Kelowna and the surrounding Okanagan are home to stunning viewpoints at all levels of accessibility. Three of my favourites are Cedar Mountain Park (Upper Mission), Pincushion Mountain, and Oyama Lake Road Lookout.

Cedar Mountain Park/Upper Mission
A popular place for casual climbers and hikers, the views from this park are beautiful, especially at dusk. Located above this Mission in Kelowna, these trails are very accessible from the city.

Cedar Mountain Park

Cedar Mountain Park

Pincushion Mountain Summit
One of my favourite hikes in the Okanagan, it is a steep trail, but the view is impressive. Located off Ponderosa Drive, this four kilometer hike should definitely be on your summer bucket list.

Pincushion Mountain Summit

Dog at Pincushion Mountain Summit

Oyama Lake Road Lookout
Located 30 minutes north the Kelowna Airport, Oyama Lake Road Lookout is a stunning view point located off a moderately rocky dirt road. The view point is just off the road, so little walking is required.

Oyama Lake Road Lookout

Oyama Lake Road Lookout

These are just a few of my favourite trails and viewpoints around Kelowna. Tell us about your favourite view points or hikes in the Okanagan using #exploreKelowna.
 



Meghan Reading

Meghan Reading is a UBCO management graduate and a content creator specializing in adventure travel photography. She views the world through the lens of her camera and can often be found daydreaming about her next big international adventure. She loves the outdoors and is excited to share this with all those around her.