It’s time to get your summer back. Restrictions on activities are finally lifting across the province and that means plenty of opportunities to explore what makes British Columbia so great. Kelowna is one of BC’s premier destinations—with tons of places to stay in Kelowna and a whole swath of activities you can enjoy at this pillar of the Okanagan.
We’ve put together a complete list below of all the experiences you should fill your summer with and create the ultimate staycation—especially if you’ve been stuck at home.
Find Places to Stay in Kelowna So You Can Enjoy Okanagan Lake
Free to enjoy all your favourite watercraft and swimming activities, your summer should at least consist of one dip into Okanagan Lake. Head down to any one of Kelowna’s beaches and enjoy summer at its finest or rent a boat or Seadoo from the Kelowna Marina to relax out on the water. How else can you get those summer Instagram pictures and stories in?
Hidden Gem Golf Course: Gallagher’s Canyon
Really, any one of Kelowna’s many, many golf courses will provide you with enough of a challenge (from beginner to professional) and a memorable time. Gallagher’s Canyon offers beautiful vistas elevated from Kelowna and two whole separate courses!
You could test your skills on the eighteen-hole canyon course with 6,802 yards of pure golfing, or relax with the nine-hole pinnacle course for views unlike any other in Kelowna and a bite-size golfing experience.
Experience Award-Winning Food at Central Kitchen & Bar
Central Kitchen & Bar has placed in the Best Burger in Kelowna in the Best of Kelowna awards for four years running so you know they’re making them right. One of the city’s most popular dining experiences, their food can’t be raved about enough.
Visit One of Kelowna’s Newest Breweries: Rustic Reel Brewing
A newcomer to the Kelowna brewery scene, but no less experienced in their trade, you’ll find nothing but refreshment and relaxation through their craft beer. Grab a flight and discover your new favourite beverage or simply chill inside or outside of their cozy location. After all, it’s always beer o’clock somewhere.
Wine and Dine at Vibrant Vine
This list just wouldn’t be complete without listing at least one of Kelowna’s notable wineries. As soon as you walk in you find out real quick why “vibrant” is in their name. The walls are adorned with incredible and vivid 3D artwork that you can peruse with the provided 3D glasses they offer.
Plus, their wines are just as vivid in their taste as well, we’d recommend doing a full tasting to find your favourite or five to take home with you.
There you have it, the ultimate plans for a packed Kelowna staycation. We could have easily picked many more activities and experiences unique to the Kelowna area, but this will give you an excellent place to start.