The city of Kelowna is situated on the shores of Okanagan Lake in the heart of the stunning Okanagan Valley, less than a five-hour drive from Vancouver. Choose from an array of lakes and beaches, provincial parks, hiking trails and golf courses. Visitors can enjoy everything from shopping (in the largest indoor Mall in the Interior) to unforgettable outdoor adventures of all kinds.
There are 19 golf courses in Kelowna ranging from easy to extremely challenging. Because of the warm, dry climate, the golf season is extended from March through November. Many Okanagan courses are PGA rated and several have hosted major national championships.
Skiing, Snowmobiling and Cross Country skiing are popular wintersports.
Hiking and biking the Kettle Valley Railway allows spectacular views of the Myra Canyon, and the Valley.
Since the first apple tree was planted here in the 1800's, the area has become renowned for its orchards, and variety of locally grown fruits.
Blossom season is an astounding sight. FRUIT HARVEST DATES; Cherries, Mid July. Apricots, late July-early August. Peaches and Nectarines, early May. Pears, late August. Apples, early September to mid-October.
Kelowna has the BC Orchard Industry Museum, which displays the history.
This friendly city is the gateway to Big White Ski Resort. Big White is located 45 miles from Kelowna in the Central Interior of B.C. It receives an average 24.5 feet of light champagne powder every year and offers outstanding skiing and riding opportunities with a wide variety of terrain.
Other major ski hills in the area are Apex Mountain Resort, in Penticton, and Silver Star Resort, in Vernon.
The Annual Okanagan Wine Festivals are now one of the top attractions in the area. Each year there is the Icewine Festival, the Spring Wine Festival, and the Fall Wine Festival.
There are more than a dozen Wineries in the Kelowna area alone, many of which give extensive winery tours.
Kelowna has the longest Floating Bridge in North America.
Sunbathers and swimmers love the local beaches. There is a downtown area beach, near the Floating Bridge, called 'Hot Sands Beach', which has a popular childrens waterpark.
Mission Hill Winery - Anthony von Mandl welcomes you to tour Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and taste their wine.
House of Rose Vineyards & Winery - "Award Winning Wines at Affordable Prices" Located in the outskirts of Kelowna, nestled among apple orchards with a view of the mountains in all directions, House of Rose Winery is owned and operated by the Rose family. Our philosophy is to produce award-winning wines at affordable prices. We strive for excellence in our vineyards and wine making.
Orchard Corners Emu Farm - Based in Kelowna BC, Orchard Corners Emu Farm offers a full line of emu oil skin care products as well as handmade emu leather products.
The Vanilla Pod Tapas & Wine Bar - We invite you to join us for the Tapas experience. Whether you are 2, 4, or more, tapas is designed for those who love to share. Our selection of local VQA and imported wines will compliment the food to perfection. Varied and delicious flavours await you in this fun, non-traditional dining style.
I Love Kelowna, Kelowna's Community Website - Thinking of visiting or perhaps moving to our dynamic and friendly community? Take the time to explore our community web site. You will find within something to suit your interests, your needs, and your desires.
Pixel Story Wedding Photography - Kelowna photographer Joel Cudmore and his partner Cora-Lee Isbister combine passion for photography and backgrounds
in fine arts to specialize in wedding photography with a modern, photojournalist style.
Kelowna Chair Massage on Site - Jamie Rosanna's Chair Massage On Site service is your opportunity to enjoy the benefits of massage "On Site" at your Kelowna work location. The companies below are just a few clients that have call on Jamie Rosanna to provide her service.
Tiny Tourist Baby Equipment Service - We are the Okanagan's best source for Baby and Toddler equipment rentals. Whether you are visiting Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort and the surrounding area; or welcoming family and guests with young children, let us make your trip effortless. With a full selection of only top quality, premium brands, plus personal delivery; renting has never been so easy.
Vacation Food Service - “We Shop & Deliver” We are an online grocery service that takes the chore of grocery shopping out of your vacation time. Simply order online and have all of your food and beverage needs unpacked and waiting for your arrival.
Great Okanagan Beer Festival - May 9-11, 2019 // Main Event Sat. May 11 Beer at the Lake The Great Okanagan Beer Festival, presented by The Train Station Pub, is a 3-day celebration, offering festival and craft beer lovers a mix of amazing programming at local bars and pubs.