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3 Indoor Activities Near Your Kelowna Hotel that Will Excite the Senses

February 19, 2016

Kelowna Indoor Activities

Indoor activity centres are a terrific activity for families staying at a Kelowna hotel when the weather isn’t cooperating.

The Okanagan is renowned for its beautiful weather, but it can’t be sunny all of the time. Around this time of year, low cloud cover can sometimes settle in and when you look out your Kelowna hotel window, you might not feel like spending much time outside.

Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor activities in the city to keep you thoroughly entertained. Whether you’re looking to get your heart rate going, test your problem solving skills or sample some fantastic food and drink, there are many places waiting to be discovered. Here are some of our favourites:


1. EXIT Kelowna

Are you ready to put your puzzle solving skills to the test in a high-pressure environment? If so, then EXIT Kelowna is the place for you. Regarded as Canada’s first room-escape gaming facility, this activity places groups of people (anywhere from 2-10 participants) into closed rooms where they must study their surroundings and use their cunning and intelligence to solve clues to unlock doors.

The kicker is you only get 45 minutes to make your way through the game to the exit. To keep it interesting, there are different themes offering varying difficulty levels, including:

  • Ninja House
  • Black Ops
  • Mystic Jungle
  • Mannequins

If you happen to be staying at BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites, EXIT Kelowna is just a five-minute walk away.


2. Brewery/Distillery Tours

There’s nothing like a tasty beverage to warm the heart on a dreary winter day. But these days, people want to do more than just sample the handcrafted beers, ciders and liqueurs produced in the area, they want to see how it’s made.

Many of the breweries, distilleries and cideries are within a short drive of your Kelowna hotel, and most of them offer:

  • Guided tours
  • Onsite shops
  • Product tastings

Larger establishments like the Tree Brewing Institute have their own restaurant. Some also welcome families with children on the tours (no tastings for the little ones though!). Other sites worth visiting include:

And, of course, there are the local wineries the Okanagan is famous for. There are a number of Kelowna hotel deals for Okanagan wine tours to make the booking process convenient and cost-effective.


3. EnergyPlex

Kids don’t like being cooped up when they’re travelling. After a long ride in the car, it’s a good idea to let them stretch their legs. If the weather isn’t cooperating, the EnergyPlex Family Recreation Centre is the perfect alternative, as it allows participants to climb, play and re-energize. Some of the activities include:

  • Trampolines
  • Energy cube
  • Climbing wall
  • Laser tag
  • Craft corner


To make your family adventure a smooth one, check out our post: 7 Family-friendly Tech Rules to Follow when Traveling to Kelowna Hotels.


Are you looking for an affordable hotel that’s near local attractions? BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites is centrally located and is close to many fun and exciting activities. Call us to book your next stay: 1-888-860-1212

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