Activities & things to do in Kelowna

Kelowna is the choice for those looking for the adventure of a lifetime! We have it all - heart pounding thrills, spectacular photo-opportunities at every turn, and memories for adults and kids alike - there are just so many options.

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Kelowna,and the Okanagan Valley, is blessed with lakes.

From the 110 Km (68 –mile) long Lake Okanagan to over 200 other freshwater lakes throughout the area, it’s the perfect place for people who love their boats. From jetskis to houseboats, canoes to kayaks, there’s every kind to enjoy. Spend an exciting afternoon parasailing or wind surfing. Gather the family or a few friends and rent a houseboat for the weekend. Or simply head off on a good old-fashioned paddle boat and stop by a lakeside for a quiet picnic.


With an average of 2,000 hours of sun every year, the Okanagan offers one of the longest, driest golf season in Canada. With orchards, over desert terrain, rolling hills and expansive lakes, it also offers the most scenic. How could your game get any better? The Kelowna area boasts over 14 quality golf courses including Predator Ridge, host of the prestigious Export ‘A’ Skins Game in 2000, the Okanagan Golf Club - the Quail and the Bear Courses, The Harvest Golf Club, and Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

An abundance of courses, along with natural grass putting courses, are available for all levels in the immediate Kelowna area

That’s not all, many clubhouses offer dining experiences that range from gourmet to casual.

With Kelowna weather, scenery and range of exceptional courses, every round is a great round of golf.


Take Westside Road north to Bear Creek Road, turn left onto Bear Lake Main

Forest Service Road. Take this road at least 11kms before setting out on your dirt biking or ATVing expedition. Mind the forest vehicles and respect private property.

Bird Watching

With its lush parks, glorious trails, forests and streaming waters, there’s no better place to birdwatch than Kelowna, BC. This area of the Okanagan Valley offers some of the best shorebirding, gull-watching and urban birding experiences in BC. Kelowna, plays host to hundreds of birds in dozens of varieties. Better still, their locations are all within easy access – either by bus or taxi within city limits, or just a short drive from the city.

For a great way to learn of hard-to-find species visiting the valley, call the Okanagan Valley Rare Bird Alert hotline at 250-491-7738.

* Chinchester Bird Sanctuary
* Carney Pond
* Maude – Roxby Bird Sanctuary
* Munson’s Pond
* Robert Lake

Guided Tours

If you love wine, outdoor adventures, golf, ATVing and more – then book a tour and you won’t miss a thing. It’s the surest way to enjoy everything Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley have to offer.

Horseback Riding

Nothing brings you closer to nature than riding on the back of a steed. Add to that rolling hills, open meadows, refreshing waters and majestic mountains, and the experience becomes nothing short of exhilarating. Horseback riding in Kelowna, BC, is a journey you’ll never forget. In fact, you’ll want to relive it over and over again.

Mountain Biking

Kelowna, BC, is all about variety. Even our mountain biking terrains offer a choice for experts and novices alike. Travel through pine forests or wide dessert spaces. Try urban biking or single track off road trails. Catch air with dramatic climbs and fantastic downhills. Test your skills with epic rides or just have ultimate fun any way you like. The breathtaking views themselves will make the journey worth it.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing on Mount Boucherie is accessed from Boucherie Road between Westbay Road and Pritchard Drive.

Scuba Diving

Here in Lake Okanagan there are a variety of shore and boat dives catering to all levels of divers. Okanagan Lake is a deep, oligotrophic water body with two shallower reaches. The lake in profile is composed of three basins, a large north basin, a mid basin and a southern basin.


Enjoy the thrills of wakeboarding on the wide-open space of Lake Okanagan. The Pro Wakeboard Tour with some of the World's best Wakeboarders rolls into Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC for the biggest beach party of the Summer each July.

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