March Activities & Things To Do
The Okanagan During The Month Of March
You'll find that during the month of March activities in the Okanagan are a little quieter than the rest of the year as far as festivals and annual events goes, but there are still plenty of fun things to do both indoors and out.
March is a bit of a teaser month and can be quite varied temperature and weather-wise.
The ski resorts are still open and you can head up to the hills for the morning and then come back down to the valley and golf or go biking in the afternoon.
Most popular summer attractions aren't open quite yet, so, for us, it's a great time for a day trip just to exlore the cities and towns in the Okanagan.
On the other hand, on less adventurous days, there are other local activities - both indoor and out - to take in that don't require an entire day of driving and are just as enjoyable. Here are some ideas for month of March activities in the Okanagan that you may enjoy.
Quite often in March, if the weather cooperates, we'll pack a cooler with snacks and drinks, grab our camera and an extra jacket or sweater, head out for a drive and see where the road takes us...
There are many interesting places to visit on an afternoon drive with plenty of choices for a nice place to eat for dinner.
A great place to visit on an afternoon outing is the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, which opens in March. Osoyoos is a unique desert area with a valuable and unique habitat that is both protected and celebrated.
The interpretive centre has both indoor and outdoor exhibits and offers a look at the Okanagan's unique desert ecosystem - they also have a rattlesnake exhibit - as well as the Okanagan people First Nations history and culture (and some cool souvenirs in their gift shop too!).
Kelowna Rockets Hockey is the Okanagan's pride and joy of the WHL Hockey League, and more than a favorite March activities for many.
Rockets games take place at Prospera Place in Kelowna and are a fun and exciting way to spend an evening.
Tickets for a Rockets game cost about $16 to $60, and regular season games run through the month of March.
A fun family way to spend a day, especially when it's raining or snowing is at the Kelowna H2O Center.
It's a huge indoor pool with giant water slides, a wave pool, and a surf simulator - which as you can see here is our top kid's favorite :-)
An afternoon for a family here is cheap. Just bring along snacks and a drink or buy something at the kiosk in the facility.
There's also a workout room and a sitting area upstairs where you can sit and watch if you don't feel like being in the water.
And, if you're in Penticton, visit the R.N.Atkinson Museum and Archives which is open year round and consists of both original and secondary materials dating from the 1880's to the present day.
Here you can learn about early pioneer life, natural Okanagan history, see military artifacts and First Nations collections.
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