Cultural District Tour
Where there were once canneries, railways, a packinghouse and cigar factory, there are now 6 blocks full of museums, public art, a beautiful waterfront park, galleries, performance venues, a casino, and most importantly, great eating establishments! This is the perfect tour for locals and visitors wanting to learn about Kelowna’s history while enjoying current foodie delights.
Please arrive a few minutes early as we start at 1:00pm sharp.
Parking available just east of the meeting location in Waterfront Park lot.
Please contact us to arrange additional tickets.
Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
NOTE: Please advise us of any dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets.
Rose’s Waterfront Pub
Rose’s offers a stunning view of the marina and some of the tastiest food in the Cultural District. Established in 1993, their extensive menu features a wide array of small plates, burgers, pastas, sandwiches and entrees. Add in the pool tables and dance music most nights and you will appreciate why the tour stops here. Scenery, great food and drinks, and a friendly atmosphere – what a combination! Cheers!
Dawett Fine Indian Cuisine
An exotic delight on Ellis Street, Dawett Fine Indian Cuisine brings a little “spice” to the tour. The delicious butter chicken, fresh naan bread and unique cultural dishes have earned Dawett the highest awards as the best Indian restaurant in Kelowna. Although new to some tour participants, Dawett’s flavourful array of foods has turned many guests into big fans of Indian cuisine – come taste why!
The Bike Shop Café & Catering Co.
Healthy and delicious food options are served up in a delightful bicycle themed atmosphere at the Bike Shop Café & Catering Co. Owners Kim and Darren take pride in serving up wholesome food, prepared fresh daily with a focus on great customer service. Tours enjoy a sample of their favourite menu items along with a refreshing homemade lemonade – “comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere.” This stop on the tour is a real bell ringer!
La Petite Maison
French and Italian specialities served in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. La Petite Maison is a hidden jewel in the Cultural District. Inside this “small house” you will experience a very special take on dining – communal tables, multi-course dinners, personal service and a BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) policy. As Chef Geof says “We serve more than food, we serve a dining experience!” Merci!
Rotary Center for the Arts Bistro
The perfect way to end a cultural tour – refreshing gelato at the RCA Bistro! The Bistro is a part of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, a 12-year old public building which used to be a packinghouse. It is now home to studios, theatres and most importantly, the Bistro. All dishes are made in-house, and include everything from hearty salads and soups to artisan gelato. A delicious way to say our goodbyes!
The Laurel Packinghouse
Celebrating its centennial this year, the Laurel Packinghouse, a designated heritage landmark, is the oldest and largest standing packinghouse in British Columbia. It houses the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum, the Laurel Gift Shop, as well as a dramatic, versatile rental venue. Original wood, brick and lighting fixtures create a unique atmosphere to explore the Okanagan’s rich, tasty past and present.