Endless opportunities for outdoor adventure make Kelowna fun for all ages.
For a classic Okanagan experience, head to a roadside fruit stand and a U-pick orchard when it opens for the season on June 21. The family-run Paynter’s Fruit Market in West Kelowna has had a roadside fruit stand in the area since 1952. Let the kids run through the five acres of orchards, then grab an ice cream and other local treats in the renovated market store. —Jennifer Cockerill-King
Young ones can’t groan about a winery stop or two now that many tasting rooms include kid-friendly activities. The Vibrant Vine in scenic southeast Kelowna has live music, picnic spots, eye-popping 3-D artwork on their wine bottles and disc golf (a.k.a. Frisbee golf) in the vineyard. —JCK
Head about 15 minutes further southeast and you’ll be snapping family selfies against the jaw-dropping scenery of Myra Canyon’s century-old trestle bridges. Nearby, you can spend part of the day on the rope and challenge courses at Myra Canyon Adventure Park. Check out Mindventure, which combines physical obstacles with solving mental puzzles to complete the course. —JCK
The whole family can enjoy a day at one of Kelowna’s most well-known beaches. Rotary Beach’s scenic views and family-friendly facilities, such as playgrounds, sandy beaches as well as washrooms and change rooms, will provide the perfect setting for some fun in the sun. If you’re in a pinch for beach equipment, you can easily rent anything from beach chairs to paddle boats from the on-site Okanagan Beach Rental shack. —Mariah Wilson
Located 15 minutes northeast of downtown Kelowna is Scandia Golf and Games with outdoor and indoor mini golf, go-karts, batting cages and more than 140 arcade games. With so much to do for all ages it’s easy to spend an entire afternoon here. —MW
Why to Visit Kelowna in the Summer
Sunny skies, lush orchards, U-pick farms, vineyards and restaurant patios paint Kelowna’s summer canvas. But its outdoor recreation scene cinches its appeal—take to the water, trails and beaches for maximum enjoyment. These 9 events are extra motivation to visit Kelowna in the summer.