Flanked by several mountains and boasting of several lakes, gardens and forests, Kelowna is one of the best cities to visit in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Spread around the Okanagan Lake, Kelowna offers visitors with a wide number of activities and adventure sports to enjoy. Kelowna is also located close to the Big White Ski Resort which is a favorable destination for avid skiers. All around Kelowna are several hiking trails that visitors would love to explore.
The Okanagan Lake is the most popular destination in Kelowna. During the summer months the lake offers a wide number of activities like boating, swimming, kayaking, kite-boarding, etc. There are several beaches around Kelowna where visitors can have fun. Some of these beaches are Gyro Beach and the Hidden Beach. The city also features some excellent gardens and parks where visitors can spend a serene time relaxing and having fun. For those interested in learning about the history and heritage of the area should visit the Okanagan Heritage Museum.
Kelowna is the commercial center of the Okanagan region and offers a great shopping experience. There are numerous shopping centers and malls dotted across the city. The best places to shop in Kelowna include Bernard Avenue, Downtown, Pandosy Street, Orchard Park Shopping Centre, etc.
Kelowna is served by the Kelowna International Airport. From the airport visitors can take taxis or car rentals to reach their destination in the city. There are also shuttles and buses connecting the airport to the city.
There is only one halal restaurant in Kelowna; Amir’s Market which also sells halal meat. It is just 5 minutes away from the Kelowna Mosque and offers Indian, Malay and Chinese cuisine.
There is only one mosque in Kelowna, the Masjid As-Salaam. The mosque is also known as the Kelowna Islamic Centre.