As the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, the lakeside city of Kelowna is a popular recreational paradise with miles of beautiful parkland and sandy beaches that provide wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming, waterskiing, paddling, windsurfing, and fishing. Even Kelowna’s main street ends at a beach! Savour Kelowna’s thriving foodie scene, relax on an outdoor patio, stroll along the lakeside boardwalk, or enjoy a free concert in the park. Golfers can select from 19 local golf courses totalling a whopping 110,786 yards. If you’re a wine enthusiast, Kelowna is a must. There are 40 unique wineries in and around Kelowna offering tours and tastings for all varieties of palates.
Home to three major lakes — Okanagan, Wood and Kalamalka — below the lush valley hills, Lake Country has unparalleled natural beauty. Lake Country offers something for every member of the family. Fish or wakeboard on Wood Lake, hike Spion Kop, tour Lake Country’s Scenic Sip Wine Route, explore working farms and orchards, visit a working artist, take the kids to the unique kangaroo farm, or zipline above the lakes and forest. Be sure to save some time to swim or simply relax on the beach and enjoy our warm Okanagan sun.
Sitting on the edge of nature, West Kelowna, referred to as ‘the Westside’ by locals, is situated on the west side of Okanagan Lake, opposite the city of Kelowna. Here visitors can revel in charming farmgate operations, forested parks, miles of hiking trails, orchards and vineyards, and spectacular vistas. West Kelowna’s Gellatly Bay area is perfect for strolling the waterfront walkway, building sandcastles, or ziplining into the clear, sparkling waters off the historic ferry dock.
Westbank First Nation is home to a thriving economy and bustling community of over 400 businesses, 800 band members, and 10,000 non-member residents. You’ll find many modern places for shopping, dining, wellness, entertainment, and limitless recreation including golf, camping, paintball, go-karting, and a public beach park. WFN’s vibrant First Nation heritage includes a new cultural museum. The Sncewips Heritage Museum welcomes visitors to explore the vast collection of preserved and restored art and archaeological artefacts. Learn more about the history and culture of the Syilx/Okanagan people by visiting the Museum: 1979 Old Okanagan Hwy or SncewipsMuseum.org.
Untouched Okanagan Lake and valley views in Peachland are like no other. Thanks to 11 kilometers of unobstructed waterfront, everywhere you look there’s a picture-perfect vista. Hugging the shoreline is Peachland’s charming main street, the epitome of small-town chic housing, local gift shops, decadent bakeries, and historic landmarks. Even as a visitor, you’ll be made to feel like everyone knows your name. Don’t let Peachland fool you into thinking it’s a sleepy agricultural community. This family-friendly destination is home to Canada’s highest freestyle zip line and freefall pole jump.