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Okanagan Valley Tours

Okanagan Valley
British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is bursting with vineyards, orchards, outdoor activities, and charming small towns. The latter offer wine-tasting rooms, fantastic restaurants, vibrant arts scenes, and resorts that serve as jumping-off points for adventures around the area. It all combines to make for a deservedly popular year-round destination.

The Basics
Rows and rows of grapes ripen among the rolling hills around Okanagan Lake, earning the area its nickname: Napa Valley of the North. Okanagan’s wine scene is dominated by sweet whites, and the local ice dessert wine—made using grapes that have frozen on the vine during Canada’s chilly winter nights—is a must-try.

The Okanagan Valley is also home to numerous outdoor activities and is popular among water-sport aficionados, golfers, mountain bikers, and hikers. In winter, snowy Okanagan Valley becomes a popular skiing destination. The backcountry teems with old mining settlements toward the valley’s US border, while the north is dominated by those famous orchards and vineyards. The largest city, Kelowna, is known for its arts and restaurant scenes, and is an ideal base for exploring the region; other popular cities locales around the lake are Vernon and Penticton.

Explore the valley independently, join a popular wine tour, or ride to craft distilleries and breweries on a bike tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Okanagan Valley is a must for wine enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.
  • The region is also ideal for families, as the activities aren’t too rigorous to exclude younger or older travelers.
  • The desert climate here can range from very cold to very warm; be sure to check the weather forecast before you travel.
  • Much of the valley’s attractions and wineries are accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There

Kelowna has a regional airport with regular flights arriving from Vancouver International Airport. If driving, the Okanagan Valley is about five scenic hours east of Vancouver.

When to Get There

The timing of your trip depends on the activities you’re pursuing. Ski and snowboard in winter, hike and swim in summer, and sip wine year-round—there’s no bad time to visit the Okanagan Valley.

Okanagan Valley Wine
The Okanagan Valley is British Columbia’s top wine grape–growing region. Visits to wineries like Grizzli, Summerhill, Cedar Creek, Mission Hill, and Quails’ Gate allow visitors to sip local specialties and learn about the entire winemaking process from the experts.
Address: Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, Banff, Canada
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18 Tours and Activities to Experience Okanagan Valley

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8-day Rocky Mountains Caribou Tour from Vancouver

8-day Rocky Mountains Caribou Tour from Vancouver

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Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime—an 8-day tour of southern BC and the Rockies—without having to plan a thing, with transport, accommodation, and select meals included. See the highlights of Yoho, Jasper, and Banff national parks, from Lake Louise to Maligne Canyon. Enjoy a balance between organized activities, including short hikes and paddleboarding, and free time for optional add-ons, from rafting to gondola rides.
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  • 8 days
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$936.82
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$936.82

Kelowna Wine Tasting Experience with Picnic Lunch

Kelowna Wine Tasting Experience with Picnic Lunch

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Our Kelowna tour is one of the best ways to experience Okanagan wine country: a facility & vineyard tour, tastings of wines, and a delicious picnic lunch, all wrapped up in a 5-hour tour, visiting 5 of our favourite wineries…all within the Greater Kelowna area! Kelowna is truly the birthplace of winemaking in BC—the first vineyards in the Province were planted here by Father Charles Pandosy in 1859. This region is known primarily for cool-climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling, although some wineries are producing red blends made with fruit sourced from vineyards further south. Stunning views of the city, surrounding mountains, gorgeous vineyards and orchards, and our beautiful lake all set a dramatic backdrop for this tour. The tour also includes a facility tour and tasting. Guests will learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass, beginning in the vineyard, moving into the winemaking facility, and concluding with a tasting of award-winning wines.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$131.33
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10-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Big West Tour from Vancouver

10-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Big West Tour from Vancouver

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Spend 10 days exploring western Canada on a group tour that handles all the logistics, transportation, and accommodations. Perfect for travelers who don’t want to worry about trip planning or driving, this tour takes you to scenic vistas, glacial lakes, waterfalls, and more. Plus, a guide shares details about the area that you would likely miss if visiting on your own.
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  • 10 days
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$1,026.13
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Okanagan Craft Distillery and Brewery Bike Tour

