I am both a proud Kelowna BC resident and Realtor. As my clients already know, owning property here means you are lucky enough to have nature at your doorstep! Today I’m excited to share some of the best parks, playgrounds and natural wonders in and around Kelowna so you and your family can enjoy everything this beautiful part of the Okanagan Valley has to offer.
- Lake Okanagan
Lake Okanagan is a large, deep lake that attracts tourists from all over Canada and the world to Kelowna every year. If you are lucky enough to own a home in Kelowna, you have access to it year-round, so be sure to make the most of it! There are numerous beaches and parks along Lake Okanagan’s shores. A few favourites are:
Abbott Park – offers on-leash dog friendly areas and amenities include beach areas, playgrounds, swimming areas and trails.
City Park – offers on-leash dog friendly areas and amenities include lawn bowling, trails, beach areas, multi-courts, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, a skateboard park, soccer field, swimming areas, tennis courts, washrooms and a waterpark!
Knox Mountain Park – Knox Mountain Park is the City of Kelowna’s largest Natural Area Park. The park spans over 367 hectares and offers both on and off leash dog friendly areas as well as access to trails, beach areas, a disc golf course, pickleball courts, swimming areas, tennis courts and washrooms.
- Myra Canyon Park
Whether you are a hiker, biker, horse rider, history buff or into something even more adventurous like high ropes and zip lines, Myra Canyon has it all! Stunning views surround you as you explore this historic part of the Kettle Valley Railway located along a dramatic canyon that will take your breath away. You will find 2 tunnels and 18 trestle bridges, adventure parks, bike rentals, guided tours and more located approximately 25km from downtown Kelowna, you won’t be disappointed if you set aside a day (or two) to explore this spectacular place!
- Kasugai Japanese Garden
If peace and tranquility is more your thing, you’ll find it in abundance at the Kasugai Japanese Garden. Conveniently located in Downtown Kelowna, you’ll feel miles away from the hustle and bustle when you step inside this special place designed to signify the friendship between Kelowna and our Sister City of Kasugai, Japan. The park features traditional elements of Japanese gardens including stone lanterns, waterfalls and even a Koi pond.
- Guisachan Heritage Park
Guisachan Heritage Park is rich with beautiful flowers, breathtaking greenery as well as historical significance with regard to the settlement of the area. You can spend time meandering through the park learning about the former owners Lord and Lady Aberdeen, admiring the stunning flora or simply enjoy a great meal at the restaurant on site.
To learn more about any of the places I’ve listed above, visit www.kelowna.ca/parks-recreation/parks-beaches/beaches-parks-map or www.tourismkelowna.com
If you or a loved one need to buy or sell a property in Kelowna, please get in touch with me to discuss how I can be “Your Key to Real Estate Success in Kelowna”.
Your Key to Real Estate Success in Kelowna