5 things to do within driving distance of Kelowna this winter

5 things to do within driving distance of Kelowna this winter

Nov 7, 2018

Although you may associate Kelowna more with summer or fall, winter brings many unique opportunities to Kelowna, providing visitors of all ages and interests with a wide range of things to do during the colder months. Here we run down 5 of our favorites.

Snowshoe tours

If you’re up for some unique exploring, rent some snowshoes in Kelowna and go explore the snow-covered Kettle Valley Railway. You can go it alone or with a professional tour guide – just keep an eye out for moose! It’s just a 33-minute drive from our kelowna auto repair shop.

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Frozen waterfall sightseeing

The wonders of nature are endless, but something about a frosty waterfall is truly mesmerizing! Kelowna is surrounded by numerous waterfalls which frost over in the winter, and there are many waterfall hikes to suit hikers of all ages and capabilities. Check out Hardy Falls in Peachland, just a 30-minute drive from our shop located behind Costco.

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Telemark Nordic Club

Head to the Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna where you can traverse over 70 km of track-set Nordic trails! The Telemark club offers rentals and lessons for people of all ages and abilities, and their trails offer unparalleled views over Okanagan Valley and the surrounding winter landscapes. This is a quick 30-minute drive after leaving our Kelowna auto service shop, ensuring your vehicle is ready for winter.

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Try the wine!

Kelowna is famed for its wine country, so make sure you taste the local blends during this winter! There are numerous restaurants serving local wines, although you can also visit local breweries serving their own stouts. Summerhill Pyramid Winery offers a unique experience that is open year round. This is one of the shorter drives from our auto repair shop in Kelowna at just 15 minutes.

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Go Ice Skating

Come wintertime, the Kelowna waterfront hosts a large free-of-charge ice skating rink. The rink is framed by beautiful winter lights and local cuisine from the area, offering hours of free fun for the whole family! If you don’t have your own skates, it’s no problem – you can rent them directly from the rink! Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned ice skater, you’re welcome to join in the fun on Kelowna’s annual winter skating rink! At a 10 minute drive from our location, this is a must do at least once this winter.

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Kelowna really comes to life during the winter months, so make sure you get down there and try out some of these unique experiences! Make sure your travels are safe and predictable with good winter tires and a FREE courtesy inspection with any service.

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    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and the boys at Paragon have taken care of my BMW for years and I won"t take her to anyone else!!
    Knowledge, experience, integrity, helpful, friendly .... that's what you can expect every time!
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    Erik Kelownaguy

    Last week I had a problem with the charging system in my Dodge Grand Caravan. I dropped by Paragon hoping they might have time to take a quick look at it. Although they were fully booked and I didn't have an appointment, Drew still managed to fit me... read more -

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    Paragon Motors went above and beyond for me!It was my first time at the shop, and they got me in ASAP after calling! I'm from out of town and was scared to find a reliable mechanic at a good cost, as I am a student! They made sure everything in... read more -

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    Liam Powell

    I contacted the guys at Paragon Motors whilst out of the country, as I was needing a pre purchase inspection done for a vehicle. Drew was nothing short of exceptional in his service, demeanour and willingness to take the time to speak with me. Calling from my home in Australia... read more -

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    Lori Haisty

    Rang around multiple companies asking for help with my car. Paragon was by far the most cost effective and helpful in helping me understand what was wrong with my car and the repair they were doing.
    Will definitely be a returning customer

    Thanks so much.
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    Al Dillabaugh

    This my third time having repairs at paragon, and like the previous..it was a non issue , professional , respectful and knowledgeable are some of words to describe these guys , this time I had my H1 hummer in , as it has been stored for years I had ... read more -

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    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and his crew at Paragon motors are awesome!! They are knowledgeable and friendly...the service is great!!!
    I trust them with my car 100%!!!
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    Frank Rinella

    Rick is a mechanical genius. They care about their reputation about customer service and doing a quality job. Just awesome.
    Nice comfortable waiting area with spot to plug in a laptop or phone. Massage chair...bonus! Decent coffee machine that pumps out coffee or chocolate and everything in between.
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    George Sartori

    Drew and his team gave us great service, very good workmanship and a good price. Drew got my elderly mother’s car in for some major repairs, in the last week before Christmas. Would recommend Paragon Motors to anyone, excellent in every way. -

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    Jacqui Allison

    What an amazing team. Right from the tow guy Todd to all the shop staff, especially Rick and Drew. Polite, professional and honest. I am now driving my older car with peace of mind knowing how much work they did to keep me on the rd at a reasonable cost.... read more -

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    Anne Garry

    Very knowledgeable staff and owners. Always 10/10 I trust Paragon Motors with all my families vehicle needs and advice. Recommended to everyone! -

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    Chris Roi

    Hands down one of the best autoshops in town. Quality service and they never try and upsell you something you don't need. You'll get informed on when to do your next repair and the urgency of it. My new auto shop hands down I'll be going back for anything else... read more -

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    Mountasar Al-Lawandi

    Fabulous place and staff. I was coming to Kelowna from Vancouver and started hearing a whistle noise when accelerating. These guys did what is right even though I came in without an appointment. Test drive and small tweaks and guaranteed me that I will be able to head back home... read more -

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    Michael Baccari

    Awesome, highly recommend. Very nice and accommodating. I had to leave my car there for a few days due to traveling. After they were done with the repair they phoned and asked if I'd like my car to be inspected for any other issues that needed to be addressed. -

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    Pauline Eggebrecht

    I wanted to buy a car and needed a check up so I called Paragon and got an appointment for the next day. They did the check in an hour and after I got my insurance I could bring the car back to get new ball joints and they were... read more -

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    Excellent service and the prices are more than fair. Zero complaints and I will be going back. -

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    Debra Clark

    The Paragon Motors team went above and beyond in so many ways to figure out why our F150 was stalling, and to fix the problem quickly so we could safely get back home to Washington state.

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    Carol Boutilier

    Excellent service, complete confidence my vehicle is safe and well maintained. No overcharges, talk up in packages and value for your money, no gouging. I highly recommend this fabulous team they really care for people and their reputation is paramount to everyone at Paragon. Paragon's top rating... read more -

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    wouter van der hall

    Pleasant and skilled staff/owners. Always ready to help and adjust to your schedule when needed for more elaborate repairs. Nice massage chair in the waiting area too! Would certainly recommend. -

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