Skip to content

A 27km on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna from McKinley Beach to Bertram Regional Park.

Marked with buoys along the way, this new trail offers a unique way to see and explore Kelowna! With over 20 beaches, parks, and 3 resorts there are multiple trip options to explore Kelowna from short floats to a full day paddle.

Please see for a full list of locations. Highlighted below are just a few of the possible options.

Kelowna and the eastern shores of Lake Okanagan offers a diverse and vibrant ecosystem to explore. The lake’s clear waters support various fish species like rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Keep an eye out for the legendary lake creature, "Ogopogo," rumoured to inhabit these waters.

Quick Facts

Length: 27 km
Season: Spring to Fall
Style: Flatwater
Difficulty: Beginner/Easy
Access: No Access considerations for Kelowna
Experiences: Canoe/Kayak/SUP


Please be advised of the winds that can pick up on Okanagan Lake and plan accordingly. 

Gear & Safety

Paddlers should carry the usual safety gear and be aware not to approach any wildlife

Kelowna Paddle Trail

  1. McKinley Beach
  2. Paul’s Tomb Beach
  3. Tugboat Bay & Waterfront Park
  4. Hot Sands Beach – City Park
  5. Cadder Ave Beach Access
  6. Winds- Be aware of winds on the lake
  7. Maude Roxby Wetlands & Bird Sanctuary
  8. Boyce-Gyro Beach Park
  9. Manteo at Eldorado Resort
  10. High boat traffic
  11. Sarsons Beach Park
  12. Cedar Creek Park – Dog Friendly
  13. Bertram Creek Regional Park

Paddle pros

Here are the experts who will help perfect your paddling trip.

rentals and lessons
Kelowna Paddle Centre

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

Learn More

Explore more in this community.

Every corner of BC has something unique to offer. From freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island to rafting on the whitewater of Squamish, you will never find a shortage of amazing paddling.

Project Partners