Okanagan Craft Distillery and Brewery Bike Tour

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Explore the Okanagan Valley’s craft distilleries and breweries on this guided bike tour. After being shuttled to the trailhead, ride along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and get a taste of the local beers (tastings are an additional charge), plus enjoy lunch on this easy downhill cycling trip. On the way back, travel through downtown Penticton.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$172.30
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East Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 4Hrs - PRIVATE

East Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 4Hrs - PRIVATE

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Few wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley make it out of the province—let alone the country. For wine lovers who want to sample Okanagan’s well-regarded wines, go straight to the source with this East Kelowna wine tour. With transport included, you’re free to indulge in tastings of locally produced wines. Plus, you can discuss terroir, flavor notes, and more with your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$236.02
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West Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 4 Hrs

West Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 4 Hrs

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The Okanagan Valley wine region is best explored on a winery tour. This 4-hour experience is tailored to wine lovers who wish to seek out hidden gems selected by a guide. Choose among several departure times, with pickup available, and be whisked away to explore the landscapes of West Kelowna. Wine tasting fees and a picnic lunch are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$149.28
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Private Kelowna Sailing Cruise on Okanagan Lake

Private Kelowna Sailing Cruise on Okanagan Lake

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Sailing is a quiet, peaceful experience, as the boat is powered by nothing but the wind. You are welcome to sit back and relax, enjoy the sights, or take a turn at the helm, with instruction from your skipper! I will never forget the first time I sailed, and hope to create the same memory for my guests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.94
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$108.94

14-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Vancouver Island Pacific Tour from Vancouver

14-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Vancouver Island Pacific Tour from Vancouver

Outdoor enthusiasts that want to do more, experience more, and see more of the spectacular wilds of Western Canada shouldn't miss this 14-day adventure, with dozens of stops along the way. Enjoy everything from hiking and swimming in national parks, to exploring a scenic fishing village and bustling resort town, to marveling at waterfalls, glaciers, and canyons. Sleep soundly with with nightly accommodation, and enjoy easy travel with a guide to lead the way.
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  • 14 days
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$1,320.84
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East Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 6Hrs - PRIVATE

East Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 6Hrs - PRIVATE

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Enjoy all the Okanagan has to offer with just your group & our professional guide for our PRIVATE TOUR. We let you enjoy each destination while keeping on a schedule, making sure you have time to fit everything in. Enjoying the views of the valley & the lake will make you want to pose with this picturesque backdrop more than once a perk of having this tour all to yourself. The local wines that you'll enjoy each have a unique story which we will ensure that you're entertained by. Choose your favourite memories & take them home with you. Pour them out with your friends as you get to re-live the memorable trip around East Kelowna. Up to 5 or 6 locations will be visited on this tour. Disclaimer: Tour stops are subject to venue availability.
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  • 6 hours
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$236.02
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Okanagan Flyboard Experience Kelowna

Okanagan Flyboard Experience Kelowna

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If you have ever harbored a secret yearning to be a flying superhero—swooping, diving and spinning above the water, this flyboard experience is something you won’t want to miss. Feel the thrill of the freedom as you hover over Lake Okanagan with your trusty instructor at your side helping you out as needed.
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  • 30 minutes
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$100.06
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West Kelowna Winter Wine Tour from Vernon - 5 Hrs

West Kelowna Winter Wine Tour from Vernon - 5 Hrs

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West Kelowna Wine Tour. Sip, savor and swirl award winning small production wines, nibble on artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates while soaking in the spectacular views. West Kelowna is home to some of the oldest and most well established vineyards and wineries in the Okanagan Valley. It is a place where the tasting room experiences are diverse and moments turn into lifelong memories. Located just 10 minutes from Kelowna and 35 minutes from Penticton, BC. Up to 4 locations will be chosen based on availability. Disclaimer: Tour stops are subject to availability. Rolling hills of vineyards, scenic lake views and leisurely rural roads provide an idyllic backdrop for discovering local flavours one sip at a time. Our alluring pinot noirs, crisp sauvignon blancs, vineyard concerts and encounters with a winemaker is sure to delight you. If booking for less than 3 guests please contact us to book a private tour. Disclaimer: Tour stops are subject to venue availability.
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  • 5 hours
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$162.13
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Lake Country Winter Wine Tour - 6Hrs

