Kangaroo Creek Farm

Kangaroo Creek Farm

First, let me start by saying that not only is Kangaroo Creek Farm such great value that they made our Top 10 List, but our guests think they’re pretty spectacular as well! One guest in particular said and I quote, ” My girls loved the kangaroo farm so much, it was very hard to convince them to leave the farm and go home”.

So, we are happy to inform you that Kangaroo Creek Farm’s 2018 season starts this Saturday, March 17th. We also want to fill you in on some exciting changes. They will now be open 7 days a week! Starting this weekend (17th of March) right up until Thanksgiving (8th of October), including weekends & holidays, which is so awesome. Their new hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

They are discontinuing the early bird special and the evening sessions. However, not to worry, it is still possible to save a bundle by buying a punch card. The cards can be purchased (cash only) anytime the farm is open (except in July & August ~ but you can still use your card during this time) or you can head on over to Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room in Lake Country or in Vernon. If you are like us and want tickets in hand before you go or perhaps you are travelling from out of town, you can always purchase the punch cards in advance through Olives Us’s website at oliveusoils.com

The price of admission has not changed. Adults are $10, Youth (under 19) are $5, Seniors (65+) are $5, Children under 5 are free. If you choose to purchase a punch card, each wallet-sized card costs $50 (includes GST) and the card has 10 punch squares plus one bonus square. Each punched square represents admission for one person five years old and up. For more detailed information on punch cards head on over to www.kangaroocreekfarm.com  All admission cost keeps the farm staffed and running smoothly.

Red Kangaroo from Kangaroo Creek Farms

Just a little info about the farm if you’ve never been before. Kangaroo Creek Farm is located in Lake Country, which is a little way outside Kelowna as you head toward Vernon and they have been keeping kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years. At Kangaroo Creek, you can get up close and pet (maybe even cuddle) a baby kangaroo or wallaby. On the farm, you will also see an emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, an albino wallaby, baby kangaroos and potbellied pigs. They also have capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which can weigh more than 150 lbs.! Visitors can enjoy wandering the farm amongst the kangaroos and other animals. They have very knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions that may come up.

Kangaroo Creek Farm is about a half an hour drive from Suite 370.

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Olive Us ~ Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room

What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Kelowna

What To Do With The Kids When It Rains in Kelowna

Kelowna is an all-around fabulous place to travel with Children. Although rainy days are few and far between in summer, it’s always nice to have some ideas in your back pocket for when the sun isn’t shining. So here are some of our favourite ideas for what to do with the kids when it rains in Kelowna.

H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre

If your beach day is called on account of rain but your water babies still want to make a splash, head on over to H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre. This world-class waterpark is owned by the City of Kelowna and operated by the YMCA of Okanagan. H2O is the biggest municipal water park in Canada and features an Olympic-sized pool, waterslides, wave pool, kids spray park, river run zone, diving boards, swimming lanes, surf wave simulator, a steam room and two hot tubs. You’ll be sure to find wet and wild fun for every member of your family.

H2o Adventure + Fitness Centre
4075 Gordon Drive
Kelowna BC V1W 5J2
1-250-491-9622

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Jump2it Indoor Playground

If you are looking for a place for your wee ones to burn off some excess energy, head on over to Jump2it. This family fun indoor playground is perfect for kids ages 2-9 years. It has gigantic inflatable bouncers, 3-story play structure, bouncy castles, huge slides, obstacle courses and many other fun activities. They also have a separate toddler area where “little ones can have big fun too”. So, let the kids climb, bounce and go wild on the slides while you watch from the comfortable viewing area. Heck, you can even grab a drink from the snack bar and surf the net on their free Wifi while you wait.

Jump2It Indoor Play Centre
228 – 1891 Springfield Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5
1-778-484-2524

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Fun Bugs Indoor Playground

Fun Bugs Indoor Playground is perfect for a slightly younger audience as it has been specifically designed for kids 6 and under only. They offer a large full-scale play structure, small toddler area, a baby area just for the crawlers, interactive computer floor and even a bouncy castle. There are heaps of activities to entertain your little ones at this parent supervised play centre. They also have coffee, drinks and snacks for purchase.

