Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley and located a short and scenic 4 hour drive from Vancouver, or a 1.4 hour drive from the USA and Canada border.
Rural and urban; nature and culture; playtime and downtime: Kelowna isn’t just one destination. It’s a whole bunch of them, located in one uniquely beautiful place.
Panoramic natural beauty surrounds the lakeside city of Kelowna. As the largest metropolitan cluster located in the valley, you’ll find vineyards, orchards, and beaches surrounding a lively city with a soulful urban vibe that offering a variety of arts, entertainment, and festivals as well as a mix of interesting shops ranging from boutique-indie to national faves.
Just 10 minutes from the bustling downtown heart of the city, you can be hiking to a tri-pod worthy vista, challenging yourself on single-track mountain biking trails, standing in an orchard picking fruit right off the trees, enjoying a wine tour, or teeing off on one of 18 local golf courses. Is chilling on the beach is more your style? If so, then Kelowna’s got you covered with more than 30 in the area!
Kelowna’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community is active and visible, and the Kelowna Pride Festival takes place in June with a full lineup of events, including a Pride Week launch, Trans March and Social, Pride March and Festival in the Park, and more. Kelowna will also be the host city for the 2023 Fierté Canada Pride National Conference & AGM, March 9 – 12, 2023, which will see delegates from 75 Pride organizations from across Canada, hosted by Kelowna Pride.