Plenty of parks and hiking trails
Lake side retreats
Year round festivals
Terrific Winter Sports
Nightlife & Casino
Boating, fishing and charters
Father Pandosy Mission
Guisachan Heritage Park
The Benvoulin Heritage Church
The Laurel Building
Galleries and Gardens
Named after the Interior First Nations Salish people's term for grizzly bear, Kelowna was a seasonal hunting and gathering ground for the natives for over 4,000 years prior to the arrival of European Settlers.
Father Pandosy, an Oblate missionary, happened to be the first settler in area, in 1860, who prepared an area of land near Mission Creek for his Mission Farm. It would later become one of the regions largest (nearly 2,000 acres) and productive farms in the Okanagan Valley up until 1908 when it was sold. The historical buildings and approximately four acres have been preserved and are open to visitors.
Downtown Kelowna, once the centre of the Okanagan fruit-packing industry now thrives with attractions, galleries and historic sites.
Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius