Ryan and I just got back from a two week trip to British Columbia. We were in Osoyoos, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Kamloops. It was a blast, we did so many fun things, it was definitely more of an active trip then a relaxation trip. And a wine drinking trip! We went to about 7 or 8 wineries I think, which we enjoyed so much, we loved doing the tours and learning all the steps of wine making and the history. Keep reading for my trip diary and outfit post.
The drive out there was looooonnngggg! If anyone reading didn’t already know, we got a new PUPPY! A boxer of course, named Minnie in honour of her brother Mickey. She’s so cute and a real sassy pants.
Osoyoos is a pretty small town, and we were easily able to walk downtown from my Mom’s condo to stroll down the edge of the lake. Hat: H&M . Shorts: Old Navy. Some of the days were just sweltering so I had to stick to clothes that were loose and breathable like this tee from Victoria’s Secret Pink.
We did a tour here that was great and then had lunch in their restaurant which is at the top of the mountain and overlooks the whole town and lake, and the food was delicious.
My Mom Debra and Stepdad Doug.
They have hundreds of the most gorgeous rose bushes and their tasting presentation is really fun.
Here you can do a self guided tour and go into their barrel room. We also had lunch at their restaurant Miradoro, which was really good with a fantastic view. Dress is from Dynamite.
We were on the water every day, either boating, on the sea doo, hanging out on the raft or water skiing and tubing.
We took a day trip into Penticton, which was fun but I think we prefer Kelowna or the little resort town that Osoyoos is. Penticton kind of feels like it’s stuck between being a city and a lake town. We had fun and enjoyed it never the less, I got my husband a massage on the water! We went to a Poutine food truck (Ryan’s absolute favourite) and I went to a cute frozen yogurt shop, we walked around town a bit. It was a nice day!
Kelowna was beautiful, there were some pretty intense fires there during this time though, around 2000 houses were evacuated.
This winery in kelowna was so gorgeous and our favourite of every we visited. The view is phenomenal and we did the Legacy tour which teaches so much history, wine etiquette and pairings and takes you all over the winery, the restaurant was also fab. We went with Ryan’s cousin Shauntel and her husband Justin, it was a great afternoon.
While we were waiting for our lunch reservation at Mission Hill we went down the hill to Quails Gate Winery, which was also fun, much smaller and felt like more of a party atmosphere. I’m sure that had something to do with all the stagettes that were there at that time!
My skirt is from Express.
Paddleboarding on Sushwap Lake, my first time ever trying it and I loved it!
Bikini is Victoria’s Secret Pink.
Boating on Sushwap Lake with my beautiful flower girl Hunter.
I tried golfing for the first time ever in Kamloops, I was HORRENDOUS but it was fun and I liked it. Even though it’s so frustrating I’m going to try to do some golfing this summer!
It was a really great trip, next stop Vegas!