Lake Okanagan, Kelowna

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#2 of 67 in Parks in Okanagan Valley
Explore Lake Okanagan, a large body of water located in a provincial park. With a surface area of 351 sq km (136 sq mi), the lake was formed by the movement of glaciers, slowly carving the wide, deep basin. Numerous hiking routes across the park link up the many sandy and pebbly beaches dotted around the shoreline, ideal for a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the lake. Move around the park by boat, finding new perspectives on the dramatic scenery from on the water. See Lake Okanagan and all Kelowna has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kelowna day trip app .
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  • Beautiful Lake enclosed with wine yards and farms of Kelowna! Beach is there too which is clean and best to go for walk in summer !  more »
  • Take the time to drive from Kelowna to Oliver or Osoyoos. Highway 97 follows the water and the views are stunning. There are many places where you can stop to enjoy the view. And since it’s the wine r...  more »
  • This area is beautiful. Very large & deep lake. Locals say it is very popular during the summer months w/water activities, boating, swimming at the beaches, etc. I visited during the fall, still able ...  more »

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Where to stay in Kelowna

Downtown is considered the most desirable area to stay, with several hotels backing onto Kelowna City Park and offering views over the lake. The southern lakeside suburb of South Pandosy and the inland neighborhood of North Central also offer a range of accommodations, which cater to those looking for a genuine taste of Kelowna. If you have a car, you can stay at one of the roadside accommodations in Dilworth-Enterprise or Leathead.
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