The Girls’ Guide to Kelowna
Planning a weekend getaway with your besties? Accent Inns Kelowna is the perfect base camp to explore all kinds of fun with your fave gals. Whether you’re seeking tours of the region’s famed wineries, a rejuvenating and stunningly scenic outdoor foray, or a night of grooving to live music, we’ve got you covered in Kelowna.
Wander to the Winter Farmer’s Market – a leisurely 20-minute stroll from the hotel – and stock up on freshly sourced seasonal produce (including a rainbow of apple varieties); local cheeses and organic meats; freshly baked bread; local honey; and artisan chocolates. After exploring, sampling and indulging in an onsite hot chocolate, return to Accent Inns and store your purchases in the kitchenette of your one-bedroom suite. All you need to complete your cheese-and-charcuterie feast is a bottle of Okanagan Valley wine. Speaking of which…
Our hotel is within a 20 minutes’ drive of more than 40 wineries (so you might want to request a late check-out). If you don’t want to have to choose a DD or handle the planning, we have a fabulous package with Let’s Go Wine Tours that pairs an overnight stay with tasting excursions at up to five wineries showcasing the best of the Okanagan Valley’s tantalizing vino. If you want to hit the road without a tour, you’re spoiled for choice of nearby wineries to visit – we recommend following Tourism Kelowna’s five unique Wine Trails, each taking you down a distinct route where you can swirl, sip and savour with your ladies!
Myra Canyon Trestles
Exploring the outdoors is the perfect way to get to know Kelowna while bonding with your girlfriends. Plan to spend half a day at the Myra Canyon Trestles, part of the historic Kettle Valley Railway that runs along a steep-walled canyon. The landmark features two tunnels and 18 trestle bridges that you can explore by foot or bike (Borrow some of our free bikes or visit Myra Canyon Bike Rentals right at the trail entrance) and the 40-minute drive there is nothing if not scenic as it winds past picturesque farms, orchards and vineyards!
When the sun goes down, get dolled up and head out to Kelowna’s coolest nightlife spots to soak in the town’s evening energy. Start at Bar Norcino, a modern-day speakeasy dishing up handcrafted cocktails and the Okanagan’s biggest selection of whisky. Next, visit Krafty Kitchen + Bar for delicious farm-to-table fare (alternatively, we recommend grooving at their ‘90s-inspired Hip Hop Brunch every Saturday and Sunday). End at Micro, a compact yet beautifully-designed space with a breathtaking wooden chandelier crowning the bar.
We’re your Kelowna experts, and nothing will make us happier than sharing our local knowledge of hotspots. If you’re looking for chic shopping streets, blissful spa days, waterfall hikes or the best damn pizza in town…all you have to do is ask. Now all you have to do is round up your bffs and get to Kelowna!