Guided food tours launched in Kelowna

A Taste of Kelowna

Madison Erhardt

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to lift, Kelowna’s Andrew Deans has launched A Taste of Kelowna Food Tours to help tourists and longtime residents discover the flavours of Kelowna.

Deans says starting a food tour has been a dream of his for years.

“Born and raised in the Okanagan. My grandpa had an orchard in the Okanagan so I did a little bit of work on that with him and my parents met travelling so because of my love for the Okanagan and just my history, it all kind of tied in together and I thought what a great idea to do for Kelowna."

The two-hour guided tour aims to teach guests about the food and culture of Kelowna with an emphasis on all things local.

"We visit six to eight businesses and we get tastings and drink visits and it is all included. In between, we fill in some historical pieces along the way and talk about Kelowna's culture and historical past."

Deans says there is something for everyone included those who have lived in Kelowna their whole life.

"All the locals we have had realized there are lots of different things they can find in their backyard and that is exactly what we wanted."

The walking tour starts at the Laurel Packinghouse and winds its way through the stunning Cultural District.

For more information you can head to www.atasteofkelownafoodtours.com

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