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Okanagan Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun 2020

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch

Happy Fall! Back by popular demand is our list of all of the Okanagan’s Fall and Halloween fun! While 2020 activities might look a little different (and a lot smaller…. welp), there are still plenty of ways to safely enjoy the season here in the Okanagan. Check out the best Okanagan pumpkin patches and celebrate the season with your family (bubble)!

This post includes the following sections:

  • Farm & Orchard Fun
  • Okanagan Pumpkin Patches
  • Family-Friendly Activities

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BC’s Hidden Family Vacation Gem, Cozy Cabins

Cozy Cabins Family Vacation

Summer 2020 …¬† what a time. Having spent most of Spring in quarantine, a family vacation just might be (permanently) at the top of our wish list. With travel on pause for the foreseeable future, there isn’t a better time than now to appreciate, enjoy, and discover our own backyard. We wanted to find an amazing family vacation destination in our home province of British Columbia and were lucky to spend a week at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort. Tucked away in the Creighton Valley just outside of Lumby, BC, this family resort is truly one of a kind! Today I’m sharing why we love Cozy Cabins for the best family vacation.

Thank you to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort for hosting our stay! All opinions shared in this review post are my own.

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5 Free & Simple Outdoor Activities for Kids

Outdoor activities for kids

In this post I’m sharing 5 simple and free ways to enjoy some time outside with (or without, if you need a break ūüėČ ) your kids! These are SIMPLE & FREE outdoor activities– I’m sparing you the costly supplies and extravagant planning. You can do these with the things you already have at home. There are a million extravagant, creative ideas for kids activities, but sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple and not buy more things.

Anyone reading this will know that we are faced with a world-wide pandemic at the moment. In our City, Province, and Country, we are in a time of social distancing. What this looks like is our immediate family spending everyday together and seeing no one else. BUT, we are blessed to live in a beautiful place, and enjoying the outdoors never seemed incredible, really.

I hope you and your family enjoy these free outdoor activities!
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2019 Okanagan Christmas Family Activity Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Who’s ready to take in all the Christmas fun?! Y’all know we love holidays, and the lead up to Christmas is truly one of my favourite times of the year. Below you’ll find tons of fun winter family events, from town light-ups, to Santa visits, to holiday market shopping.¬†Wishing you all a magical, merry, holiday season! PS- Don’t forget to enter at the bottom of this page to win an advent calendar!

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Father’s Day Activities in the Okanagan

Father's Day

It’s time to celebrate Dads! Father’s Day is Sunday June 16, 2019. Here are a list of local Okanagan activities to get out and enjoy as a family!

Activities

Father’s Day Walk Run¬†

When: Sunday June 16, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Waterfront Park (1200 Water Street/ Rhapsody Plaza), Kelowna
What:  Join the annual Father’s Day Walk Run to create awareness and fundraise to support prostate cancer research in BC. Take part in the 2.5 km stroll or 5 km walk/run at 9 am, followed by complementary food, entertainment and prizes!

Father’s Day on the Bear

When: Sunday June 16
Where: The Okanagan Golf Club, 3200 Via Centrale, Kelowna
What: Purchase a round of golf for four, with power carts, for only $199+tax ($49.75 per person)!

Kettle Valley Father’s Day Fun Run

When: Sunday June 16, 10 am Р1 pm
Where: Quilchena Park, 347 Quilchena Drive, Kelowna
What: Choose to run walk, run or stroll along the 2km or 4km meandering scenic course in Kettle Valley. Adult race fee, $25.00; kids aged 5-16, $15.00; 4 and under are free. $5 from each race fee will be donated to Third Space Life Charity. Fun family activities (photo booth, prizes, craft tables, waterpark and playground) to enjoy on-site after the race!

CYK Father’s Day at Kitsch Wines

When:¬†Sunday June 16, 9:30 AM ‚Äď 11:30
Where: Kitsch Wines, 3330 Neid Road, Kelowna
What:¬†Join City Yoga X and Kitsch Wines for a by-donation yoga class led by Ria Kitsch with all proceeds going to the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Following the yoga class, there will be a complimentary wine tasting to wrap up the perfect start to your Father’s Day. Every person who registers online and attends will be entered into a draw to win one of two rounds of golf + a power cart at The Harvest Golf Club!

