Love lakes, wineries and golf? Get away to Kelowna!

Enjoy the lakeside retreat of Kelowna enveloped by gorgeous landscapes of the Okanagan Valley. Its attractions sit amid a backdrop of canyons, orchards, rolling hills and vineyards. Enjoy lake beaches, watersports, golf courses, wine estates and fine dining. The Okanagan First Nations people settled here more than 6,000 years ago and Europeans arrived in 1859. Today the city offers great family vacations, romantic getaways and weekend breaks.

At the heart of Downtown Kelowna is Kelowna Cultural District. View Canadian artworks at the Hambleton Galleries and Kelowna Art Gallery. Learn about local history at the Okanagan Heritage Museum and Okanagan Military Museum. Visit The Laurel Packinghouse, home to the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Catch performances at the Black Box Theatre and Kelowna Community Theatre.

Along the city’s western edge, Okanagan Lake features boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming, among other water-based activities. Discover sandy, child-friendly spots such as Gyro Beach and Hot Sands Beach at the delightful City Park. Wander along boardwalks and attend summer concerts at Waterfront Park. Rent kayaks, Jet Skis, motorboats and waterskiing gear at Downtown Marina Kelowna.

Tour the Okanagan Valley wineries, including about 30 estates within a 20-minute drive of the downtown district. These wineries include Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Mission Hill Family Estate and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Sample fine wines accompanied by farm-to-table cuisine.

Take a scenic bike ride or walk in Myra Canyon. A wooden trail follows a section of a former railway decorated with tunnels and trestle bridges. Admire city views from the summit of Knox Mountain Park. Play a round of golf at Gallagher’s Canyon, Okanagan Golf Club or Kelowna Springs.

Fly to Kelowna from major Canadian cities as well as several U.S. cities. Get around Downtown Kelowna by foot and use public buses to reach areas outside the city center. Relax on lake beaches during the mild summer months and bring your skis in winter to conquer the mountain at Big White Ski Resort.

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Wineries, Lakes and Sports

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Where to stay in Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna
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Downtown Kelowna

Whale Watching, Friendly People, Walking

Downtown Kelowna is well-regarded for its beaches, abundant dining options and lake views, and you might also want to make a stop by Columbia Mountains, a top sight in the neighbourhood.

Central Okanagan
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Central Okanagan

If you're spending some time in Central Okanagan, Prospera Place and Summerhill Pyramid Winery are top sights worth seeing.

Southeast Kelowna
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Southeast Kelowna

Wineries, Golf, Gardens

You'll enjoy the wineries and gardens in Southeast Kelowna. You might want to make time for a stop at Harvest Golf Club or Columbia Mountains.

Cultural District
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Cultural District

If you're spending some time in Cultural District, Prospera Place and Kasugai Gardens are top sights worth seeing.

North End
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North End

If you're spending some time in North End, Prospera Place and Kasugai Gardens are top sights worth seeing.

Poplar Point
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Poplar Point

While visiting Poplar Point, you might make a stop by sights like Knox Mountain Park and Okanagan Lake.

Top hotels in Kelowna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
3 out of 5
2130 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC
£71/night
6 Oct-7 Oct
3.5/5Good! (1,432 reviews)

Located in Central Okanagan, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kelowna General Hospital and Prospera ...

3.5/5Good! (1,432 reviews)

"We were pleased with the size of the suite. Housekeeping was minimal!!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
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Kelowna Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
1070 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC
£68/night
29 Sep-30 Sep
3.9/5Good! (1,628 reviews)

Located in Central Okanagan, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Capri Mall, Kasugai Gardens and City Park. Prospera Place and Orchard Park Mall ...

3.9/5Good! (1,628 reviews)

"I like the area and the pool was fun and it was peaceful. One thing I didn’t like was there was a mini fridge but had not water in it I had to go to a gas station just to get a water bottle, overall it was a good experience I recommend u come here but not hope a lot."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

Kelowna Inn and Suites
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Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre
2.5 out of 5
2429 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC
£91/night
29 Sep-30 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (1,142 reviews)

This family-friendly Kelowna hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Mountains, Orchard Park Mall and Mission Creek Regional Park. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,142 reviews)

"Only one elevator and it was slow. We would have walked but we were on the 4th floor and we were taking equipment up and down."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre

Popular things to do in Kelowna

City Park
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City Park

A sandy beach, waterfront promenade, recreational activities for children and free summer concerts make this one of Kelowna’s favorite public parks.

Knox Mountain Park
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Knox Mountain Park

The city of Kelowna’s largest natural reserve stretches from the shores of Okanagan Lake to mountain peaks via a network of hiking and biking trails.

Kasugai Gardens
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Kasugai Gardens

These tranquil Japanese gardens, complete with koi ponds and a tea house, provide the ideal place to escape the bustle of the city. 

Top activities in Kelowna

Signature Okanagan Wineries Afternoon Tour
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Signature Okanagan Wineries Afternoon Tour

£74

Sip your way through the tranquil landscapes and beautiful vineyards of the Okanagan Valley on a tour of 4 area wineries. Stop into the tasting rooms of estates along the South East Kelowna Route, the Westside Trail, or the Lake Country Scenic Sip, and then wrap up your outing over a gourmet dinner with a view.

Deluxe Okanagan Wineries Tour
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Deluxe Okanagan Wineries Tour

£61

Prepare your palate as you set out to discover the fine wines of the Okanagan Valley, touring 3 or 4 great local wineries with an expert guide. Learn about the sun-soaked climate of the region, gain insight into the winemaking process at each property, and take tasting notes as you sip and swirl up to 16 different reds and whites.

Kelowna or West Kelowna Afternoon sightseeing wine tour
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Kelowna or West Kelowna Afternoon sightseeing wine tour

£69

Take a scenic tour in a Mercedes van through Kelowna or West Kelowna's residential and rural areas. The routes are dotted with orchards, vineyards and wineries opposite spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the valley.

All-Inclusive 4 Hour Lake Country Wine Tasting Experience
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All-Inclusive 4 Hour Lake Country Wine Tasting Experience

£127

You'll be picked up from your accommodation to sip, savor and swirl award-winning small production wines, nibble on artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates while soaking in the spectacular views and learning about the wines, the wineries, and the region while having a blast! Lake Country, BC is home to some beautiful well-established vineyards and wineries in the Okanagan Valley.

Airhouse Sports Academy - Entrance ticket - Kelowna
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Airhouse Sports Academy - Entrance ticket - Kelowna

£12

During this 2 hour drop-in session you are free to use all equipment and the entire facility. Jump around on the trampolines, test your parkour skills or go through the obstacle course on the spring floor. Airhouse is your number one spot for adventure and thrill.

Train Like a Pro - Trampoline - Kelowna
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Train Like a Pro - Trampoline - Kelowna

£28

Always wanted to learn new skills on state-of-the-art trampolines. This is your opportunity. With a certified trampoline coach you will spend an hour learning new tricks at the Airhouse Sports Academy.