animal species.

Ice skating at Stuart Park Ice Rink

Free skating is open to the public from November until late February. Ice skate and helmet rentals are available, so grab a warm hot chocolate from one of the many coffee shops nearby and head out for a fun family skate!


Another great way to experience the beautiful scenery is mushing through the back country pulled by a team of powerful sled dogs! This unique experience is on many a bucket list!


Just 25 minutes from downtown Kelowna, Kelowna Stables has trail rides for basic beginners to advanced riders. Winding through forests and lake ridges, exploring the large trail network of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park.

Ballet kelowna

Not all of Kelowna’s winter activities are outside. Ballet Kelowna is a wonderful way to celebrate the season, and enjoy the graceful movements of the dancers with themed winter programs.

Winter Wine tours

Winter in Kelowna doesn’t mean an end to our wine tours. Kelowna has world-renowned wineries, open year-round. Gather some friends for some tastings and winter-themed bottles!

Kelowna Craft breweries

The craft beer industry is strong in Kelowna. With many noteworthy options, take some time to do a tour of tasty pours.

Farm to Table dining

We love the growing trend of farm to table dining. Experience fresh, locally grown food prepared by expert chefs, paired with the perfect wine to complement your meal.

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