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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The sandy beach, referred to as Cottonwood Beach, is one of the more popular beaches visited in the community every year popular for swimming, boating and sunbathing.
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Summerland B.C. 11 hectare Sun-Oka Beach Provincial Park is a popular beach destination for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, kayaking and picnicking.
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The International Biking and Hiking Trail is an 18.4 kilometre route exploring through desert and wine country while following the shores of the Okanagan River Canal.
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Indian Head - McIntyre Bluff is a mountain of white granite towering 265 metres providing far reaching views near the communities of Oliver and Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada.
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Oliver BC Rotary Beach Park includes a playground, picnic tables, washrooms, viewing benches, grass lawns and a small sandy beach.
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The walkway includes views of the valley looking down over some of the local orchards and wineries. In the distance, from some points on the trail, one can see the community and Osoyoos Lake.
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The 587 hectare park includes a 124 hectare lake, a waterfall hiking trail, a sandy beach and a campground. Come camp, hike to a waterfall, fish on a lake or paddle a canoe or kayak
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The Okanagan Grasslands Area is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, sightseers, photographers, history seekers and people who enjoy fishing.
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The Haynes Point Provincial Park is situated on a spit surrounded by sandy beaches, a lake and wetlands popular for swimming, sun bathing, boating, camping, hiking and fishing.
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The Kettle River attracts many to the park in the summer for a day of swimming, fishing, tubing and kayaking. Kettle Valley Rail Trail is one of British Columbia's more popular destinations for hikers, backpackers and mountain bikers.
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Osoyoos Lake is Canada's warmest lake located in Canada's only desert - the Sonora Desert. The lake is a very popular destination for swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing, water skiing, sailing and fishing.
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Along Pioneer Walkway are gardens, shelters and viewing benches. Locals and visitors use the path often to get from point A to point B when in the community. Some people walk, others bike, some roller blade - all are enjoying the views.
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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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The Burnell-Sawmill Lake Forestry Recreation Site is a popular location for camping, fishing, dirt biking and camping.
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