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Kelowna: The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream Vacation

Year-round, Kelowna is a paradise for those that love to get out in the great outdoors. The stunning natural surrounds and changing seasons make it different and exciting from winter to spring and summer to fall. If you love being outdoors, plan your trip to Kelowna to tickle your adventuresome spirit.

In the summer, nothing could be more fun than spending the day on Okanagan Lake. It’s here that you can rent kayaks or paddle boards for an on-the-water adventure. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land though, you can poke around the surrounding hillsides and forests on foot for an epic hike, rent a bike to speed along the trails, or mosey along on horseback. Despite being so close to the city, the fauna and native wildlife are sure to make it an experience you’ll never forget.

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Want to see something truly unique? Head to Myra Canyon. You can hike and enjoy the stunning views from this historic trail. Even if you’re not an experienced hiker or cyclist, the trail is accessible for people of any skill level, making it a family-friendly activity you’ll all love.

Rock climbing and zip-lining are other popular outdoor options. There are even kid-friendly versions that the whole family can participate in for an epic adventure. For the more adventurous, there’s exploring caves.

In the winter, Kelowna is renowned for winter snow sports like alpine and cross-country skiing, expeditions with snowshoes, snowboarding, skating outdoors next to the lake, and even snow-biking. You can also keep warm with a glass of wine from one of the many vineyards while sitting next to a roaring fire.

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Harvest Golf Course

During spring and summer though, if you love golf, you shouldn’t miss out. There are 18 golf courses in Kelowna, making it a golfer’s paradise as well. If he’s into golf and you’re not, fear not because Kelowna is brimming with all sorts of other things to keep you busy. Whether you love being outdoors yourself or prefer the thrill of shopping and dining, Kelowna has something for absolutely everyone at every age and skill level, making it a true vacation destination to be adored by all.

Brimming with nature, every season is special from the hot sunny summers to the moderate winters that still bring with it cascades of powdery snow ideal for snow sport enthusiasts. Looking for a new thrill for your vacation this year? Head to the great outdoors in Kelowna!

“The Cadder House is beautiful. I stayed here for a month during my clinical rotation. The Cadder House is indeed a home away from home. It is fairly central, so even without a car, downtown, parks and beaches are within walking distance. Thank you for making my stay comfortable and enjoyable! I will definitely be back!”

“I stayed at the Cadder House for a month during my clinical rotation at KGH. It really felt like a home away from home. Yolanda and Rick went out of their way to make sure my roommate and I had everything we needed to be comfortable. A beautiful place and amazing hosts. I will definitely be back!”

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