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8 Ways to Love Okanagan Lake While at Kelowna Hotels

July 06, 2016

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When staying at Kelowna hotels, check out some of these fantastic Okanagan Lake activities. 

The Okanagan is known for its amazing beaches, world-class wineries, and easy summer living. When the sun shines and the weather heats up, especially, Okanagan Lake beckons Kelowna visitors and locals alike. If you’re staying at Kelowna hotels, check out these eight fun ways to beat the heat on the biggest lake in the Okanagan. 


1. Whiplash Cable Wake Park

If you’re really into water sports, Whiplash Cable Water Park is the perfect place for you and your family. Whether you’re three years old or 80, the experts at Whiplash can turn you into a pro before the end of your stay.


2.  Okanagan Flyboard

It looks like a scene from Back to the Future, but it’s not—it’s here, and it’s available right on Okanagan Lake. Okanagan Flyboards, located close to many Kelowna hotels, was recently voted the #1 Outdoor Activity in Kelowna. You should definitely add this attraction to your list of things to do while staying in Kelowna.


3. Okanagan Parasail

Grab your sunglasses and your swimsuit and soar 300 feet above the water with Okanagan Parasail. You can venture up by yourself, with a partner, or with the kids, and spend the afternoon catching rays while enjoying the best views of Kelowna. 


4. Scuba Diving

After experiencing the action above water, check out the action below too. Diving Dynamics and Serpent Aquatics can get you trained and ready to tour some of the unbelievable dive sites located at Okanagan Lake.    


5. Go With The Wind Cruises

If sailing is more your speed, check out Go With The Wind Cruises. Let the experienced Captain and First Mate take you sailing on the lake while you sit, back, relax, and enjoy the ride.


6. Kelowna Cruises

Just around the corner from your Kelowna hotel, you’ll find Kelowna Cruises. With catering, bar service, and live music, these cruises are the perfect way to live it up on the lake while enjoying a good meal and a glass of Okanagan wine.


7. Kelowna Downtown Marina

For the independent water lovers, the Kelowna Downtown Marina offers ski boats, pontoon boats, and Sea-Doo rentals. Whether you’re renting for a few hours or a few days, there’s a lot to see on Okanagan Lake.

For some tips to make the most out of your boat rental experience, give our previous post a read: Important Tips for Renting a Boat Near Kelowna Hotels.


8. Kelowna Water Taxi Cruises

Want a ride to one of the many great lakeside restaurants? Or maybe you’d like to tour Kelowna via the lake. Either way, Kelowna Water Taxi Cruises can get you and your companions wherever you’d like to go. 


If you’re looking for Kelowna airport hotels to stay at when experiencing some amazing activities on Okanagan Lake, the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites is centrally located to all the action. We also offer competitive room rates, premium guest rooms and suites, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Call us to book your next stay: 1-888-860-1212

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