Great day trip ideas within Kelowna driving distance

Great day trip ideas within Kelowna driving distance

Jan 21, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to live in Kelowna, there are tons of spring and summer day trips available.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for somewhere to take a trip, then Kelowna is ideal due to being in the heart of Okanagan Valley. So, whether you want to explore or experience something new as local or a tourist, then it’s quite simple! Seriously, there are tons of great trip ideas within Kelowna driving distance.

There are tons of great places to try out near Kelowna; all you need to do is drive for an hour, maybe two to get these amazing locations. Simply pack your hiking boots, pack a picnic or dust off your bike rack, jump in the car and enjoy an easy drive from Kelowna. Seriously, from wine tasting to hiking, to ice cream and swimming, so there are tons to explore and experience.

Peachland

It’s only a twenty-five-minute drive from Kelowna before you arrive at the quaint lakefront strong in Peachland. Here, you can explore, shop and eat. There are tons of stores on both sides of the lake, Beach Avenue and Okanagan Lake. Oh and if you’re feeling adventurous, great! Why don’t you visit Zipzone Peachland, which boasts the highest freestyle zip line in Canada (400ft)? Don’t worry if you don’t want to jump the 400ft at Deep Creek Gorge; it has nearly 2km of zip line fun to enjoy.

Float Capital aka Penticton

It takes less than an hour to arrive at the “Float Capital” of Canada. It’s nestled in the middle of Skaha and Okanagan lakes. So, if you’re only just hearing that Penticton is the floating capital, and you’re thinking why – well it’s because the local love to throw their floatables into the stunning water. If you visit here around the middle of May, you’ll understand what we’re talking about, just don’t forget you’re floating device!

Lake County

Lake County, is North of Kelowna, driving there take around 30-40 minutes (from downtown Kelowna). You’ll surely have a great day trip to get through all of the attractions, such as:

  • Hoofprints barnyard petting zoo
  • Kangaroo Creek Farms
  • Gatzke’s Farmers Market
  • Bridlewood Riding Centre

Also, Lake County has some great golfing spots. Not to mention all of the water-based sports at Okanagan, Kalamalka and Wood Lakes.

Wherever you’re heading on your day trip, you don’t want your car issues to get in the way. A flat tire & spare, overheating, a blown transmission could all turn great plans into a stressful day. Contact Paragon Motors TODAY to make sure your vehicle is ready for road trips in the Okanagan summer.

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    Frank Rinella

    Rick is a mechanical genius. They care about their reputation about customer service and doing a quality job. Just awesome.
    Nice comfortable waiting area with spot to plug in a laptop or phone. Massage chair...bonus! Decent coffee machine that pumps out coffee or chocolate and everything in between.
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    Erik Kelownaguy

    Last week I had a problem with the charging system in my Dodge Grand Caravan. I dropped by Paragon hoping they might have time to take a quick look at it. Although they were fully booked and I didn't have an appointment, Drew still managed to fit me... read more -

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    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and the boys at Paragon have taken care of my BMW for years and I won"t take her to anyone else!!
    Knowledge, experience, integrity, helpful, friendly .... that's what you can expect every time!
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    Mike Curliss

    Very professional, polite and easy to deal with. Fixed the problem on time and on budget. Great job. -

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    Anita Millar

    They are honest and have been looking after my vehicles for over 25 years! -

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    Carla Polischuk

    Rick and his crew at Paragon motors are awesome!! They are knowledgeable and friendly...the service is great!!!
    I trust them with my car 100%!!!
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    Carol Boutilier

    Excellent service, complete confidence my vehicle is safe and well maintained. No overcharges, talk up in packages and value for your money, no gouging. I highly recommend this fabulous team they really care for people and their reputation is paramount to everyone at Paragon. Paragon's top rating... read more -

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    John Cook

    Excellent service and the prices are more than fair. Zero complaints and I will be going back. -

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    Joe Bell

    best service in town by far -

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    Bill Roper

    Drew, Rick @ Susan have been simply awesome!!
    I brought in a very uncommon car and they were amazing!!!
    No BS, just plain facts no attempt to over sell!!
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    wouter van der hall

    Pleasant and skilled staff/owners. Always ready to help and adjust to your schedule when needed for more elaborate repairs. Nice massage chair in the waiting area too! Would certainly recommend. -

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    Mountasar Al-Lawandi

    Fabulous place and staff. I was coming to Kelowna from Vancouver and started hearing a whistle noise when accelerating. These guys did what is right even though I came in without an appointment. Test drive and small tweaks and guaranteed me that I will be able to head back home... read more -

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    Matthew Richardson

    Paragon Motors was a delight. Not only did they give us the best price, but they actually fixed what was wrong. We had taken our car to another place first and they misdiagnosed the problem. Rick took it around the block and knew exactly what to do to get it... read more -

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    Debra Clark

    The Paragon Motors team went above and beyond in so many ways to figure out why our F150 was stalling, and to fix the problem quickly so we could safely get back home to Washington state.

    ✔ Fit us in without an appointment when we called and said we're stranded...
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    Michael Baccari

    Awesome, highly recommend. Very nice and accommodating. I had to leave my car there for a few days due to traveling. After they were done with the repair they phoned and asked if I'd like my car to be inspected for any other issues that needed to be addressed. -

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    Phil Spoelstra

    I've never been more motivated to write a review than this! My wife came off the Coquihalla from Vancouver with some car problems and couldn't find a place open on Saturday that could help her. She found Paragon Motors who showed her kindness, respect and understanding.... read more -

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    Jeff Carroll

    They are personable and knowledgeable. Timely repairs and will find whatever parts are needed and give you a choice( if available) for oem vs jobber. Highley recommend them -

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    Laurie Paxton

    The best mechanical, customer and personal service. I recently had quite a hiccup and Drew, Rick and their team stick handled everything so professionally and with empathy for my situation. Thank you so much. True integrity. -

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    Haley D

    Paragon Motors provides excellent service. They got me in for an oil change and to mount and balance my tires right away when all other shops were booked for a couple weeks. They are very thorough and provide a breakdown of upcoming maintenance they suggest for you to consider in... read more -

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    Phil S.
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    I've never been more motivated to write a review than this!  My wife came off the Coquihalla from Vancouver with some car problems and couldn't find a place open on Saturday that could help her.    She found Paragon Motors who showed her kindness, respect and understanding.  They fixed the... read more -

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