In southern British Columbia is the Okanagan which is a beautiful sunny valley filled with sandy beaches, ski resorts, and wide-reaching lakes suited to houseboating. Kelowna is a city located on the eastern shore Okanagan Lake whose population is ever-expanding. The city has developed into being a recreational lakeside paradise. There are numerous attractions for locals and tourists to enjoy. So, whether you are planning a family-friendly holiday or just an ideal trip for a group of friends, you are sure to find something that fits your interests. Here are some of the top things available to do in Kelowna.
The Jammery has attracted people from a variety of places. They use local fruit from the British Columbia and produce some of the finest jams, pies, and scones is all of Canada; plus, you can taste them all on the site. The Jammery also boasts an award-winning restaurant located on site that serves a great selection of breakfasts and lunches.
BC Orchard Industry Museum
Another popular option is the BC Orchard Industry Museum which tells the story of how the Okanagan Valley transformed from a cattle range to the beautifully manicured orchards of today. Some of the exhibits in the museum include artifacts and information of topics such as packing, processing, home preserving, and fruit picking. Housed in the historic Laurel Packinghouse, the museum was built using local bricks in 1917/1918.
Exit, Kelowna is the first room-escaping gaming facility in Canada. Users are tasked with solving challenging puzzles and find exciting clues to escape one of the four rooms within the 45-minute time limit. All of the rooms vary in their level of difficulty and provide a wonderful group experience for people of any age.
Sitting on the shores of Lake Okanagan between Kelowna and Penticton is the community of Peachland. With its thriving orchards, it has maintained the status of a popular tourist retreat. It also includes Hardy Falls which is a favorite local excursion and is wheelchair accessible as well. Visitors can find many things to do in the area including golfing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, restaurants, and shopping.
Kelowna Flower Farm
Kelowna’s beautiful flower farm is a great place to spend the day relaxing and taking in the sights and smells of the stunning blossoms. The farm specializes in exotic plants such as palm trees and citrus trees and also offers a fascinating display of tropical water plants.