Family Events

Annual Father’s Day Car Show by Boyd Autobody & Glass¬†

When: Sunday June 16, 2019 11 am – 4 pm
Where: City Park, Kelowna
What: Check out the cars, trucks and motorcyles at this annual car show! There will be live entertainment by local bands, a Kids Zone by the Kelowna Rockets and much more! Proceeds will be going to the Kelowna Foundation supporting the Child Advocacy Center.

Father’s Day Picnic¬†

When: Sunday June 9, 11 am Р4 pm
Where: Sarson’s Beach Park, 4398 Hobson Rd., Kelowna
What: An authentic Croatian food BBQ hosted by the Okanagan Croatian Club. Enjoy food and drink, outdoor games and family fun.

Kelowna Farmer’s & Crafters’ Market Father’s Day Weekend¬†

When: June 15 & 16, 8 am Р1 pm
Where: 1992 Dilworth Dr. (Saturday) and St. Paul Street, Kelowna (Sunday) 
What: Dad will have a chance to win 1 of 2 Market Bags filled with local produce and gifts. There will be live music, great food, local artisans, and lots of fresh produce and meats for the BBQ.

Food & Drink

Brunch in the Vineyard 

When: Sunday June 16, 10 am Р1:30 pm
Where: The View Winery & Vineyard, #1 Р2287 Ward Road, Kelowna
What:  Axe throwing in the vineyard with Axe Monkeys Kelowna followed by a tasty brunch paired with delicious wines & ciders. Limited space available, advanced tickets are required ($55 per person).

Dads are Rad at the View Winery 

When: June 15 & 16, 11 am Р6:00 pm
Where: The View Winery & Vineyard, #1 Р2287 Ward Road, Kelowna
What: Wine and cider tastings & Dads receive complimentary tastings and a free gift with purchase.

Father’s Day Brunch at Craft

When: Sunday June 16, 10:00 am Р3:00 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market, 257 Bernard Ave., Kelowna
What: Enjoy an à la carte Brunch menu, featuring classic breakfast items including the famous Chicken & Waffles and the must-try CRAFT Taquito Skillet! Reservations recommended.

Father’s Day Brunch at Gallagher‚Äôs Canyon & Golf BC Championship

When:¬†Sunday June 16, 10:30 am ‚Äď 1:00 pm.
Where: Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club, 4320 Gallagher’s Drive West, Kelowna
What: Enjoy delicious chef attended stations, breakfast items, gourmet lunches, dessert and more. Seating’s available from 10 am Р2pm. Followed by a day on the course watching the final round of the GolfBC Championship. Adults, $29.95; Seniors $25.99; Kids 5-12 pay their age; Kids 4 and under are free! Call 250-861-4240 Ext. 211 to reserve.

Father’s Day Brunch at the Harvest

When: Sunday June 16
Where:2725 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna
What: A delicious buffet brunch featuring hot and cold stations, pastries, and more. Adults $39.95; seniors(65+) $30.95; youth (13-17)- $27.95; kids (3-12)- $16.95. Reservations required.

Father’s Day Brunch at Kelowna Springs

When: Sunday June 16
Where: 480 Penno Road, Kelowna
What: All-you-can-eat buffet with eggs Benedict, french toast, roast beef, a chocolate fountain and more! Adults $24.00; children $18.95; kids (3-12)- $16.95. Reservations recommended.

Live Entertainment

Dad’s Day with JP Maurice

When: Sunday June 16, 8pm Р11pm
Where: DunnEnzies Pizza & Parlor, 4638 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna
What: Live music by Vancouver based musician, songwriter and producer JP Maurice. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Gifts & Classes

DIY Father’s Day Photo Clipboard¬†

When: June 8 & 15, 11 am Р12 pm
Where: Rustic Chalk Decor, #102 1974 Moss Court, Kelowna
What: Create a sweet, simple gift for that special Dad in your life. Grab your friends or your siblings and join the workshop to make a lovely keepsake photo clip board. $40 per board.

If you know of any more special events happening, please let us know and we will share the details! Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Dads! xo