Kelowna City View at Dilworth Mountain

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Get Ready to #exploreKelowna

Summer is just around the corner (though you could argue it’s already felt like summer for a few weeks) and Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley has so much to offer. To help keep you informed and give you some ideas of what to do when you get here, we’re excited to introduce some locals who are happy to give you some insider’s tips…

Surfing the Skies in Kelowna

The following post has been contributed by guest blogger, outdoor enthusiast, and kite surfer, Scott Davis. I have been lucky enough to have tried a lot of outdoor activities in Kelowna in the last 25 years. In the winter, you will find me in the mountains skiing, snowboarding or on the cross country ski trails. During the spring and fall, I can be found golfing the greens, hiking, biking and running the incredible trail network in and around the valley. Okanagan Lake has seen me on water skis, wake boards and parasailing. But one sport has taken my heart - kiteboarding…

Hidden Gem: Chichester Wetland Park

Nestled in the heart of the Rutland Community, Chichester Wetland Park is a textbook example of a small remnant wetland. Wetlands are extremely rare in the arid Okanagan environment, comprising only about .02 per cent of the land base. They provide important wildlife habitat, help to prevent flooding and remove pollutants from water…

Hidden Gem: Kasugai Garden Park

Kasugai Garden Park, photos by @okinstababy In downtown Kelowna, when the crowds are bustling and the cars are honking and you just need a place to escape and gather your thoughts, consider Kasugai Garden Park a downtown sanctuary. Located within a walled enclosure not obvious from adjacent streets, it represents a tranquil oasis in the busy downtown core…