Spring is well underway, offering even more opportunities to get out and enjoy Kelowna's mild climate and extensive outdoor activities. Add these 4 hikes to your to-do list to take in some of the Central Okanagan's most stunning views.

Kuipers' Peak Mountain Park - Kelowna

Kuipers' Peak - March 2020
Photo by: Matt Ferguson Photography

Thanks to the 5-10 minute hike to the summit of Kuipers' Peak Mountain Park, you won't have to travel far for exceptional views. The park is 11 hectares in total, with the easy hike to the summit suitable for most skill levels. This is one spot you'll want to add to your list for appreciating Kelowna's colourful sunsets. 

Pincushion - Peachland

Pincushion, Peachland
Photo by: Hiking Addiction

This hike will take one or two hours. It has no creeks or streams and offers plenty of tree cover in case of rain. The only exception is at the summit, which is completely exposed—necessary for the incredible views available.


Johns Family Nature Conservancy Regional Park - Kelowna

Johns Family Nature Conservancy View of Kelowna

John's Family Nature Conservancy Regional Park, with its well-maintained trails ranging from easy to moderate, is a perfect spring hike in Kelowna offering stunning views of the Okanagan Valley. Spring brings bursts of wildflowers, and you might even spot some wildlife like deer or bighorn sheep - or even some rock climbers on the popular climbing spot, The Crags. This family-friendly park boasts breathtaking panoramic views and is a great place to enjoy the fresh spring air. The conservancy connects to Lebanon Creek Greenway Regional Park and is Canada's third Nocturnal Preserve. Just remember to arrive early for parking, wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and dress in layers for Kelowna's unpredictable spring weather.


Kalamoir Park - West Kelowna

Couple Hiking at Kalamoir Regional ParkPhoto by: Ken Hagen

This well-maintained, partially double-wide trail follows the lake before snaking briefly up through the alpine forest. While the upper section of the trail is fairly exposed to the elements, the lower area is forested, making it a phenomenal spot to storm watch on the beach under the trees. In the spring, you'll also get to walk amongst the beautiful Arrowleaf Balsamroot (a.k.a. Okanagan Sunflower). 


This article was originally published in March 2020 and has been updated for accuracy.