Fun Bugs Indoor Playground
1855 Spall Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y4R2
1-250-979-2847

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EnergyPlex

Now if it’s the largest indoor Family Recreational centre you are looking for, head on over to the EnergyPlex! The Gym alone has trampolines, a foam pit, rope swings and an obstacle challenge. Then there is the Ballistix Ball Range (a massive foam ball shooting arena) and a Laser Tag arena. Make sure you check out the 30’Rock Wall and the Energy Cube (a 4-level playground with slides where your kids can run, climb, slide and crawl). There is a craft & movie corner as well as pre-school and toddler areas. You can try the SkyTrax (indoor Aerial Park) or from May-Sept, give the outside Bungy X-Treme Trampolines a whirl! The EnergyPlex offers a full-service cafe, free Wifi, and complimentary coffee & tea for adults. It’s fun for the whole family!

EnergyPlex
130 – 948 McCurdy Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 2P7
1-250-765-4486

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Bowling – Capri Lanes or McCurdy Bowl Centre

If bowling is more up your alley 😉 😉 there are two great choices for family bowling fun in Kelowna. McCurdy Bowling Centre and Capri Lanes.

McCurdy Bowling Centre is a state of the art facility which offers both 5 & 10 pin lanes. Have a go at cosmic bowling where they add music, smoke and a light show! They offer bumper guides for the gutters as well as roll assists for the smaller kids. When you are done throwing balls, you can enjoy full food and beverage service with kid-friendly menu choices and beverages from Freddy’s BrewPub for Mom & Dad.

McCurdy Bowling Centre
948 McCurdy Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 2P7
1-250-491-2695

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Capri Lanes offer 5 Pin bowling for all ages. The small balls make it easier for little hands to handle and they have gutter guards and ball ramps. Book a laser bowl game and everything will glow in the dark while the music is pumping. They are fully licensed so you can enjoy a beverage while you bowl.

Capri Lanes
Capri Center Mall, 1835 Gordon Drive
Hwy 97 & Gordon Drive
Kelowna, BC V1Y3H4
1-250-979-2777

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Scandia Golf & Games

With over 140 games, rides, roller coaster simulator, jungle themed shooting gallery and indoor mini golf, Scandia Golf & Games is a great way to spend a rainy day. When the weather clears up you can always go back for the biggest miniature golf course in Canada, bumpers cars, batting cages and go-karts. This indoor/outdoor family fun centre has everything you need for a fantastic time rain or shine. Scandia also has full concession and a menu that includes many family favourites.

Scandia Golf & Games
2898 Highway 97 North
Kelowna, BC V1X 5C1
1-250-765-2355

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Okanagan Regional Library

The Okanagan Regional Library offers free in-branch services to all visitors. You are welcome to use computer stations, have wireless access, and there is programming available for both children and adults. Choose your location on their Events Calendar to find out what’s happening while you’re in town. There are 3 branches of the Okanagan Regional Library in Kelowna Downtown, Mission and Rutland.

Okanagan Regional Library

Downtown Branch
1380 Ellis St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A2
1-250-762-2800

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Mission Branch
Capital News Centre
4105 Gordon Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1W 4Z1
1-250-764-2254

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Rutland Branch
Plaza 33 Mall
20 – 201 Hwy. 33 West
Kelowna, BC V1X 1X8
1-250-7658165

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Rotary Centre For The Arts

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre For The Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre. Head on over to their website to find festivals, concerts and free events during your stay in Kelowna. Their Arts Blast Camps for Kids provide unique camp experiences for your child to explore and expand their creativity in Visual Art, Music, Drama and/or Dance. Be sure to check the Events Calendar and the drop-in activities page to find an artistic way to fill your rainy day.

Rotary Centre For The Arts
421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1
1-250-717-5304

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Kelowna Museums

Kelowna Museums are a perfect destination for those less than perfect beach days. They offer a wide selection of exhibitions, public programs, and special events. Who knows what your kids will discover! Perhaps they will find out what it’s like to be a paleontologist, an orchardist, an entomologist, or even a pioneer gold miner.  Head on over to Kelowna Museums Events page to see what fun, creative and hands-on activities you can find.

