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25 Fun Things to Do in Kelowna this Year

No one has time to spend with family and friends in this busy world. But we have to take a break from our work and spend some time with our family, and the awesome way for it is tourism in Kelowna.

This tour will be very memorable for you because there are many fun things to do in Kelowna, British Columbia. To increase your excitement, we will discuss some places you can visit in Kelowna.

Some of these places are Mission creek regional park, Okanagan lake, Okanagan valley, Hot Sands beach, Big White Ski resort, Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Knox mountain park, Apex mountain resort, Stuart park ice rink, Waterfront park, City park, Ski resorts, Silver Star mountain resort, Knox mountain, Stuart park, Skating rink, Myra Canyon, Apex trail, orchard museum, and Fjord lake.

After knowing the names of so many places and so many fun things to do in Kelowna, we know you can not stop yourself from visiting here. Now we will discuss the various fun things to do in Kelowna. These fun things are ice skating, climbing the gym, mini golf games, hiking on Knox mountain, rock climbing, and many more.

Do you know Kelowna shares a sister city relationship with Kasugai, Japan? They came into this relationship in 1981. In the year 1987, Kasugai gardens are established in downtown Kelowna. Both of these cities support each other in business and environmental protection.

List Of Fun Things To Do In Kelowna

Kelowna is an incredible place. People who want to enjoy their holidays but do adventurous things visit this place with their family and friends. Many beautiful places are located all over Kelowna, but the major spots are downtown Kelowna and west Kelowna. There are various fun things to do in Kelowna.

Youngsters want to do something different that no one has done before. So, they always choose activities like rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mini golf matches, and bike drives on trails, and some also enjoy bike drives on mountains.

If you are a tourist and you don’t have a bike or car, then don’t worry, you will get it from here. Many shops give bikes and cars for rent, and their one-hour rental rates are also not too high.

Now, we will discuss the various fun things to do in Kelowna if you visit this place:

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1. Ride The Kettle Valley Rail Trail At Myra Canyon

There are many fun things to do in Kelowna, BC, but the youngsters who love to explore the places on their bikes love this activity. The area of this trail first comes under the kettle valley railway, and the trains are passed through here. But now it is the trail, and the railway tracks have been removed.

The best things we can do at the Myra Canyon are walking, cycling, and riding bikes. If you don’t have a bike or car, there is a bike and car rental shop from where you can take rent bikes from these shops.

This trail starts from the Myra Bellevue provincial park, which is 22 km long. It will take 40 minutes to cover this distance. There are many tunnels and wooden bridges to make this ride more exciting.

Location: Myra Canyon.

2. Go On The Wine Tours

Ok, let me take you on the virtual wine tour. This is one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna bc. You can taste the incredible wine, and there is a tasting room so that you can enjoy your time with your friends only.

Kelowna has many famous wineries. It is known as the wine country. So these are the famous wineries in Kelowna which we want to introduce to you Ciao Bella, Mission Hill, Quail’s Gate, The Hatch, Arrowleaf, Sandhill Wines, Volcanic Hill Estate Winery, Vibrant Vines, and Tantalus Vineyards.

So, this is the virtual wine tour for you. If you are planning a trip to Kelowna and are a wine lover, please explore these places. You love them.

Location: Ciao Bella Winery- 3252 Glencoe Road, West Kelowna, Mission Hill Restaurant- 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, Volcanic Hill Estate Winery- 2845 Boucherie Road.

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3. Explore The Local Cuisine

People visit local cuisines for wine tasting. If you love cuisines, then please visit the local cuisines once. Then you will know that this is one of the best fun things in Kelowna bc.

If you are a foodie and want to go on a food tour, start with Okanagan valley because it has many freshly produced food items. After this, you can explore the nearby restaurants and hotels, and you will enjoy being there.

Location: Downtown Kelowna.

4. Explore The Slopes

Slopes are beautiful places that you can explore. They are full of enjoyment and ready to make new memories for you. You can also enjoy the ski hills and downhill mountains. So this is also included in one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna bc. But these

Location: Silver Star Mountain and Big White Mountain

5. Explore The Kangaroo Creek Farm

This farm is very vast, and thousands of kangaroos live here. You can see the lifestyle of kangaroos here. This is one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna for wildlife lovers and photographers.

There are entry fees for both adults and kids to enter the creek farm. This farm also has joeys (baby kangaroos). Do you know kangaroos have a pouch, and they place their joeys in that pouch? If you don’t know then visit this place and you will see it yourself.

This place is unique and run by those who love kangaroos and treat them well.

Location: Near Kelowna, take only 20 minutes drive, and you will reach the farm.

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6. Drive Through Scenic Lake Country

In today’s world, everyone loves going on a long drive with their partner. But this is not possible every time due to the busy schedule, but if you are planning to visit Kelowna, then don’t miss this chance.

