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A popular tourist spot in the summer, legend has it that a local lake monster Ogopogo lives in the Okanagan Lake. Kelowna is the perfect getaway for relaxation, outdoor experiences, and romance. With over 40 wineries to explore, there is no shortage in award-winning wine. There are vast amounts of mountain trails, beaches and activities to partake in, including luscious golf courses.
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The best way to get around Kelowna is to walk as most of the local shops and restaurants are located downtown in the cultural district. Other options include renting a bike, taking the public bus transit, calling a taxi and renting a car.
Go to the local grocery store and DIY your own picnic to enjoy by the Okanagan Lake! Then take an easy hike at the Myra Canyon Park. Cool down at a nearby beach and attend a Parks Alive! show (in July and August) where you can listen to different types of live music and musical theatre.
Did you know how the name Kelowna came about? It is the Okanagan First Nation word for "grizzly bear". There are also 185 licensed wineries in the Okanagan Valley you can visit and experience wine tours at. Legend has it, a lake monster named Ogopogo still lives in the lake, be on the lookout for a green dragon monster!
The Okanagan Valley has 185 licensed wineries, here are five Kelowna wineries you should grab your friends and winery hop around to.