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Kelowna is the largest urban area in the BC interior and one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. It’s also a hot spot for cool paddling.

Located on the shores of the 135-kilometre-long Okanagan Lake, Kelowna offers all the amenities of a bustling urban centre but one that is surrounded by rural orchards, vineyards, and Ponderosa Pine forests. The paddling is easy to access and once you’re on the water, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the surroundings. For example, the 27-kilometre-long Paddle Trail follows the lake’s shoreline past 20 beaches and parks and two bird sanctuaries. It also passes the downtown core, so you can jump out and grab a latte at any time.

Featured waterways in Kelowna

Here are some of the area’s best bodies of water to dip into.

Kelowna Paddle Trail

If you want to explore part of the trail or test your stamina and paddle the whole trail, it’s up to you, but be sure to bring a waterproof camera and take in the beautiful sights from the water.


Meet the specialists Kelowna

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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CRIS (Community Recreational Initiatives Society) Adaptive Adventures

At CRIS Adaptive Adventures the offer canoe, kayak, and SUP rentals for all your paddling needs.

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Eldorado Marina

Book a kayak or paddle board rental at the Eldorado Marina to explore Okanagan Lake at your own pace.

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Kelowna Canoe and Kayak Club

The Kelowna Canoe & Kayak Club is a great place to go on a canoe or kayak tour with many other passionate paddlers.

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Kelowna Downtown Marina

Looking for a good workout or a relaxing paddle? Book a kayak or paddle board rental with Kelowna Downtown Marina.

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rentals and lessons
Kelowna Paddle Centre

Join the Kelowna Paddle Centre for safe and accessible paddle sports activities.

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rentals and lessons
Kelowna Yacht Club

Rent kayaks and paddleboards at the Kelowna Yacht Club.

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retail, lessons & rentals
LakeSUP Paddleboard Co.

LakeSUP has everything to do with paddleboards with rentals, lessons, and retail available you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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rentals and retail
LakeSurf Premium Rentals

With kayak and paddleboard rentals LakeSurf Premium Rentals is a great way to explore Okanagan Lake.

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lessons and rentals
Okanagan Beach Rentals

With a lot of rental options Okanagan Beach Rentals is a great way to explore Okanagan Lake in Kelowna.

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The Best Paddling In And Around Kelowna, British Columbia

The Okanagan city of Kelowna boasts one of the warmest climates in the country and offers incredible paddling experiences. Here are the best.

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The Search For BC’s Best Lake

Which body of water will win CBC’s Best Lake in BC Contest? We have some suggestions of what to vote for.

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