Word of Mouth: Kelowna

Organic farms, sustainable vineyards and the restaurants making the most of their yields in this scenic British Columbia community

Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia’s agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada’s answer to Napa and vineyards abound throughout the valley, which runs from the 50th parallel down to the 49th, where the Canada and …

Mission Hill Winery

The award-winning Okanagan estate is Canada's must-visit destination that combines an artistic atmosphere with serious wine knowledge

As the world’s second largest country in geographical area, Canada’s vast terrain varies greatly. But as a nation stereotypically synonymous with ice hockey and year-round winter, it’s hard to imagine that in British Columbia there’s the Okanagan Valley, which includes the Osoyoos Desert—complete with rattlesnakes and prickly cacti. Nestled between the Coast Mountains to the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east is the …