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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SS Sicamous was the last and the biggest ever passenger boat built by the Canadian Pacific Railway to service the communities of the Okanagan Valley. The 228 foot passenger boat transported trappers, miners and forestry workers.
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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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Apex Mountain is a year round recreation destination. During the winters the mountain is a ski resort for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. During the summer months there is a hiking and backpacking.
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3 Mile Beach is a small 500 metre pebbled beach. The beach is private and popular with the locals. It attracts individuals who enjoy swimming, suntanning, kayaking, boating, fishing, picnicking and people watching.
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Bluenose Mountain Trail is a recreation hiking trail located near the community of Lumby, BC The uphill loop trail navigates a series of switchbacks eventually leading hikers to two of the three peaks on the mountain overlooking the valley.
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Brent Mountain Trail is a moderate uphill hike leading to scenic views. The 4.8 km one -way trail leads explorers to the summit of Brent Mountain and 360 degree views of the Okanagan Valley and the Coast and Monashee Mountain Ranges.
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Kickininee Provincial Park is a 49 hectare park on the shores of Okanagan Lake, between Penticton and Summerland, consisting of 3 small separate pebbled beach parks named the Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid.
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The rock climbing destination is located on the east side of Skaha Lake, south of Penticton, BC in the Okanagan Valley. It is covered with challenging climbing routes culminating in spectacular views of the community of Penticton, BC in the Okanagan Valley.
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The Old Cascade Highway is a historic transportation route which is the ultimate day trip through the mountains via a narrow, gravel road traveling over two mountain summits.
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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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Myra Bellevue Park is a 7,829 hectare recreation destination and historical park. The trail system in the park, the historical artifacts found along the trail system and the wilderness scenery attracts many people to the park every year.
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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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Nkwala
Mt. Nkwala Mountain Trail is a short hiking and biking route, primarily used by hikers, which leads to a mountain peak with some great lake views of the Okanagan Valley.
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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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Okanagan High Rim Trail is a long distance hiking, backpacking and snowshoe trail exploring along the eastern slopes of the Thompson Plateau from the community of Vernon, BC to Mission Creek. The 50 kilometre wilderness trail explores many diverse eco systems.
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