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Kelowna Guidebook

Looking for things to do in Kelowna but don’t know where to start? You’ve found it! We’ve put together this guidebook of our favourite things to do—from restaurants to beaches to nights on the town. We’ve got a custom curated and ever-evolving list of things to do. Dive in below to start planning your Okanagan visit!



Our favourite coffee shops around town


Hidden gems and local favourites, organized by breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Local Spots

A quick guide to days or nights out in Kelowna

Tours and Activities

Must-see tours and attractions of the valley


Some handpicked favourites in the Okanagan

Parks and Beaches

Three beaches in Kelowna, with each offering something a little different

Boat Rentals

Our picks for boat and watersport rentals

Fruit Stands

Experience the industry that initially brought settlers to Kelowna


Wineries are winning awards and receiving international acclaim. Check out our directory.


Cafe XI

Fresh homemade baked goods with a personal touch. A necessary stop if in Kelowna’s Mission and right next door to Playa del Sol. 

Bean Scene

Handcrafted coffee, roasted in small batches. Three locations in Kelowna, fresh food and coffee is not far away!

Pulp Fiction Coffee House

Cool coffee shop set in a cozy bookstore in downtown Keowna.



Marmalade Cat Cafe

Fresh homemade baked goods with a personal touch. A necessary stop if in the Mission.

The Bohemian

Bright, cheery outfit offering daytime cafe eats, including sandwiches, salads & breakfast.

Pepperpot Grill

Breakfast, wholesome, and casual; located in West Kelowna: a local favourite.

Lunch & Dinner

Smack Dabb

Along with gorgeous view, the food and service is excellent. Personal favourite, right across from Playa del Sol, and best patio in Kelowna.

Mad Mango

Locally owned family business and a cult favourite. Try the Laksa downtown Kelowna.

Central Kitchen & Bar

Very cool, hipster joint, attached to a sports complex. Great food, great service, and great people. Highly recommended.

Cactus Club Cafe

Great spot to go for dinner or a drink to get your night started. Five star views all around and right next to the Kelowna Yacht Club

Basil & Mint

If you are at Playa del Sol, or in the Mission, be sure to check this place out for great fine dining. 

Bouchons Bistro

An elegant French Bistro in the heart of Kelowna’s cultural district offering traditional authentic French Cuisine in a casual elegant ambiance. 

Momo's Sushi

A favourite spot in Kelowna to grab some sushi at an affordable price. With three locations across town, and one in West Kelowna, you are never too far from Momo’s.

Salt & Brick

Small location, so make sure you get reservations. But so worth it with loads to choose from and something for everyone.

Zabb Thai Restaurant

Favourite spot in Kelowna to grab some Thai food. The Green Curry is amazing.

Local Spots

BNA Brewing

An exciting addition to Kelowna’s food & beverage scene. Stop in to try some of their craft beers or bowl on one of their six lanes upstairs. 

CRAFT Beer Market

Looking for an inviting spot to enjoy great food and drinks (including Canada’s largest selection of draft beer)? Downtown Kelowna with a rooftop patio, too? This is the place.

Blue Gator Bar & Grill

If you are looking for a more adult crowd in Kelowna, be sure to check out the Gator for live music and good times. 

Tree Fruits Brewing

BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. hand crafts premium hard cider from 100% BC fruit picked from local orchards and crushed in their own mill. No artificial flavours or water added. Try the plum cider, you wont be disappointed!

Sapphire Night Club

One of Kelowna’s busiest nightclubs, Sapphire has been crushing the local scene for over 10 years. Their capacity crowds ensure your experience at the venue is unlike any other.

Red Bird Brewing

Local brewery serving up cold beer, good vibes, and often featuring live music!

Tours & Activities

Okanagan ATV Tours

Whether you are a beginner wanting an easy ride or an expert looking for a challenge, or you classify yourself somewhere in between, Okanagan ATV Tours offers you a wide variety of great trails, great scenery, and great fun.

Uncorked Wine Tours

Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours is the fun wine tour company taking you the best wineries in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland, Lake Country and Oliver.

Kelowna Flyboard

The original Flyboarding Kelowna experience. Whether you fly solo or with a group you’ll never forget an amazing adventure with Okanagan Flyboard.


Knox Mountain Park

Located just past the north end of Kelowna, Knox Mountain Park offers multiple trails and vehicle access to two lookout points. 

Rose Valley Regional Park

Just a short drive across the bridge, Rose Valley Regional Park takes you out of the city and into the back country of West Kelowna. It has many trails to explore and unparalleled views.

Mount Boucherie

Mt. Boucherie is another hike in West Kelowna which will offer you 360-degree views of the Okanagan Valley. 

Parks & Beaches

Bertram Park

Betram Park is located at the south end of Kelowna and is ideal for anyone desiring a more tranquil beach and park experience. 

City Park

City Park is an expansive park in downtown Kelowna, boasting a large beach, soccer field, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and two water parks.

Boyce-Gyro Park

You will find Boyce Gyro Park in Kelowna’s Mission. It is a hot spot for beach goers and volleyball enthusiasts.

Boat Rentals

Okanagan Watersports

Okanagan Watersports in one of the longest running rental companies in the Okanagan Valley. If you are looking for good quality, well-maintained boats, look no further. Based in West Kelowna.

Kelowna Boat Rentals

Kelowna Boat Rentals offers a mobile delivery service that makes renting a boat quick and easy. For boats on location at ultra competitive prices, this is your best bet. 

Okanagan Beach Rentals

Situated on the sandy shores of beautiful Okanagan Lake, this company is happy to provide user-friendly people-powered watercrafts such as Stand Up Paddleboards, single and double recreational kayaks, pedal boats and aqua bikes. 

Fruit Stands

Kelowna Fruit Market

Great spot to stop to pick up fruit on the way in or out of town. Located near Kelowna International Airport.

Paynter's Market

Great local fruit stand with a long history in West Kelowna. Be sure to top in if you’re passing through.

Kelowna Farmers' Market

Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is a market that features farm, food and craft vendors. They draw their vendors from the area between Armstrong and Summerland and focus on handmade, locally-grown, and artisan products.


Mission Hill Family Estate

Mission Hill is a landmark winery featuring stunning architecture and award-winning world class wine in West Kelowna. 

Quail's Gate Winery

The winery’s Old Vines Patio offers a place to relax, savor wine and fine cuisine and take in the magnificent views of lush vineyards and Lake Okanagan. Located in West Kelowna on the Wine Trail. 

Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery features organic and biodynamic wine grown in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Located at the tranquil, south end of Kelowna.