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About Kelowna BC

The Okanagan Valley is a 4 season playground! From internationally acclaimed estate wineries, biking, championship golf courses, hiking, water sports, snow sports, and fine dining, there is something for everyone! Kelowna BC sports an enviable climate and vibrant economy. Not only a popular tourist destination, it is also becoming a preferred choice to visit, conduct business, or call home. The Okanagan's largest and centrally-located city on Okanagan Lake is the hub for a wide variety of activities. Spectacular scenery, pristine lakes, rich landscapes known for their gardens, fruits and world-renowned wines, sandy beaches, and first-class amenities are at your fingertips in Kelowna. Be surprised by all we have to offer:

  • 20000+ hours of sunshine every year.
  • Numerous beaches and parks dot Kelowna's splendid shoreline along the sparkling waters of the 110 km long Okanagan Lake.
  • A cosmopolitan vibe and great shopping in the largest community of 115,000 in the BC interior.
  • 16 wineries near Kelowna and another 100 within a day's drive, many with tasting an touring programs.
  • 15 golf courses for all skill levels and abilities.
  • An established fruit-growing industry offering tours and farmers markets.
  • Galleries,k museums, theatres, studios, and restaurants.

The advent of Spring brings blossoms of cherry, apricot, peach, pear, plum and apple trees in the surrounding orchards. Kelowna's Official Flower, the 'Okanagan Sunflower', showers the mountainsides with a golden haze and brings out hikers, bikers and golfers galore.

Golf ImageIn 2007, Kelowna was named the “Best Canadian Golf City” by SCOREGolf, Canada’s largest golf magazine. Kelowna offers one of the longest and driest golf seasons in Canada. Golfers of every ability will enjoy the variety of the Okanagan's 40+ golf courses.

July marks the beginning of fruit harvest starting with cherries through to apples in September. Long hot summers make Okanagan Lake a popular choice for summer fun and relaxation. Tour orchards and vineyards, wine and dine, golf and swim, or shop to your heart's content.

Our local museums, art galleries, unique shops, fruit and wine orchards, and breathtaking scenery will bring you back again and again. Proudly rated as one of the top cultural centres in Canada, Kelowna entertains the only wine festival in North America that takes place during the heart of grape harvest as well as another in the Spring. The Annual Okanagan Fall Wine Festival continues to be ranked as one of the top 100 events in North America and is a "must attend" among your vacation plans.

Lake Okanagan, over 100 kilometres long, is dotted with numerous beaches, waterfalls, and trails. You'll love Mission Creek Greenway. 22 kilometres long from the shores of Okanagan Lake to Mission Creek Falls, the Creek is well-travelled year round by walkers, hikers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians.

An hour's drive from our legendary champagne powder skiing, Big White and Silver Star Ski Resorts boast short lift lines and uncrowded slopes. Nearby Crystal Mountain and Apex Mountain offer other ski and snowboard choices.

 

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Welcome to Kelowna

From Big White Ski Resort to Kelowna City Park, you will discover festivals and events nearly every weekend. Some, like our three Wine Festivals, can be found regionally, as well. Here is one site that lists many of the festivals and fairs in Kelowna.

Welcome to Kelowna website

 

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events (continued)

Okanagan Spring Wine Festival (April/May)

Various Locations

Ah!! Spring has sprung and it's time for the sleepy vines to awaken. Wherever you are in the Okanagan Valley, you are guaranteed that you will be enjoying all that the Okanagan has to offer. World class wines, divine cuisines and magnificent scenery.

Canada Day Celebrations (July 1)

Various Locations

Bring your family and enjoy fireworks, the Folk Fest, events at Prospera Place and more.

Okanagan Summer Wine Festival (July)

Various Locations

This summer festival has grown so large that Silver Star Mountain Resort doesn't have enough room! So you can enjoy the yourselves in the whole Okanagan Valley where ever you are with breath-taking scenery, samples of heavenly wine with varieties of cheeses, chocolates, fruits and coffees.

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival (September/October)

Various Wineries

The Okanagan Fall wine festival is a perfect opportunity for wine lovers to visit the Okanagan's best wineries, tour vineyards, enjoy the Okanagan's hospitality, indulge in harvest celebrations, enhance wine knowledge, try good food and be part of unique wine related events.

 

Distance Charts


From Resorts in Downtown Kelowna (Sunset Drive)

We offer condominiums in several Kelowna resorts. Sunset Drive represents the hub of activity in Kelowna. Downtown Kelowna offers shopping, dining, entertainment, and sandy beaches. Our resorts include Discovery Bay, Sunset Waterfront Resort, and Waterscapes (including the Skye Tower).

