Spirit of Downtown Tour

Where there were once dirt roads, canneries, railways, a packinghouse and cigar factory, there are now beautiful waterfront parks, public art, museums, galleries, performance venues, and most importantly, great eating establishments! This is the perfect tour for locals and visitors wanting to learn about Kelowna’s storied past while enjoying today’s foodie delights.

Tour Details:

Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Food Only
$95 (per person)
Tasty dishes at 5 selected restaurant seatings, a visit to a heritage site museum, and a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide.
+ Alcohol
$120 (per person)
A refreshing, specially paired beverage to complement your foodie experience at 4 restaurants.
Meeting Location
“Dolphins” sculpture in Rhapsody Plaza at the north end of Water Street Park (across from Prospera Place).
Please arrive a few minutes early as we start at 1:00pm sharp.
Parking available at the Library parkade (Ellis St) or next to the meeting location in the Waterfront Park lot (Water St).
NOTE most street meters only have 2 hour maximums.
Group Size
Tours normally are for 2-6 people. Please contact us to arrange additional tickets.
Best suited for Foodies 13+
Important Details
Tours go rain or shine.
Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.
All tour guests and guides will be required to wear masks when not seated in restaurants or enjoying food samplings. We also ask guests to follow the guide’s requests to sanitize hands and respect social distancing.

NOTE: Please advise us of any dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets.

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Eateries May Include:

Thai Terrace

Truly the celebration of the “Art of Thai Food”. Thai Terrace was founded by Thai friends who share a great passion for cooking Thai cuisine and a love for the Okanagan. Using local produce and years of culinary experience they have brought some of the best Thai flavours to Kelowna which we are excited to share on this tour.

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El Taquero – Tacos & Tequila

El Taquero is an authentic taqueria which offers visitors tasty tacos and a refreshing beverage. Crafted by Taco Maker Izzy, the tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches) are inspired by the street side taco stands of Mexico City, his home town. Many family recipes are used in his flavourful dishes. Izzy and Marnie welcome tour guests to experience a taste of Mexico in downtown Kelowna. Salud!

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The Train Station Pub

The Train Station holds a special place in Kelowna’s history. It has been ‘connecting people since 1926’, and on this tour we are going to connect you with their great food, wide selection of refreshments, and comfortable atmosphere. They serve up everything from flatbreads, bowls, burgers and signature plates to amazing brunches every Saturday and Sunday. All aboard!

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Krafty Kitchen + Bar

Krafty Kitchen + Bar is Kelowna’s casual farm to table eatery and bar focusing on Canadian cuisine. They are recognized in Kelowna for an engaging Hip-Hop brunch on weekends from 10:30-3pm, where all guests enjoy a 90’s hip hop inspired menu and music. Krafty opened it doors in 2014 and believe’s in high quality local and sustainable food, and sharing everything in a vibrant atmosphere.

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Carlos O’Bryan’s

Above Kelly O’Bryan’s is where you will find great views, attentive staff, delicious food and refreshing beverages. Everything from their infamous Pachos™ to the friendly atmosphere will bring you back to Carlo O’Bryan’s Pub again and again with family and friends!

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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. Dawett’s flavourful array of foods has turned many guests into big fans of Indian cuisine – come taste why!

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The Laurel Packinghouse

The Laurel Packinghouse, a designated heritage landmark, is the oldest and largest standing packinghouse in British Columbia. It houses the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museums, 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.

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