"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. It's a plus for everybody."
– Anthony Bourdain
Kelowna's "Local" Walking Food Tour helps guests learn about the food & culture of Kelowna through a jam-packed 2.5 hour local experience where we tell you the stories you won't find in any brochure, meet the people who actually make this city so great, and taste the food that has put Kelowna on the international culinary stage.
With us you get the personal know-how and local insight from someone who was born and raised here, and worked in his Grandparents Orchard in the Okanagan.
The tour starts at the Laurel Packinghouse, and winds its way through the stunning Cultural District. The tour lasts roughly 2.5 hours and covers about 2-3 kilometres. Lots of opportunities for photos and video of beautiful buildings, statues, waterfalls, Okanagan Lake, and many other historical & cultural stops.
Along the way we include 7-8 taste/drink visits (Alcoholic/Non-Alcoholic available) at only local businesses that will add to your authentic experience of picturesque downtown Kelowna, BC!
Andrew was born and raised in the Okanagan, and grew up working on his Grandpa's Orchard in Lake Country. From there he learned his craft in Broadcasting and eventually worked for the WHL's Kelowna Rockets for 6 years in Sales, Marketing, & Community efforts.
His parents met while his Mother was travelling Europe, and eventually moved back to the Okanagan from Scotland.
Travelling & Food have always been a part of Andrew's life from eating with Monk's at Mont-Saint Michel to learning the secrets of Bannock Fry-Bread with local First Nations Elders.
Andrew wants to help people see his love for the Okanagan, and Kelowna, in a new authentic way. You will move, learn, taste, sip, and experience all of what downtown Kelowna has to offer.
Andrew strives to help you get up close and personal with downtown Kelowna’s history, vibrant culture scene, and its delicious food & drink.