Located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is a gorgeous Canadian city surrounded by parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards and mountains. It packs a laidback blend of culture, outdoorsy good times, a thriving wine industry and dining scene.
Nature lovers will find much to enjoy about Kelowna. For the best view of the city, head to the top of Knox Mountain Park. The panoramic views of Lake Okanagan are spectacular, and the park itself features walking, hiking and biking trails. Kelowna's City Park set on the waterfront is another highlight, perfect for a family outing. Wide sandy beaches, playgrounds and a water park are sure to keep the kids entertained.
Thanks to its lush surroundings and seaside location, Kelowna has a thriving wine and seafood scene. Hit the Codfathers Seafood Market to sample sustainable ocean treats such as smoked sablefish, lobster, octopus and snapper. Fans of natural wines should check out Ricco Bambino, a micro boutique urban winery located downtown. You can also venture outside the city for wine, art and music at the Vibrant Vine Winery. As well as serving award-winning wines, the venue also hosts live music and art installations.