Airport:
15 km (18 min. drive)
Downtown Kelowna:
0 km (0 min. drive)
Downtown Vancouver:
392 km (4 hour drive)
Calgary:
600 km (7.5 hour drive)
Closest Golf (Kelowna Golf and Country Club):
3.9k m (8 min. drive)
The Harvest Golf Club:
8.9 km (about 15 min. drive)
Predator Ridge Golf Resort:
49.2 km (about 47 min. drive)
Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Bistro:
10.6 km (17 min. drive)
Cedar Creek Estate Winery:
14.5 km(about 23 min. drive)
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery & al fresco Dining:
12.2 km (16 min. drive)
Big White Ski Resort:
62.8 km (1.2 hour drive)
Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort:
79 km (1.3 hours)
Closest Beaches:
Tugboat Beach 0.4 km (5 min. walk)
Hot Sands Beach @ City Park 1.4 km (17 min. walk)
Closest Trails:
Okanagan Lake (0 min. walk)
Knox Mountain 1.3 km (15 min. walk to starting point)

Travel Directions from Barona Beach ...

Barona Beach Lakeshore Resort

4022 Pritchard Drive, West Kelowna, BC V4T3E4

Driving Directions

YLW Airport: Take Highway 97 south about 15 km into Kelowna. Turn left (South) onto Boucherie Rd. Continue about 6km. Turn South on Pritchard Dr. The Resort is about 800m.

Vancouver: Take Highway 1 to Hope. At Hope change to toll highway 5. At Merritt change to highway 97C and go East to West Kelowna. Turn right (South) onto Boucherie Rd. Continue about 6km. Turn South on Pritchard Dr. The Resort is about 800m.

Distance Chart


Distances from Resort to:
Airport:
29 min drive (25.9 km)
Downtown Kelowna:
15 min (12.3 km)
Downtown Vancouver:
4 h drive (380 km)
Calgary:
7 h 16 min (615 km)
Closest Golf (Two Eagles Golf Course):
5 min (2.9 km)
The Harvest Golf Club:
23 min (19.7 km)
Predator Ridge Golf Resort:
54 min (59.8 km)
Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Bistro:
26 min (21.0 km)
Cedar Creek Estate Winery:
30 min (24.7 km)
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery:
4 min (3.4 km)
Big White Ski Resort:
1 h 10 min (73.4 km)
Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort:
1 h 22 min (86.0 km)
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort:
22 min (18.2 km)
Closest Beaches:
Baron Beach Lakeshore Resort
Pincushion Mountain Hiking Trail:
18 min Drive (16.1 km)

From Playa Del Sol Resort (Lower Mission, Kelowna)

Playa Del Sol Resort is located in Kelowna's trendy Lower Mission district by Lake Okanagan. Many of the units in this 284 condo resort are owner-operated or managed by various agencies. Our selection includes 1-Bedroom+Den, 2-Bedroom, and 3-Bedroom condos. The building hosts a fine restaurant, coffee shoppe, health spa, swimming pool, hot tub, fire pit, BBQ centres, sauna, exercise facility, games room, and owner's lounge.

Airport:
16km (20 min. drive)
Downtown Kelowna:
4km (5 min. drive)
Downtown Vancouver:
390 km (4 hour drive)
Calgary:
600 km (7 hour drive)
Closest Golf (Michaelbrook Ranch Golf Course):
1.6km (3 min. drive)
The Harvest Golf Club:
5.9 km (about 9 min. drive)
Predator Ridge Golf Resort:
51.3 km (about 48 min. drive)
Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Bistro:
4.6km (5 min. drive)
St. Hubertus Estate Winery:
7.3 km (about 11 min. drive)
Cedar Creek Estate Winery:
8.7 km(about 14 min. drive)
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery:
15.3 km (19 min. drive)
Big White Ski Resort:
42km (1 hour drive)
Silver Star Mountain Ski Resort:
80km (1.3 hours)
Closest Beaches:
Rotary Beach 0.2km (1 min. walk)
Gyro Beach 0.8km (20 min. walk)
Hot Sands Beach @ City Park 5km (8 min. drive)
Closest Trails:
Wilson Creek (0 min. walk)
Mission Creek 0.3km (4 min. walk)
 

Holidays

The following table shows the months in which the statutory holidays in British Columbia occur:


New Year’s Day
January 1
Family Day
February
Good Friday
March or April
Easter Sunday
March or April
Easter Monday
March or April
Victoria Day
May
Canada Day
July 1
BC Day
1st Monday of August
Labour Day
1st Monday of September
Thanksgiving Day
2nd Monday of October
Remembrance Day
November 11
Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
December 26

Climate

Kelowna’s climate is mild and is one of the reasons why so many of our visitors become residents. Warm summers are characterized by low humidity, along with mild winters.


Monthly Temperatures
High
Low
January
0 C/32 F
-7 C/19 F
February
3 C/37  F
-5 C/23 F
March
9 C/48 F
-2 C/28 F
April
15 C/59 F
1 C/34 F
May
20 C/68 F
5 C/41 F
June
24 C/75 F
8 C/46 F
July
28 C/82F
10 C/50 F
August
27 C/81 F
10 C/50 F
September
21 C/70 F
5 C/41 F
October
14 C/57 F
1 C/34 F
November
5 C/41 F
-2 C/28 F
December
0 C/32 F
-6 C/21 F