Kelowna Museum
The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z8
1-778-478-0325

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Kelowna Art Gallery

Perhaps an art gallery is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of rainy day activities for your children. However, maybe your butting young artists would appreciate learning something new about art. If that rainy day happens to fall on a Sunday, well even better as Kelowna Art Gallery hosts a “Family Sundays” event. There are heaps of hands-on activities to help your kids engage, create and discover a world of art and explore their artistic talents.

Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water St
Kelowna BC V1Y 9R3
1-250-762-2226

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Or when all else fails…embrace the rain! Kids love puddles after all!

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Head on over to our Top 10 List to find out more things to do with the kids!

Top 10 List

Top 10 List

There is such a wide variety of things to see and do in Kelowna, so we’ve put together a Top 10 list for you to check out. In this city, you can literally start your day climbing a mountain and be relaxing on the beach by the afternoon, having stopped at a world-class winery & the farmers market somewhere in between. There are even more fun things to do with the kids like water parks, play areas, indoor & outdoor adventure centers to name a few.

Here are some highly recommended favourite things to see and do for both adults and children.

The list is in no particular order.

Okanagan Lake

Evening At Boyce-Gyro Beach Kelowna

Evening at Boyce-Gyro Beach | Laura Johnson | @okv_pix

Google Map Link Rotary Beach Park   Google Map Link Boyce-Gryro Beach Park

Kelowna lies on the shore of Okanagan Lake so most of the parks in the city have sandy beaches and many of them have water-sports facilities. Some even have snack vendors with yummy local eats & treats.

At Suite 370 you are mere minutes from Rotary Beach Park (500 meters north on Lakeshore Road to be exact). And only 1.3 km away from one of Kelowna’s most popular beaches, Boyce-Gyro Beach Park.

To find out about more beaches and parks within 10 minutes of Playa del Sol 370 head on over to our Beaches & Parks page.

For a complete list of all the beaches and parks around Kelowna please check Tourism Kelowna‘s website.

Knox Mountain

View of Okanagan Lake from Knox Mountain Park

Knox Mountain | Kristy Draginda | @hikingtheokanagan

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If you enjoy hiking or just appreciate a beautiful view, then Knox Mountain needs to be on your Kelowna bucket list. You can hike, bike or drive up the mountain and it’s just a few minutes from downtown. Getting to Knox Mountain is quite simple, drive to the end of Ellis Street until you hit the park entrance. Leave your car at “base camp” and take the gravel pathway up the hill.

Should you choose to drive up the mountain, you can park either at the midpoint (Lower Crown Lookout) or at the very top (Upper Apex Lookout). However you decide to get to the top, it’s a great way to get the family out while enjoying some amazing panoramic views.

Knox Mountain is about a 20-minute drive from Suite 370, through downtown Kelowna.

For more information on Knox Mountain and other hiking trails check out Kelowna Hiking Trails on Tourism Kelowna’s website.

Myra Canyon Trestles

Myra Canyon Trestles

If you enjoyed Knox Mountain, then Myra Canyon is not to be missed! This spectacularly scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway is well worth a visit. You can either hike or bike your way through this historic 12-kilometre trail. It’s comprised of 18 giant trestle bridges and two tunnels. If you didn’t bring your bike along, not to worry you can rent a bike through Myra Canyon Bike Rentals or you can even organize a guided tour with Monashee Adventure Tours or Cheers! Okanagan Tours. If you can’t wait to learn more, head on over to the Myra Canyon Restoration Society website.

It’s about half an hour drive to Myra Canyon from Suite 370.

U-Pick Fruit Orchards

Look Mom! I picked my own Cherries!

Looking for a fun experience for the whole family? Why not pick your own cherries! For 3 generations Arndt Orchards has been dedicated to providing the best quality cherries with superb customer service. They ensure each guest has a fun and memorable cherry picking adventure, a tradition they have maintained since 1946. The only questions that remains…will you eat all the cherries you picked on the way home!

Arndt Orchards is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily throughout July and 8:30 am to 5:30 pm during August.

Arndt Orchards is about a 17-minute drive away from Suite 370.

