Kelowna, BC

On our way north from Vancouver, first stop was Kelowna, staying at the Holiday Park RV Resort for two nights. The drive up the Coquihalla Highway has great views and is the main highway link between Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver. The next day we decided to visit the magnificent wineries in the Okanagan Valley that we heard so much about from friends in Aldergrove. We went to the Quails’ Gate Winery for the wine tasting and lunch. The beautiful Old Vines Restaurant has an exceptional vineyard side location on the slopes of the Boucherie Mountain Bench with expansive and picturesque southern views of the vineyards and Lake Okanagan. After lunch we went to visit the Mission Hill Winery, established in 1966, and was rebuilt in 1996. The centerpiece and focal point of the design was a 12 story and 85 foot bell tower with four bells cast by Fonderie Paccard in France. The largest bell weighs nearly 800 kilograms. The architecture was magnificent to walk around, we didn’t taste any wines here because we had our fill at the first one and bought several bottles to take home. There is a lot to see and do in Kelowna but we are leaving to head east to Revelstoke