Okanagan Lake
Okanagan Lake
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If you spot Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster said to inhabit these waters, you'll make headline news, but other than that, you're sure to enjoy all the recreational activities this 82-mile long lake has to offer: swimming, boating, parasailing and all types of water sports.
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  • tohfeekg
    Hong Kong, China36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful areas of developed BC.
    Stunning and a great drive along the westside road. Boating on Okanagan Lake is affordable and absolutely worth it. We went on a Monday morning and felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • MacFamily7777
    Calgary, Canada191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to visit
    When visiting Kelowna, it is nearly impossible to not visit Okanagan lake. It’s beautiful! The mountains act as a backdrop. The water is very clean and the temperature is not too bad! There are many spots to access the lake, not just from the waterfront Park in downtown Kelowna. If you get the free map from the visitors center, that is very helpful to find all the beach access points that ended up being less crowded. This lake was definitely a highlight and should not be missed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • MB1769
    Toronto, Canada220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    What’s Kelowna without the Okanagan. The lake is lovely. The views great. A walk along the waterfront of Kelowna is a stunning. The views have changed since the fires in west Kelowna but there is not denying the lake is gorgeous.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2024
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893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We have been here many times. The Beauty, Boating, a great place to stay and magnificent swimming. This is definetly one of the best places in Canada.
Written April 9, 2024
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MB1769
Toronto, Canada220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What’s Kelowna without the Okanagan. The lake is lovely. The views great. A walk along the waterfront of Kelowna is a stunning. The views have changed since the fires in west Kelowna but there is not denying the lake is gorgeous.
Written March 23, 2024
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MacFamily7777
Calgary, Canada191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
When visiting Kelowna, it is nearly impossible to not visit Okanagan lake. It’s beautiful! The mountains act as a backdrop. The water is very clean and the temperature is not too bad! There are many spots to access the lake, not just from the waterfront Park in downtown Kelowna. If you get the free map from the visitors center, that is very helpful to find all the beach access points that ended up being less crowded. This lake was definitely a highlight and should not be missed.
Written August 5, 2023
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tohfeekg
Hong Kong, China36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Stunning and a great drive along the westside road.
Boating on Okanagan Lake is affordable and absolutely worth it. We went on a Monday morning and felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves!
Written July 24, 2023
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Rafael Teixeira Castelo
Vancouver, Canada151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great experience and moment even for me who did skydiving already. Beautiful late perfect for fishing, swimming or just ride a boat or jet.
Written July 16, 2023
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Ali M
Calgary, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
You can do a variety of activities here. What we did was just enjoying the spectacular views over the lake during a sunset. There are a couple of nice cafes, where you can dine or have a drink as well :-)
Written October 19, 2022
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steve p
Lloydminster, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The best Canada has to offer everything is here our California but surrounded by friendly people .
Hot clean fun
Written August 8, 2022
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Preston
Moose Jaw, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This was honestly super fun I went on a 2 hour boat ride and it was awesome took off from kelowna off a peaceful boat and hit some awesome waves
Written July 25, 2022
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OnAnotherJourney
Canada315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This giant lake can be viewed and accessed from multiple communities. We spent time at the lake in Vernon. Local friends told us that part of the lake was quiet for a Sunday (ie few boats) and as small town folks we appreciated that quiet. If you enjoy doing things in the water, the options are seemingly endless.
Written July 20, 2022
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wbauer56
Oakville, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This lake reminds me a lot of Lago di Garda in Italy
minus the mass tourists in Italy
It offers everything, Great hikes , bicycle routes,
beaches everywhere, Wineries, fine dining,
great fruit stands,
in short this is the jewel in Canada
Written July 16, 2022
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