Just a few hours away from Vancouver lies a BC paradise. Beaches, mountains, oh and did we mention, wineries, all in one place. And that place is Kelowna.
A mix of small town charm, stunning Canadian scenery and beautiful wineries, Kelowna makes for a great BC getaway. And once you go there, who knows—you may fall in love and never come back.
1. The Wineries
Want to get day drunk off amazing wine and with an amazing view? The Okanagan Valley is known for having incredible wineries and Kelowna has some of the best, like Mission Hill and Quails' Gate.
Calling all ski and board bunnies! Kelowna is home to Big White Ski Resort, a popular BC ski destination with over 750cm of fresh powder annually and 118 runs for you to shred.
3. Gyro Beach
This beach is a Kelowna favourite. Aside from playing volleyball at the courts, having a picnic, swimming in the beach or tanning, you can also go kayaking, paddle boarding and more with Gyro Beach Watersports.
4. Knox Mountain Park
Knox Mountain Park is one of the many hikes in Kelowna that will give you incredible views. You can see the town and Okanagan Lake from this viewpoint.
5. Lake Okanagan
This blue lake is beautiful and can be seen from several different spots in Kelowna. Even former Bachelorette and Vancouverite Kaityn Bristowe found it Insta-worthy and she's got over a million followers, so we're sure your Insta fans will love it too.
6. Downtown Kelowna
It may not be very big, but Kelowna's downtown is really cute and has that small town charm. Plus, there are some awesome restaurants and dessert spots.
7. Coquihalla Highway
Even the drive up to Kelowna is seriously scenic. The perfect backdrop to your road trip adventures!
8. Myra Canyon
Explore nature and 2 tunnels and 18 trestle bridges at Myra Canyon. You can walk, hike, bike or even horseback ride.
Try something new at one of Canada's largest Aerial Tree Top Courses. You can go ziplining, try out the low ropes and more.
10. Stuart Park Ice Rink
In the winter, Kelowna's outdoor rink is super cute. It's also free!
11. Bear Creek Provincial Park
Lakeside camping? How picturesque. Bear Creek Provincial Park offers just that, as well as over 400 metres of sandy beaches, 5 km of beautiful, well-marked hiking trails, and a cool canyon that was carved into the bedrock by Bear Creek.
12. Waterfront Park
This boardwalk runs along the Okanagan Lake and makes for a scenic bike ride, walk or run. It's only walking distance from downtown!
13. Christie Falls
Love chasing waterfalls? Then you'll love Christie Falls, a beautiful waterfall hike in West Kelowna.
14. Kelowna is full of beautiful lakes like Wood Lake.
15. Dilworth Mountain
Want to see how beautiful Kelowna is from above? Check out this hike. It's also a prime sunset viewing location.