Lake Country Winter Wine Tour - 6Hrs

Wineries are committed to collaboratively showcasing Lake Country wines and all that the unique terroir has to offer. The focus is on creating memorable wine tasting experiences in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We are proud to showcase our award winning wines in a spectacularly beautiful setting. Lake Country receives more than 2000 hours of sunshine per year. Vineyard Sites in the area, boast diverse micro-climates, and are comprised of glacial and fluvial deposits. These soil conditions encourage vines to struggle for nutrients. The resulting fruit is rich in character and exhibits a profound sense of place. If booking for less than 3 guests please contact us or choose our Lake Country Wine Tour - PRIVATE option. Up to 5 or 6 locations enjoyed at a 'no rush' pace. Disclaimer: Tour stops subject to venue availability.
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  • 6 hours
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$192.05
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West Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 6Hrs - PRIVATE

West Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 6Hrs - PRIVATE

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Enjoy all the Okanagan has to offer with just your group & our professional guide on your PRIVATE tour. We let you enjoy each destination while keeping on a schedule, making sure you have time to fit everything in. Enjoying the views of the valley & the lake will make you want to pose with this picturesque backdrop more than once (& our guides make great photographers). The local wines that you'll enjoy each have a unique story which we will ensure that you're entertained by. Choose your favourite memories & take them home with you. Pour them out with your friends as you get to re-live the memorable trip around West Kelowna. Up to 5 or 6 stops will be selected based on availability. Disclaimer: Tour stops are subject to venue availability.
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  • 6 hours
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$236.02
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Summerland Wine Tour

Summerland Wine Tour

Discover magical Summerland as we enjoy a beautiful mountain landscape and picturesque outlooks over the south Okanagan Lake. Highly memorable and unique experiences are in store within the wineries that call this charming district home. For less than 4 people, please contact us.
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  • 7 hours
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$216.26
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East Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 4 Hrs

East Kelowna Winter Wine Tour - 4 Hrs

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Discover British Columbia’s wine on a tour through the stunning landscape of East Kelowna and its wineries. Learn about the area’s wine industry, discover hidden gems, and enjoy unique tastings from Okanagan Wine Country. Both private and small-group tours are available to ensure a personalized experience during your time in Kelowna.
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  • 4 hours
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$148.91
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Okanagan Bachelorette Party Wine Tasting Experience

Okanagan Bachelorette Party Wine Tasting Experience

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Your Bachelorette party is as unique as you are. Let’s build it together Add unique elements to your tour that will surprise and delight. From delectable desserts to a dedicated professional photographer on hand, there’s a full range of additions we can recommend to help you plan the perfect day and a Safe-Ride-Home®.
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  • 3 hours
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$161.38
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Kelowna Private Boat Charter: Seven-Hour Fun in the Sun

Kelowna Private Boat Charter: Seven-Hour Fun in the Sun

This charter is ideal for any size of group up to 9 because the rates are based on a minimum of 4 people (this charter only) with no additional charges for up to 9 participants and no additional fuel charges We are confident you will find our cruises are a great choice, from luxury, to cost, to ambiance.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.97
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East Kelowna Tour from Vernon - 7Hrs

East Kelowna Tour from Vernon - 7Hrs

Experience the entire Okanagan Valley as you start in Vernon & enjoy the ultra blue Kalamalka lake on route to the Kelowna area. As your trip comes around the corner, you'll see the Okanagan Lake begins to take over the views. The hills will be scattered with vines & orchards as you make your way to your first stop. Your guide will point out where the KVR exists and possibly catching a trestle in the distance. Our Wine 101 is the perfect way start your local learning experience as you can then apply these new tools to the wineries that we visit.
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  • 7 hours
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$188.57
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