Kelowna Tourism

Kelowna (/kəˈloʊnə/) is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the head office of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Its name derives from an Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Kelowna is the third largest metropolitan area in the province and ranks as the 22nd largest in Canada, with a population of 179,839 in 2011. Nearby communities include the City of West Kelowna (also referred to as Westbank, Westside) to the west across Okanagan Lake, Lake Country and Vernon to the north, as well as Peachland to the southwest and, further to the south, Summerland and Penticton.


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Essential travel information and Kelowna tips for your visit

  • Do visit Kelowna Visitor Info Center for detailed information about the attractions and events in the City. Also, the staff will help you out with maps or if you are having any trouble with the directions in the City.
  • Do carry sunscreen and first aid kit – might come in handy while you are on the go.
  • Carry a good pair shoes for the hike and biking, swim wear for the beach sports and other gear you might require based on the season you are planning to visit Kelowna.
  • Smoking in public places is prohibited.
  • It is not mandatory but is considered polite if you tip the staff of any restaurant, bar or spa. Tips are not part of your bill and you can tip the staff based on your experience and how satisfied you are with the service provided.
  • U.S. citizens need to have a valid U.S. passport and for other International visitors – a valid passport and the required travel visa.

Kelowna Trip Planner

Plan your customized day by day trip plan for Kelowna. Choose from various experinces categories as adventure, romantic and family and kids friendly for your trip using using Kelowna trip planner.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Kelowna