Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

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Beautiful, sandy/pebbly beaches surrounded by ponderosa pine and sagebrush make this park the perfect spot for swimming and water activities. At the two large campgrounds in the park, panoramic views will add to your enjoyment.

The landscape across the lake, from beach to skyline, is part of Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, accessible by boat or by driving back through Kelowna.

For your convenience, during the summer season this park has a concession located at the south campground gatehouse and managed by the Park Operator.

Kickininee Provincial Park

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Three tiny picnic areas, Kickininee, Soorimpt and Pyramid, are tucked between Highway 97 and Okanagan Lake just north of Penticton. They provide a great spot for a picnic, swimming or just relaxing and taking a break from highway driving.

The boat launch at Soorimpt provides easy access to the boating and fishing opportunities that await on Okanagan Lake.

Okanagan Mtn Provincial Park

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Above the lakeshore are over 10,000 hectares of rugged landscape with mountain lakes, grasslands and spruce-fir forests accessible only on foot, horseback or bicycle. Trails and rustic campsites are the only facilities in this area of the wilderness. A wonderful setting for hikers – a climb to the top of Okanagan Mountain will lead you to beautiful scenic lake views to the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east.

A boater’s paradise, this wilderness park dominates the east side of Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Penticton. Six marine campgrounds and secluded bays and sheltered sandy beaches tucked into the 33 km of undeveloped shoreline make water exploring a true adventure.

Bear Creek Provincial Park

South of Fintry is Bear Creek Provincial Park. If you are interested in enjoying Bear Creek Provincial Park, you can launch your boat at Fintry boat launch and boat over to Bear Creek. While Bear Creek does not have a boat launch, you can easily park your boat overnight in their Mooring Area behind the Buoy Lines. You can carry your camping supplies into the campsite and pitch your tent in one of their many camp areas. (Note: Tent Prices are same as RV parking @ $35 a night per party.)

Ellison Provincial Park

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Nestled on the northeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Ellison Provincial Park includes 220 hectares of forested benchlands above a rocky shoreline of scenic headlands and sheltered coves.

The park’s natural attractions, combined with the dry, sunny Okanagan climate provide many recreational opportunities from spring through fall. Hiking trails along the scenic headlands are steep and require care and attention.

Water Street Boat Launch (Free Delivery)

Water Street Boat Launch (Free Delivery)

Water Street Boat Launch (Free Delivery)

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.

Kelowna Boat Rentals - Boat Driving up to a dock

Kelowna Boat Rentals

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.