Does your loved ones reside for snowboarding and snowboarding? Or do you favor winter days by the fireplace, with fast forays outdoors to ice skate or store? Irrespective of your journey preferences, Kelowna is an efficient alternative for a fast winter getaway with youngsters. It boasts a gentle local weather, quick access to out of doors journey, and child-friendly eating places and actions downtown. Listed here are some concepts for making it a memorable weekend.
Test in to your two-bedroom condominium on the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, change on the fuel hearth, and equipment up for a night out in town. It’s a five-minute stroll alongside the waterfront boardwalk to Stuart Park, the place you’ll be able to hire ice skates from the on-site rental van and skate a couple of laps whereas the solar sinks behind the mountains of the Thompson Plateau simply throughout Okanagan Lake.
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After working up an urge for food, stroll two blocks to downtown Kelowna. There are ample eating choices on Bernard Ave.—the principle drag—however we particularly like Antico Pizza Napoletana or DunnEnzies for pizza. Make it an early evening to relaxation up for Saturday’s on-piste adventures.
Seize a fast breakfast at Sprout, a downtown bakery that makes all its personal bread and tops them with every part from smashed avocado to strawberry balsamic jam.
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From there, it’s simply an hour’s drive to Huge White Ski Resort. Get outfitted with gear on the rental store contained in the Village Centre Mall and caffeinate with a latte on the Clocktower Espresso Co. Then, ascend right into a snow-globe world of groomed cruisers for newbies, rollicking tree runs for intermediate skiers, and steep, alpine bowls on the bottom for superior riders. Huge White provides over 2,700 acres of various terrain that’s routinely coated in forgiving powder snow that makes it enjoyable for all skills.
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Refuel at The Woods for lunch, proper within the coronary heart of the resort’s pedestrian village. Pair the tender lamb stew with a glass of BC crimson whereas the children order grilled cheese or a burger and fries from a child’s menu that features dessert. When your ski legs give out after a couple of extra runs, trip the gondola right down to the Pleased Valley Journey Centre for some afternoon enjoyable.
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That is Huge White’s base of operations for non-ski actions and it’s right here you’ll discover tubing tracks and an out of doors fireplace for warming up. There’s additionally ice skating, sleigh rides and a 60-foot tall mountaineering tower for tweens and teenagers who wish to drag themselves up its slick floor utilizing crampons and ice axes to ring the bell on the prime.
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Level the automotive again to Kelowna and go for a soak within the resort’s sizzling tub earlier than heading out for dinner. It’s a fast stroll to BNA Brewing, which serves up craft beer and an eclectic menu that options Asian-inspired dishes in addition to favourites like burgers and fries. There’s even 10-pin bowling upstairs (if the children haven’t fallen asleep on the desk).
Begin the day with a 4-km round-trip hike to Paul’s Tomb. This straightforward, flat path parallels the lake on the base of Knox Mountain and the trailhead could be reached on foot or by automotive. Again on the town, hit the Bohemian Café for brunch after which browse the boutiques alongside Bernard Ave.
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For those who nonetheless have time earlier than your flight, take into account popping into the Okanagan Heritage Museum to study concerning the valley’s pure and human historical past, and spherical out all that out of doors journey with a contact of training.