If you live in Kelowna or are visiting I am sure this page will help you to find a fantastic hiking or biking trail to enjoy the outdoors. I gaurantee that at least one of these Kelowna recreational park areas will be close to your home.
Local residents and visitors from around the world come here looking for natural areas, trails, heritage features, beaches and other outdoor experiences. Luckily, we’ve got all that and more in the Regional Parks of the Central Okanagan.
Regional Parks can be found from Peachland in the south, through the valley to Lake Country in the north. These parks provide options such as an environmental education centre, heritage museums, beaches, pristine hiking trails, 2 campgrounds and park programs like nature photography. There really is something for everyone.
Here are some quick facts about the Regional Parks system.
- There are 28 Regional Parks with more than 991 hectares (2,448 acres) in the Central Okanagan.
- Regional Parks are generally larger parks with natural areas that demonstrate important landscapes from our region.
- They provide opportunities for outdoor activities that will attract people from throughout the Central Okanagan.
- There are free interpretive programs for schools and community groups offered in most Regional Parks.
- There are also outdoor programs such as interpretive presentations at the amphitheatre at Mission Creek Regional Park.
- Several parks have heritage buildings or artifacts.
- Lastly, there is a program called Volunteers in Parks for those who would like to help out as park wardens or in the environmental education centre.
We hope you get out and enjoy each of the Regional Parks and the opportunities they have to offer.
Antlers Beach/Hardy Falls Regional Park
Gellatly Nut Farm
Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour
Stephens Coyote Ridge
Mission Creek Greenway Phase 1 & 2
Woodhaven Nature Conservancy
McCulloch Hydraulic Lake Forest Recreation Site
Okanagan Lake Forest Recreation Site