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Hotel in West Kelowna: 6 Hopping April Events for a Family-Friendly Holiday

Pack your bunny ears and baskets for everyone’s favourite spring holiday. Easter is on its way and is a perfect time for a long weekend getaway to the Best Western Wine Country hotel in West Kelowna. With plenty of things to see and do, we offer these April events that your family will love, as well as one for the adults to enjoy.

1) Head Up to Big White for End-of-Season Skiing and Easter Fun

Easter weekend marks the end of the ski and snowboard season at Big White Ski Resort. It is also the site of a number of fun things to do with the family. This includes the:

  • Easter bunny photo op at the Village Chair - April 20 and 21 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Egg decorating at Happy Valley Day Lodge - April 20 from 2-3 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday breakfast at Happy Valley Day Lodge - April 21 from 9-11 a.m.
  • Easter service at The Woods - April 21 at 9 a.m.
  • Easter egg hunts outside the Kids Centre - April 21 at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

2) Go Hunting for Eggs at the Easter Egg Scramble

There will be 12,000 Easter eggs hidden in West Kelowna’s Memorial Park just outside the Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre for the 9th annual Easter Egg Scramble. Just walk 30 minutes from our Okanagan Valley hotel to hunt for the Golden egg and win one of 25 gift baskets. The free event runs April 20 from noon to 2 p.m. Items will be accepted for the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

3) Get Your Photo Taken at Gellatly Nut Farm

Update your family’s photo at this unique regional park and popular West Kelowna tourism spot. The Spring Photo Shoot Fundraiser for JoeAnna’s House takes place April 13 and 14. Book online and use promo code: bettertogether for your spot.

4) Head South to the Summerland Easter Festival

Just a short drive away is the community of Summerland who is celebrating Easter with its fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event takes place at Memorial Park April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event includes the Easter egg dash, a colouring contest, a visit by Summerland royalty, a bouncy castle, treats, and a visit by the Easter bunny.

5) Sip and Dip

Make your own silk scarf or art canvas with this unique art workshop using the water marbling technique, where floating paint is swirled into a design and then transferred onto an object. The all-ages workshop takes place at Volcanic Hills Winery April 20 from noon to 5 p.m.. The event includes a free wine tasting for the adults, with sparkling juice for the kids. Book your timeslot online.

6) Get Inspired at Mount Boucherie Winery

Bring along a babysitter to entertain your young ones at our swimming pool with one of the best Westbank waterslides while you attend this adults-only event. The Inspired Wine and Food Series takes place at Mount Boucherie Winery, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. Indulge your senses by sipping Mount Boucherie’s bright Gewürztraminer paired with savoury butter chicken. Call 250-769-8803 ext. 205 or email privatetastings@mtboucheriewinery.com to book your spot.

Pair these events with one of our Okanagan wine tour packages, which includes accommodation at our hotel in West Kelowna, complimentary hot breakfast, a tour of world-class Okanagan wineries, complimentary tastings and more.

The Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel and Suites is a great place to set off on an Okanagan adventure! Centrally located off Highway 97, our family and pet friendly hotel offer comfortable accommodation, with access to one of the best hotel swimming pools with waterslide, hot tub, and fitness centre.