October 23, 2013 | by Christina Van
by Natalie Appleton
From funky downtown boutiques to the chain stores everyone loves in the mall, Kelowna shopping has it all. When you stay at the Best Western Kelowna Hotel, you’re just steps away from some of the best shopping in Interior BC.
Whatever your tastes and whatever your budget, you’re sure to find the clothes, shoes, jewelry, housewares, and even wine to dress yourself and your table.
Kelowna shopping tips:
Downtown Kelowna offers a unique shopping experience amidst the backdrop of the beautiful Waterfront Park and the historic arts and business district. Bernard Avenue is home to dozens of boutiques, including shops like Funktional, where you’ll find an eclectic blend of jewellery, art and home decor crafted by local artists. In addition to retail stores, you’ll find a great mix of galleries, restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Just past the edge of downtown is one of Kelowna’s hidden gems, the Lois Lane Warehouse, where you’ll find retro and antique furniture and art you won’t see anywhere else!
Tucked away into a hip little shopping district near the lake is Pandosy Village. Take in the trendy boutiques, cafes and the sun with the college crowd.
|Shopping along South Pandosy is a great place to find delectable treats and great fashion finds.
Photo from Tourism Kelowna
Kelowna is home to several big box outlets conveniently located near Kelowna hotels just off Highway 97. At the Central Park Power Centre you’ll find stores such as Urban Barn, Home Sense, Michaels and Home Depot as well as a good selection of chain restaurants, including the Cactus Club, Montana’s, Jugo Juice, and Extreme Pita.
Just a few blocks away is the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Inside this 171-store mall you’ll find department stores such as Sears and The Bay as well as all the chains that carry your favourite labels, such as Gap and Chapters.
The Orchard Park Shopping Centre, just blocks from many Kelowna hotels, is a major shopping destination for locals and tourists alike.
A trip to the Okanagan wouldn’t be complete without bringing back a few bottles of wine. The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop gives you a chance to taste some of our finest and learn about the industry. With 600 bottles of 100 per cent BC wine selling for winery prices on the shelves, you might want to bring your suitcase! Discover Wines in the Orchard Plaza also has an amazing selection of local wines as well as great service.
Support local BC Vintners wines and bring back a few of your favourite bottles during your Kelowna shopping excursions.
Love the spa as much as you love shopping? Shop until you drop and then get pampered with this Kelowna hotel’s spa and shopping package!
If you’re looking for Kelowna hotels with a convenient central location for your shopping trip, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotels & Suites is just steps from the Orchard Park Shopping Centre and some of the most popular stores along Highway 97.
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