Things to do in Kelowna

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Things to Do in Kelowna

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  • crudest
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada29 contributions
    If this was anywhere else in Canada, there would be lawyer speak signs and guardrails…but I think BC has determined that everywhere is dangerous so you are on your own. The views are outstanding and it’s true that one wrong step near the side for most of the walk is instant death. I wanted to punch some of the cyclists especially the ones filming as they ride - I saw one drive off the trail into the inside of a trestle - lucky dude. We left the kids at home because they didn’t want to go, but in some ways that decision made the visit more enjoyable.
    Written 4 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada13,002 contributions
    When visiting the Okanagan, one will inevitably come upon Lake Okanagan – it’s impossible NOT to. This pristine body of water, the largest in the Okanagan Valley, stretches on for 135 kilometers and runs alongside the communities of Vernon (in the north), Kelowna (at its mid-point) and Penticton (south). Over 30 beaches dot the lake and strongly hint at its recreational value; in fact, during summer, it’s not uncommon to see people enjoying the sandy/pebbly beaches, boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking and even pedal-boating. Outside of wineries, I’d say Lake Okanagan is perhaps the defining symbol of this region of BC.

    For me, though, I most often associate Lake Okanagan with the Ogopogo – the cryptid said to inhabit these waters. When I was younger, this “monster,” like Nessie of Loch Ness fame, captured my imagination. I remember the family and I were driving through the Okanagan in the early 1990s, when I was less than 10 years old. I was bound and determined to see the Ogopogo. As such, when we entered a lovely stretch of highway adjacent the lake, I basically demanded we stop . . . and wait. To their credit, the folks humoured me and parked for nearly an hour. As we waited, I thumbed through my newly purchased OGOPOGO book by Arlene Gaal. Sadly, we came up empty-handed!

    This past summer my partner and I enjoyed the sights of the Okanagan, including the lake. As we drove along the highway, we both commented on the “what if” scenarios: “Hey, what if Ogopogo rears its head out of the water right now!?” We know that’s not likely, but it’s still fun to imagine! If nothing else, the legend of Ogopogo adds colour and panache to the region.

    While it’s fun to imagine “monsters” like Ogopogo existing deep below the surface, I tend to appreciate the First Nations understanding of Ogopogo as a “spirit” and “protector” of the lake. In this way, the legendary Ogopogo becomes much more than a fantastical creature; it transcends the cartoons and becomes a poignant metaphor for sustainability and the importance of environmental stewardship.

    Lake Okanagan, as a physical body of water, is a symbol of the region. It is rich in recreational opportunities but, at the same time, it – and what dwells within – can teach us much if we have the ears to listen. When you’re visiting the Okanagan, make sure to stop, appreciate and enjoy this lake!
    Written 23 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lindsay U
    Saskatoon, Canada54 contributions
    I checked out this hike while visiting some friends this past November. I did not realize how out of shape I was, definitely underestimated this hike! Make sure to bring ankle supportive shoes as it is quite rocky!
    Written 21 October 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Il0verice
    St. Albert, Canada142 contributions
    I had no plans going to this place. But my wife said the kids would like it. I’m glad I listened to her.

    The kids had such a fun time interacting with the animals and seeing them up close. They were scare to feed popcorn to the kangaroo so they watched me feed them instead.
    They also have a nice area for a picnic, we ordered food from there and was yummy. Great way to spend a few hours.

    We paid admission in cash, as there is a fee to pay with credit cards.
    Written 24 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Shannon Em
    1 contribution
    Our kiddo is now five & we’ve been regulars for the last three summers! It’s especially amazing for preschool age but I love it too & we look forward to it opening this year - we’ve gotten to know the animals and humans!
    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • JamasWise
    Ottawa, Canada61 contributions
    Not large but a beautiful garden. Very peaceful located close to other locations to check out in downtown Kelowna. Well worth a visit.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Olivia B
    1 contribution
    Will provided an amazing tasting experience for my 19th birthday! He was knowledgeable and fun! The winery itself is amazing and has such beautiful artwork!
    Written 3 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Alan K
    Kamloops, Canada231 contributions
    Kelowna is blessed to have a cool Waterfront Park. Excellent area for walking and restaurants and pubs very close by. Enjoyed watching skaters on the public rink. Did not hurt that the weather was beautiful.
    Written 24 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • laure
    Canmore, Canada152 contributions
    Unfortunately we didn’t do any wine tasting because they were a little busy. They had very pretty scenery overlooking lake. They also had a restaurant and patio with same amazing views.
    Written 1 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ali921
    Edinburgh, UK1,144 contributions
    Great place to walk. Yet so close to town. Distances well marked so can be a short or long walk, pity it's not circular. Shared with bikes. If you want to get away from people and wine this is the perfect place to do it.
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Wendy B
    6 contributions
    Lots of space for everyone to spread out safely while enjoying sand and lake! Shady spots and a playground make this ideal for everyone.
    Written 8 September 2020
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  • Liz D
    1 contribution
    I visited the Winery to engage in a Wine tasting. I was fortunate to acquire an opening spot at Aspect House with Doug an Ambassador. .My experience included 6 varietals to taste with a preferred vegetarian food pairing. Doug’s knowledge was spot on as to what my wine to food brought out in flavours. The overall experience in the tasting room was engaging, educational and authentic in the knowledge that was shared to me. Highly recommended a visit.
    Written 18 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • spud0018
    Mississauga, Canada628 contributions
    Small market with a nice variety of fresh produce, craft and food stalls. Street parking nearby. Good for a stroll around especially if you're looking for something to eat. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Easy to get to - near the mall.
    Written 29 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Brad C
    1 contribution
    What a beautiful place to stop by for a tasting, it’s quaint elegant with peaceful views of a valley full of vineyards. The wine is tasty too !
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lily933
    Alberta234 contributions
    Tantalus Vineyards is a must visit in the Okanagan. Their wines are good, especially the old vines Riesling. Recommend keeping it for 5 to 10 years if you really want to taste it at it's best.

    The tasting experience is enhanced by a seated tasting (even if there are only 2 of you) and a beautiful view.

    If possible get Guadalupe. I have experienced a large number of wine tastings. Guadalupe gave us the best experience to date.
    Written 2 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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