Are you planning a summer adventure in British Columbia?

Look no further than the Okanagan Valley! As a local realtor in Kelowna, BC, I'm excited to share with you the inside scoop on the absolute must-do activities that will make your weekend truly unforgettable. 

First things first, let's beat the summer heat at the beach. Brace yourself for scorching temperatures because summers in the Okanagan are known to sizzle. Luckily, the region offers a variety of beaches where you can cool off and have fun. Dive in and experience the thrill of boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, or jet skiing.


Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, and Wood Lake are just a few of the spots where you can indulge in your favorite water-based adventures. Here in Kelowna, Sarson's Beach in the Lower Mission provides a serene atmosphere with calm, clear waters. If you prefer a livelier atmosphere, you can choose between the bustling beach scenes of Gyro Beach or Hot Sands at City Park.

Now, if you're up for an adventure, it's time to lace up your hiking boots or hop on your mountain bike. Get ready to explore the hidden gems scattered throughout the trails and parks. From Knox Mountain Park to Myra Canyon Trestles and Crawford Trails, there's a world of awe-inspiring views and various difficulty levels waiting for you. Trust me, there's a trail for every skill level and a view that will leave you breathless.


Calling all golf enthusiasts! Imagine teeing off against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes at world-class golf courses. The Okanagan boasts a variety of courses in Kelowna that offer both challenging fairways and awe-inspiring views. It's golfing paradise at its finest.

For those who love the great outdoors, camping and RVing are a must. Whether you prefer provincial parks or private campgrounds, there's an option to suit your camping style. Bear Creek Provincial Park, Fintry Provincial Park, and Ellison Provincial Park are just a few of the popular spots where you can pitch your tent or park your RV and reconnect with nature.

Thrill-seekers, get ready for some adrenaline-pumping action. The Okanagan offers an array of exhilarating experiences, from zip-lining through scenic canyons to navigating obstacle courses at aerial adventure parks. Brace yourself for the rush as you conquer high ropes, zip across breathtaking landscapes, and challenge yourself with exciting aerial activities. Oyama Zipline Adventure Park and WildPlay Kelowna are just a taste of what's in store for the adventure junkies out there.


Fishing enthusiasts, rejoice! The region is a haven for those who love to cast their line. With a variety of fish species and plentiful fishing spots, you'll have a reel good time. Whether you prefer shore fishing or casting from a boat, Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, and Wood Lake are your go-to destinations. Enhance your fishing experience by hiring a local fishing guide who can provide expert knowledge and insider tips.

Last but not least, let's indulge in some farm tours and fruit picking. Explore the abundant fruit orchards and farms by taking a guided tour. Learn about the region's agriculture and get your hands dirty by participating in fruit-picking activities. During the summer, cherries, peaches, apples, and other fruits are ripe for the picking. 

In conclusion, the Okanagan Valley is an absolute must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and natural beauty. With its diverse landscapes, pristine lakes, and a wide range of activities, the region truly has something for everyone. So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable summer adventure!

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