Kelowna

Travel Guide
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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.

Where to stay in Kelowna

Hotel Kelowna & Conference Centre
Hotel Kelowna & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
2429 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC, V1X 4J2
The price is CA $101 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
CA $101
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,742 reviews)
"Although part of the property is under construction improvements we still enjoyed our stay. Quiet, clean, and for the price is well worth the stay. Looking forward to another stay once the upgrades are completed."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2022

Hotel Kelowna & Conference Centre
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport
3 out of 5
1665 Innovation Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1V 2Y9
The price is CA $161 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
CA $161
per night
Dec 20 - Dec 21
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (657 reviews)
"Very close to YLW airport. Quality hotel which was very clean and quiet."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Kelowna Airport
Hyatt Place Kelowna
Hyatt Place Kelowna
3 out of 5
1915 ENTERPRISE WAY, Kelowna, BC, V1Y9S9
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
CA $152
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (633 reviews)
"We stayed one night the room was nice and clean and the bed was very comfortable."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2022

Hyatt Place Kelowna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunset Waterfront Resort
Sunset Waterfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
#1204 1128 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9W7
Stay at this 3.5-star beach vacation home in Kelowna. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (69 reviews)
"Great location and very well maintained unit. Would stay here again. We had two vehicles and were easily able to park in the lot just down the street with the second vehicle. We walked to dinner both nights, to the casino, and the beach. I highly recommend this place."

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2022

Sunset Waterfront Resort
The Shore Kelowna
The Shore Kelowna
2 out of 5
3499 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3S9
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free WiFi, 7 restaurants, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Boyce-Gyro Beach Park and Rotary Beach Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (205 reviews)
"Beautiful location, gorgeous views, our suite was perfect, clean & well appointed, services were prompt before and during our stay."

Reviewed on Nov. 15, 2022

The Shore Kelowna
Discovery Bay Resort by DKRA
Discovery Bay Resort by DKRA
3.5 out of 5
1088 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9W1
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Kelowna. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Popular attractions Tugboat Bay and Waterfront Park are located nearby. ...
3/5 (3 reviews)
"They shut off the power and water for a day and we haven’t heard a single thing about any reimbursement for that period. Communication with the check-in company is awful and extremely disorganized. Cleaning was subpar, doesn’t seem like any deep cleaning has ever happened."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Discovery Bay Resort by DKRA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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