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A popular summer tourist spot, legend has it that the Okanagan Lake is home to a local lake monster Ogopogo. Travel with Swoop For relaxation, outdoor adventures and love where Kelowna is the ideal getaway. There is no shortage of award-winning wine with over 40 wineries to visit. There are plenty of mountain trails, beaches and activities to enjoy, including luxury golf courses.
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!