Bonjour Kelowna!

Conversation + Wine!

Immerse yourself in the heart of British Columbia's renowned wine country with our exclusive weekend getaway to Kelowna and the Okanagan Wine Region. Let our AFC guides, Jean-Baptiste & Natacha, lead you through the vineyard-laden landscapes of Kelowna, known for its superb wines and breathtaking views.

Your stay at the prestigious three-star Royal Anne Hotel in Kelowna is secured, along with transportation to various wineries, allowing you to relax and savor exquisite wines. Beyond the vineyards, you can practice your French with our guides and participate in La Nuit Blanche Kelowna, a vibrant cultural event organized by Le Centre Culturel Francophone de l'Okanagan. Autumn is the perfect season to explore Kelowna, with the vineyards' leaves transforming into stunning hues of red and gold!

This getaway is more than a trip, much like a two-day French conversation class + wine with your 2 AFC guides, Jean-Baptiste & Natacha! Our dedicated team ensures a smooth and worry-free experience.

Pack your bag, unleash your inner wine enthusiast, and join us for an unforgettable weekend in Kelowna with the Alliance Française of Calgary. Let the adventure begin!

Dates: From Saturday, October 5th 2024 to Monday, October 7th 2025

Destination: Kelowna and the Okanagan Wine region

Group: Limited to 12 participants. 

Open to: Everyone aged 19+ with a minimum A2 level in French or those currently in the process of learning the language.

Physical Requirement: Participants should be comfortable walking, as we'll be exploring wineries on foot.

One Person
Accommodation in a private bedroom (1 Queen Bed)
at the Royal Anne Hotel*** for a 2-night stay



Alternatively, you can sign up by calling us at 403-245-5665 and make a payment via Interac at

One Couple
Accommodation in a shared bedroom (2 Queen Beds)
at the Royal Anne Hotel*** for a 2-night stay



Alternatively, you can sign up by calling us at 403-245-5665 and make a payment via Interac at

The program includes:

  • Accommodation: Two nights at the prestigious three-star Royal Anne Hotel *** hotel in the heart of Kelowna, complete with delightful breakfasts each morning. (Valued at $530 CAD)
  •  5 à 7 Welcome Cocktail: Join us for a friendly get-together at a charming local spot to kick off your weekend, it's like a pub night in Kelowna (food & drinks not included).
  •  Nuit Blanche Kelowna: Enjoy a night filled with free activities throughout Kelowna, organized by our partner, Le CCFO. Visit various exhibitions or purchase a ticket for a special show (tickets not included).
  • Winery Tour: A private group excursion to five renowned wineries among Gray Monk, Peak Cellars, Arrowleaf, Ancient Hill, Intrigue Wines, and Blind Tiger. This premium tour includes transportation for seamless exploration. This wine tasting tour includes also snacks, chilled bottled water, and pickup/drop-off in the greater Kelowna area. From 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (with a 2-hour lunch break). Note: Lunch cost is not included. Your tour will be enhanced by a friendly, French-speaking guide. (Valued at $200 CAD)
  • Personalized Support: The organization, personal assistance, and infectious enthusiasm of your two dedicated AFC guides. They will ensure your experience is unforgettable!

The price does not include:

  • Your plane tickets (feel free to arrive before or after and explore Kelowna a little bit more!) and your transportation to the hotel
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance

Terms and conditions:

  • Register before September 5th 2024
  • Cancellation with a partial refund is possible until August 5th with a 15% admin fee.
  • No refund or credit will be issued after August 5th.
  • The trip will be cancelled if there is less than 6 participants (a full refund will be issued). 

There Are Many Red & White Reasons to Visit Kelowna

Gray Monk

Peak Cellar


Ancient Hill

Intrigue Wines

Blind Tiger