Kelowna Farmer’s & Crafters Market

Farmer's Market ~ Kelowna

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For over 21 years, the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market has provided local producers and families a meeting place to exchange the best that the Okanagan has to offer. From Armstrong to Summerland and there are over 165 vendors that focus on handmade, locally-grown, and artisanal products. Along with fruit & veg, dairy & meats, there are plenty of stalls filled with jewelry, pottery, woodwork, and more! You can also grab a snack or even have a meal while you are there.

From April – October they are located on the corner of Dillworth Drive & Springfield Road and are open on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.

For a list of vendors, maps and events head on over to their website at Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market.

Kelowna Farmer’s and Crafters Market is about a 9-minute drive away from Suite 370.

Wine Tours

Wine Tasting Tour Photo by Jill Wellington

There are over 30 wineries located in Kelowna and well over 200 wineries in the Okanagan Valley. All wineries offer tastings and some even have delicious food available from tapas to cheese & fruit platters while others have their own restaurants on site. Tours are open to people of all ages, so kids are welcome. However, guests or youth under 19 years of age are not permitted to taste the wine but some of the more family-friendly wineries give them some grape or apple juice to sample.

There are 5 wine trails to choose from.  You can check the Kelowna’s Wine Trails guide online or grab a copy upon arrival at Tourism Kelowna’s Visitors Centre at the airport or head to their downtown office at 544 Harvey Ave.

For worry-free wine tasting, there are a several Guided Tour Operators that can customize your wine tour for you. Why not leave the driving to them. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery the vineyards have to offer.

For a complete list of Guided Wine Tours, please visit Tourism Kelowna’s website www.tourismkelowna.com. For a list of wineries within 10 km of Suite 370 head on over to our Vineyards & Wine Tours page.

Kangaroo Creek Farm

Red Kangaroo from Kangaroo Creek Farms

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Kangaroo Creek Farm is located in Lake Country, which is a little ways outside Kelowna as you head toward Vernon and they have been keeping kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years. At Kangaroo Creek, you can get up close and pet a baby kangaroo or wallaby. On the farm, you will also see an emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, a baby albino wallaby, baby kangaroos and potbellied pigs. They also have capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which can weigh more than 150 lbs.! Visitors can enjoy wandering amongst the kangaroos. They have very knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any questions that may come up. The price for Adults is $10, Youth (under 19) & Seniors (65+) is $5 and children under 5 are free.  All admission cost keeps the farm staffed and running smoothly.

Kangaroo Creek Farm is about half an hour drive from Suite 370.

Hoof Prints Barnyard

Hoof Prints Barnyard Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

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Hoof Print Barnyard Petting Zoo & Pony Rides is located on an 8-acre property near the Kelowna International Airport. The barnyard is a petting zoo complete with miniature horses, cows, regular horses, ponies and goats that you can pet and feed.

From March 13th to end of October they hold Sunday Funday’s from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is when they are open to the public for some good old fashion fun in the country.  You can enjoy pony rides, the petting zoo, a bonfire with marshmallows and other concessions. Admission is $5, children 3 and under get in for free and $5 pony rides! You can also hire the barnyard for private parties and larger groups.

The barnyard is about a half an hour drive from Suite 370.

Okanagan Lavender Farm

Field of Lavender

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Walking through the rows upon rows of vibrant beautiful lavender flowers at Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm is a perfect leisurely afternoon activity. The Lavender is at its peak during the first three weeks of July but the herb farm grows many different aromatic plants at the farm. Throughout the growing season you’ll find calendula, rose petals and rose hips, oregano, thyme, savoury, basil, rosemary, lemon balm, violas, lemon verbena, lemongrass, rose geranium, echinacea, lindens, and sage. Throughout July, August and into the beginning of September, they harvest our lavender by hand.

No reservation required. Cost is $10.00 for adults, children 4-12yrs $5.00 (includes farm scavenger hunt), children 3 and under no charge.

Okanagan Lavender and Herb Farm is about a 7-minute drive away from Suite 370.

Basil & Mint

Basil & Mint Restaurant and Bar

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Are you ready to be taken on a culinary journey? Basil & Mint Restaurant & Bar serves beautiful dishes matched with an outstanding selection of wines not only from the Okanagan but around the world. Basil & Mint’s Chef McGeown’s menu is inspired by the fresh ingredients grown and sourced locally in British Columbia.

