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
Easy nice walk for families and learn about Enderby history, and visit the visitor centre for more local information.
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Enderby
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Big White Mountain is located northeast of the community of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. Big White is a year round recreation destination popular for mountain biking, hiking in the summer and skiing, snowboarding in the winter.
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Kelowna
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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 public park is separated and sheltered from the highway by a family of Ponderosa Pines. Because of the location of the park to the highway, the park is a popular stop when traveling the Okanagan Valley.
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Hardy Road
Peachland
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The park is a remote recreation destination popular with people who enjoy exploring the rugged outdoors in the summer months like hikers, backpackers, canoeists and wilderness campers. In the winter months cross country skiers dominate the trails in the park.
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Hedley - Nickel Plate Road
Penticton
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The Burnell-Sawmill Lake Forestry Recreation Site is a popular location for camping, fishing, dirt biking and camping.
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Fairview Road
Oliver
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Mission Creek Regional Park is a recreation destination park and event grounds located in the community of Kelowna, BC in the Okanagan Valley. The is a popular destination for hiking, picnicking, biking and birdwatching.
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Kelowna
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Lakawana Park is a recreation destination in north Penticton, BC, Canada with tennis courts, grass lawns, playground, splash park and a concession area. Nearby is a skateboard park.
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Power Street
Penticton
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The green-blue waters of Kalamalka Lake, the secluded coves and the sandy beaches make the park popular for swimming, canoeing, and picnicking. Hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and cross country skiing are enjoyed in the park because of the large network of paved and gravel trails.
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Hwy 6
Vernon
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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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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.
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Kelowna
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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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Beaver Lake Recreation Site is a small remote boating, fishing, birding, and canoeing destination lake in the summer located in the back country wilderness forests behind the small community of Winfield, BC in Lake Country. The recreation site is one of many lakes in the area.
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Beaver Lake Road
Winfield
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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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The trail is over 600 kilometres in length and is a popular route for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding and dirt biking in the summer months. During the winter, some of the sections of the trail become cross country ski, snowmobile and snowshoe routes.
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