Mountains, lake, orchards, wineries, and more
Downtown Kelowna features beaches, parks and a walkway along the waterfront. The streets next to the waterfront are filled with interesting shops, art galleries, and restaurants.
Each winery has it own personality. Each has some unique twist to attract visitors and buyers. At The Vibrant Vine, we were provided with 3-D glasses to view their psychedelic art. The View Winery wine labels feature a red high-heel shoe. Wines produced by Therapy Vineyards in Naramata have names like Super Ego, Freudian Sip and Fizzio Therapy.
In 1859, Oblate Missionaries established Immaculate Conception Mission. In 1892, the town of Kelowna was laid out. Kelowna is a native word for grizzly bear. The fruit industry came into being when Lord Aberdeen, later Governor-General of Canada, purchased a tract of land in the 1890s and planted extensive orchards.
Have you visited the Kelowna area? What attractions do you recommend?