Find the Free Spots in Kelowna this Summer
Kelowna is a wonderful place to visit, especially in the summertime. If you want to explore Kelowna but don’t want to break the bank, here are some fun and free things you can do on your visit. All these attractions are local favourites that you won’t want to miss. If you already live in Kelowna, you can have your very own stay-cation without tapping into your budget.
Kettle Valley Trestles
Originally built at the turn of the last century, and rebuilt again 2003-2008 after the Okanagan Mountain Fire, the Kettle Valley Trestles are a true part of Kelowna history. Locals enjoy packing a picnic and trek from one end to the other, enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way. A landscape marked by history, it is remarkable to imagine how a steam engine would have climbed the mountain. The KLO Creek (Myra) Canyon, Bellevue Creek corridor and the Kettle Valley Railway have unique features with character. You can also visit Angel Springs which have mineral deposits including pools, steps, sink holes and small caves. Whether you are an athlete in training or a visitor to the city, the Kettle Valley Trestles are a must-see on your visit.
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 8AM to 1PM from April to October, the Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market features great local produce, products and crafts. At the corner of Dilworth and Springfield, the market spans about 50 vendors which offer everything from fresh organic fruit, vegetables, locally raised and organic chicken and pork, preserves and crafts. Parking is available behind the market or at the Orchard Park Mall. An ATM is available on site.
Located at the heart of downtown Kelowna, Waterfront Park has gorgeous views of Lake Okanagan, sandy beaches, and landscaped gardens. It also provides washroom facilities, paddle boat rentals and boat launches. You can take a nice long walk or explore the various restaurants along the boardwalk, which spans from Waterfront Park all the way to City Park.
We hope your time in Kelowna is a memorable and exciting one! Check out our Kelowna deals page for current special offers for your stay.