It's amazing to have places of raw, natural wonder just minutes from the heart of downtown Kelowna. Here are a few of my favourite waterfall hikes:

Christie Falls 

Christie Falls Hike

The hike to the waterfall is almost as scenic as the destination.

Christie Falls Hike

The colours of these wild flowers gave me spring flashbacks, this seemingly thin forest was unexpectedly thick & green.

Christie Falls Hike

Christie Falls Hike

I am always in sheer awe when I see these falls.

Christie Falls Hike

By the time mid-summer rolls around Christie Falls dwindles to a small stream, but the scenic cliff and caves make viewing this seemingly lost waterfall all the more worth it.

Christie Falls Hike

Everywhere you look on this hike is simply stunning.  

For more Christie Falls information and directions, click here.

Fintry Falls

Fintry Falls

This might not be a stairway to heaven, but it will get you halfway there.

Fintry Falls

One of many waterfalls at Fintry Provincial Park. The water flows from Christie Falls and eventually pours into the creek that feeds Fintry Falls. Which is pretty interesting when you consider how long it takes to get from one waterfall to another.

Fintry Falls

Fintry Falls

These falls are the last of 3 on the Fintry Waterfalls trail. 

Fintry Falls

Fintry Provincial Park and Waterfalls does a great job of making one feel small.

For more Fintry Falls information and directions, click here.

Canyon Falls Park / Crawford Falls

Canyon Falls Park

Follow the switch backing trail down into the canyon below.

Canyon Falls Park

Canyon Falls

The park is made up of two separate waterfalls, the first one you see is Canyon Falls. This little slice of nature is only 15 minutes from downtown Kelowna.

Canyon Falls Park

Keep your eyes open for wild berries, including strawberries as they grow along the trail.

Crawford Falls

The second waterfall is Crawford Falls, a bit more challenging to get to, but so worth it.

Crawford Falls

Crawford Falls

Crawford Falls

Sitting here I felt lost in my own hometown.

For more Canyon Falls Park / Crawford Falls information and directions, click here.

NOTICE: Canyon Falls Park is temporarily closed due to fire risk. Check our Hiking page regularly for updated information.

Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Park

When you arrive you are greeted with the sound of rushing water and mother nature at its best.

Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Park

Across the bridge your adventure awaits...

For more Bear Creek Falls information and directions, click here.

Don't forget your camera. Use #exploreKelowna on your hiking photos for your chance to be featured on Tourism Kelowna's Instagram.


Eric Saukarookoff

Eric Saukarookoff: Since the day I took my first photography class in high school, I knew it would become my passion. Whether it be up on top of a mountain, next to a lake, or enjoying a local scene in the city, I'm always up for trying new things and capturing the moments with photos.

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