The best part is you don’t have to travel far to have a fantastically fresh and delicious dining experience as Basil & Mint is only a 2-minute walk away. They are actually located in the Playa del Sol Resort Complex on the corner of Cook Road & Lakeshore Road.

Want to find more things to add to your bucket list? Check out our Attractions & Activities page.

 

4 Fabulous Places to Eat Within a 4 Minute Walk of Playa del Sol 370

4 Fabulous Places to Eat Within a 4 Minute Walk of Playa del Sol 370

Beautiful Bistros, Delicious Dim Sum, Incredible Indian, Fantastic Fine Dining, Perfect Pubs, Sensational Sushi, Tasty Thai Takeaway and much much more. Anyway, you look at it, Kelowna is a foodie paradise! Heck, we can name 4 fabulous places to eat within a 4-minute walk of Playa del Sol 370. Whether you are in the mood for Pizza on the patio, Mimosas with Sunday brunch, Luxurious lakeside dining or you just want to grab some Mochas & Muffins, we’ve got you covered.

Basil & Mint Restaurant & Bar

Are you ready to be taken on a culinary journey? Basil & Mint Restaurant & Bar serves beautiful dishes matched with an outstanding selection of wines not only from the Okanagan but around the world. Basil & Mint’s Chef McGeown’s menu is inspired by the fresh ingredients grown and sourced locally in British Columbia. The best part is you don’t have to travel far to have a fantastically fresh and delicious dining experience as Basil & Mint is located within the Playa del Sol Resort complex.

 Basil & Mint

Address: 3799 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna BC V1W 3S9

Phone (236) 420-2100

      

Esther & Sons Cafe

Esther & Sons Cafe is also located within the Playa del Sol Resort complex. The Cafe’s coffee beans are provided by local roasters, the Bean Scene, who supply free trade, organic coffee and all the baked goods are all Esther & Sons original recipes.

Esther & Sons Cafe

 

Address: 652 Cook Road, Kelowna BC V1W 3S9

Phone (236) 420-2233

   

 

Lakeside Dining at Hotel Eldorado
An evening spent in the Hotel Eldorado’s award-winning Kelowna lakeside restaurant will be an evening to remember. They strive to take advantage of the Okanagan’s bounty of seasonal and organic products provided by local suppliers. Boasting fantastically prepared Stirling Silver Beef selections, fabulous Chateaubriand for Two, Kelowna’s most extensive seafood offerings and an award-winning wine list featuring over 150 different labels – for Kelowna restaurants, nothing beats dining lakeside at the Eldorado. All you have to do to get to Hotel Eldorado is cross Lakeshore Road.

Address: 500 Cook Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3G9

Phone: +1 250-763-7500 ext. 10

      
SmackDAB is a lively kitchen and lounge located in the heart of Manteo Resort on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night snacks, Smack Dab is perfect for a quick beer or an amazing dinner on Kelowna’s largest lakeside patio. SmackDAB is literally across the street from Playa del Sol 370.

 

SmackDAB at ManteosAddress: 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3L4

Phone: +1 250-860-4488

      

 

Interactive Map: 4 Places to Eat Within a 4 Minute Walk of Suite 370

Click on the side navigation ⍈ to get the full list of eats & treats, and hit the ✭ to save this map to “Your places” on Google Maps.

Explore Myra Canyon Trestles & Ride The Rails!

Explore Myra Canyon Trestles & Ride The Rails!

This spectacularly scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway is well worth a visit. You can either hike or bike your way through this historic 12-mile trail (24 km round trip), which is comprised of 18 giant trestle bridges and two tunnels.

If you didn’t bring your bike along, not to worry you can rent one from Myra Canyon Bike Rentals. If you want to learn a little more about the history while you ride, you can organize a guided tour with Monashee Adventure Tours or Cheers! Okanagan Tours.

From Suite 370, it’s a picturesque half an hour drive through orchards, vineyards, and golf courses to get to Myra Canyon.

 

Keen to see more of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail? Check out a 360-degree virtual tour of the Myra Canyon Trestles at bcexploer.com. We also very much enjoyed the video below!


Video by Chris Wheeler Media | Zenseekers Route 97 Destination British Columbia

Interactive Map: Myra Canyon ~ Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Click on the side navigation ⍈  to get the list of all the trestles & tunnels, and hit the star ✭ to save this map to “Your places” on Google Maps.

