Come join us at one of our vacation rental properties in stunning West Kelowna in the Okanagan area, British Columbia, Canada
. Bordered by mountains to the west and
Okanagan Lake to the east, West Kelowna
welcomes visitors with a host of attractions, including wineries, golfing, and impressive art and antique shops.
Quieter and smaller than Kelowna
across the lake, West Kelowna is a popular spot for those who seek a more relaxing experience on Okanagan Lake: boating, sailing, canoeing, house boating, windsurfing and swimming, and in winter, downhill and cross-country skiing.
Just across the William R. Bennett Bridge from Kelowna and all the way to what used to be called Glenrosa to the south, you'll find the newly named neighborhoods that comprise West Kelowna. The Okanagan Valley, stretching from Osoyoos
at the United States border north to Vernon
, is laden with orchards, making it especially appealing in spring when the fruit trees are in full bloom.
Fruit aside, winemaking is the hot ticket in the Okanagan, and British Columbians have long taken pride in their wines. Ever since the province authorized estate and smaller farm gate wineries, many excellent small wineries have popped up. Nearly three dozen quaint wineries set in lush vineyards operate in the Okanagan Valley, welcoming visitors to sample world class wines while enjoying the scenery of nearby lakes and mountains all within easy reach of your vacation rentals, condo rentals, apartments or other comfortable accommodations. Take a self-guided wine tour, and experience the magic first hand. Plan to visit the area during the annual spring and fall Okanagan Wine Festivals
, to enjoy celebrations of wines and fine foods.
There are Regional Parks from Peachland
in the south to Carrs Landing
, north of West Kelowna on the east shore of Okanagan Lake. All parks have grassed picnic areas, and most have beaches, play areas and hiking trails within easy reach of your vacation rentals.
West Kelowna offers two golf courses close to your vacation rental, condo rental or other accommodations: Shannon Lake Golf Course
is an 18-hole championship course (5,506 yards, par 72) offering panoramic views and a challenge for both beginners and seasoned veterans. Vintage Hills Golf Course
is a grand mid-length, 18-hole course (4,661 yards, par 63) with lake view scenery, sunny rolling hills, and an outstanding layout designed by architect Les Furber. The Vintage Hills Golf Academy encompasses everything you need to improve your golf game with home base rented directly from owners of deluxe condo rentals, and other lodging.
Whether you ski the diamond slopes or challenge the all-natural snowboard park, Crystal Mountain
can be addictive. Watch for signs of rosy complexion, a steady smile and a general feeling of well-being. Big White Ski Resort
is also within easy reach of your vacation rental accommodations.