Kelowna Travel Guide

Kelowna, on the shores of Okanagan Lake, is where many British Columbians head for relaxation. Its warm sunny summers, crisp, dry winters and famous wineries and restaurants are the perfect blend for year-round recreation and vacation.

Skiers will find plenty of powder at Big White Ski Resort, 35 miles/ 56 km southeast of the city, Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and backcountry snowmobiling are all popular at Big White. The Okanagan Valley's terrain also lends itself to great cross-country skiing, both on and off groomed runs.

During the summer, the beaches around Okanagan Lake are the place to be. The lake is popular for its swimming, boating, water skiing and lakeside recreation.

The Okanagan Valley's true notoriety, however, comes from its fruit and award-winning wines. There are as many as 100 wineries within a little more than an hour's drive from Kelowna, and the region's fall wine festival provides an excellent opportunity to sample some of the valley's top cuisine and world-famous wines. Peaches, apples, pears, plums, apricots and of course, grapes can be purchased fresh at Kelowna's farmer's market, or at any one of the many roadside markets throughout the Okanagan Valley.

   

Where to Go in Kelowna

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Delta Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Center

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1310 Water St

Luxury, elegance and proximity to fine dining and theatres are hallmarks of the Delta Grand

Quails' Gate Estate Winery

3303 Boucherie Road

Okanagan based and makers of numerous award winning wines

Bouchons Bistro

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1180 Sunset Dr

Paris cuisine and the beauty of the Okanagan combine in this charming bistro

Gotcha Night Club

238 Leon Ave

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