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CONTEST CLOSED! Win a custom Kelowna Staycation

Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming response to this Tourism Kelowna contest. The randomly selected winner was Deena J.

Although this contest has closed please utilize this information below to create your ideal Kelowna Staycation.

With current travel restrictions in place, now is the time to explore your own back yard with a staycation! When you think of your ideal Kelowna staycation, what comes to mind?

There are so many exciting experiences on your doorstep that can be done safely with your household or core bubble so enter Tourism Kelowna’s staycation contest to win $750 to make the most of your home.

Let us know your ideal staycation below and enter to win now!

Contest Closed on Monday, May 10 - Custom Kelowna Staycation

To enter, review the contest rules and regulations and fill in the form.

The contest closes on Monday, May 10, 2021, and we'll randomly select one winner who will be contacted directly by KelownaNow with instructions and assistance to build your Kelowna Dream Staycation (an approximate value of $750).


Can’t wait to safely explore until the contest closes?

Plan a staycation based on your interests with the information below. And always remember to keep health and safety a top priority while supporting local businesses.

Adventure Staycation

How does parasailing high above Okanagan Lake or exploring the depths below sound? What about visiting the Myra Canyon Trestles and cycling across all 18 trestles? Or having a picnic at the top of Pincushion Mountain as the sun sets?

The diverse landscapes around Kelowna create an amazing outdoor playground that provides endless opportunities.

<who>Courtesy of - Nic Collar Film</who>Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

When on an Adventure Staycation, a lakeside resort is an ideal accommodation. Enjoy warm spring and summer days on the water, then relax lakeside in the evenings at a hotel restaurant with views looking over Okanagan Lake.

Our amazing natural surroundings means it’s easy to find a new adventure. To see more outdoor options, visit Tourism Kelowna’s website.

Foodie Staycation

Considering Kelowna is the birthplace of winemaking in British Columbia; known for its top-quality wines that regularly win national and international awards, you may want to stay and play near the vineyards. If that’s the case, start your staycation along with one of the five distinct wine trails.

<who>Photo Credit:Courtesy of - Shawn Talbot Photography</who>Volcanic Hills Winery

Make sure you have a designated driver, or make it easy and book a guided tour.

To pair with your Foodie Staycation, consider a stay at a bed and breakfast. These getaways are a great way to start your day off right and some even offer exclusive chef-prepared meals to go with their private beaches, luxury pool decks, manicured gardens, vineyard views, and tour guide excursions.

Of course, living in the Okanagan also means easy access to amazing ingredients. Don’t miss a stop at a farm-to-table restaurant, visit an orchard, market or farm, and if the season is right a stop at a u-pick.

<who>Courtesy of - CedarCreek Estate Winery</who> CedarCreek Estate Winery-Home Block-45 Day Dry Aged Steak

If you'd like to discover more tasty options, visit Tourism Kelowna's Eat & Drink section.

Family-Friendly Staycation

For those who love to watch their children splash at beaches and parks, pick fresh fruit and berries, or use their imagination to explore the many trails in the area, planning a family-friendly staycation is easy.

Be sure to book a stay at a hotel with a pool and waterslide, then make plans for the rest of your day. Try going mini-golfing, visiting a museum, getting homemade gelato or ice cream, discovering a new beach, or heading to an indoor attraction.

<who>Courtesy of - Shawn Talbot Photography</who>

For more family-friendly ideas that encourage education, exploration and fun, browse the Tourism Kelowna Family Activities section to plan and make the most of your staycation.

Relax & Recharge Staycation

The best part of booking a staycation designed for relaxation is that Kelowna is surrounded by beautifully relaxing views, while also having all of the amenities that one needs to recharge.

Visit one of Kelowna’s spas for some pampering treatments, hike along a new trail to discover new views, read a book on a secluded beach, book a private tour and wine tasting, or hit the links, if that’s what helps you recharge.

<who>Courtesy of – Eric Saukarookoff</who> Kuiper's Peak Mountain ParkNo matter the activity (or non-activity) make sure to book two nights away from home to make sure you truly do have the time to rest and recharge before going back to every day.

For more ways to stay local and support local, as well as more staycation inspiration, visit

If any of the prize providers can not fulfil their prizing commitment due to potential insolvency because of COVID-19, the prize will be substituted or in some cases, not be available.

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