Hold your partner’s hand and take them on a long drive with incredible views of lake country. Add this activity to your list of fun things to do in Kelowna.

Location: Drive outside Kelowna, heading towards Vernon. You will reach your destination.

7. Enjoy Kelowna’s Beaches

Enjoy the hot sands beach and hot tub on Kelowna’s beaches. People visit these beaches to take a break from their busy lives and enjoy the time with themselves. People came here to take a rest.

So this is one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna because it is for the people who are unable to themselves and their life partners. The names of some beaches are Tugboat Bay Beach,  Boyce-Gyro Beach, Rotary Beach Park, and Sarsons Beach

Location: Rotary Beach Park- 3736 Lakeshore Road

Tugboat Bay Beach- Waterfront park

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8. Enjoy Jetsurfing On A Motorized Jetboard

If you want to make your Kelowna trip adventurous, please try jet surfing once. If you have tried it once, it will be one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna, and you want to try it again and again.

You can visit Okanagan lake by the jet board. This activity is introduced before some time to increase the thrill of the visit because the jet board has a speed of 55 km/hour in the water. You will all the incredible views of Okanagan lake.

But for that, your age should be more than 18 years, and you have a valid driving license.

Location: Okanagan lake.

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9. Enjoy Paul’s Tomb Trail

Paul’s tomb is an important part of the history of Kelowna, British Columbia.

After riding, you will reach a place from where you can see the sunset, which seems amazing. Here is many bike rentals shop. If you don’t have a bike, you can rent it from the shops. So, include this activity in your list of fun things in Kelowna.

Location: 3-mile out and back trail in Kelowna.

10. Enjoy The Cruise On Okanagan Lake

Okanagan is a beautiful place. There are many fun things to do in Kelowna, Okanagan. You can enjoy the ride on cruises, explore the Okanagan heritage museum, explore and enjoy the beauty of the beautiful Okanagan lake, and explore the Okanagan military museum.

Location: Lake Okanagan

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11. Visit The Local Crafts Market

Let me ask you a question. Do you love shopping? This question is worth it for girls as they love shopping a lot, but in the local crafts market of Kelowna, men will also fall in love with shopping.

Everyone loves to take something with them as a memory when they visit a new place. If you visit the local market, you will love the things you see here. This will be one of the best fun things for girls in Kelowna.

Kelowna farmers also grow fresh vegetables and fruits. So you can also taste the fresh fruits here which you have never tasted before, like fresh berries, blueberries, and many more. In Kelowna, there are many herb farms.

Location: At the corner of Springfield and Dilworth Street.

12. Walk On The Waterfront Park

This is one of the best and most free fun things in Kelowna. This will be the next thrill of your trip if you visit this place. Do you know why? Ok, we will explain it to you because this place is well known for hydro-flying sessions.

Yes, you are right about hydro-flying sessions. Everyone in this world wants to touch the sky, so we are allowing you to touch it. This is a 30 minutes tour for you, and there is an instructor with you who will guide you throughout the tour.

You are trained well before the tour, and many safety equipments are given to maintain your safety.

Location: Downtown Kelowna along the Okanagan lake.

13. Enjoy Drinks and Dinner at various restaurants in Kelowna BC

You can enjoy food and wine tours in different hotels and restaurants. Don’t you think this will be fun? So we will consider it one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna, especially for food lovers and vloggers.

Some amazing restaurants in Kelowna serve the best food, and their location is really warm. You can enjoy the beautiful scenes of mountains and valleys from their dining room.

The names of those restaurants are Old vine restaurant, The terrace at mission hill winery, Quail’s gate winery, yacht club, and cactus club.

Location: Yacht Club- 1370 Water Street

Cactus Club- 1575 Banks Road Unit 200

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14. Explore the Okanagan Distillery

First, suggesting you this fun activity, I would like to ask you a question. Do you love whisky and spirits, and what about the blue-colored gin? It turns pink when mixed with tonic. Yes, you think this is very exciting.

You are also allowed to go on a flask tour where you can see the procedure of making a spirit. The tour is of 30 minutes. So, this can be included in your list of fun things to do in Kelowna.

This could be a great experience for you because you have always tasted the spirit and wines, but this is the first where you can see its production procedure.

Location: 267 Bernard Ave in Downtown Kelowna.

15. Enjoy the Cross Country Skiing

If you are visiting Kelowna in winter and have not enjoyed the snowshoe trails and cross-country skiing, it is worth visiting here. So, include the fun activity to your list of fun things to do in Kelowna, BC.

If you don’t have snowshoes or skis, you will rent them from the nearby store.

After practicing skiing, you can easily explore the winter terrain, and you will love the beauty of mountains covered with snow. If you are childish from the inside, then you can also enjoy making snowmen there.

