Fall Fun in the Okanagan

 

1. Fall Wine Tours

The Okanagan is full of award winning wineries and the Fall is a great time to check them out. Enjoy a glass of wine on a beautiful patio and take in some gorgeous lake views from a few local favourite wineries! Be sure to keep up to date on activities surrounding the Fall Wine Festival by visiting your favourite local news site (Castanet.net or Kelownanow.com are good places to check for this type of information!) Happy wine touring!

 2. Bike or Hike Myra Canyon

Ride through two tunnels and over 18 trestle bridges while being treated to unbelievable views. This beautifully scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway offers visitors some of the best views in the city. There are always rental bikes available if need be and if you’re not a fan of bike riding, you can even walk (or run) the trail. It’s the perfect destination for some world-class sightseeing.

 3. Get out and Golf!

Our Okanagan climate offers above average temperatures compared to most areas in Canada and because of this, golf seasons lasts longer out here. Kelowna golf courses are amazing in the fall. Cooler (although still mild) temperatures and beautiful fall colours will be sure to enhance your end of season golf experience!

 

4. Check out Local Farmers Markets

Most markets are still open in the fall and are much less crowded than in the middle of summer. You can enjoy all the goodness of local fall fruits and vegetables without the crazy crowds. September is time a great time for freshly picked pears & apples!

 

5. Corn Mazes & Farm Fun

The Fall….. What comes to mind??! Harvest, pumpkins, and corn mazes! Local Farms (such as McMillan Farms in SE Kelowna) offers up all those things and more. Tour the corn maze, or try your luck with some other fun activities for kids of all ages (and adults too!) For a more leisurely activity, enjoy a hayride, stunning fall foliage, and you’ll even see some animals! Don’t forget to pick out a pumpkin before you head home! A great day for the whole family!

 

 

Written by Kyla Sartorius for the Meeting of the Minds Blog

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