Kelowna travel guide

Kelowna Tourism | Kelowna Guide

You're Going to Love Kelowna

With a population of 125,109, Kelowna is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Kelowna deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Kelowna

If you’re looking for affordable options, DunnEnzies Pizza (4638 Lakeshore Rd) and Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery (3303 Boucherie Rd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Friends of Dorothy - Kelowna (315 Lawrence Ave) and Milestones Grill + Bar - Kelowna (2121 Harvey Ave) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Kelowna.

When to visit Kelowna

Kelowna in December
Estimated hotel price
$169
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kelowna in December
Estimated hotel price
$169
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kelowna in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as -6 °C, with an average temperature of -3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 46 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kelowna, with an average rainfall of 19 mm.

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How to Get to Kelowna

Plane

When flying to Kelowna, you’ll arrive at Kelowna (YLW), which is located 11 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Kelowna is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 270 km from Kelowna. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Trust Auto, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Kelowna using Rider Express or Ebus. From Vancouver, the bus ride to Kelowna takes 523 km and will cost you around $206. From Calgary, the ticket costs about $332 for a journey of 893 km. The most popular bus station is Kelowna Downtown, located 0.6 km from the city centre of Kelowna. Kelowna Greyhound Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Kelowna, you’ll arrive at Kelowna (YLW), which is located 11 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Kelowna is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 270 km from Kelowna. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Trust Auto, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Kelowna using Rider Express or Ebus. From Vancouver, the bus ride to Kelowna takes 523 km and will cost you around $206. From Calgary, the ticket costs about $332 for a journey of 893 km. The most popular bus station is Kelowna Downtown, located 0.6 km from the city centre of Kelowna. Kelowna Greyhound Bus Station is also a commonly used station, and is 4 km from the city centre.

Airports near Kelowna

Airlines serving Kelowna

Lufthansa
Good (4,688 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,450 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,370 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,201 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (931 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,921 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (555 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (511 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (771 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (948 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (923 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (775 reviews)
Air China
Good (38 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (560 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (671 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,641 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kelowna

Average rates range from around $376 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $255 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kelowna - East and Lake Country Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kelowna

Most booked hotels in Kelowna

Coast Capri Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$244+
Comfort Suites Kelowna
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$242+
Ramada by Wyndham Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$178+
Days Inn by Wyndham Kelowna
2 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$147+
Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna
3 stars
Good (6.3, Good reviews)
$176+
Okanagan Seasons Resort
2 stars
Okay (5.7, Okay reviews)
$145+

Hiring a car in Kelowna

Hiring a car in Kelowna costs $141 per day, on average, or $283 if you want to hire it for 2 days. Driving Force, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Kelowna is the Hertz branch at 5533 Airport Way, which is 11 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $2.21 per litre in Kelowna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.49 and $35.31. Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Kelowna, while also 73% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Kelowna costs $141 per day, on average, or $283 if you want to hire it for 2 days. Driving Force, Avis and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Kelowna is the Hertz branch at 5533 Airport Way, which is 11 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $2.21 per litre in Kelowna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.49 and $35.31. Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Kelowna, while also 73% cheaper than other types, on average.