Kelowna is the heart of the Okanagan, and boating in Kelowna is the most popular destination in the entire valley. Kelowna’s downtown core sits on the edge of Okanagan Lake which makes it the main hub for boating in the Central Okanagan. In the beating heart of Kelowna is Water Street Boat Launch. Parking can be difficult to find downtown on certain days, especially with a trailer, but this contributes to the smoothest flowing boat launch in Kelowna. This launch is ideal for anyone staying in the downtown area and that is not concerned about finding parking. If you want to start your day in the heart of Kelowna, this is the spot!
Downtown Kelowna is home to many activities including shopping, restaurants as well as the newly built Kelowna Yacht Club. Kelowna Yacht Club has various services including boat launches, a giant docking station as well as the Cactus Club Cafe which is one of the best restaurants in Kelowna.
City Park is also within walking distance of both Bernard street and Kelowna Yacht Club. City Park is known for its beach as well as their water park and various activity areas including basketball and volleyball. It is an ideal place for swimming as well as other activity it has to offer.
Along with the various activities Kelowna has to offer, there are many other spots near Kelowna which offer both services and exploration. One of the most thrilling spots is the William R. Bennett Bridge, which connects Kelowna and West Kelowna. Boaters will find enjoyment in driving under the pontoon bridge to get to their destination.Ramp – Four lanes
Vehicle Parking – Very limited parking on site with pay parking options for single cars and trailer parking at Prospera Place.
Flow – This launch offers a very small staging area and is strictly enforced by city parking officials, be sure to follow signage to avoid litigation. The lack of onsite trailer parking increases overall flow.
Mooring Space – Three floating docks or five sides for mooring – with the north side allowing free temporary moorage for up to two hours. The only setback is that boats moored inline with the ramps can cause disturbance to water traffic engaging in unloading and loading trailers.