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A trip to downtown Kelowna would not be complete without taking the time to search for Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster that reputedly resides in our Okanagan Lake. 

kelowna Ogopogo

The myth dates back to the Interior Salish Native people who exchanged stories of a lake creature, or “N’ha-a-itk”, over 100 years ago.  

The creature later became known as Ogopogo and purported sightings over the years continue to strengthen the legend. 

To “see” Ogopogo for yourself, be sure to visit him downtown on Bernard near the sails.  Bring your comera!

around Kelowna!

Westbank, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Lake Country and Vernon are all within an hours drive of downtown Kelowna.

Stay and Play in Kelowna BC

Kelowna BC is the hub of the Okanagan and allows for easy access for a quick day trip any of the interesting cities surrounding Kelowna.

West Kelowna - located just 15 minutes across the bridge heading south on hwy 97. While your there visit the Gelllatly Nut Farm or a family winery.

Peachland - Located just 15 minutes south of Westbank, offers a quaint small town with Beach Avenue buzzing with tourists visiting the unique shops along Beach Avenue.  Drop the kids off for a swim at Swim Bay with a zip line and a high diving board.

Summerland - Travel on just another 15 minutes and you'll be in Summerland, this little town boasts the best desert shop in the Okanagan.  Sunoka Beach is a popular sandy beach.

Penticton - Drive another 10 minutes past Summerland and you'll be in the laid back town of Penticton. Cherry Lane Mall is a great place to shop or visit the downtown core for more unique shops.  Penticton is well known for river rafting down the canal.


beaches in kelownaWhy Kelowna BC?

Kelowna has miles of beautiful parkland, and you could spend days discovering all our great sandy beaches. Water activities such as boating, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing and fishing are all within reach.

Orchards and vineyards thrive around Kelowna many within a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and provide seasonal delights year round.  You can pluck ripe cherries or juicy peaches from trees, or spend a delightful day sampling the award-winning wares of our internationally acclaimed wineries.  

Kelowna’s growing Cultural District covers a six-block downtown area and features a concentration of galleries, museums, theatres, a casino, artists’ studios, fine dining, and unique shops.

Prospera Place, a 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility that’s home to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, attracts major entertainers and events, and is also located in the heart of the city. 


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