Kelowna

Overview

Best described as a small town with a big city personality, Kelowna offers all the amenities of a metropolitan area complemented by untouched mountain and water views. Whether you’re visiting for a romantic getaway or just to recharge, Kelowna is a destination that brings relaxation, outdoor adventure and good, old-fashioned fun all together in one place.

Here you’ll find stunning summer sunshine and a temperate winter climate that can be enjoyed indoors and out. Visitors rarely leave Kelowna without climbing at least one of the region’s beautiful mountain trails or taking a walk along one of the beachside boardwalks.

Golfers will love the perfectly manicured, lush golf courses around the Okanagan. Spend a day (or an entire week) playing scenic holes with mountain, orchard and water views. Check out the Attractions and Activities section to learn more about area courses and other outdoor cultural activities.

One experience wine lovers won’t want to miss is The Okanagan Wine Festival. This quarterly festival offers events across the Okanagan Valley region, including winery tours, wine samplings and incredible gourmet meals. It’s easy to find an event nearby no matter where you’re staying. Or, rent a car and visit them all. Take a guided vineyard tour, learn about the winemaking process and partake in special events celebrating Kelowna’s rich wine harvest. There’s truly no better way to explore Okanagan wine country.

While in town, don’t forget to take a look out on the water for local lake monster Ogopogo, who’s said to reside in Okanagan Lake. Can’t find him? Never fear. You’re sure to enjoy Kelowna’s incredible beaches, great weather and fabulous outdoor activities either way.

Kelowna is a fantastic destination for:

  • outdoor adventure
  • golf
  • beach

Airport served by: YLW

Destination basics

Kelowna is one of those wonderful places where visitors can enjoy time outdoors, any season of the year. Aside from a lightweight jacket and pants during the winter months, you’ll be able to pack light for this trip

Summers in Kelowna are hot, sunny and perfect for lounging on the beach. Temperatures often reach the mid 30s C in the day but cool down quickly in the evenings...

The Cascade Mountains in the west and Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains to the east as well as the Okanagan Lake tend to ward off cold weather in the winter. Average winter temperatures hover between 5 C and the 0 C mark, while fall temperatures tend to be warmer (often in the low 20s C). The occasional cold snap does hit the region but generally these don’t last for long. Snow typically falls in December and January although it’s typically minimal. June, on the other hand, experiences the most rainfall.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Kelowna

Window views in Kelowna are like paintings of perfectly framed skyline, mountain peaks and lush tree-lined meadows. Here, you’ll feel as relaxed inside at the spa as you will outside on the beach or boardwalk. Even the golf courses in the region offer optimal relaxation (not to mention fantastic greens and conditions)...

You’ll find plenty of low-key, shop-lined streets to explore in town and many lush orchards and vineyards to visit on the outskirts. Take a trip out to West Kelowna, often referred to as Westbank or Westside by locals, where you’ll find some of the region’s most distinct houses and lookout points.

There is also unlimited outdoor adventure for the taking in Kelowna. Hit the slopes at Big White in the winter and try runs perfect for every skill level. In the summer, rent a boat, jetski or kayak and explore the beautiful blue waters. If you’re looking to try something really adventurous, head out on a waterskiing trip or try parasailing.

No matter what you choose to do, Kelowna will welcome you with open arms – and some great beaches, incredible daytrips and adventures for the whole family.

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