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things to do in kelowna

Explore local attractions from wineries to beaches

Kelowna offers countless things to do, see and experience. Plan a lazy afternoon on the beach or in one of the city’s many parks. Tee off from one of nearly two dozen local golf courses. Sip and savour the area’s best wines at a local winery. Or immerse yourself in utterly unique attractions including the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

Depending on what time of year you’re here, there are plenty of events to check out as well – from the Winter Street Market to the one-of-a-kind Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival. However you choose to spend your time while in Kelowna, Coast Capri Hotel places you right in the heart of the action.

Not sure where to start? Just ask us – we’d be happy to provide you with info and suggestions.


Guided Wine Tours in Kelowna

Sip and savour the best of Kelowna's wines on a guided tour.

Farms, Orchards and Markets

Kelowna is known throughout the world for its fresh, local fruit and produce - and here's your chance to experience it! 

Arion Therapeutic Farm

Distance from Hotel: 10KM

Open daily, this volunteer-run farm features 50 animals; tours are available. 

Kelowna Beaches and Parks

Enjoy Kelowna's natural beauty by visiting one of the local sandy beaches and area parks.

Safari Ridge Adventure Park

Distance from Hotel: 7KM

This three-acre park offers fun for the whole family! Experience exciting adventure games including laser tag and paintball.

Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Distance from Hotel: 54KM

Built over 100 years ago, this historic railway offers stunning views, which you can enjoy as you ride on a restored steam train.


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Okanagan Bridal Expo

The area's premier bridal show features wedding professionals from throughout the Okanagan Valley.

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Tiny Tim Charity Toy Drive in support of Salvation Army

The Tiny Tim Charity Toy Breakfast offers guests a complimentary breakfast in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy or cash donation.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

2020-01-21 00:00:00 : 11:00am - 1:00pm

Celebrate the culture and contributions of Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival

2020-08-29 00:00:00

If you're in town in late August, you won't want to miss this unique one-day event, which includes dragon boast racing, vendors, live entertainment and more.

Across the Lake Swim Kelowna

2021-07-17 00:00:00

Held every July, Across the Lake Swim Kelowna is the largest and longest running open water swim event in Canada! 

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