Dec 13, 2018
Winter Holiday Events: Seek Snow and Fun from Choice Hotels in Kelowna
Do you want to build a snowman? Or would you rather sip mulled wine by a roaring fire? Whatever your preference, you can enjoy it all when you visit one of the Choice hotels in Kelowna this season. Located on Highway 97 near Kelowna International Airport and not far from Big White Ski Resort, the Comfort Suites offers a number of reasons to stay and play this winter, so pack your woolly mittens, your sturdy boots, and even your swimsuit and seek some of these snowy and indoor activities and events:
Skate by the Lake
New York may have the Rink at Rockefeller Centre with its giant Christmas tree set amongst the hi-rises, but Kelowna’s Stuart Park outdoor ice rink offers something just as spectacular: views of the Okanagan Lake waterfront. Overlooked by the famed lit-up Spirit Bear art installation, the rink is now open for free skating daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (weather permitting) until February. Forgot to pack your skates? No worries. Skates, helmets as well as EZ bars for the kids are available to rent at the rink from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (cash only).
After your skate, you can warm up by the fire pit and then head back to one of the best hotels in Kelowna with an indoor pool to relax in the hot tub.
Enjoy Some Ice Time Indoors
Kelowna’s Prospera Place is not only one of the largest indoor venues for concerts and events in the Okanagan, but it also serves as the home of the Kelowna Rockets WHL hockey team. You can cheer on the currently #2 ranked team in the BC Division when the Rockets take advantage of home ice on the following dates:
- Dec 29 vs. the Kamloops Blazers
- Jan. 4 vs. the Prince George Cougars
- Jan. 9 vs. the Everett Silvertips
- Jan. 16 vs. the Moose Jaw Warriors
- Jan. 19 vs. the Prince Albert Raiders
- Jan. 25 vs. the Victoria Royals
- Jan. 26 vs. the Vancouver Giants
- Jan. 30 vs. the Seattle Thunderbirds
Check out Kelowna’s Pet-Friendly Hotel and Ski Resort
There’s no reason to leave your pet(s) at home when travelling to Kelowna in winter. In fact, not only can you book your furry family member into one the Comfort Suites’ pet-friendly hotel suites, you can take him or her along to Big White Ski Resort to enjoy winter activities such as snowshoeing, sledding and even skijoring, where your dog pulls you on cross-country skis via a harness and leash. There’s even the Dogs of Big White site that allows you to publicly post a pic of your pet when you use the hashtag #bigwhite.
Stay ‘n Ski and Enjoy More Big White Events
Looking to head up to Big White for a day of skiing or snowboarding? Let us help you along with our Kelowna hotel Stay and Ski package, which is offered in cooperation with Big White Ski Resort and Kelowna tourism. Enjoy one night’s accommodation in one our luxuriously appointed suites plus two lift tickets at Big White (more can be arranged with an additional charge).
And make sure to take in some of these upcoming events up at the hill:
- Santa’s Workshop, Dec. 21-24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Gavin Hooper, comedy stage hypnotist, Dec. 22, 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 24, 8-10 a.m.
- Christmas Eve Festival, Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Visiting Kelowna over the winter holidays? Read how you can Enjoy These Christmas Events when you Stay at one of the Best Hotels in Kelowna.
One of the top-listed TripAdvisor Kelowna hotels, the Comfort Suites is one of the Choice hotels in Kelowna that offers perks and incentives when you stay at any Choice hotel around the world. Learn how you can earn double the Choice Privileges Reward points when staying at any Choice hotel from Dec. 4 to Feb. 15, 2019. Ask our front desk staff or visit us online on how you can become a Choice Privileges member.