West Kelowna Hotel: Best Western PLUS Wine Country Hotel & Suites

What to Pack When Staying at Hotels in West Kelowna:
Fall/Winter Edition

Like most places around the world, Okanagan weather can be unpredictable, and this is no more apparent than in the late-fall and winter. Blame it on climate change or the fact we’re located amongst deep valleys surrounded by mountains, but it’s best to be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions from rain, snow, sleet, fog and below-zero temperatures to bluebird days filled with clear skies and sunshine. As one of the best hotels in West Kelowna, the Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel and Suites is all about making our guests comfortable. To make the most of your visit, take a look at our suggestions on what to pack:

For All those Outdoor Activities:

The Okanagan is a playground for all sorts of outdoor winter activities, including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skating, ice fishing, fat biking (that’s cycling on thick tires), and more. If you’ve booked a West Kelowna ski package for Big White Ski Resort or plan to visit Telemark Nordic Club near our West Kelowna hotel rooms, then it’s best to be ready for any kind of weather condition. Make sure to bring:

  • A ski jacket and/or shell
  • Ski pants
  • Heavy sweater or fleece
  • Base layer, i.e. thermal underwear
  • Gloves and toque
  • Insulated waterproof boots
  • Wool, synthetic or blended material socks
  • Gaiters if wading out into deep snow

When Stepping Out on the Town:

With the ever-changing weather, sometimes it’s not ideal to step out in a warm parka and your long underwear when planning an activity such as going on an Okanagan wine tour, out dining and dancing, or to the theatre. Besides essential warm clothing, it also helps to pack items that you can step out in.

When packing to stay at one of the best hotels in the Okanagan, make sure to include:

  • A comfortable pair of jeans or pants
  • Insulated jacket
  • A night-on-the-town outfit
  • Light sweater
  • Walking shoes or leather boots
  • Handbag, purse or small backpack
  • Scarf and sunglasses

When Staying at Kelowna Hotels with Waterslides, Pools and Gym

Besides outfitting yourself for the great outdoors, it’s also important to pack for those indoor activities. If staying at the Best Western Wine Country Hotel and Suites, you’ll want to take advantage of the 24-hour fitness room and the hotel’s indoor pool with twisting waterslide and jetted hot tub.

Don’t forget to pack your:

  • Fitness clothes
  • Runners
  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Flip Flops
  • Robe

Don’t forget to pack the essentials for your pet when staying at our dog-friendly hotel in the Okanagan. Read our blog on Preparing for Pet Emergencies when Travelling.

The Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel and Suites is one of the only West Kelowna pet-friendly hotels that offers an ideal location off Highway 97 close to downtown Kelowna, Kelowna International Airport, and West Kelowna attractions and wineries. We are known for our West Kelowna swimming pool, comfortable and stylish suites, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and friendly front-desk staff.