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Explore Kelowna through the local lense
Lake Okanagan is the largest of a chain of lakes situated near Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton communities. If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, Lake Okanagan offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, swimming, and beaches for lounging, not to mention many great scenic drives winding around the lake itself.
Looking for some fresh powder? Just 60 kilometers east of Kelowna is one of Canada’s most amazing ski resorts. Big White Mountain, located in the Monashee Mountains, is known for a continuous dumping of fresh snow — averaging about 7.5 meters each winter. Situated at 1,511 meters, the family-friendly Big White Ski Resort, also known as “Big White Out”, offers a range of stellar ski runs, snow sports, accommodations, and world-class dining.
Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park is home to a number of mechanical remains from the Kettle Valley Railway. There you can find a series of historic trestles even and tunnels that have been converted into popular trails for adventurous cyclists and hikers. Bring your own bike or rent one from Myra Station and enjoy breathtaking views as you explore the over 18 trestles and mysterious, abandoned tunnels.
good to know
Currently kelowna does not have a ride sharing service like Uber. Taxi, car rentals and transit are your best bet.
what to expect
Situated on Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is known for sunny weather, beaches and boating. Kelowna is also known for it’s wine and winery tours.
Kelowna is home to the Ogopogo, A lake monster reported to live in Okanagan Lake. Ogopogo has been allegedly seen by First Nations people since the 19th century.