March 18, 2014 | by Christina Van
by Natalie Appleton
Are you thinking of bringing your kids to the Okanagan for a March break getaway? When families stay at Kelowna hotels this March break, kids can get a dose of fun and learning with a range of special activities being held across the city.
In fact, we’ve selected three of the most interesting and unique activities that will transport your family far beyond Kelowna.
Top Three Kelowna March Break Activities
1) Hawaii at Big White
With champagne powder, dozens of trails for all skill levels as well as dozens of other winter activities on site, including Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, Big White Ski Resort is a must-see when you visit the Okanagan.
It gets even better during March break, when you get to hit the slopes and the island life with Hawaiian Week March 19 to 17. Enjoy bonfires, tubing, a fun race and carnival activities with a Hawaiian twist throughout the week.
If this is your family’s first time visiting the area, look for hotels conveniently located along Highway 97 so you have easy access to Highway 33 and the mere 56-kilometre stretch to Big White. Many Kelowna hotels also offer great ski packages.
2) Forest creepy crawlies at the museum
If you have a budding entomologist under your roof, you won’t want to miss The Bug Guys invading Kelowna Museums.
On March 21, Creepy Crawly Bugs gives kids a chance to view fascinating displays of mounted insects and take in some hands-on activities. On March 22, Scaly, Slithering Reptiles offers a fun presentation and activities as well. Both events run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Okanagan Heritage Museum.
3) A taste of Quebec
You and your kids can end March break with the sweet taste of maple in your mouths when you take in the 35th annual Kelowna MapleFest March 29 and 30. Events kick off at 10 a.m. at the Rotary Centre of the Arts, with a full day of free exhibitions, concerts and art classes for the whole family to follow.
Presented by Le Centre Culturel Francophone de l'Okanagan, MapleFest is a multicultural feast for the ears, eyes, hands and mouth. In addition to the much anticipated maple taffy on snow, there will be plenty of maple cotton candy, pea soup, poutine and more. Events run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, all in the downtown area, just a short walk or drive from most Kelowna hotels.
Looking for more things to do in Kelowna Check out our post Winter Activities for the Whole Family.