Okanagan Parks and Places

The British Columbia Tourism Website Network and FROG Internet have prepared and documented our experiences, knowledge and much of our current ongoing research about the park and trail systems available to explore while visiting the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.

The National, Provincial, Regional and municipal Wilderness Parks located in the Okanagan Valley are visited by millions every year. The local communities and governments have developed a legacy of parks proudly preserved for generations so all will enjoy the therapeutic qualities a protected and well establish park system can provide.

Many of the listed parks are popular destinations for the avid outdoor person. Hiking, backpacking, caving, mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, water skiing, snow skiing, horseback riding and swimming are just some of the activities enjoyed while visiting many of the Okanagan Valley parks.

The scenery, the diverse eco systems and the climate draw photographers, writers and artists to the region. Many arrive with lens or canvas seeking an ideal moment in the wild and capturing that special moment for all to share.

Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park

The Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park is one of the larger parks of the area best accessed from the community of Naramata, BC at the park's southern trail entry point or from Kelowna to the north. The park is filled with wilderness campsites lining the shores accesses by boat and covers over 11,000 hectares.

South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area

The South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area near Osoyoos protects the dry grasslands and open forests which is one of the four most endangered ecosystems in Canada. Chopaka East and Chopaka West, Mt. Kobau and Kilpoolaand Mountains are all known Canadian sites under protection because the lands are home to at least three endangered plant species and many endangered animals including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Wildlife Viewing

To venture out and explore any of the Okanagan Valley parks and trails is a must adventure while staying in the Okanagan Valley. These parks are also home to wildlife so there are many opportunities to view Black Bears, owls, falcons, hawks, mountain goats, moose, wapiti, Great Blue Heron, swans, Grizzly Bear, wolverine, badger and so much more.

Kaleden

Kaleden Parks and Trails

Kelowna

Kelowna Parks and Trails

Lake Country

Lake Country Parks and Trails

Lumby

Lumby Parks and Trails

Naramata

Naramata Parks and Trails

Okanagan Falls

Okanagan Falls Parks and Places

Oliver

Oliver Parks and Trails

Osoyoos

Osoyoos Parks and Trails

Peachland

Peachland Parks and Trails

Penticton

Penticton Parks and Trails

Summerland

Summerland Parks and Trails

Vernon

Vernon Parks and Trails
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Okanagan Mountain Park is a wilderness recreation destination located on the east side of Okanagan Lake popular for activities like hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, wilderness camping, horseback riding, boating and fishing.
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Kelowna
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Okanagan Lake Park is a 98 ha park attracting visitors every year to the region. The park is a very popular recreation destination. The activities enjoyed in the park and on the lake include swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, hiking and windsurfing.
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Hwy #97
Summerland
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City Park is a green space park situated on the shores of Okanagan Lake in the heart of the community of Kelowna. City Park includes a paved path leading to grass lawns, playing fields, picnic tables, viewing benches and more beautiful lake views.
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Kelowna
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Kekuli Bay Provincial Park covers over 57 hectares and was established in 1990. The grassland park is wide open with little tree cover. The activities enjoyed in the provincial park include birdwatching, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, camping, swimming and water skiing.
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Vernon
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Okanagan Falls Christie Memorial Provincial Park is a popular sunshine destination for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, boating, picnicking and suntanning.
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Cedar Avenue
Okanagan Falls
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The 3,741 hectare White Lake Grasslands Protected Area is a conservation site put in place so to protect the grasslands, the wildlife, pine forest and alkali ponds of the Southern Okanagan Basin.
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Green Lake Road
Okanagan Falls
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Sudbury Beach Park is a local community park located on Skaha Lake in the community of Penticton. The park is a day use park with a beautiful sandy beach and is popular for activities like suntanning, water sports, picnicking and relaxing.
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Penticton
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The Rock Oven Regional Park is accessed by hikers and mountain bikers only. The route along the KVR to the rock ovens includes two tunnels and should take 3-4 hours to reach when hiking.
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Smethhurst Road
Naramata
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Spotted Lake is an environmental anomaly located in the Okanagan Valley near the community of Osoyoos, BC, Canada. The lake has a long history with the local First Nation People.
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Highway #3
Osoyoos
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Ellison Provincial Park is situated on the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake and is popular for swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping and diving.
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25th Ave
Vernon

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