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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kelowna has to offer.

Where to Eat in Kelowna

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Italian Kitchen Lake Country (415 Commonwealth Road) and DunnEnzies Pizza (4638 Lakeshore Rd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Milestones Grill + Bar - Kelowna (2121 Harvey Ave) and Friends of Dorothy - Kelowna (315 Lawrence Ave) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Kelowna.

When to visit Kelowna

Kelowna in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kelowna in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kelowna in July, when the average temperature is 68 °F, and the highest can go up to 82.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 21.2 °F, with an average temperature of 26.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 1.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kelowna, with an average rainfall of 0.7″.

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How to Get to Kelowna


When flying to Kelowna, you’ll arrive at Kelowna (YLW), which is located 7 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Kelowna from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 5h 14m.


Another option to get to Kelowna is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 168 miles from Kelowna. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.


Ebus operates bus routes to Kelowna. The most popular bus station is Kelowna Downtown, located 0.4 miles from downtown Kelowna. Kelowna West Kelowna is also a commonly used station, and is 4 miles from the city center.

Airports near Kelowna

Airlines serving Kelowna

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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,068 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Korean Air
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Japan Airlines
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LATAM Airlines
Good (890 reviews)
Qantas Airways
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American Airlines
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Philippine Airlines
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Where to stay in Kelowna

Average rates range from around $181 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $479 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kelowna - East and Siesta Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kelowna

Most booked hotels in Kelowna

Hotel Kelowna & Conference Centre
Excellent (8.6, 40 reviews)
Coast Capri Hotel
Excellent (8.1, 1469 reviews)
The Cove Lakeside Resort
Excellent (8.2, 68 reviews)
Comfort Suites Kelowna
Excellent (8, 906 reviews)
Best Western Plus Wine Country Hotel & Suites
Good (7.9, 586 reviews)
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Good (7.8, 678 reviews)
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Renting a car in Kelowna

Renting a car in Kelowna costs $53 per day, on average, or $107 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Driving Force, Avis and Enterprise are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Kelowna is the Hertz branch at 5533 Airport Way, which is 7 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Kelowna.

Expect to pay $4.77 per gallon in Kelowna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $57.24 and $76.31. The most frequently booked car type in Kelowna is Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Kia Soul or similar) are, on average, 71% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.