• Agricultural Tourism

    distinctly kelowna tours lavenderThe Okanagan Valley has many wonderful agricultural venues which welcome tourists to come and explore. After enjoying a memorable wine tour, contact Distinctly Kelowna Tours for another wonderful Okanagan experience (for private groups of 8 or more guests).

    Some of our most popular Kelowna area destinations include:

    Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm: Enjoy a self-guided walking tour displaying over 60 varieties of lavender, attend a class, pick your own bouquet or visit the gift shop featuring products made from locally grown and distilled lavender. Lavender has long been recognized for its ability to soothe nerves and reduce tension. Its scent has been used for centuries for its sedative effects.  Owner Andrea McFadden comes from a third generation farming family.

    Elysium Garden-Nursery: Four acres of stunning perennial gardens, a ‘Japanese inspired’ garden and a unique specialty nursery. Carved out of a lovely old apple orchard and surrounded by unobstructed mountain views and pastoral countryside.

    Arlo’s Honey Farm: Enjoy a true farm experience of grass roots beekeeping. Offers not only award winning honey, but pollen, bees wax, propolis, fresh fruit, berries and vegetables in season. Take part in an educational tour describing the honey bee’s life, their existence in nature, an understanding of sustainable agriculture, and a close up and personal visit with a working hive.

    Gellatly Nut Farm: Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park is 4 hectares of a working heritage farm. BC’s oldest nut farm has 800 nut trees and shrubs in the park. Varieties include walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts and butternuts which are for sale in season. The park also features 485 feet of lake front with a public beach, a heritage house, log cabin, wedding arbor and various other heritage buildings.

    A few favorite venues outside of Kelowna:

    Davison Orchards: located in Vernon. A family farm since 1933 growing a wide variety of quality Okanagan produce. They specialize in fresh pressed Apple juice, fresh baked pie and treats along with a huge assortment of homemade jams and preserves. Take an orchard tour and learn about history and farming.

    Summerland Ornamental Gardens: While Agriculture Canada owns the land and buildings, and provides a base level of maintenance and support for this historic garden, the Friends of the Garden Society is responsible for enhancing the garden experience, educating the public and promoting the gardens to the community. The garden tour includes a rose garden, canyon walk and lookout, friendship plaza, KVR trestle lookout, picnic area, visitor center, gazebo, rockery, meadow, xeriscape plaza and garden.

     

    Distinctly Kelowna Tours is one of Kelowna’s largest wine tour companies, offering winery tours, sightseeing tours, agri-tours, culinary tours and adventure tours throughout the Okanagan Valley to individuals and corporate groups.