Kelowna

Travel Guide
Quails\' Gate Estate Winery featuring farmland and a river or creek

This picturesque city on the banks of Okanagan Lake is famous for its beach parks, golf courses, nature trails and wineries.

Enjoy the lakeside retreat of Kelowna enveloped by gorgeous landscapes of the Okanagan Valley. Its attractions sit amid a backdrop of canyons, orchards, rolling hills and vineyards. Enjoy lake beaches, watersports, golf courses, wine estates and fine dining. The Okanagan First Nations people settled here more than 6,000 years ago and Europeans arrived in 1859. Today the city offers great family vacations, romantic getaways and weekend breaks.

At the heart of Downtown Kelowna is Kelowna Cultural District. View Canadian artworks at the Hambleton Galleries and Kelowna Art Gallery. Learn about local history at the Okanagan Heritage Museum and Okanagan Military Museum. Visit The Laurel Packinghouse, home to the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum. Catch performances at the Black Box Theatre and Kelowna Community Theatre.

Along the city’s western edge, Okanagan Lake features boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming, among other water-based activities. Discover sandy, child-friendly spots such as Gyro Beach and Hot Sands Beach at the delightful City Park. Wander along boardwalks and attend summer concerts at Waterfront Park. Rent kayaks, Jet Skis, motorboats and waterskiing gear at Downtown Marina Kelowna.

Tour the Okanagan Valley wineries, including about 30 estates within a 20-minute drive of the downtown district. These wineries include Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Kalala Organic Estate Winery, Mission Hill Family Estate and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Sample fine wines accompanied by farm-to-table cuisine.

Take a scenic bike ride or walk in Myra Canyon. A wooden trail follows a section of a former railway decorated with tunnels and trestle bridges. Admire city views from the summit of Knox Mountain Park. Play a round of golf at Gallagher’s Canyon, Okanagan Golf Club or Kelowna Springs.

Fly to Kelowna from major Canadian cities as well as several U.S. cities. Get around Downtown Kelowna by foot and use public buses to reach areas outside the city center. Relax on lake beaches during the mild summer months and bring your skis in winter to conquer the mountain at Big White Ski Resort.

Where to stay in Kelowna

Days Inn by Wyndham Kelowna
Days Inn by Wyndham Kelowna
2.5 out of 5
2649 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC
The price is Rs5,355 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Located in Rutland, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Orchard Park Mall. Mission Creek Regional Park and Kelowna ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,204 reviews)
"The pillows are the best and the beds are wonderful"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Kelowna
Hampton Inn & Suites Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Hampton Inn & Suites Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
3 out of 5
1665 Innovation Drive, Kelowna, BC
The price is Rs7,462 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this North Glenmore hotel is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of UBC-Okanagan and Okanagan Golf Club, and close ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (352 reviews)
"Very good!"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
4 out of 5
1310 Water St, Kelowna, BC
The price is Rs10,483 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
This family-friendly Kelowna hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Tugboat Bay and Waterfront Park. City Park and Knox Mountain Park ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"The walking trail along the lake Okanagan from the marsh to downtown is an easy stroll. Comfortable walk into downtown and local breweries. The staff at the in house restaurant and bar are very friendly, and efficient and the breakfast kept you filled for the day! We’ll be back!"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2022

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunset Waterfront Resort
Sunset Waterfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
#1204 1128 Sunset Drive, Kelowna, BC
The price is Rs7,597 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Nestled on the beach, this Kelowna holiday home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Columbia Mountains, Okanagan Lake and Kelowna General Hospital. Tugboat Bay and Waterfront ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (64 reviews)
"Great location. Very nice suite."

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2021

Sunset Waterfront Resort
The Shore Kelowna
The Shore Kelowna
2 out of 5
3499 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
Nestled on the beach, this South Pandosy aparthotel is just steps away from Boyce-Gyro Beach Park and Okanagan Lake. Okanagan College and Kelowna General Hospital ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (59 reviews)
"Spacious unit. I visited with family and really liked the extra space to lounge and cook."

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2021

The Shore Kelowna
Borgata Lodge
Borgata Lodge
3 out of 5
3185 Via Centrale, Kelowna, BC
Located in Quail Ridge, this golf aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from UBC-Okanagan. Okanagan Golf Club and Shadow ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (88 reviews)
"The location was beautiful, backing onto the golf course with mountains all around. It was close to the airport and to UBC campus and easy to access downtown if you have a car (which we did). Having underground parking was also nice as it felt very secure. We had a loft suite which was clean with ..."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Borgata Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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