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One for the Bucket List: The Winter Wine Getaway

From hay wagon rides to wine tastings, Kamloops offers the ultimate festive wine getaway

From hay wagon rides to wine tastings, Kamloops offers the ultimate festive wine getaway

Kamloops is well-known as a summer destination, but did you know that in the winter the city becomes a magical winter wonderland? That’s why Kamloops is fast becoming the next “must-see” on everyone’s bucket list, year-round.

Here are just a few of the area’s activities that are sure to beat those winter blues:

Monte Creek Winery Holiday Shopping & Tasting

Date: November & December, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monte Creek Ranch WineryMonte Creek Ranch Winery: Kathleen FisherNestled in the Thompson Valley wine region, Monte Creek Winery is a must-visit in the winter. Open throughout the holidays, the winery offers holiday shopping and tastings in what can only be described as a winter wonderland overlooking the South Thompson River.

Christmas at Privato

Date: November 20 to December 18

Woodward Tree FarmWoodward Tree Farm: Mary PutnamFamilies can enjoy hay wagon rides, mulled wine by the bonfire, and even wander down Candy Cane Lane to cut their own tree at Woodward’s Christmas Trees at Privato Vineyard & Winery. New this year, visitors can take a holly jolly stroll through the new Woodward Winter Wonderland, where majestic trees display their winter dresses.

Delta Hotels by Marriot Kamloops Winter Package

Date: November 20 to December 18

Privato Vineyard & WineryPrivato Vineyard & Winery: Kathleen FisherAfter hitting up the slopes, enjoy a night stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops with the Winter in the Vineyard offer. The offer includes: wine tasting at Privato Vineyard & Winery and Monte Creek Winery; a welcome gift holiday chocolate bundle; a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees at Cordo Resto & Bar; and even a late check-out of 2pm. Rates start at $179. To book, visit Marriott.com/ykade and use the promo code EB5.⁠

Kamloops Wine Trail Holiday Open House

Date: November 26 & 27

Harper's Trail Estate WineryHarper’s Trail Estate Winery: Kathleen FisherThe Kamloops Wine Trail is kicking off the season in true festive wine style. This fun and free open house event brings together a group of adventurous wineries who are pioneering a new wine region in the scenic Thompson Valley. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, hay wagon rides, hot mulled wine, prizes galore and so much more.