Take advantage of the summer weather in Kelowna by heading outside and going for a hike! West Kelowna has trails for every skill level, each with beautiful natural landscapes to admire along the way. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture amazing views of lakes, cliffs, canyons, waterfalls, flora and fauna, and wildlife.
Bear Creek Provincial Park
With well-marked trails of varying distances, hikers can enjoy the quick and easy 15 minute Loop Trail or spend more time exploring the 1.4 km Mid Canyon Trail or the 2.5 km Canyon Rim Trail. Bear Creek features many look-out points, wildlife sightings, and a spectacular waterfall.
What used to be a volcano is now an excellent place to hike! The mountain features two different trails, one that is steep and challenging, and another that is more gradual and manageable. Whichever way you make it to the top, the summit offers a rewarding panoramic view of the Central Okanagan Valley.
Glen Canyon Regional Park
The Regional Park includes three trails of varying distances, none of which will disappoint. By crossing over Powers Creek Falls Bridge, hikers can view a 24 meter waterfall, as well as wildlife, cliff faces, grasslands, forests, and flowers along the way.
With beautiful grassland trails that overlook Okanagan Lake, Kalamoir Park is a relaxing but rewarding place to hike. It is a great location for bird watching, and also features remnants from volcanic disruptions and wildflowers that are in full bloom during the summer months.
Rose Valley Regional Park
Rose Valley features an extensive trail system that provides hikers with beautiful views of Lake Okanagan and the Rose Valley Reservoir. With interesting geological features and scenic views, this hike is well-worth the trek!
All five of these great hiking locations are less than 20 minutes from West Harbour, which makes them a convenient way to get some fresh air and exercise this summer!
Image retrieved from Hiking Addiction.