Recreational Activities in Kelowna and Discovery Bay Area

Kelowna has something for everyone. Where else can you go sking, golfing, boating or take in a wine tour, all in one day?



As the ideal wine valley, the Okanagan is known for its picturesque wineries that overlook Okanagan Lake. The climate and setting of the Okanagan Valley provides the perfect conditions for wine grapes. The quality of grapes grown here produce some of the best wines in Canada and are known throughout the world.
The Valley is home to more than 60 world-class Okanagan wineries and vineyards, many of which are located just minutes from Discovery Bay Resort. The climate and setting provide perfect growing conditions for all types of wine grapes, and the spectacular views are second to none. Half-day, full-day and weekend tours are available year-round and often include complimentary wine tasting, information on the art of wine-making, lunch overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake, and the chance to browse through unique shops and boutiques filled with local treasures.

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With 12 golf courses, all within a short drive of downtown, Kelowna is a golfer’s dream come true! The courses here are known for their exceptional service, spectacular views, and impeccably manicured greens and fairways. With so many courses to choose from, you can be sure there will be one that suits your level of expertise and ability. Golf season usually starts in March and continues well into November, but it is not unheard of for golfers to be hitting the links all year round!

Of the many golf courses around Gallaghers Canyon has been voted the best in all of Canada from SCORE Magazine. It has hosted many special events and famous international players.

Additional 53 golf courses – including five championships courses are within a 45-minute drive of Kelowna . These courses cater to golfers of all skill levels. The area’s courses take full advantage of its varied terrain.

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Nestled within the Caribou, Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges, the Okanagan Valley offers some of the best skiing in North America . Winter temperatures in the region average around 0°C (32°F), maintaining fantastic snow condition while being comfortable enough to be outdoors. For serious thrill seekers, be sure to check out the heli-skiing and snowcat-skiing opportunities available in the area!

Two world-class resorts – Big White and Silver Star Mountain, which recently merged to provide nearly 6,000 acres of skiing and boarding terrain, serve the area. Both are less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna .

The major resorts and ski areas include Apex Mountain Resort, Big White Ski Resort, Mount Baldy Ski Area, Silver Star Mountain, and Sun Peaks Resort.

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