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Mathew Wanbon

Mathew Wanbon is a writer and photographer born and raised in Kelowna. Despite having moved around to several different towns in BC throughout his adult life, he keeps being drawn back to Kelowna and again finds himself living in the sunny Okanagan. Mathew is passionate about outdoor recreation and his interests cover a range of activities including hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, skateboarding, canoe tripping, bike packing and more. To follow along with Mathew’s adventures in the Kelowna area and beyond you can follow him on Instagram @Matwanbon.

Guide to Spring Hiking in Kelowna

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You’re walking through grasslands dotted with ponderosa pine alongside a group of mule deer mulling through the mountainside covered in blossoming Arrowleaf balsamroot flowers. You turn to look back down the hill you’ve climbed and see Okanagan Lake shimmering in the evening light. This is an average day of hiking in Kelowna between April and May when the sun begins to shine and the wildflowers bloom…