While our tourism brochures are full of summer scenes and most folks think of Kelowna as a summer destination, Autumn in the Okanagan is nothing short of breathtaking. The changing season brings fresh fruit, anticipation for the holiday season, and lots of fun activities.
- Enjoy Seasonal Fruit
Before the Okanagan was known as Napa North, it was famous for apples (and other stone fruit - we see you Peachland). October is prime apple season! Weather you’re picking them yourselves or grabbing a bag from the farmers market, don’t miss seasonal fruit. I love heading to BC Tree Fruits for ambrosia apples and, let’s be real, apple picking is good for the ‘gram.
Living in the Okanagan means fire bans for most of the summer. I grew up in Ontario having campfires every week in the summer, so I really miss them during the summer but make up for them once the ban is lifted. The cool nights that arrive in October make an evening fire so much more inviting. Grab your friends, blankets, and smore supplies and enjoy.
- Take in the Fall Colours
Living in a valley means that many of our local hikes include elevation! This is great for cardio but also mean we have stunning views! The best way to enjoy the changing leaves in the fall is to get up high. Tourism Kelowna wrote a blog highlighting the top 6 hikes in the area and it’s a great place to start.
- Head to Cirque de Soleil
This Fall, Cirque de Soleil is heading to Kelowna! If you’re looking for your October date night, this is it.
- Pumpkin Everything!
While many spots are closing their doors for the off-season, McMillan Farms is just ramping up! They sell the pumpkins you need for your carving and autumn decor and they offer hayrides, a corn maze, and a giant slingshot.
- Go Curling
You may think of curling as a winter sport, but the curling season at the Kelowna Curling Club starts this week! Whether you’re joining a league, participating in a bonspiel, or just heading to the clubhouse to have a beer and watch from the gallery, you’re going to feel pretty Canadian.