If you love spending time at the park, it's a good idea to know where the best parks are located. Kelowna provides a number of parks including three provincial parks. The parks in the area provide year-round recreation including hiking, boating, skiing, snowshoeing, swimming and more. Here's a look at some of the many parks found within the area.
Mission Creek Regional Park
Home of the Mission Creek Greenway, this park is one of the most popular. You can enjoy walking or cycling below cottonwood trees and next to one of the most important salmon spawning creeks in the area. Many visitors also hike into Gallagher's Canyon and enjoy viewing Layer Cake Mountain.
Bear Creek Provincial Park
Found on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this park provides sandy beaches, swimming, canoeing, wake boarding, fishing and many other water activities. You can also enjoy hiking along the 5km creek trail or camping at one of the 122 campsites.
Knox Mountain Park
A treasure found in the center of Kelowna, this park is perfect for hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking and more. You can enjoy the many trails including the boardwalk, while enjoying the many types of wildlife from deer to waterfowl.
Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park
This massive park is found south of Kelowna and includes 33km of undeveloped lake shoreline. The park doesn't have any public roads, but does offer 80km of hiking trails. There's plenty of water access here, along with secluded beaches and coves. Enjoy picnicking, swimming, camping, hiking, biking and many other activities here.
Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park
A very unique park, Myra-Bellevue provides warm mineral springs, rock escarpments, riparian creek zones and much more. This is a great place for biking, horseback riding and hiking. You can enjoy the Kettle Valley Railway Trail and many other trails throughout the area.
Make sure you understand how to remain safe when going to one of these parks. You can enjoy plenty of fun at the parks, but be aware of any safety guidelines provided by the Kelowna Visitors Centre.