June 27, 2014 | by Christina Van
Once a year, Canadians from all across the country proudly come together on July 1st to celebrate and enjoy a nation that is true north, strong, and free. Here in the Okanagan, there are three great ways to celebrate this patriotic holiday near Kelowna hotels.
Pack up the kids and head over to Prospera Place to experience Canada Day the Kelowna way. The free Annual Kelowna Folkfest events feature a grand opening ceremony complete with a large cake emblazoned with our nation’s majestic maple leaf, various booths boasting the best ethnic food in the valley, live entertainment that showcases the diverse cultures that have found a home in this great country, followed by an awe-inspiring live orchestra concert that winds up just before the fireworks take the stage at the Waterfront Park.
Interested in Celebrating Canada Day near your hotel in Kelowna while spending some time in the fresh air next to the water the Okanagan is famous for? The Waterfront Park will be host to a food fair, a marketplace and bazaar showcasing the local talented artisans and small business owners, incredible outdoor musical performances that will keep your toes tapping throughout the day, and an epic “kid zone” for all the little patriots in the family. The exciting activity-filled holiday will close with a jaw-dropping firework display around 10:30 pm.
Looking for a more relaxing way to celebrate? Celebrate Canada Day at CedarCreek is a free event catered to the wine connoisseurs of the family. Bring a picnic blanket or a comfy lawn chair and settle in for some amazing musical entertainment provided by The Middles. CedarCreek will also be providing a hot BBQ lunch for the hungry and a wine garden for the thirsty. Celebrate our country’s birthday in style in a beautiful vineyard surrounded by stunning views and warm sunshine.
Interested in extending your Canada Day holiday at Kelowna hotels? Read our post Top 5 Reasons to Spend Your Summer Vacation in the Okanagan.
When you’re looking for pet-friendly Kelowna hotels close to all the Canada Day action, stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites, offering a mineral pool, spa, hot tubs, a one-acre grass courtyard, free hot breakfast and more.