We found the following fabulous trail information on the Myra Canyon Restoration Society‘s website. So if you are anything like us, and want to see more 360 virtual tours, learn more about the history, or find out the current trail conditions head on over to their site.

Trail Information

Myra Canyon Trestles ~ Photo by KristaKristy Draginda @hikingtheokanagan

Photo by Kristy Draginda @hikingtheokanagan 

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The Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop

The Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop

It may be called Little Hobo but it’s been drawing big crowds. Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich Shop has been getting heaps of well deserved attention ever since they were voted the best place to eat in all of BC. We thought we’d share this great article about our local eatery written by our friends at KelownaNow.

The Little Hobo: #1 on TripAdvisor and #1 in our hearts

Do you ever use TripAdvisor? If you have, you may have noticed that The Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop on Leon Ave is ranked #1 of 375 restaurants in Kelowna, and it has held that spot for a few years now. You might wonder how they have kept this prestigious rating over the years when there is plenty of excellent competition here in the Okanagan. Well, all it takes is one lunch at the Little Hobo to understand the hype.

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One step inside the Little Hobo and you’ll notice first that it lives up to its name in the best way possible. It is indeed “little” and as cozy as your own kitchen. It also embraces the connotations of “hobo” with the quaint charm of a hole-in-the-wall, Mom ‘n Pop shop.

You’ll next notice that as soon as you step up to the till to order, owners Crystal and Steve will greet you with the best customer service in town. This wife and husband team works tirelessly, not only to bring you delicious food every day but to ensure that every customers’ experience is a special one. They will greet you as if you’re family, genuinely enquiring as to how you are, and learning your name while taking your order.

And make no mistake, they will remember your name next time you come in, too. This type of authentic and kind service shows the level of care Crystal and Steve impart into everything they do inside the Little Hobo; nothing is done without love and care.

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It’s this sincere kind-heartedness that helps create incredible food and raving fans.

Crystal and Steve are up every morning at 3:00 a.m. to prepare everything from scratch. All their breakfast items, soups, sandwiches and more are prepared fresh each day, and all by hand. Whatever can’t be made from scratch is sourced locally: Bread on Wheels delivers fresh bread daily, and they brew locally made Pioneer Coffee.

These efforts ensure the quality of every dish at the Little Hobo — whatever you order, it is sure to be made from a homemade recipe, with love and consideration, and high-quality, fresh ingredients.

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Every day, there are new daily specials, which vary from Meatloaf to Handmade Perogies to “Whatever Momma Wants to Make” (on our visit, that was Salisbury Steak with gravy and roasted potatoes).

There are always 4 soups on, and you should definitely try the Hobo Soup, which is a bit like hamburger soup with cabbage, and lots of vegetables, as Crystal will kindly explain.

Be sure to look out for exciting varieties like Dill Pickle, Smokin’ Black Bean, and Red Pepper, and Bacon Cheeseburger, which are just a couple in the literally hundreds of Crystal’s repertoire – seriously, she knows how to make 284 soups!

<who>Photo Credit: Keddy Pavlik</who>

Photo Credit: Keddy Pavlik

Steve expertly cranks out main dishes to order on the backline, and together they are quite the dynamic duo.

Try one of their famous sandwiches too, like the Hobo Cheesesteak, made on a fresh sub roll of the perfect texture, and loaded with steak, au jus, melted cheese, peppers and onions. It’s also worth pointing out that the portions are huge, and you will easily get your bang for your buck.

<who>Photo Credit: Keddy Pavlik</who>

Photo Credit: Keddy Pavlik

If you love the rich flavours of comfort food, big portions, and chefs with even bigger hearts, you will surely love the Little Hobo. #TreatYoSelf to their lunch or breakfast, and understand for yourself why they have stolen the #1 spot in Kelowna for so long!


Kelowna born and raised, Keddy Pavlik of TheTreatLife has been passionate about the local food scene basically since birth. If she’s not in the kitchen, you can probably find her at the farmer’s market or taking pictures of food.

Check it out, Global News also featured Little Hobo!

You can find Little Hobo Soup & Sandwich Shop online at:

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