The Best Hikes In & Around Kelowna

The Best Hikes In & Around Kelowna

One of the best parts of living in the Okanagan is the access to beautiful nature and hiking trails. As soon as the snow clears in the spring, you’re sure to see locals hitting the trails and enjoying the stunning mountain and lake views. In this post we’re sharing our favourite hikes in and around Kelowna! 1. Knox Mountain Easy to difficult; 1-5km Right next to downtown, Knox Mountain Park is Kelowna’s largest natural area park. The summit rises approximately 300 metres above Okanagan Lake and offers stunning views of the city, water, and surrounding mountains. Trail access beings at the bottom or via the mid point. There is also a parking lot at the top if you just want the view! The Apex Trail is moderate to difficult with many steep inclines, or if you want an easier hike you can take the shorter Paul’s Tomb hike with less of an incline and still extraordinary views. View this post on Instagram Glad you could come on this one!! @matthew.strother A post shared by ᴀɪᴅᴀɴ (@aidanfedds) on Apr 19, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT   2. Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park Moderate to difficult; over 100km of trails Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park offers several trails steeped in the rich history of the Kettle Valley Railway accompanied by scenic views. The Trestles, a 12km section of trail between the Myra access and the June Springs access, is a fantastic day trip whether on bike or foot. The park is an especially busy attraction in summer, but it’s open year-round with services from mid-April to mid-November, so take advantage of the early spring while it’s...
10 Things to Do in Kelowna this Spring

10 Things to Do in Kelowna this Spring

Spring has officially sprung in the Okanagan, and with the warmer weather comes plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the best of the Okanagan lifestyle (before all the summer tourists hit!) Here are 10 of our top things to do in Kelowna in the spring. 1. Go Wine Tasting You can go wine tasting in any season, really. But spring is the best time to take in the stunning vineyard views from all of the local wineries before they become busy during summer. It’s also a great time to try some of the new spring releases from wineries – if you love aromatic white wines (like riesling, gewürztraminer and viognier) then this is the season for you! Stock up on your favourites before they sell out to enjoy on your patio throughout the rest of spring and summer. If you’re looking for a picturesque winery and great views, Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Mission Hill on the west side are two spots we highly recommend. 2. Hiking & Adventuring in Nature There’s plenty of nature to enjoy in Kelowna and the surrounding areas. Spring is a great time to hit the trails and take in all of the fresh, new scenery after the winter. One of our favourites is Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, which offers over 100km of hiking trails at varying difficulties, as well as a historic railway trail offering hiking & biking over trestles & tunnels. Make sure you come prepared and be aware of wildlife you could encounter on your trip! 3. Shopping & Lunch Downtown The main strip of Bernard Avenue in Kelowna is bustling...
Top 10 Reasons to Move to Kelowna, BC

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Kelowna, BC

If you’re thinking of moving to a new city, there are many factors to consider. What kind of lifestyle do you want? Where’s a good place to raise a family? How about the weather? Finding the right place for your new home can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Here are ten reasons why you should consider moving to Kelowna in BC’s beautiful Okanagan region. Top 10 Reasons to Move to Kelowna, BC   1. Access to Nature One of the biggest reasons why people love Kelowna is its central location to scenic nature and the beautiful outdoors. From the lake and beaches to public parks, hiking and biking trails, all are mere minutes’ drive out of the downtown center, if not walking distance. 2. Wineries Wine is one of Kelowna’s major industries, and as such there are countless wineries within Kelowna and surrounding areas to explore. Even if wine isn’t of interest to you, the wineries offer an elevated atmosphere with delicious food in the restaurants and stunning vineyard vistas to take in while you dine with friends and family. 3. Great Weather Kelowna is known for its warm springs and hot, vacation-like summers. There is little rain throughout the year, and with the picturesque fall and enchanting winter, you get to experience the best of all the seasons year-round. 4. Sports & Recreation In the warmer months, residents partake in a variety of recreational activities including watersports, golf, and hiking. While in the winter you’ll find skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes at Big White. No matter the time of year, there are always activities to...