Recreation

Summer

Water Sports:

Kelowna offers a myriad of water sports including sailing, power boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. There are three Yacht Clubs (Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland) and five Marinas (Kelowna (2), Winfield, Lake Okanagan Resort, Peachland), as well as numerous beaches on the Okanagan Lake, Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake for swimming. There is an abundance of fishing for Kokanee and Trout in the Okanagan Lake as well as the 13 mountain lakes within a short distance.

Field Sports

Field sports including Soccer, football, baseball, lawn bowling, riding (English and Western) are also popular within the valley.

Golf

Since the 1920's, a golf tradition in Kelowna has led to the construction of ten stunning courses in the city, all less than 30 minutes from downtown. The hospitality industry, working with our growing list of courses provides attractively priced packages that make a stay in the city for the purpose of a golf holiday affordable.

Kelowna prides itself in offering a challenge for every level of golf, from par three courses to challenging world class course designs.

The golf season usually begins in March and ends in November. With only about 13 inches of precipitation annually and an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine, Kelowna makes for dynamic golf weather.

 

18 Hole Private Kelowna Golf & Country Club
Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
Public Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club
The Harvest Golf Club
Kelowna Springs Golf Course
Ponderosa Golf & Country Club
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club
Shadow Ridge Golf Course
Shannon Lake Golf Course (Westbank)
9 Hole Central Park Golf Club
Lake Okanagan Resort
Aspen Grove Golf Club (Winfield)
Par 3 & Executive Fairview Par 3 Golf Course
McCulloch Orchard Greens Golf Club
Michaelbrook Ranch Golf Club
Mission Creek Golf Club
The Pinnacle Course at Gallagher's Canyon
Driving Range Black Mountain Driving Range
Central Park Golf Club
Eaglequest Golf Centre
Gallagher's Canyon Practice Facility
The Golf Centre
Harvest Practice Facility
Tee to Green Golf Centre
Mini Golf Scandia Golf and Games, Kelowna
Wild'n Wet Amusement Park, Westbank

Waterslides and Parks

The Central Okanagan has a number of excellent waterslides and parks for the amusement of old and young alike.

 

Kelowna - Wild Waters Waterslide Park
- Children's Water Park, City Park Kelowna
Westbank - Mariner's Reef Amusement Park

Tennis

There are active community clubs with private and public facilities.

Hiking

A wide selection throughout the Okanagan allows for enjoyment by all levels of fitness and inclination.

Winter

Skiing

Big White Ski Resort is located 55 kilometers from Kelowna on the edge of the Canadian Monashees. With over 1,200 acres of skiable terrain, Big White offers 57 runs, full resort facilities including ski shops, grocery store, liquor store, restaurants, medical centre, day care centre, hot tubs, fun centre, lounges with live entertainment, horse drawn sleigh rides and more. Accommodation facilities in the village can handle 4,700 guests with ski-in and ski-out available.

Attaining an elevation of 2,319 metres at the summit, there are nine lifts, including three high-speed quads. This years improvements include a new halfpipe, a skating rink and RV park in the village. This resort also offers an excellent international ski school, 25 kilometres of cross-country runs, and night skiing.

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, located on the west side of Lake Okanagan. At an elevation of 4,100 feet, this resort is a family hill offering both day and night time skiing and après ski facilities, including a double chair and two T-bars, cafeteria, lounge, ski shop, and rentals.

Silver Star Mountain Resort, about 60 kilometres north of Kelowna, has been gaining national attention as a year-round resort with the addition of the High Altitude Training Centre and Chilcoot Conference Centre, many kilometres of paved pathways for roller skiing, roller blading and cycling or mountain biking during the summer.

With over 400 hectares of skiable terrain and a vertical drop of 760 metres, this resort offers 61 runs and eight lifts operating during the ski season. Other new additions include added food and beverage outlet for après ski on the North face, a new grooming machine and expansion of the skating pond in the village. There are 25 kilometres of groomed trails for cross-country skiing at the base of the Village.

Apex Alpine Resort, located near Penticton features 45 ski trails that descent 660 metres, one snowboarding halfpipe, 1,120 acres served by five lifts, as well as 12 kilometres plus of groomed and track set Nordic skiing and a 1 kilometre groomed night-lit loop.

 

Curling Kelowna - 12 sheets of ice.
Winfield - 4 sheets of ice.

 

Skating Kelowna Memorial Arena
Mount Boucherie Recreation Centre
Rutland Arena
Winfield Recreation Centre

Year Round Recreation

 

Swimming Pools Athens Pool, Kelowna
Johnson-Bentley Memorial Pool, Westbank
Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna

Racquet Clubs - (racquet ball, squash & tennis)

 

Private Gold's Gym, Kelowna
Public The Courtplex Racquet Ball and Squash Centre, Kelowna
Aspen Grove Golf & Fitness Club, Winfield
Kelowna Badminton Club
Westside Fitness and Racquet Centre

Bowling Lanes

Five Pin:    Kelowna, Westbank, Winfield, Rutland, Peachland
Ten Pin:    Kelowna

Roller Rink - The Boardwalk, Kelowna
Judo & Karate Clubs
Fitness Centres
Senior Citizen Activity Centres - Kelowna (3), Peachland (1), Westbank (1) and Winfield (1)

These are some of the major recreational facilities, but this is not a complete listing.

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