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From Kelowna Hotels to Kids Activities: Your Guide to Family Fun

August 05, 2013

Park and Play Kelowna Activities

Kids of all ages and their parents can enjoy free outdoor activities throughout the summer as part of the City of Kelowna’s Park & Play program.

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Kelowna is a summer wonderland for adults and kids alike. Your family won’t have to spend much or go far from any of the Kelowna hotels to find exciting activities and memories to last a lifetime.

When your family is looking for things to do in the city beyond the beach, you’ve got some great options.


Free Outdoor Summer Events


Park & Play

Several Kelowna parks are home to this free family fun night throughout the summer. Your kids can enjoy games and activities such as sports, relay races and bouncy castle fun. Led by the city’s Park & Play crew, your entire family will be encouraged to play together and catch some fresh air on a warm summer night.

Here are the remaining Park & Play dates for August at parks near several Kelowna hotels:


South Kelowna Centennial Park (South East Kelowna) Monday, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Sumac Park (Rutland) Tuesday, August 6, 13, 20
Golfview Park (Glenmore) Wednesday,  August 7, 14, 21
Gerstmar Park (Rutland)  Thursday, August 8, 15, 22
Jack Robertson Park (Glenmore) Friday, August 9, 16, 23


Parks Alive!

If you and your troupe are into live music and the arts, you’ll want to check out Parks Alive! during your stay. This city-sponsored initiative brings local and world-class musicians and performers to parks and public spaces for family-friendly entertainment.

From classic rock and country to blues and pop, there’s sure to be a sound for everyone in the whole family. Plus, Parks Alive! gives families a chance to venture out from Kelowna hotels and the standard tourist activities to see other great spaces and faces in the city.

Visit the Parks Alive! lineup to find an upcoming event you’ll want to attend.


H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre

Kids love surfing on H2O’s ocean wave simulator and the indoor waterpark’s other amazing features, including waterslides, a river run and spray park.

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Rainy Day Activities


H20 Adventure + Fitness Centre

Waterbugs, watch out. H20 offers so much aquatic entertainment, you’ll never want to leave! H20 can boast beign the largest municipal water park in Canada with more than a million gallons of water.

With three thrilling waterslides, a wave pool, a river run with waves, an indoor spray park and an Olympic length swimming pool, your family can enjoy endless hours of fun in the water. Plus, at H20, Kelowna tourists can try their feet at boogie boarding on the FlowRider. The first of its kind in Canada, the FlowRider simulates ocean waves so you can experience surfing even on a rainy day!



Do your kids have sillies to shake out? Energyplex is the place to go. Make vacation memories climbing the 30 feet tall rock wall or jumping on the Bungy-X-Treme bungy trampolines. Younger kids will love the miles of mats, tunnels and slides in the Energy cube, and crafters can take a creative break in the craft room to have their faces painted or make some art. 

If you’re traveling to our beautiful city with teenagers, check out our post on three must-do adventure activities close to Kelowna hotels.


If you’re family is searching for Kelowna hotels close to all the best attractions the city has to offer, consider the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites. This centrally located pet-friendly hotel offers a courtyard, hot tub, mineral pool, spa, restaurants, free breakfast and more. Book your room today.


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