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Experiences to Gift this Season

With the holiday season upon us, finding the perfect gift for loved ones can be a challenge. In a material world, giving the gift of an experience can be a great way of creating a lasting memory. Luckily, there are many incredible experiences in and around Route 97 to enjoy this winter. Here are just a few.

Still stuck for ideas? Check out our comprehensive list of Winter Activities, Events, and Mountain Resort information for more inspiration.

Snowshoe the Myra Canyon – Kelowna

Monashee Adventure Tours Myra Winter

Photo: Myra Canyon, Monashee Adventure Tours

Perfect for local history buffs, join Trailhead Ed on a snowshoeing tour of the Myra Canyon (including 11 trestles and 2 tunnels) and learn all about the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in all of its winter wonder.
More Info: Monashee Adventure Tours

Snowshoe Fireside Dinner – Penticton

Experiences - Snowshoeing Fireside

Breathe in the mountain air as you snowshoe your way through the alpine forest.  Snuggle up in cozy blankets by the fire amongst snow covered trees and starry skies. Keep warm with hot cocoa while an executive chef prepares a 3-course dinner served with a selection of local wines.
More Info: Hoodoo Adventures

Ice Fishing – Sun PeaksIce Fishing

Join Sun Peaks local guide Campbell for this uniquely Canadian experience.

More Info: Elevated Fishing Adventures

Dinner Tours

Sleigh Ride Big White

Photo Credit: Big White Ski Resort

No better way to get into the festive spirit than by taking a majestic horse-guided sleigh through the forest to a cozy cabin in the woods for a meal. Both SilverStar Mountain Resort and Big White Ski Resort offer these dinner tours.

Tickets to Winter Okanagan Wine Festival – Sun Peaks Resort

Winter Wine Festival

Photo by Thomas Schaefer

Spectacular events, BC wine and food set with the perfect winter fairytale background – Sun Peaks Resort.
More Info: 20th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

Frozen Waterfalls & Winter Wildlife Watching – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Helmcken Winter

Most travellers visit Helmcken Falls in the summer, but there’s something spectacular about visiting when the water freezes as the temperature drops. There’s no shortage of wildlife in Wells Gray Provincial Park throughout the winter, and you can expect to find yourself within reach of moose, wolves, and deer all season long.
More Info: Tourism Wells Gray

Dog Sledding – Sun Peaks Resort

Dog Sledding

Tour through majestic pine trees lit by moonlight on a romantic dog-sledding adventure.
More Info: Mountain Man Adventures

Culinary Classes

Experiences: Cooking Classes

Photo Credit: Todd Quackenbush

‘Tis the season for delicious food, so why not learn from the best? Hester Creek, Predator Ridge, and Mission Hill are all offering cooking classes from cultural dishes to festive favourites.

Snowshoe at Predator Ridge – Vernon

Winter Predator Ridge

Photo: Predator Ridge Resort

Snowshoe through Predator Ridge Resort’s scenic trails and stop in for lunch at one of the community’s restaurants or warm up with a hot chocolate from the Commonage Market. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair from the resort.
More Info: Predator Ridge Resort

Are you giving the gift of experience this year? Let us know! Tag us in your photos at @discoverroute97 or by using the hashtag #Route97. Happy Holidays!