News FeedsCatherine has been working as the Communications Manager for Tourism Kelowna for over 8 years and is a tireless advocate and ambassador for Kelowna’s tourism product. Her zest for learning all about the local agricultural scene, farm-to-table dining, finding the hidden gems along Kelowna’s 5 wine trails, and meeting Kelowna’s many tourism characters borders on fanatical. She loves to make preserves (“why wouldn’t you when you live in this fruit basket of the world?”); is an adventurous home cook (“all these food writers and chefs are rubbing off on me!”); could probably conduct tours at any of Kelowna’s 25 wineries (“life’s short, drink great Kelowna wine!”); and knows her way around the local hiking trails. This blog allows her to share her enthusiasm (umm, obsession?) for Kelowna’s varied tourism attractions and activities, and some of the colourful characters she meets along the way.

Ripe With Surprises

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  • Kelowna Winery Uses Innovative Tool
    Here’s something really innovative: CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna is using the power of video to show their friends and customers the behind-the-scenes activities at the winery. They have a blog on their website and are using video to tell their story. The reason I find this so clever is that winery activities, with their […]
  • A-MAZE-ing McMillan Farms and other fall adventures
    There’s something about the end of October which puts kids’ sense of adventure into high gear. Maybe it’s the anticipation of Halloween – yes, this is very likely the source! Regardless of the catalyst, parents might find it a challenge to think up new and exciting adventures for kids… enter McMillan Farms in Kelowna… Let’s […]
  • Georgia Straight Newspaper Shows Vancouver Love For Kelowna
    The 17th Annual Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver issue is on the shelves and presents readers’ top picks for everything from dining to destinations. Guess what? Kelowna takes first place for Best Interior Destination! Ballots were cast in July when the popular Vancouver newspaper asked its readers to reveal their top picks in categories of […]
  • September = Amazing Golf in Kelowna!
    Wow – already the Labour Day Weekend! Why does the summer always fly by so quickly? But we have good news! September brings with it fresh mornings, afternoons twinged with gentle breezes, and evenings with that special amber light… in short, the perfect conditions for a round of golf! And with 19 courses in the […]
  • Kelowna Apple Triathlon in town this weekend
    The Kelowna Apple Triathlon, sponsored by Pushor Mitchell, is on this weekend. This event is recognized by the International Triathlon Association, and is a major athletic event for Canada. Kelowna is a real triathlon city in that we’re perfectly positioned to train in multiple sport disciplines with the lake, great weather, trails and running paths. […]