Free Things to Do in Kelowna

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Kelowna

Best Free Things to Do in Kelowna

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  • Speleers E
    2 contributions
    Such a cool experience! 3D arts adds to a wonderful time with Bethany! She’s was full of fun facts and very precise in her wine explanations. Would recommend, 10/10!
    Written October 17, 2023
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  • Pam W
    Toronto, Canada55 contributions
    We walked, but wished we had rented bikes to do the whole 24 km return. We made it to tunnel 2 , was about the 3 km mark. What a fantastic trail. Very easy to walk - nicely grades and flat. The only tricky part of the visit was the drive up to the top…very rough. Wouldn’t attempt the drive on spring time or wet weather unless you have an off road vehicle. Would definitely come back and rent bikes to do the whole trail.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • MacFamily7777
    Calgary, Canada174 contributions
    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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  • Cosmas H
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    Best place to see Kelowna and Okanagan lake from higher elevation. Just walk 10min up hill, you’ll get picturesque view of both. Well worth the walk!
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Isabella G
    1 contribution
    the views are amazing. We took so many photos. It was an excellent trip. I would recommend it to old people.
    Written July 18, 2023
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  • Theresa B
    Salmon Arm, Canada527 contributions
    Very nicely done with wooden bridges, small waterwalls, lovely plants and trees. Get to see the water, art installations, and check out the 'fancy' houses. A great way to stroll and can step off to go to the many restaurants in the cultural district.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • aayushrivastava
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates438 contributions
    We went there for a business meeting. While the shared platter style food was okay, the service was excellent and we loved the overall experience. Writing the review partly to show off couple of nice pictures that I took here.
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • krista F
    1 contribution
    This is a MUST visit winery when coming to the OK!! It is a little piece of Italy with an old world feel. The views are stunning, the ambience makes you want to stay all day and drink wine and breathe in the view. The wine is excellent, the Baco Noir is my absolute favourite! Don’t miss this this little gem and don’t forget your camera.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada603 contributions
    This lovely waterfront park is adjacent to the downtown Marina. It is a beautiful place for a leisurely stroll or activities such as swimming, sunbathing, watersports, beach volleyball etc. We also saw an inflated floating playground on the lake for the kids. The park offers a wonderful view of Okanagan Lake. There are a number of restaurants offering a wide choice of cuisines within walking distance. All in all, a great place to spend an afternoon or evening or the entire day.
    Written August 25, 2022
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  • Wayne L
    Kingston, Canada35 contributions
    We visited Kelowna last week and found Okanagan Distilleries on our first day and was so impressed we visited the establishment every day during our vacation. We tried all the specialty gin and whiskey drinks off their menu however came back for the Gin Blossom with lemonade as our favorite. I never drank Gin before however I'm now converted.
    Lynn and Christie were great hostesses adding to the experience. Okanagan Distilleries on Bernard St is a definite stop on your trip to Kelowna.
    Written August 4, 2023
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  • Marie S
    4 contributions
    Wonderful host who guided us through a wine tasting with good humour. We had a blast! We also learned a lot, not only about the Tantalus wines but also about the Okanagan wine industry.
    And we have a great photo of us all with an amazing view of Kelowna.
    Written June 22, 2023
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  • Ali921
    Edinburgh, UK1,493 contributions
    Great place to walk. Yet so close to town. Distances well marked so can be a short or long walk, pity it's not circular. Shared with bikes. If you want to get away from people and wine this is the perfect place to do it.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • viperfist
    Kelowna, Canada964 contributions
    Our first wine tasting of the year was a very pleasant experience with Lucas pouring our wines at The View Winery. Five tastings for $10, waived with a $25 purchase.
    Wasn’t very busy this time of year, so we enjoyed talking about the winery.
    Tasting started with their Elements Gewurztraminer that is a dry white wine, with the second one being their 2022 Ehrenfelser off dry white wine. This was a pretty tasty wine. (Gewurztraminer, 2022 was the third white on offering) Then I enjoyed the last three wines on their tasting menu.

    Rosé was silver lining rosé, 2022
    Silver lining estate red was a red blend, this wine could be considered a ‘gateway red wine’ to get people into trying and switching over to enjoying red wine. It is that good.
    The final wine being offered was Black rhino 2020, Pinotage grape, only 4 wineries in Canada grow this 🍇 grape? Got to check into this claim :-)
    Overall, a pleasant wine tasting experience.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • Samuel H
    Calgary, Canada206 contributions
    The family came to this beach because we had about an hour and a half to kill. There is paid parking right beside but you can also find some free parking across the street along some side streets. If you have lots of gear or small children I would recommend using the paid parking.

    There are a lot of amenities close by like washrooms with separate change areas, restaurants, and ice cream across the street to name a few. There are also separate areas off the beach for volleyball and other activities, plenty of greenspace for picnics and such.

    The beach itself is great with areas for sun and shade. There is also a small playground on the beach. There are 2 zip lines; one along the sand and one off the pier into the water. The water is very shallow and goes quite a ways. As a result, the waves created by boats passing doesn't effect as much so great for kids. There is also a shower area for body and feet which is great to wash off the sand.

    Even though we were there for a short time we enjoyed our time there and liked all the amenities there.
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Heather Girard
    World1 contribution
    Had a great time The atmosphere was great What a relaxing afternoon with great music by the Ricky G . The wine was great and the owners so friendly Would recommend spending an afternoon with friends
    Written August 3, 2021
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