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.
Wineries, Lakes and Sports
A sandy beach, waterfront promenade, recreational activities for children and free summer concerts make this one of Kelowna’s favorite public parks.
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.
These tranquil Japanese gardens, complete with koi ponds and a tea house, provide the ideal place to escape the bustle of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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