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.Explore
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.Learn More
Book a kayak or paddle board rental at the Eldorado Marina to explore Okanagan Lake at your own pace.Learn More
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.Learn More
Kelowna Downtown Marina
Looking for a good workout or a relaxing paddle? Book a kayak or paddle board rental with Kelowna Downtown Marina.Learn More
Kelowna Paddle Centre
Join the Kelowna Paddle Centre for safe and accessible paddle sports activities.Learn More
LakeSUP Paddleboard Co.
LakeSUP has everything to do with paddleboards with rentals, lessons, and retail available you’ll find what you’re looking for.Learn More
LakeSurf Premium Rentals
With kayak and paddleboard rentals LakeSurf Premium Rentals is a great way to explore Okanagan Lake.Learn More