The city of Kelowna is the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre, a perfect lakeshore community that it's known to some as the Summer City. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, among acres and acre of orchards, Kelowna has become the centre of a burgeoning wine industry. Nearly three dozen quaint estate and farmgate wineries, set in lush vineyards produce award winning vintages. Take a tour in a restored vintage super-continental train and enjoy the fabulous food and wine of the region. The Summer City will not disappoint the avid golfer. Play championship courses ranked in the top ten of Canadian destinations A unique part of the Kelowna landscape is the Okanagan Lake Bridge. Almost one mile in length, it is one of only five floating bridges of this type in the world. Join the watch! The lake is the home of the legendary Ogopogo, the Okanagan's own version of the Loch Ness Monster and there is two million dollar prize for finding it. Peachland is Ogopogo's hometown! While all the communities on Okanagan Lake lay claim to this famous watery beast, it's at Squally Point, just across the water, that Ogopogo is thought to make his (or her) home. Surrounded by orchards, vineyards and towering Ponderosa pines, Peachland is a serene and picturesque community.
Delightful Vernon, a thriving city on shimmering Lake Kalamalka, is the Northern Gateway to the Okanagan Valley and a centre for outdoor adventures. Find treasure in Ellison Provincial Parks Otter Bay, Western Canada's first freshwater scuba diving and snorkelling park. Find opals in the Okanagan outback! Experience a unique outdoor adventure in the mountains on a digging tour at Canada's first precious gemstone mine. Find your way up the mountain to the famed Silver Star Ski Resort.