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Kelowna Travel Guide: 88 reviews and 194 photos

Gem of the Okanagan

Kelowna sits on the east side of Lake Okanagan, a 60 mile long stretch of pristine water located in the central part of British Columbia. The city of 100,000 is surrounded by orchards and vineyards yet was selected by the Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces program as having a cultural center that ranks "Best in Canada." The six block district is a concentration of galleries, museums, theaters, and artist studios.

There are 12 wineries within the city and about 65 total in the Okanagan Valley. Kelowna celebrates the harvest each year with a Spring and a Fall Festival!

The city celebrated its Centennial this year on 05-05-05. This last weekend we were fortunate to attend a street that carries on the celebration.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:2000 Hours of Sunshine Every Year
  • Cons:Its a long Drive from Seattle!
  • In a nutshell:Surrounded with Orchards and Vineyards yet Rich in Art
  • Last visit to Kelowna: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2005
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  • Carmanah's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2006 at 12:55 PM

    Thanks for sharing your experiences of Kelowna! I've visited many times during family vacations, but have never been to their museums. Next time, I'll have to check them out!


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