Notice: Beach and Lake Access
Okanagan Lake is currently experiencing higher than average water levels and precautions have been put in place to protect the waterfront. Certain water, beach and park access may be restricted. Please be mindful of any posted notices. For further information, please contact our Visitor Information Centre
Stunning Okanagan Lake spans 135km (84 miles) from north (Vernon) to the south (Penticton). Kelowna sits just about half way and the east and west sides of the lake are connected by the wondrous 5-lane William R. Bennett Bridge.
Okanagan Lake is known for its isolated beaches with over 30 throughout the region. Many beaches are equipped with playgrounds, concessions and bathrooms.
Enjoy the lake from a stand up paddleboard (SUP) Houseboat, ski boats, personal water craft, sailboats, pedal-boats, charter, flyboard, pedal boat, kayaks and canoes - we have boats of every kind for water enthusiasts. Lake Okanagan water temperature in July averages 19-23C/69-71F. In July, Canada's Largest Open Water Swim is in Kelowna on Okanagan Lake; swimmers of all ages and abilities swim 2.1 kilometres across the lake.
The lake is welcoming and refreshing during the summer but it also has it mysteries - creatures, hidden coves tombs and hidden coves. Search for Ogopogo, hike the Paul's Tomb trail near Knox Mountain and snorkel in the crystal clear water of the quiet, secluded bays.
If being in or on the lake isn't your thing, romantic lakeside patio dining or a leisurely boardwalk stroll is an equally enjoyable way to enjoy the lake while staying dry.