The city of Kelowna, on the Okanagan Lake shore, located just 4 driving hour for Vancouver, is considered one of the best option for a week end break in British Columbia, which can offer a good climate, great natural environments, plenty activities and a lively downtown.
The entertainment offered in Kelowna region is wide and suitable for every like: great courses for golf lovers, water activities thanks to Okanagan Lake, hundreds of miles of cycling trails, superb wineries just a few miles out of the city… everything can be found in the region of Kelowna.
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Wineries in Kelowna
Kelowna is probably the most renowned wine region of Canada. Exploring its vineyards hills sloping down to the water lakes and dotted with wineries where you can taste the finest wine of Kelowna region. The wine route is one of the preferred activities of Kelowna and the whole Okanagan region, with car or especially by bike, along the numerous cycling trails. You can discover here the most awarded Canadian wines such as in Summerhills Pyramid Winery, just a few miles for Kelowna downtown, which is the most awarded, or Kalala Organic Estate Winery, on the west side of Okanagan lake which produce excellent organic wines. Kelowna town is the starting point of the greatest wine tours of Okanagan region, just be sure to bring a teetotaler driver if you tour by car!
Kelowna Golf Courses
A golf match is a very good option for a week end break in Kelowna, the longest season golf courses of whole Canada, thanks to the great weather of this region, with more than 2,000 hours of sun. The more than 20 golf courses of Kelowna region offer incredible views of Okanagan Lake, vineyards and mountains. Your golf pitch can be tested in one of the considered best three golf courses of Kelowna: Black Mountain Golf course, designer by Carleton, Predator Ridge designed by Furber or Tower Ranch Golf course designed by McBroom.
Kelowna is located half way of the 68 miles long Okanagan Lake’s coast. Okanagan Lake is surely the best option for spending your time during a summer holiday in Kelowna: more than 30 beaches all around the lake, to relax or practice your preferred watersport. Kelowna town has three waterparks, nine beaches and waterfront walkways. Everything you need to enjoy Okanagan Lake. But beware: in Kelowna many people swear and perjure to have seen a monster in the Okanagan Lake, called Ogopogo, which the canadian brother of Nessie of LochNess Lake in Scotland.
Kelowna Cycling trails
Kelowna has a very extensive bicycle network routes both in the city such as out of that. It’s especially pleasant a cycling route around the wine yards and the hills surrounding the lake, such as the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, the most famous and covered track of the region. And if what you want is something more exciting you can head to Vernon, where you can find Silver Star Mountain Park, an extended mountain bike track where every level’s biker can have a ride and enjoy a great natural environment.
All this entertainment opportunities together with a wide offer of hotels in Kelowna, makes this part of British Columbia one of the greatest options for a week-end break.