Find a vacation rental home in the Okanagan Valley
, British Columbia, Canada. It has something for everyone – find your own holiday home along one of the pristine Okanagan lakes, shack up in a vacation rental at Silver Star
or chalet rental at Big White
, or take in the view of the breath-taking Okanagan Valley from a luxury high-rise condo rental.
The Okanagan is located in the Interior of British Columbia. It stretches from the town of Enderby in the north to the United States border in the south. The region to the east of the Okanagan is the Kootenay Rockies. To the west lies the Thompson Nicola region. There are almost 350,927 people living in the Okanagan with a third of these people living in the region's largest city, Kelowna
. This scenic city has numerous accommodation options with the best each season has to offer at your vacation rentals doorstep.
The climate varies somewhat in the Okanagan. As expected, the North Okanagan can be cooler than the South Okanagan. Despite this, the Okanagan is considered to have the mildest winter temperatures in Canada. Summers are hot and sunny. This climate allows for vacation rental opportunities in any season.
In winter the mountains east and west of the Okanagan Valley get heavy snowfalls, which provide excellent conditions for various winter recreation activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating, and tobogganing. There is a variety of mountain lodging available at the three main ski resorts of Big White, Silver Star, and Apex. Check out our ski resort comparison
to help you decide which one is best for you and your friends or your family.
Summer is a popular season in the Okanagan. Attractions include wineries and vineyards
, fruit-laden orchards, and plenty of summer recreation sports such as boating, swimming, fishing, golfing and hiking. Don't forget your sunscreen! Temperatures have been known to reach thirty-five to forty degrees Celsius on a summer day. Residents and tourists flock to the many beaches for relief from the heat. Owner Direct offers several beachfront vacation rentals
– you can even have your own private dock! Visit our guide for Okanagan golf courses
and the best public beaches
in the area.
Kelowna tends to be the most popular choice for tourists, but a short drive in any direction will be well worth the trip. West of Kelowna across the bridge is West Kelowna. Here you will find the famous and breath taking winery Mission Hill, as well as smaller ones such as Quails' Gate and Mt. Boucherie. Southwest of Kelowna you will find the quaint lakefront town of Peachland with excellent restaurants, shops, beaches and parks. Further south you will find the city of Penticton
. This city lies between the Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. Rent an inflated tube and spend an afternoon floating down the canal that connects the two. Penticton has great beaches, restaurants, cafes, wineries and vineyards, and more. Condo rentals and other accommodations are readily available in this beachy city. On the Southern border of the Okanagan region is Osoyoos. Swim, water-ski, wakeboard, fish, sail, or paddle in one of British Columbia's warmest lakes, Osoyoos Lake.
North of Kelowna is the city of Vernon
and towns of Lake Country, Armstrong and Enderby. The North Okanagan has smaller but equally as beautiful lakes. This area tends to feel less busy than Kelowna and the central Okanagan. Relax on a quiet beach with your favourite book or sip a glass of Okanagan world-renowned wine at Gray Monk Winery.
Whatever your Okanagan destination, Owner Direct offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit your needs.