The Ultimate Frugal Okanagan Summer Activity Guide

This was such a big hit in past years, that I took the time to update it with this year’s dates!  Hope you enjoy 🙂

Are you living in the Okanagan or planning on taking a trip there this summer?  The Okanagan happens to be the place I call home, so I thought I’d create a guide full of fun, frugal activities that take place in the land of sun.  The goal is for this to be The Ultimate Frugal Okanagan Summer Activity Guide.  If you have an event or know of a really cool place to visit, let me know and I’ll add it to the list!

Farmer’s Markets:

Food & Wine:

The Okanagan is well know for its award winning wines and wineries.  Many of them offer free tours and wine tastings. See a huge list of Okanagan wineries, here.

Canada Day:



U-Pick Fruit & Fruit Stands:


Golf Courses

The Okanagan has many amazing golf courses to play!  Enjoy one round or make a vacation out of it!  See this list of Okanagan Golf Courses.

Hiking Trails:

Festivals, Fairs & Community Events:

Father’s Day Events:

  • : at McCurdy Place in Kelowna, June 17, 2018 from 9am- 4pm

Places of interest:

Vernon & Area:

Kelowna & Area:

Penticton & Area:

Okanagan Tourism Websites:

Looking for deals?

Groupon has a ton of local discounted restaurants, spas, things to do and more! Check it out for great savings on the things you want to do in the Okanagan.

3 Day WestJet Spring Sale on Now

Until March 22, take advantage of reduced fares and spring for a getaway with WestJet! Flights are on sale for travel until June 27 to destinations within Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

You’ll find the lowest prices for flights within Canada on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The lowest fares for travel to international destinations are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Book your WestJet flight here.

WestJet Birthday Sale: 80% of Their Flights on Sale

Update! They’ve extended this sale through March 6, 2018!

WestJet is 22 years old and, to celebrate, they’re having a massive sale! Now’s your chance to save big on flights to Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Happy Birthday to them, happy savings to you!
Sale ends: March 6, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT)Travel: March 19 – July 12 and August 20 – October 27, 2018

Blackout dates:

  • Canada: March 22-23, 25, 29-30, April 2, May 17-18, 21, June 28-29, July 2, July 13-August 19, August 30-31, September 3, October 4-5, 8, 2018
  • U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe: March 22-25, 29-31, April 2, May 17-19, 21, June 28-30, July 2, July 13-August 19, August 30-September 1, 3, October 4-6, 8, 2018
Lowest fares for travel to Canada can be found on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.Lowest fares for travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Book your flight with WestJet here.

Free $45 Sign Up Credit with AirBnB

Planning to travel sometime in the future? Instead of a hotel, you should consider booking a place through AirBnB! Anytime our family travels we always check AirBnB first. We’ve stayed in some great homes in Victoria and my parents are currently touring New Zealand and staying overnight in AirBnB’s.

Currently, AirBnB is offering a $45 credit when you sign up with them and book your first trip!

Sign up with AirBnB here.

WestJet Seat Sale: Most Canadian Summer Sale

It’s a WestJet Seat Sale! Get your most Canadian summer sale fare, and get out there and celebrate Canada 150 with Canada’s friendliest airline!

Book by: June 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)

Travel: July 5 – August 30, 2017

Blackout dates: June 29 – July 4, August 3-5, 7-8, 2017

Lowest fares can be found for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Book your WestJet flight here.