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5 Unique Winter Dining Experiences around Vernon

By Tourism Vernon/

Great Taste of Canada

Shorter, darker and colder days mean more time for indoor activities, especially ones involving food.  We have compiled a list of some of the most unique culinary experiences that you can indulge in during the winter season. From trekking through the snow-covered forest by snowshoe or bringing your taste buds on a journey to Austria, these experiences will surely be unforgettably delicious.

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1. Black Prince Dinner Tours at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

Back by popular demand, Sovereign Lake is hosting evening snowshoe tours out to the rustic Black Prince Cabin for a candlelit three-course dining experience. Weave through their extensive network of snowshoe trails by headlamp as you make your way to the cabin for contemporary dishes by UpRooted Kitchen and Catering before trekking back after your cozy meal. 


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2. Gerni's Farmhouse at Sparkling Hill Resort

Bring your taste buds on a journey to Austria with a bratwurst, pretzel and traditional fare in an unforgettable location. The building is from the 16th-centry in Weerberg, Austria that was dismantled, flown to Canada and rebuilt on the resort by Holzbau Maier. Prost with your loved one or friends with a Stiegl Lager and savour the delicious Huhnerschnitzel aka crispy chicken schnitzel. 



3. Paradise Camp Dinner Tours at SilverStar Mountain Resort

All aboard the Paradise Express snow cat for a charming dining experience on the backside of Silver Star Mountain. Sit in the warmth of the snow cat as you ride out to Paradise Camp for a three-course lantern-lit dinner with an extensive selection of wine, cocktails and martinis to complement your meal.


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4. Cabana Kitchen and Bar at the Prestige Vernon Lodge

When you walk into the atrium you feel like you have been transported to a lush tropical oasis.  The unique ambience at Cabana Kitchen and Bar complemented by the handmade pasta dishes will have you wanting to come back again and again. Choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner and you won’t be disappointed by the tasty culinary creations. 


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5. Winter at the Wineries in Lake Country

Even in the winter months, a visit to one of the Scenic Sip wineries is an enchanting journey. Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery is the ONE dining experience that you surely will not want to miss. This architecturally stunning property features mouthwatering dishes paired with their international award-winning wines. Peak Cellars Garden Bistro uses vegetables and herbs from their greenhouse only steps away from your table to showcase local flavours all year round.  Check out their themed nights like Italian Wednesdays and Smoked Meat Sunday that pair beautifully with their variety of wines. 

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