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Things to do in Kelowna

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A great hiking spot right in downtown. You can make it a big one by going all the way up the apex trail, keep it a bit more mellow by taking the Paul’s Tomb trail or bring your pup there for the off leash dog area!”
  • 153 locals recommend
Winery
“This is a great winery with beautiful views, good food in the summer and amazing architecture. They also provide guided tours.”
  • 124 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Chicken Parmesan is my favorite! Or the Chop Chop salad if you’re veggie. Bowling lanes, bocce ball, arcade games, and shuffleboard. It’s a must. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Winery
“Summerhill Pyramid Winery is very well recognized winery with excellent food and wine. It is located only 2 km from our B&B. www.summerhill.bc.ca”
  • 87 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Excellent Winery with super food and excellent wine . Beautiful view . www.quailsgate.com ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Not Edmonton mall but hey Kelowna has a mall where you can find what you need. Most buses take you there. Right across the street also there are a few more shops if needed, like Winners Nature's Fare... Also on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is the Farmers Market right in the corner.”
  • 53 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A simply lovely place to dine . Amazing service and one of a kind cocktails and menu. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Farm
“Approximately a 25min drive from Vernon, you can wander amongst Red Kangaroos (the largest type of kangaroo), Common Wallaroos and Bennett Wallabies (which are mid sized), and Dama Wallabies (one of the smallest wallaby species). Also on site are have emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, a baby albino wallaby, baby kangaroos and potbellied pigs. There are also capybara, the world’s largest rodent, which can weigh more than 150 lbs! Staff are very knowledgeable about kangaroos and wallabies and are on hand to answer any questions you might have about various species, habitat, breeding, diet, housing and general physiology. Your visit can be as educational an experience as you choose to make it.  ”
  • 80 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent casual food/ drink downtown Kelowna on the lake! 1370 Water Street ,Kelowna BC.”
  • 72 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Head towards Kelowna on Westside road for about 20 minutes and you will find Bear Creek. Theres a few hiking options but all are very manageable with some nice views and areas to play and explore.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beach
“Another gorgeous beach right by us! This is about a 7 min walk from us. Anyone could easily spend a day here :)”
  • 58 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite breakfast spot. Pro tip - if you’re not THAT hungry, you can order from the kids menu. And they won’t look at you sideways. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Park
“City park is right downtown and has a big beach, volleyball courts, basketball courts, and a skateboard park. It’s a great place to hang out in the summer and take in the summer activities. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Has had some surprising exhibits that include local, Canadian and international master's exhibits. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Lots of food, crafts and fun for the family. Every Wednesday and Saturday 8am to 1pm ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Trail
“The playground is well shaded and you can walk up to the "turtle pond" or "kids fishing pond" across the bridge and up through the trees. The Eco-Center has interesting exhibits and interactive activities for kids by donation. ”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“The Chicken Parmesan is my favorite! Or the Chop Chop salad if you’re veggie. Bowling lanes, bocce ball, arcade games, and shuffleboard. It’s a must. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Excellent Winery with super food and excellent wine . Beautiful view . www.quailsgate.com ”
  • 100 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A simply lovely place to dine . Amazing service and one of a kind cocktails and menu. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Excellent casual food/ drink downtown Kelowna on the lake! 1370 Water Street ,Kelowna BC.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“My favorite breakfast spot. Pro tip - if you’re not THAT hungry, you can order from the kids menu. And they won’t look at you sideways. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Hotel
“We absolutely love the restaurant on the boardwalk at the Hotel El. Whether it’s fine dining inside or being on the patio on a hot summer day we are sure you’ll enjoy checking this spot out! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Waterfront Restaurant has been awarded GOLD nine years in a row as the “Okanagan’s Best Restaurant” by Vancouver Magazine.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Decent chain restaurant. Located closer to Kelowna, and handy to the movie theatre.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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