Visiting Kelowna BC Canada
Kelowna British Columbia
Years ago, traveling to Kelowna BC - sometimes mispelled 'Kalowna' - was a big summer family vacation for us.
We always stayed with family, where peach trees grew in their backyard and their swimming pool was something of a dream for us 'prairie' folks.
The city of Kelowna itself was, of course, much smaller.
I remember visiting the old Flintstone's amusement park, with the giant Fred Flinstone at the gate, that is now long gone. Many attractions we enjoyed - way back ;-) then - are now replaced with shopping centers and malls and residential areas.
These days, Kelowna is a growing, busy, thriving city, home to many wonderful things that bring visitors back to visit and for vacations year after year.
Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley, in the Central Okanagan Regional District, and the main hub for almost everything in the region, including air travel.
What you'll find:
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And, if you're thinking about retiring here, you'll also find some of the best retirement communities in the Okanagan Valley.
Beaches, Parks, Waterparks & Waterfront Boardwalks
Shopping is the best in the Okanagan Valley, and you'll find an enormous variety of shops, boutiques and shopping malls!
Orchard Park Mall - the main shopping mall in the city. Everything from department stores to upscale boutiques.
Festivals in Kelowna BC
Fun for everyone, families, children and sporting festivals and events throughout the summer. These are just a few of the fun events...
Summer Sports & Outdoor Adventure
Whether it's golf, mountain biking, cycling the Kettle Valley Trail, back country hiking, fishing or an ATV adventure, summer sports and recreation is one of the main draws to Kelowna BC and the entire Okanagan Valley.
Winter Sports & Recreation
You'll find ample opportunity for winter recreation including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing.
Big White Ski Resort the closest to the city of Kelowna (45 minutes).
Kelowna BC & the Okanagan Valley Wine Industry
This is where it all began, really.
The BC Wine Museum inside the Laurel Packinghouse, downtown Kelowna, offers insight into the culture and history of wine industry in British Columbia.
The city Kelowna BC has over a dozen wineries itself to try out wine tasting, tours, and fine cuisine for a complete experience!
With more than a hundred wineries throughout the Okanagan Valley, there's simply not enough time to visit them all on one vacation! A wine tour in Kelowna is a great way to learn about and enjoy the fine Okanagan wine.
Kelowna is also host to a number of events during the Okanagan Wine Festival. The Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Wine Festivals...starts in January, ends in October. Lots of special events.
There's just so much to explore and enjoy in and around the city of Kelowna BC. Whatever you love to do, we know you'll find activities and great family friendly attractions in this beautiful city to fit your own definition of leisure and recreation, and easily make your vacation plans come together to create the perfect summer or winter holiday. Visit our top kid's My Okanagan page to see some great family and kid friendly attractions and get more summer vacation ideas for the area.
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For more information about Kelowna BC, you can contact the
Kelowna Visitor Information Center
544 Harvey Ave
Telephone:1 (800) 663-4345
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