WELCOME TO KELOWNA, LOCATED IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC
Urban and rural; nature and culture; playtime and downtime: Kelowna isn’t a single destination. It’s a whole lot of them, united in a single breathtakingly special place.
- Kelowna is located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, and is the largest city on the Okanagan Lake. No matter what you're looking for - be it a family-friendly holiday, a romantic getaway, or a weekend with friends, Kelowna is the place for you.
- Kelowna is home to more fun-filled family options than you can shake a zipline at. Kelowna can accommodate your every need - be it water activities, hiking trails, adventure parks or even something more unorthodox.
- With Kelowna's average of over 2,000 hours of sun every year, here you can have the driest and longest golf seasons of Canada. The orchards, vineyards and rolling hills, semi-desert terrain and expansive lakes make for some of the most picturesque golf courses in the country. What's more, many clubhouses also offer après golf dining experiences that range from casual to gourmet.
- With courses that vary from leisurely to truly challenging, Kelowna has something to offer for any skill level. The mild weather, stunning scenery and 18+ exceptional courses make Kelowna a must-visit destination on every golf enthusiast's list!
- Kelowna is also the birthplace of wine making in British Columbia; it is known for top-quality wines that regularly win national and international awards. With over 30 wineries within a 20 minute drive, you’ll find plenty of terroir to swirl, sip and savour. Best of all: no reservations are required.
- Big White is Canada's biggest totally ski-in/ski-out resort village, located just one hour from the Kelowna International Airport. It has everything you would expect from a world-class resort.
- Graced with the spectacular scenery of the Monashee Mountains, groomed & powder runs and a state-of-the-art lift system, Big White is blessed with pristine ski and snowboard conditions, receiving over 750cm of dry powder snow annually.
We always have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and the multi-faceted beauty of the changing seasons here in Kelowna. The sun-drenched days of summer can easily be filled with paddle boarding or kayaking on the Okanagan Lake. You can explore the surrounding hillsides and forests on foot, by bike, or on horseback through the multitude of trails where, just minutes away from our urban city, you can sink into the brilliance of nature and perhaps even spot some local wildlife.
On your trek you are likely to encounter some stunning lake views, though none can quite match the spectacular Myra Canyon for a unique, scenic, and historic trail experience accessible to all skill levels. New seasons come with new possibilities with winter’s snow offering a whole range of activities, including alpine and cross country skiing, calming snow shoe expeditions and lakefront outdoor skating.