Kelowna, energetic outgrowth of Canada

Kelowna lies in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, the largest city on Okanagan Lake in Canada 389km from Vancouer. Kelowna is a sun-kissed, easygoing city surrounded by vineyards. Good food and drink are central to Kelowna, as is golfing, skiing and boating on the lake. The lakeside community has developed into a popular resort, with its sandy beaches and more than 2000 hours of sunshine a year. In winter, the region attracts skiers to a number of large resorts.
Lake Okanagan
The largest in a chain of lakes, Lake Okanagan touches the shorelines of Kelowna in the center. It is the main recreation playground for locals and visitors alike, offering boating, swimming, and beaches, plus many scenic drives along its shorelines.
Big White Mountain
Monashee Mountains also called as Big White Mountain 60 kilometers east of Kelowna is one of Canada’s most spectacular ski resorts. The mountain is known for its snow, an average of about 7.5 meters of the glorious white stuff, falling in winter. Situated at 1,511 meters, the family-friendly Big White Ski Resort offers a range of ski runs, winter activities, accommodations, and dining. Big White has also gained the nickname “Big White Out”, a reference to the fog and cloud that sometimes blankets the mountain making conditions very difficult for skiing.
Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park
Once a Kettle Valley Railway with its series of historic trestles and tunnels have become a popular trail for cyclists and hikers of Kelowna. The section through Myra Canyon crosses over 18 trestles with far-up views and heads through two tunnels. There are bikes for rent at the Myra Station parking lot.
BC Orchard Industry Museum
The BC Orchard Industry Museum in Kelowna tells the story of the Okanagan Valley’s transformation from cattle range to the beautifully manicured orchards that exist today. Exhibits include artifacts and information on packing, processing, home preserving, and fruit picking.Peachland
Peachland sits on the shores of Lake Okanagan, between Kelowna and Penticton. The community lives from its thriving orchards and status as a popular tourist retreat. Though now closed, the Brenda Mine also extracted copper-molybdenum from a nearby site. The walk to Hardy Fallsis a favorite local excursion and is wheelchair accessible. There is plenty for visitors to do in this area with golfing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, restaurants, and shopping. Urban and rural, nature and culture, playtime and downtime Kelowna isn’t just one destination. It’s a whole bunch of them, located in one uniquely beautiful place.

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