The Okanagan Valley provides a variety of family activities & tours for all ages:
Carmelis Alpine Goat Cheese Artisan
Chances Gaming Entertainment
Follow Country Club Drive. Turn right onto Quail Ridge Blvd. to Hwy 97. Turn Right (heading South). Turn Left at Spall. Right on Springfield. Left just past Rona. Bingo, Slots & Horse Betting.
Distinctly Kelowna and Wildflower Tails & Wine Tours
Hiking & Biking Trails
Please Note: The Bear Creek Canyon Trail is a popular, more demanding hike offering spectacular views of the creek and the surrounding area.
Wear sturdy footwear because the prickly pear cacti on the more exposed rocky slopes of the upland region of the park can puncture skin even through clothing and running shoes. This area is a feast for the senses, with its expansive views of the lake and canyon; its scent of cottonwood, pine, and fir forests; and its splashes of colourful wildflowers. The park is located on Westside Road, 9 km off Highway 97, west of Kelowna. From Highway 97, travelling south, leave the city of Kelowna, cross floating bridge on Highway 97 out of Kelowna, travel 2 km and turn west onto Westside Road at the main intersection and follow for 7 km. The entrance to the park is just past the bridge over the Lambly (Bear) Creek.
Fintry Provincial Park Fintry Provincial Park
A getaway with a historical flavour. Located on the west side of the Okanagan Lake, its site was the transportation hub of the valley; Hudson’s Bay Company fur brigade traders passed through here.
Easy walking through the park will bring you to the waterfalls and deep pools of Shorts Creek, as well as a suspension bridge and the remains of irrigation and power generation structures. Other features from the past are a ferry wharf from which freight boats operated, and a preserved Manor house, caretakers’ house, and several barns.
An excellent choice for a family outing with fairly level hiking and biking trails and a spectacular view of the lake and city from two pavilions. A must for hikers, sightseers and picnickers visiting Kelowna. North end of Ellis Street.
Follow McCulloch Road East from Kelowna and turn left on Field Road just past Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course. It’s about 1 km to the parking lot. You can walk any distance from 3 to 15 km.
Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park
Black Knight Mountain
Wild Horse Canyon
Take Lakeshore Road to its end, about 16 km south and west of Kelowna. Park on the right. The trail goes off on the left. Walk about 3 km and cross a creek, then continue on an uphill road another 5 km to the canyon. You can walk through the canyon to Okanagan Lake and back (total about 22 km) or climb the gully (this is the west wall) in the main canyon and return via ridges and the rim north of the canyon. The trail gradually descends and heads back to the trail by the creek. An alternative is to leave the canyon in the middle and angle uphill southeast to the two little lakes! When you get there, drop down past the lakes to Good Creek Canyon and follow the creek for about 3 km. Head north through the old Kettle Valley Railway station and head downhill on the slopes facing the lake. You’ll regain the trail at the bottom.
Kettle Valley Railway
Blue Grouse Mountain
Take Hwy. 97 south of Kelowna and the first right after the bridge onto Westside Road to the junction with Bear Creek Main by Trader’s Cove. Turn left on Bear Creek Main and follow it for about 3 km. Look for a sign that says “Grouse Mountain No. 1” on the right. Park near the sign and hike 6.5 km to the top. The elevation is 4,194 feet and the view is excellent.
Follow Hwy. 97 south from Kelowna and turn right on to an old road about 1.5 km past Gorman’s sawmill. Walk up the road to a power line clearance and turn left. Head south for about 1 km on the clearance and watch for a hill on the right. Hike up the hill, down the other side and up the next ridge. The maximum elevation is 2,800 feet and the view is good. Boucherie Mountain – From Kelowna go south on Hwy. 97 and turn left on Daimler Road. Go right onto East Boundary Road and park. Trails leave from the road.
Bear Creek Road
Turn right off Hwy. 97 south to Westside Road and turn left onto Bear Creek Road (NOT Bear Creek Main) and continue well past the end of the pavement. After the road turns west into the valley proper of Bear Creek, watch for a cattle guard. Park here and hike up the steep hill to the left. There is no trail. An alternative is to drive further down the road about 3 km past a steep gorge area and look for an old logging road going off to the left. Park your car and hike the road to its end. Climb to the top of the hill, which will take you to the top of the plateau, north of Hayman Lake. The maximum elevation is 4,000 feet. This trail is recommended for experienced hikers.
Kelowna Community Theatre
Follow Country Club Drive. Turn right onto Quail Ridge Blvd to Highway 97. Turn right onto Highway 97 (heading south). Turn onto Water Street (two blocks North of the Floating Bridge)– 1375 Water Street (20 minutes)
Kelowna Land & Orchard
Lake City Casino
Follow Country Club Drive. Turn right onto Quail Ridge Blvd to Highway 97. Turn right onto Highway 97 (heading south). Turn right onto Water Street – 1300 Water Street (20 minutes)
Lakefront Sports Centre
Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm
Okanagan Wine Country Tours
Orchard Park Shopping Centre
Follow Country Club Drive. Turn right onto Quail Ridge Blvd to Highway 97. Turn right onto Highway 97 (heading south) – 2271 Harvey Avenue (15 minutes)
Monashee Adventure Tours
Scandia Golf & Games
Big White Ski Resort: Follow Country Club Drive. Turn right onto Quail Ridge Blvd to Highway 97. Turn right onto Highway 97 (heading south). Turn left onto Highway 33. Follow the signs and turn left at the Big White Ski Resort turnoff. (60 minutes)