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Lake Okanagan

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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If you spot Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster said to inhabit these waters, you'll make headline news, but other than that, you're sure to enjoy all the recreational activities this 82-mile long lake has to offer: swimming, boating, parasailing and all types of water sports.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water sports” (46 reviews)
“water skiing” (13 reviews)
“clean water” (9 reviews)
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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"water sports"
in 46 reviews
"water skiing"
in 13 reviews
"clean water"
in 9 reviews
"surrounded by mountains"
in 9 reviews
"sandy beaches"
in 18 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 13 reviews
"british columbia"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 14 reviews
"jet ski"
in 9 reviews
"both sides"
in 8 reviews
"gyro beach"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 14 reviews
"boat rentals"
in 8 reviews
"west kelowna"
in 13 reviews
"west side"
in 9 reviews
"city park"
in 13 reviews
"wine country"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views of Lake Okanagan are stunning from the beaches of Kelowna. With a number of surrounding food and beverage places to explore and also the opportunity of ice cream, this makes out for a great attraction. The views of the lake are perfect for...More

Thank wathomas98
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always has been a beautiful Lake. Nice and warm in the summertime good for swimming.. clean and apparently not suffering from the blue green algae of Alberta Lakes... lots of easy access....

Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's too cold at this time of year to swim in the water unless you like it particularly chilly but just sitting on the grass and looking across the beautiful Lake to the mountains in the distance is worth the trip. It's such a lovely...More

Thank Greekodyssey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is a jewel. Along with Lake Skaha, this lake allows a wide variety of water-based recreation, and creates stunning views from almost every vantage point. It supports a great wine industry, tourism and the value of local real estate. Quite a gift to...More

Thank lakeoffhewoods
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Walking along the lake and viewing it from many vantage points is one of my reasons for living in The Okanagan

Thank Renold-11
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We went boating on this beautiful lake in the okanagan for my sons wedding. We watched the sunset over the lake. Unbelievable.

Thank Worldtraveler12398
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lake Okanagan is obviously a 5 out of 5 but the Province and municipalities will need to consider doing something to reduce the huge amount of geese droppings. Almost every Beach/park is covered. "Just 50 geese can produce two and a half tons of excrement...More

Thank Big D Y
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Although I went to the lake in Winter, I really wanna go there every summer. So beautiful, So Breathtaking (Thumbs Up!)

Thank Sunny Y
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful time in September. Less people and greater boating !!!! I love hanging out at the beach in summerland at the dog park, near the kiddie park and taking a walk near the waterfront resort along the beach. There are also wonderful sites in Penticton...More

Thank charwarner
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This 140 km long narrow lake is 250 miles (400 km) inland from Vancouver BC and 110 kms north of the USA border on Hwy 97, which is the Alaskan hwy. There are 2 mountain ranges between the Okanagan valley and the Pacific coast to...More

Thank Don D
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dougfalkenhagen
3 February 2017|
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Response from janccd | Reviewed this property |
Exerpt from fisherman in the Okanagan: "Okanagan Lake Home of the Ogopogo, our very own “lake monster” and located in BC’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, Okanagan lake stretches 110 km from Vernon, through Kelowna and ends in... More
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riojjacob
25 July 2016|
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Response from Dave S | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as you know to go to shore when and if whitecaps occur.
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