Kelowna Beaches & Parks

Looking to cool off?

There’s no better place for family fun.  Kelowna parks come alive in the summer with entertainment for all ages including outdoor concerts, movies, buskers, performers and various festivals.  Most of Kelowna’s parks feature sandy beaches and several have watersport rentals available.  Arrive early.  Stay all day.  Relax and take a dip while the kids explore the playgrounds.  Build a sand castle or go for a walk.  The parks and beaches around Kelowna are scenic, so don't forget your cameras! 

If you’re looking for more adventure, we have wilderness parks where hiking, biking and birdwatching are favourite activities too.

Click to view beaches & parks in:
KELOWNA    |    LAKE COUNTRY    |    WEST KELOWNA & PEACHLAND

KELOWNA:

 

Cedar Creek Park
This long and narrow pebble beach is well known and quite unique to the Okanagan. Picnic tables are available and portable washrooms are on site. Cedar Creek is Kelowna's only dog friendly waterfront park.

Gyro Beach
Arguably one of Kelowna's most well known beaches in Kelowna, Gyro is a favourite hang out for families and the younger sun-lovers.  Snack venues, a rope swing, volleyball courts, playgrounds, inflatable waterpark, watersport rentals, picnic areas and washroom facilities provide summertime fun for every age.

Hot Sands Beach - City Park
Located at the centre of the Kelowna's downtown core, City Park and Hot Sands Beach are always buzzing with excitement and activity. Enjoy the park's long sandy beaches, volleyball and basketball courts, grassy fields, playground, waterpark, skateboard park, and washroom and changeroom facilities. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and check out the many local vendors and buskers, or chow down on a tasty burger and ice cream at the snack bar. During the summer months, live music is often scheduled on the Parks Alive! stage and the occasional movie under the stars takes place in the common field.  With on-site rentals and surrounded by downtown Kelowna's many restaurants and retail stores, you will never run out of things to do and see at City Park & Hot Sands Beach!

Kinsmen Park
Tall leafy trees and large grassy areas, give Kinsmen Park the perfect amount of sun and shade. Dip your feet into Lake Okanagan, have lunch at one of the picnic tables, play a round of tennis or enjoy the on-site playground while taking in the Okanagan heat. Kinsmen Park is fully equipped with washrooms for your convenience.

Rotary Beach Park
Rotary Park has designated swimming areas, change rooms, playgrounds, picnic areas and shade trees. Known for its kite boarding and wind surfing, Rotary is the ideal spot to enjoy your favourite water sport. On-site rentals as well as fine dining and plenty of accommodations nearby make this beach a hot spot for tourists and locals alike! And if it's a windy day, this beach is a popular spot for kite-surfers. Bring your camera!

Sarson's Beach Park
This neighborhood beach sits off Lakeshore Road on the corner of Hobson and Sarson Road. Its smaller size gives the park a homey feel. A playground is located on site, and in addition, picnic tables, designated swimming areas and washroom facilities are offered.

Strathcona Park
Located next to the Kelowna General Hospital, Strathcona Park has designated swimming areas, picnic tables, public washrooms and a playground for the young at heart. Surrounded by tall oak trees, its large grassy area provides the perfect setting to curl up with a good book or relax with friends and family.

Sutherland Park
Located at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Ellis Street, Sutherland Park sits at the base of Knox Mountain and is perfect for those who love to be active. In addition to the grassy fields and kid friendly playground this park is equipped with tennis courts, washroom facilities and is only two steps away from the many pedestrian and bike trails Knox Mountain has to offer. Swimming at Sutherland Park is not recommended due to poor water quality.

Tugboat Bay - Waterfront Park
Located at the heart of the city, Waterfront Park has unbeatable views of Lake Okanagan, sandy beaches, beautifully landscaped gardens, washroom facilities, paddle boat rentals and boat launches. Observe Kelowna's diverse wildlife that inhabit the Rotary Marshes located at the north end of the beach. Take a stroll, or enjoy the delicious restaurants, located along the boardwalk which follows the waters edge all the way to City Park. If you're lucky, you may even catch some local talent on the Island performance stage.

Want more information? We're happy to help. Click here for a complete list or you can contact the Kelowna Visitor Centre for assistance.

LAKE COUNTRY:

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Beasley Park
Soccer fields, beach volleyball, waterfront nature walk, picnic gazebo and the Beasley Community Centre.

Coral Beach Park
Boat launch, tennis courts, picnic area & washroom facilities. Additional beach access at north and south ends of Coral Beach Road.

Creekside Park
Outdoor court and picnic area.  

Dewar Park
Outdoor court and picnic area.

Lake Country Dog Park
Fully enclosed off-leash dog park.

Jack Seaton Park
Walking trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, playground and washroom facilities.

Kaloya Park
Walking trails, covered picnic area, barbecues, playground, full washroom facilities & change rooms and direct beach access.

Kopje Park
Historic house, picnic area, playground, open field, ball diamonds, washroom facilities and direct beach access.

Marshall Park
Non-motorized boat launch, sailing club, public sail boat storage.

McCarthy Park
Playground and picnic area.

McCreight Beach
Quiet, treed pebble beach. Steep access on service road. 

Nuyens Park
beachfront park. Steep access to pebble beach, grassy banks and picnic area.

Okanagan Centre Park
Playground, open field, picnic area, barbecues and washroom facilities. 

Pioneer Park
Playground, washroom facilities and direct beach access.

Pollard Pond & Park
Trails, pond, boardwalk and picnic area.

Reiswig Park
Walking track, washroom facilities & change rooms, picnic area and direct beach access.

Swalwell Park
Open field, skateboard park, soccer field, ball diamond and washroom facilities.

WEST KELOWNA & PEACHLAND:

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Bear Creek Provincial Park
The swim area is narrow, marked by buoys and covers over 400 metres of coarse sandy beach lakeshore. There are also grassy areas, picnic spots and change rooms in the day use area of the provincial park.

Gellatly Nut Farm
This historic nut farm also has a swimming beach! Large shade trees, a small rock beach with a gradual slope into the water, grass and a playground nearby make this a perfect off the beaten path swimming beach to enjoy.

Marina Park
This park has a pebble beach, a grass area, a covered picnic facility and a playground. It is perfect for those with small children as both the park and beach areas are fenced in.   

Pritchard Park
Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, there are plenty of sunny and shady spots, making it a perfect place to swim, play volleyball, picnic or walk out on the dock.

Willow Beach
This main sandy beach area is perfect for building sandcastles. With a volleyball court off to the side, picnic tables and trees for shade, it is the ideal all-ages beach destination. A small seasonal concession stand operate across the road from the beach.

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