Great day trip ideas within Kelowna driving distance

If you’re lucky enough to live in the centrally located, 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’s 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’s tons to explore and experience.


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’s 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

Approximately from Kelowna driving, 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 your floatable!

Lake County

Lake County, is North of Kelowna, driving there take around forty-five minutes (from downtown Kelowna). You’ll surely have a great day trip; you might even have to stay overnight to get through all of the attractions, such as:

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

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



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