Set in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a laid-back city surrounded by lush wineries and sprawling peach orchards. It's set on the shimmering Okanagan Lake and is known for its sunny climate where you can relax by the lake, tee off at a local golf course or sip your way through wineries.
Things to do in Kelowna
Set on the banks of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna City Park features a grassy foreshore perfect for picnics, afternoon strolls or kayaking. Don't forget to snap a selfie with Ogopogo, a colourful statue paying tribute to the lake's fabled monster.
Thanks to its sunny climate, Kelowna is a hotspot for Canadian wine. The city is brimming with vineyards, including the award-winning Quails' Gate Winery. Stroll through the vineyards, sign up for a tasting tour or enjoy a meal at the Old Vines Restaurant.
The Okanagan Valley is famous for its top-notch produce. There's no better place to experience its bounty than the Kelowna Farmers Market, held on Saturdays and Wednesdays. You can pick up juicy peaches, artisan cheese and handmade jewellery.
For an in-depth look at Kelowna's farming heritage, head to the BC Orchard Industry Museum. Housed in a historic warehouse, it details Kelowna's journey from a humble cattle town to one of Canada's most coveted cities.
Getting around Kelowna
Kelowna is well-serviced by a network of public buses, while bikes offer easy transport around the city centre. Rental car agencies are found at Kelowna International Airport, located 15 kilometres out of town. Allow around four hours if you're driving from Vancouver.