One day guide to Kelowna
When I first though of Kelowna, I was like, okay whoa that is far for one day until I did it. The drive itself is about 3.5 hours one way from Vancouver (similar duration as driving to Seattle – so it’s not that far). We left at 6am (early riser!) and headed over to Cookie’s Grill in Chilliwack for breakfast. Soon after we continued our way to Kelowna.
Kangaroo Creek Farm
Ever wanted to see Kangaroos but Aussieland is a tad far? That was on my list so we found this rather large farm in Kelowna. They are home to over ten kangaroos. Here are a few tips for those visiting:
- First- When you are there, line up for the baby kangaroo holding first (the line only gets longer as the day goes by)
- Bring sunscreen – there is barely any shade to do go prepared
- Duration – You can probably spend 1 – 1.5 hours
- Petting – includes baby kangaroo, kangaroo, emu, capybara (largest rodent in the world), parrots etc.
- Parking – not great, be prepared to walk a bit. There is a lot next to Save on foods but I wouldn’t recommend it as it looks like the place gets patrolled.
Check out their website for full prices and hours (fluctuates): Kangaroo Creek Farm
Pizza in Kelowna
This is definitely one of the best pizza’s I’ve had, it rivals Via Tevere Pizzeria in Vancouver in my opinion! You can see the full review below but you should definitely check this place out if you plan on visiting Kelowna and looking for meal options:
Antico Pizza Napoletana
347 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
Walks Along Downtown Kelowna
Downtown Kelowna stretches approximately 5 blocks – it’s nice to walk around the lakeside and enjoy the breeze. If you’ve got the budget – it’s also nice to go boating there as well! Overall a pleasant walk.
Duration: Around 1-2 hours
Bridal Veil Falls
This was out last stop on the way back, just before Harrison Hot Springs. This is an easy 10 minute hike to get to Bridal Veil Falls – nothing too difficult however if you do want to get fairly close to the falls you do need to climb up a bit – Not recommended for elderly or very young children.
Duration spent: 30 – 40 minutes
For more inspiration, check out Tourism Kelowna for more activites. Wineries would have been on my list but it’s a bit rush for a day trip!