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Fall events and activities in West Kelowna

Fall Events and Activities in West Kelowna

Welcome the coziness of autumn with our list of fall events and activities. (updated for 2023)

We’re talking about sunrise hikes, biking, bird watching, fall markets, brewery events, wine harvest, apple picking, pumpkins and learning about the history of the syilx/Okanagan people. Start planning your weekend now with these fall events and activities!

Fall Events

Nut Harvest Celebration | Oct 7 | 10:30am – 2:30pm
Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park | 2375 Whitworth Rd

Bring on the nuts and celebrate the autumn harvest at BC’s oldest working nut farm. Enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Strong the century-old nut orchard and gather walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts and more.

Fall Fest at Grizzli Winery | Oct 7 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Grizzli Winery | 2550 Boucherie Rd

This event is family and pet-friendly with proceeds going to Paws it Forward Dog Rescue. Check out local vendors, seasonal goods, wine tasting and live music. There will be tons of family-friendly fall activities, a pumpkin patch, fall photo booth and so much more!

Tickets are available online or at the door https://www.exploretock.com/grizzliwinery/event/435699/fall-fest-outdoor-market-and-charity-concert

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Oculus Weekend Kick-off | Oct 12 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mission Hill Family Estate | 1730 Mission Hill Rd

A celebratory evening in the winery, including a working winery harvest tour, library wines, live culinary stations and community to kick off Oculus weekend. Various start times.
https://www.missionhillwinery.com/event/oculus-weekend-kick-off/

West Kelowna Art Exhibition | Oct 14, 10:00am – 4:00pm | Oct 15, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Westbank Lions Community Centre | 2466 Main St

A two-day celebration of local artist talent with a variety of techniques and mediums on display. Come out to view over 20 artists with paintings, pottery, metalwork and wood carvings on display and available for purchase.

A full list of events taking place in West Kelowna can be found on our events calendar. Here you will find information about live music, comedy shows, trivia nights and art workshops.

Halloween Fun

Halloween DJ Skate | Oct 24 | 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Jim Lind Arena | 2760 Cameron Rd

Cranked tunes and fun times are always to be had at the annual Halloween DJ Skate. Come in your costume and there will be candy!

Haunted House at the Museum | Oct 23 – 27 and 30, 9:00am – 4:00pm | Oct 28 1:00pm – 8:00pm | Oct 31 10:00am – 5:00pm
Westbank Museum | 2376 Dobbin Rd

The Westbank Museum will be turning its place into a haunted house. Bring your ghosts, ghouls and goblins to the Westbank Museum. Are you brave enough to tour it? Entry is by donation.

Halloweenie | Oct 28 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Grizzli Winery | 2550 Boucherie Rd

A safe indoor event that is perfect to keep your little ones warm. There will be a scavenger hunt, colouring stations, games and trick or treating. Dress up in your best costumes (dogs too!) as this is a family and pet friendly event. RSVP for one of two time slots, 12pm – 2pm or 2pm – 4pm. https://www.exploretock.com/grizzliwinery/event/437782/halloweenie-a-family-and-pet-friendly-halloween-bash

Trick or Sip! | Oct 29 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
various wineries of the Westside Wine Trail

Trick or Sip on the Westside Wine Trail is a spooktacular Halloween event. This hauntingly delightful gathering promises a fangtastic time for all attendees while supporting a crucial cause—the Central Okanagan Fire Relief efforts. The Trick or Sip event will feature a bewitching blend of wine tastings, delectable treats, and spine-chilling entertainment, creating an unforgettable Halloween experience. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/trick-or-sip-in-support-of-the-central-okanagan-fire-relief-tickets-724209318567

Fall Activities

Apple Picking & the Nut Harvest
There is nothing like the taste of a freshly picked, crisp apple! Apple picking is a favourite pastime and our Okanagan apples make great apple pie and applesauce! Places to pick apples include Paynter’s Fruit Market, Griffin Farms and Westbank Farm Produce. You can also get ready-picked apples at our fruit stands. Apple picking season usually runs from the end of September to late October. Visit westsidefarmloop.com for more information on our farms.

Many people don’t realize that we have a century-old working nut farm in West Kelowna. The Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park is open from dawn to dusk, nut harvest and sales take place from September to November. For 2023, nuts can be purchased at the booth at the main heritage house. If no one is there, an honor system is used or e-transfers can take place. For more information about the nut harvest and the types of nuts available for purchase visit: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/cb2aaf80bf99419b9a8eba4718bc4ec6

 

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Wine Touring
Fall is a great time to visit the wineries as there is so much happening! The vineyards are full of colour and bustling with activity (you may get lucky to see the crush taking place on the pads of the wineries). We have over 20 tasting rooms where you can discover a new wine, cider, spirit or brew.

During the fall and winter months, the tasting rooms are a little quieter, leaving plenty of time to ask all those questions. A quick note, many wineries move to seasonal hours this time of year and it is best to check their websites before visiting. Learn more about our wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries here: https://www.visitwestside.com/listing-category/eat/ or visit thewestsidewinetrail.com.

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Bird Watching
West Kelowna is a popular place for bird watchers with over 240 different species being spotted. Bird watching can be enjoyed year-round, with great shore and forested locations to view our feathered friends. Some popular spots include the mouth of Powers Creek and Rotary Trails as well as Rose Valley Regional Park and Glen Canyon Regional Park. Download our Birding Map and Guide and see how many different species you can spot!

Hiking & Biking
If you are in search of a spot for a spectacular sunrise photo, look no further than Mount Boucherie. This dormant volcano is a focal point in our community and offers stunning views toward Kelowna as well as Peachland. Be sure to check out the hiking and biking section of our website for trail information on Kalamoir Regional Park, Glen Canyon Regional Park, Goat’s Peak Regional Park, Bear Creek Provincial Park and the Smith Creek Trail Network. *Please note that Rose Valley Regional Park is closed.

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Best Places to Take Fall Pics
Looking to take some photos of all those gorgeous fall colours? We have a list of the best places to take some fall pics. Check it out here and if we missed anything off the list, let us know!

 

Enjoy your fall explorations and be sure to tag us or use #VisitWestside and show us those photos!