When trying to discover Kelowna and get to know the local attractions, it's a good idea to find out the best ones before you get started. There are some excellent outdoor attractions like Knox Mountain and Waterfront Park, as well as campgrounds such as the Bear Creek or Beaver Lake Resort, and you'll definitely want to spend date night at attractions like the Summerhill Winery or Hotel Eldorado.
Try a local hiking trail for beautiful views or check out an annual parade and festival like the Okanagan Wine Festival, Parks Alive! or Canada Day. Kelowna is the place to get active with your community, enjoy the beautiful sites and appreciate the natural beauty. Here is a look at the top local attractions you can enjoy.
Parks Alive! – 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
An annual favourite is the Kelowna Parks Alive! Festival that takes place outdoors all summer long. It's a live outdoor entertainment event featuring live concerts, arts-based activities and 50 events each year. You'll find it taking place in venues in East Kelowna, downtown, the Mission, North Glenmore and more.
Beaver Lake Mountain Resort – 6350 Beaver Lake Road, Winfield
Beaver Lake Mountain Resort is a favourite in Okanagan where you'll find sunny weather and an easy drive just minutes away from Kelowna. The resort features cabins, suites, a campground and the perfect place to enjoy fishing, swimming, the beach and hiking or biking. Enjoy the petting zoo and winter activities as well as year-round wellness treatments and a playground.
Knox Mountain – 450 Knox Mountain Drive, Kelowna
Knox Mountain is the perfect way to get in touch with nature with this being the city's largest Natural Area Park. You'll find people enjoying the trails, sightseeing, walking their dogs and just appreciating nature.
Other top attractions include parks like City Park, Rotary Beach Park, Boyce-Gyro Beach, Waterfront Park, Mission Creek Greenway, events like the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Hiking Trails and Campground Sites.