If the weather allows, and between June and September this is highly likely, swimming will no doubt be on the agenda. The H2O centre on Gordon Drive offers great entertainment for those wishing to cool off, with slides, rapids, hot tubs, a wave machine, a surf simulator, and an Olympic-sized pool. This is one of many indoor pools in the area, with The Johnson-Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre catering for those on Westbank who would prefer not to drive.
Beaches in Kelowna
If an indoor pool is not the right environment, Kelowna does rest on the edge of the 84 mile Okanagan Lake, and so there are plenty of beaches to relax on. City Park is perhaps the most central, and boasts acres of grassy shade, as well as sports fields and a water park for children. Gyro Beach on Lakeshore Road has multiple volleyball courts and refreshments available from the red apple stall, or for a quieter sand and water combination, try Gellatly on Westbank.
Extreme Sports in Kelowna
With such a vast lake, the Okanagan Valley hosts a variety of water sports during the summer months. Jet-skis are readily available for rent, as are light watercrafts with a range of pull-along floats. Away from the water, there are places such as Silver Star Mountain Resort that offer rigorous tracks for mountain/quad-biking, although they are a little further away from Kelowna city centre. For the winter months, Big White Ski Resort promotes all types winter sports, and offers ski/board hire as well as lessons for all ages, and even horse/dog sleds.
Indoor and Evening Activities in Kelowna
With such an active populace, there is also a variety of local activities that do not rely on the weather. Within Kelowna city limits there are multiple cinemas, bowling alleys, restaurants and bars. Earls on Bernard Avenue offers dining with a view of the lake, and is a matter of metres from the Paramount Theatre, which shows late night movies on occasion.
If restricted by a budget, there are still countless opportunities to enjoy the Kelowna cityscape. Knox Mountain and Mission Creek present public parks or countryside treks, while downtown Kelowna tends to host many types of evening entertainment during the summer. Any time of year, the vibrant Canadian city of Kelowna is able to provide leisure endeavors for all.