Kelowna and West Kelowna have a population of approximately 150,000 people. Aside from residential and commercial use, about 45% of the greater city is green space. This consists of farms, orchards, vineyards, fruit farms, wineries, golf courses and parks. Kelowna area also has extensive lakeshore and is surrounded by mountains. Most popular activities include wine tours, golfing, hiking, visiting the beach and watersports. This all adds up to an abundance of things to do in Kelowna. Kelowna is the primary city of the Okanagan Valley as a region, and is defined by the Okanagan Lake and the Canadian portion of the Okanagan River extending into the United States. The climate is known to be dry with sunny climate and dry landscapes.
Here are some things to do in Kelowna
Kelowna has a well developed downtown. The lakeside to the north of the bridge has many parks, beaches and a lakeside promenade that extends for several blocks. Downtown is the home of the arena and cultural district plus a wide variety of storefront restaurants and shops. This area is popular with visitors and locals.
Experience history, breathtaking panoramas and excellent hiking or biking trails in the mountains surrounding Kelowna. You have many levels of hiking options in the Okanagan. Most popular areas are Knox Mountain that overlooks downtown and the Historic Myra Canyon on the famous Kettle valley Railway, located south of the city in the mountains.
We have high-quality vineyards and over 38 wineries, Kelowna and West Kelowna are part of one of the ultra-premium wine producing regions in the world making wine tasting a top attractions for locals and visitors. For a tour of all Kelowna book a wine tour online.
Along HWY 97 is the region’s largest indoor mall, Orchard Park Mall. It is filled with over 170 stores ranging from fashion, accessories, shoes, beauty products, and electronics. There is also a Costco, and a Walmart, London Drugs and Canadian Tire in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna is also a major shopping area.