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Lake Okanagan

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Address: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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If you spot Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster said to inhabit these...

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.

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US$ 61.43*
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Parasailing in Kelowna and Lake Okanagan
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Okanagan Flyboard Experience
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Tour and Taste Okanagan's Wine Country

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Boating, swimming...its got it all

Lots of places to camp, fish, picnic and walk along the shores. Water gets pretty warm during the summer months for swimming. A fun place, but boat launches are pretty busy in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of places to camp, fish, picnic and walk along the shores. Water gets pretty warm during the summer months for swimming. A fun place, but boat launches are pretty busy in the tourist season...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No tourists in September, all the Albertan's go home and the lake is much more peaceful and quiet. .

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here for the New Year Day Polar Bear swim. There must have been over 300 hardy souls going into the lake that day where we were. The ground was covered with snow, the temperature -14 and the wind chill on top of that meant we didn't stay long.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wine buffs will love this area and the lake is just a bonus. I went there with my son on a business trip that took us to many of the local wineries. I think every winery overlooked the lake. I think this is a microclimate that is unusually warm for the area. I know it's gorgeous. I love Canada &... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born here in 1963 and have never left. Why would you? Just look at the place! So much to see and do for free as well as excellent wineries and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get better view for photography if you can find the temporary parking spot by 97C south bond like what I did. Winter view is much better but lack of some worn weather activities.

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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now, this is a location for all. It just so happens that in my time spent there, I was accompanied by my loving Fiancé a good majority of the time, as it makes for beautiful, healthful, restorative walks. A beautiful sunrise from the east every morning, and a splendid sunset on the western mountains overlooking the lake every evening. This... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in West Kelowna now and we never get tired of admiring the Lake Okanagan. Gorgeous scenery all along the road.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented a pontoon boat and spent a day on the lake with family and friends. We loaded 11 people on the boat, cruised around the lake, stopped to swim and cool off, pulled willing victims on the tube and enjoyed our beverages and snacks throughout the day. Amazing scenery! Make sure you have a designated boat operator with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from the Island where it is too cold to swim in ocean, this is a paradise. Deep, warm lake good access, lots of place to swim, camp, park

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