Exploring the Okanagan in Spring

As we say goodbye to winter, the Okanagan Valley in spring is the perfect blend of orchards, vineyards, and lakeside beauty. Join us as we uncover the hidden gems of this picturesque region and discover why spring is the perfect time to visit the Okanagan region. 


Blossoming Vineyards


As temperatures rise and the sun graces the Okanagan Valley with its warmth, the vineyards come alive in a burst of greenery and delicate blossoms. Spring is the ideal season to embark on a wine-tasting journey, exploring the world-class wineries that dot the landscape. Sip on award-winning wines while surrounded by rows of grapevines in full bloom. With the scent of blossoms in the air and panoramic views of the Okanagan Lake, a visit to the vineyards during spring is perfect for relaxation. 

Vineyards in Okanagan with mountains in the background and clouds in the sky.

Photo Cred: Food & WIne Trails Magazine


Orchard Orchestrations


The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its orchards, and spring brings beautiful blossoms to the region. Take a scenic drive through the orchard-lined country roads, where the fragrance of blossoms fills the air, creating a romantic and picturesque backdrop. Capture the beauty of spring with a visit to an orchard during blossom season. 

An orchard in Okanagan with cherry blossom trees and a blue sky

Photo Cred: Tourism Kelowna


Outdoor Adventures in Mild Weather


Spring in the Okanagan brings mild temperatures and longer days, making it an ideal time for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking along scenic trails to cycling through picturesque landscapes, the region offers a lot of activities to enjoy the great outdoors. Explore Knox Mountain Park in Kelowna for panoramic views of the city and lake, or venture to Kettle Valley Rail Trail for a leisurely bike ride surrounded by blooming wildflowers. The spring air, coupled with the stunning scenery, creates the perfect conditions for an active escape. 

A railway track with a blue sky and trees and rock in the background

Photo Cred: Hike Bike Travel


Culinary Delights with Fresh Produce


The Okanagan's agricultural bounty is on full display during spring, with farmers' markets and local eateries showcasing the region's freshest produce. Indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences, savoring dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Visit the Kelowna Farmers' Market or the Penticton Farmers' Market to taste the flavors of spring, from juicy strawberries to crisp asparagus. The culinary scene in the Okanagan during this season is a celebration of freshness and a true delight for food enthusiasts. 

Raspberries, blackberries and other fruit in baskets at a farmers market

Photo Cred: Tourism Kelowna


Lakeside Retreats and Water Activities


With the arrival of spring, the lakes in the Okanagan region have lots of water activities that visitors can partake in. Whether you prefer a leisurely paddleboard session on Okanagan Lake or a tranquil boat ride surrounded by blossoming trees, the options are endless. The lakeside parks and beaches, such as Gyro Beach in Kelowna or Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park in Summerland, offer serene settings for picnics, relaxation, and enjoying the breathtaking views. 

Okanagan Lake with a blue sky, mountains in the background

Photo Cred: Tourism Kelowna


To make the most of your spring getaway to the Okanagan, choose Sandman Hotel Group as your base. With strategically located properties in Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon, our hotels provide convenient access to the region's springtime attractions. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, exceptional amenities, and personalized service that enhances your overall experience. After a day of exploration, unwind in our inviting spaces and rejuvenate for another day of Okanagan adventures. 


Where to Stay 


Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna

Sandman Hotel Penticton

Sandman Hotel Vernon


As spring unfolds in the Okanagan Valley, it attracts travellers with blossoms, outdoor adventures, and culinary delights. Whether you're a wine enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone seeking a tranquil lakeside retreat, the Okanagan in spring has something special for everyone.