Okanagan Lake

Park Size: 135 km

Difficulty: Moderate
Park Amenities:
Boat Launch
Dog Walking
Wind Surfing
Wheelchair Access

Okanagan Lake is the largest lake in the Okanagan Valley extending over 135 kilometres long. At one point Okanagan Lake is 5 kilometres wide. It is home to many water activities, sandy beaches, parks and the mythical Ogopogo monster.

Kelowna Photo Gallery - Okanagan LakeThe shores of Okanagan Lake border many communities in the Okanagan Valley including Penticton in the south, Summerland and Peachland in the centre and Kelowna in the north.

Okanagan Lake connects to Kalamalka Lake via Vernon Creek in the north and in the south Okanagan Lake joins to Skaha Lake via the Okanagan River Canal.

The lake includes three basins, islands and sandy beaches. When visiting the lake people enjoy activities like swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, houseboating and suntanning. There are boat launches on the lake. Most are located in parks.

Some of the parks on the lake include the Okanagan Lake Park, Okanagan Mountain Park, Ellison Park, Sun-Oka Beach Park and Kickininee Park . Some of the natural highlights on Okanagan Lake include Whiskey Island, Rattlesnake Island, the bridge in Kelowna and Squally Point.

How to Get to Okanagan Lake:

Okanagan Lake is easy to locate as Highway #97 follows the shores of the lake, most of the way, from Penticton to Kelowna, British Columbia in the Okanagan.


Okanagan Lake


Located in: Kelowna

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