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KelownaCanada

This picturesque city on the banks of Okanagan Lake is famous for its beach parks, golf courses, nature trails and wineries.

Enjoy the lakeside retreat of Kelowna enveloped by gorgeous landscapes of the Okanagan Valley. Its attractions sit amid a backdrop of canyons, orchards, rolling hills and vineyards. Enjoy lake beaches, watersports, golf courses, wine estates and fine dining. The Okanagan First Nations people settled here more than 6,000 years ago and Europeans arrived in 1859. Today the city offers great family vacations, romantic getaways and weekend breaks.

At the heart of Downtown Kelowna is Kelowna Cultural District. View Canadian artworks at the Hambleton Galleries and Kelowna Art Gallery. Learn about local history at the Okanagan Heritage Museum and Okanagan Military Museum. Visit The Laurel Packinghouse, home to the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Catch performances at the Black Box Theatre and Kelowna Community Theatre.

Along the city’s western edge, Okanagan Lake features boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming, among other water-based activities. Discover sandy, child-friendly spots such as Gyro Beach and Hot Sands Beach at the delightful City Park. Wander along boardwalks and attend summer concerts at Waterfront Park. Rent kayaks, Jet Skis, motorboats and waterskiing gear at Downtown Marina Kelowna.

Tour the Okanagan Valley wineries, including about 30 estates within a 20-minute drive of the downtown district. These wineries include Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Mission Hill Family Estate and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Sample fine wines accompanied by farm-to-table cuisine.

Take a scenic bike ride or walk in Myra Canyon. A wooden trail follows a section of a former railway decorated with tunnels and trestle bridges. Admire city views from the summit of Knox Mountain Park. Play a round of golf at Gallagher’s Canyon, Okanagan Golf Club or Kelowna Springs.

Fly to Kelowna from major Canadian cities as well as several U.S. cities. Get around Downtown Kelowna by foot and use public buses to reach areas outside the city center. Relax on lake beaches during the mild summer months and bring your skis in winter to conquer the mountain at Big White Ski Resort.

Top Hotels in Kelowna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
3 out of 5
2130 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $110 per night

Located in Central Okanagan, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kelowna General Hospital and Prospera ...

3.5/5Good! (1,623 reviews)

"Room was clean but the balcony for level 9 was not clean the chairs and table outside were full of dust."…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2020

Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
Eldorado Resort - Manteo
Eldorado Resort - Manteo
3.5 out of 5
3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $159 per night

Located in South Pandosy, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Kelowna General Hospital. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,232 reviews)

"Great room got upgraded to waterfront room.Very roomy and very bright. The only thing I was a little bit disappointed in was the bathroom. The bathroom was very small , you had to close the door before you could sit down. For the rest great place"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Eldorado Resort - Manteo
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
4 out of 5
1310 Water St, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $245 per night

Located in Kelowna Central Business District, this spa hotel is steps away from Columbia Mountains and Prospera Place. Kelowna General Hospital is 1.3 mi (2.1 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,637 reviews)

"Stay was nice, i love the location of the Grande. very very linited everything due to covid-19."…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

Popular places to visit in Kelowna

City Park
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City Park

4.5/5(894 reviews)

A sandy beach, waterfront promenade, recreational activities for children and free summer concerts make this one of Kelowna’s favorite public parks.

Knox Mountain Park
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Knox Mountain Park

4.5/5(81 reviews)

The city of Kelowna’s largest natural reserve stretches from the shores of Okanagan Lake to mountain peaks via a network of hiking and biking trails.

Kasugai Gardens
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Kasugai Gardens

4.5/5(42 reviews)

These tranquil Japanese gardens, complete with koi ponds and a tea house, provide the ideal place to escape the bustle of the city. 

Top things to do in Kelowna

Signature Okanagan Wineries Afternoon Tour
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Signature Okanagan Wineries Afternoon Tour

88% of travellers recommend
CA $120
Per adult
Deluxe Okanagan Wineries Tour
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Deluxe Okanagan Wineries Tour

100% of travellers recommend
CA $99
Per adult
Private Session with a Local Photographer in Kelowna
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Private Session with a Local Photographer in Kelowna

CA $348
Per adult
Naramata Wine Tour Full Day "Ëxcursion"
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Naramata Wine Tour Full Day "Ëxcursion"

100% of travellers recommend
CA $139
Per adult
Train Like a Pro - Trampoline - Kelowna
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Train Like a Pro - Trampoline - Kelowna

CA $45
Per adult
High Spirits Tour - 6 Hrs
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High Spirits Tour - 6 Hrs

CA $215
Per adult

Reviews of Kelowna

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
884
5 - Excellent 42.58188824662813%
4 - Good
948
4 - Good 45.664739884393065%
3 - Okay
215
3 - Okay 10.35645472061657%
2 - Disappointing
20
2 - Disappointing 0.9633911368015414%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 0.43352601156069365%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 25, 2020

Kelowna is an amazing city to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 22, 2020

Large city, very busy, wonderful wine capital of Canada? pr perhaps the Okanagan is the wine capital of Canada? great downtown core, and walking areas around the lake

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 17, 2020

Very cordial and friendly employees.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 16, 2020

I will ever wish there was more than one way to cross the lake as it causes a traffic back up but Kelowna is a beautiful city. The lake and wineries are amazing.

5/5 - Excellent

Yvonne

Mar 28, 2020

I love Kelowna! We were there as thing closed re:covid 13 and some people were out of control!!! We stayed clear and visied friends across parking lots!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 17, 2020

Lots of shopping choices and if you want a new car, every dealer is here. The Orchard Mall has everything. Lots to do in Kelowna.

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