Welcome to Kelowna – or as the local First Nations named it, the land of the “grizzly bear”! We hope you will consider visiting this beautiful community and come back many times.
Accommodation & Tourism
For accommodations visitors have a variety of options. The area has more than 30 hotels and several bed and breakfast inns to serve visitors and weary travelers. For those feeling more adventurous, spend a night enjoying the outdoors, campgrounds are located throughout the Okanagan Valley. Don’t worry though; locals say the mosquitoes are very polite.
Kelowna’s selection of restaurants should satisfy everyone’s dining tastes. There are ethnic restaurants with Italian, Indian, Japanese, Greek, French, Chinese, Fusion, Thai and Mexican cuisines. A variety of fine dining, fast-food and chain restaurants are located throughout the city. Be sure to also sample the regional cuisine and winery restaurants. Local restaurants using local ingredients, what a treat for your palate!
Wineries & Wine Tours
The Okanagan Valley is synonymous with quality wines and breathtaking wineries. The Kelowna area is home to over 25 world class wineries with their own restaurants, tastings, tours and more. For a challenge, see if you can visit all 25 in one day…Kelowna’s numerous tour companies would love to be your designated driver.
Shopping & Specialty Retail
Kelowna is the largest retail center between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB. There are a variety of exciting choices for shopping including indoor shopping malls selling high fashion, an auto mall you have to see to believe, big box retailers, small boutique stores and beautiful and unique open-air markets.
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
You may need a rest from shopping during your stay in the area. Kelowna offers a wide array of arts, culture & entertainment, museums, music festivals and much more!
Golf, Skiing, Sports & Recreation
For the adventure seeker, you will soon be calling Kelowna “home”. Kelowna offers a wide array of golf, skiing , water sports, bike trails and much more to keep you busy and active.
How do you get to Kelowna! Your choices are to fly into the Kelowna International Airport, take a Greyhound bus or if traveling by car simply follow Highway 97 south off of the Trans-Canada. Whatever mode of transportation you take, we hope to see you soon in Kelowna!