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1 Westside Wine Trail | West Kelowna Wineries

Swirl and sip your way along the Westside Wine Trail where you will find not only winery tasting rooms, but restaurants, spectacular views, outdoor music concerts, art showings and wine education events. The Westside Wine Trail is the place where you can taste the entire Okanagan all in one convenient area. Wineries here are terrior specific, but also have long-standing partnerships with farmers in the South Okanagan and Similkameen, enabling visitors a diverse tasting experience. Discover local flavors one sip at a time, take in an outdoor concert or an evening out at a winery restaurant. The wineries of the Westside Wine Trail are easy to find, within reach of major centres and are open year-round.

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2 Mt. Boucherie

Bring out the geologist in yourself with some volcanic explorations while hiking up The Boucherie Rush trail on Mt. Boucherie, our 60 million year old dormant volcano. This mountain is a focal point in the community and is actually an extinct volcano. The volcano is 50–60 million years old and it has slowly been eroding over time. The top elevation is 758 metres. You can spend as little as half an hour or a half a day exploring Mt. Boucherie. Parts of the trail are easy enough for the whole family to do, while other parts, such as the northeast face of the mountain should be reserved for more experienced hikers. Please be aware of the signs, as part of the mountain is on private property. Learn more here: https://www.visitwestside.com/mtboucherie/

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3 Telemark Nordic Club

Cross Country Ski by day or under the moon at Telemark Nordic Club. This 2500 acre site has over 50 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails and an additional 24 km of snowshoeing trails. Your four-legged friend can also join you for a snowshoe on a special 3.3 km K9 trail. Night skiing takes place seven days per week with trail lights on from dusk to 9 pm.

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4 Ethnic Cuisine in Westbank Centre

Our city centre is the place to go for international cuisine. Find Thai, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Canadian restaurants in Westbank Centre. Here one can also explore specialty food stores and a craft brewery! Located in Westbank Centre along Main Street (Hwy 97) between Old Okanagan Hwy and Paynter Rd. If you are foodie at heart, check out our Foodie Friday webpage for some great eats!  

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5 Smith Creek Trail System

It has been said that some of the best mountain biking in the Okanagan Valley can be found here in West Kelowna. The Smith Creek Trail System consists primarily of singletrack trails and offers a fast flowy descent with jumps, ladders and easy log rides. Singletracks.com readers have rated Smith Creek as one of the top 3 bike trails in Canada as it has one of the best descents in Canada. Keep up-to-date on the latest trail conditions at TrailfForks.com.

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6 Museums Rich in History

Discover the history of the area with a trip to the Westbank Museum or Westbank First Nation’s Sncəwips (sen-ch-wee-ps) Heritage Museum .

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7 Gellatly Bay Waterfront

Build a sandcastle along the sandy shores of Willow Beach or zipline into the sparkling waters of Lake Okanagan down at the Gellatly Bay Waterfront. The waterfront area has several smaller parks and beaches that are all connected by a waterfront walkway that consists of pavement and crushed gravel. The pathway goes from the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park to Rotary Beach. Along the waterfront one can find: Rotary Park: A small grassy park with picnic tables and shade trees Gellatly Bay Dog Beach: A fenced in dog beach CNR Wharf: Historic walk for walking, as well as water fun. Near the wharf is a smaller dock that has a zipline. Willow Beach: Sand beach with washrooms and shade trees. Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park: A historic working nut farm that also has a playground, washrooms and a pebble beach. The Cove Lakeside Resort: A resort that has a restaurant open to the public.

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8 Westside Farm Loop

Savour local flavours along the Westside Farm Loop. Farm Fresh products are ready for your picking and tasting! The Westside Farm Loop is a collection of farms, fruit stands, markets, farm-to-table events and agricultural experiences. The best way to discover the bounty of the land is to round up friends, fill up the car, grab a map and spend a day discovery these farms and fields. Be sure to look for the Farm Loop signs along the way and enjoy!

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9 West Kelowna Warriors

Cheer on the local hockey team and see the hockey stars of tomorrow at a West Kelowna Warriors game at Royal LePage Place. This smaller hockey rink has seating for 1,500 people, making it a great venue to be close to the action!

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10 Music in the Park

The natural backdrop of Okanagan Lake and the Okanagan Highlands provides a breathtaking setting for the outdoor amphitheater that hosts Music in the Park. Friday nights during July and August music lovers can enjoy a different genre of music in an outdoor setting. The complimentary outdoor music series also has food trucks onsite as well as supervised games and activities for kids.  

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