Location: Kelowna Nordic Club

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16. Explore The City Park

It is located near the waterfront park. This is one of the best and most peaceful fun things to do in Kelowna. This park is full of green trees and plants. And the best thing about this is it is located on the shoreline of Okanagan lake.

Location: 1600 Abbott Street.

17. Enjoy The Parasailing Adventure

In today’s everyone wants to touch the heights of the sky. We will fulfil your dream in Kelowna by taking you on an adventurous parasailing trip. So, include this in your list of fun things to do in Kelowna.

This is a thrilling activity in which you are tied behind a vehicle connected to a canopy that is specially designed and looks like a parachute. You will enjoy the beautiful views of the city from the sky, and the views seem awesome.

Location: Okanagan Parasail and Ogopogo Parasail, Kelowna, British Columbia.

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18. Spend Some Time At Mission Creek Regional Park

Mission creek regional park is located near Okanagan lake. After getting tired from hiking, trails, and jet surfing, people visit this place to relax. This place contains parks, lush green spaces, trees, and plants.

This is known as the recreational paradise of Downtown Kelowna. It has so many beautiful and long trees that you are saved from the sun in the summer months. People enjoy running and cycling here.

If you visit mission creek regional park, you love the beauty of this place, so include this place in your list of fun things to do in Kelowna. This can be a memorable moment which you spend during the visit.

Location: 2363 Springfeild Road.

19. Have a Drive to Silver Star Mountain Resort

Resorts are where people enjoy themselves because it is full of food, drinks, sports, music, dance, swimming pools, lodging, and premises. So, if you are getting so many things in one place, you will surely say that it is one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna.

This place is not so busy, and you will enjoy the fabulous views of the silver star mountains. It is located in few hours distances from the big white ski resort. In silver star mountain, you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding during the winter season.

Location: Vernon, near Kelowna

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20. Explore and smell the Okanagan Lavender Farm

These farms open in the summer months from May to October. This farm is an incredible place. A visit to this place will benefit you because you will know the products in which lavender is used.

They also organize workshops on how to use lavender in cooking, aromatherapy, and many more things. You should be creative enough to learn it, and you will do it by yourself. So, this is also one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna, as you can also learn something new in this.

Location: 4380 Takla Road.

21. Hit the slopes at the Big White Ski Resort

You will be happy to know that the Big white ski resort is the third largest ski resort in British Columbia. It is spread over 2760 acres of land. It is known as the magical wonderland escape.

There are many ski schools near it. Other than skiing you can do plenty of things here like it has a spa, shops, malls, and amazing restaurants near it. So, include this place in your list of fun things to do in Kelowna.

Location: Big white road, Kelowna.

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22. Explore the Okanagan Valley

This is one of the best and most peaceful fun things to do in Kelowna. This place is so peaceful because it is located near the shore of Okanagan lake. It is famous for its different types of wine production. This place is full of fruit orchids and wineries.

Location: Province of British Columbia

23. Make Friendship with Water at Wibit Water Park

It is the coolest water park that has ever been visited. It is located near the city beach park. You will enjoy your time here very well. Because there are multiple slides and water trampolines here, include this place in your list of fun things to do in Kelowna.

Location: 1600 Abbott Street.

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24. Enjoy your time at Knox Mountain Park

This is the largest natural park in Kelowna. This is one of the best fun things to do in Kelowna. You can enjoy several trails, and the best is Apex trailhead. This mountain park is 300 meters above Okanagan lake. In a few hours, you can reach Ellis street from here. You can enjoy biking, cycling, and hiking here.

Location: 45 Knox Mountain Dr.

25. Have drinks in the Craft Beer

There are many brewing companies in Kelowna. Some famous brewing companies are Kelowna brewing company, barn owl brewing company, and BNA Brewing. So if you visit Kelowna and are a wine lover, please visit this place.

You will get many new things and different types of food here, like a bowling alley, barn, craft beer, cideries, and many more food items. After knowing about these companies, I know you have included them in the list of fun things to do in Kelowna, BC.

Location: Craft beer market- 257 Bernard Avenue

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Final Note

Fun things to do in Kelowna, British Columbia– We have discussed many fun things to do in Kelowna. You can’t wait anymore to make a plan to visit Kelowna. This is going to be the family’s favorite vacation spot.

You can enjoy natural beauty, surrounding mountains, adventurous hiking, bike drives, wine tasting, rock climbing, play mini golf. There are places in Kelowna that will introduce you to natural and human history.

There is a local market also where farmers will sell their fresh produce, fruits, and vegetables. But as we discuss, if you visit Kelowna, please explore these places mission creek regional park, Okanagan lake, Okanagan valley, big white ski resorts, kettle valley railway, waterfront park, Myra Canyon trestles, weekend getaway, and all the other things which we have discussed.

Remember to share your experience with us. So, we will be happy to see that you have enjoyed your trip and that this article seems valuable.

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