Kelowna is in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, and contains some of Canada's richest lakes, forests, vineyards and orchards. As the largest city in the Okanagan region with over 100,000 people in population, Kelowna is located along the Okanagan Lake, which is home to the infamous Ogopogo. It offers a large range of accommodation options from high-end luxury resorts to quaint and unique B&Bs. Kelowna's climate is semi-arid, so you can enjoy long warm summers with short, mild winters.
You'll be able to enjoy a multitude of activities all across Kelowna. First and foremost, Kelowna is becoming a top destination for golfers worldwide with over 100,000 yards of golfing to be done! Golfing not your thing? How about taking the time to explore incredible vineyards while relaxing and enjoying several different wine tasting options. There are over 100 wineries within 90 minutes of Kelowna. Not only is wine country visible when driving across Kelowna, but also orchards growing some of Canada's finest fruits reside among the rolling hills of the Okanagan.
Kelowna is a popular destination for wines and foods, but it also is a great place for all sorts of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, zip lining and bungee jumping are all activities that are available right in Kelowna. In addition to the on land activities, there are also all sorts of jet ski and boat rentals available throughout the summer months, to enjoy the Okanagan heat. Several tours are available as well for those who wish to experience a guided excursion.
Kelowna is also surrounded by many other popular destinations across the Okanagan, each within a short driving distance. Places like Vernon boast the incredible Sparkling Hill Resort, which is an unparalleled accommodation destination in North America. In addition, the Okanagan Valley is also home to places like Penticton, Summerland and Osoyoos. The whole region comprises of beautiful landscapes and excellent amenities.
During the winter, the mountains in the area offer stunning downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and dogsledding opportunities.
Whatever your plan is, Kelowna has a bit of everything. Whether you want to leisurely stroll along the beaches boardwalk, or have a wild time wakeboarding on the lake - Kelowna is the place to be. Kelowna also boasts some of Canada's most exciting festivals in the summer months as the sun shines down over the fun!