what to do
Any time, any day, any season, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley, offer a world of things to do. Your options are endless, and there`s something for everyone.
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. Okanagan Lake 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.
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
Kelowna is home to more fun-filled family options than you can shake a zipline at. Whether you’re in the mood for water activities, adventure parks, hiking trails near Myra Canyon or something a little less off-the beaten path, Kelowna can accommodate. Click here for more ideas.
We always have a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the multi-faceted beauty of the changing seasons here in Kelowna. Fill the sun-drenched days of summer with paddle boarding or kayaking on Okanagan Lake. Explore the surrounding hillsides and forests on foot, by bike, or on horseback through our many trails where, just steps from our urban city, you can find hidden waterfalls, encounter the brilliance of nature and perhaps even some local wildlife.
Kelowna is the birthplace of winemaking in British Columbia; known for its top-quality wines that regularly win national and international awards. With 5 unique wine trails and over 30 wineries within a 20 minute drive, you’ll find plenty of terroir to swirl, sip and savour.
EAT AND DRINK
With its diverse and rich food scene, Kelowna is a palate pleaser to say the least. From street-side cafés to lake-side bistros, we bring an abundance of appetizing breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options to the table. Bon appétit. Click here to find out more.
The Tourism Kelowna events calendar features local events happening in Kelowna, BC. Kelowna is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley and hosts many large festivals, concerts, winery & vineyard events as well as art exhibits and cultural events.
ORCHARDS, GARDENS & MARKETS
Kelowna’s agricultural roots go deep. You want fresh? You’ve come to the right place. Kelowna is internationally renowned for its locally grown fruit and produce. We celebrate each season with special festivals. Take them all in. Gorge on cherries, bob for apples, stomp grapes, and drink wine. Our region’s micro-climate and predisposition for a long growing season mean you can tour stunning floral gardens, take tractor tours of orchards and stroll vineyards.
SELF GUIDED FARM TOUR
Take a farm tour then experience how local chefs turn fresh, local products into delicious meals at one of our many Farm to Table Restaurants.
The Rotary Centre for the Arts is also located in the Cultural District and provides space for artists, musicians, dancers and actors to gather, practice and perform. Exceptional artwork can also be found in a collection of interesting galleries located beyond the Cultural District. The 332-seat Mary Irwin Theatre, inside the Centre and the 879-seat Kelowna Community Theater, plays host to artists in the performing and visual arts, and the 230-seat Actors’ Studio is guaranteed to entertain you with its Broadway productions and dinner theatre.
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