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25 Fun Things to Do in Kelowna with Kids



Kelowna has so many fun activities available throughout the year that provide an opportunity to burn off some of the kidlets’ high energy levels. From hitting the slopes at Big White Ski Resort in the winter to indulging in a tasty and fresh waffle cone at Moo-lix, Kelowna is a fantastic place to keep your little ones busy.

1. Wibit Water Park

Sandy beaches, refreshing water, and a fun obstacle course for the kids! Wibit Water Park is a family favourite every summer in Kelowna. Located downtown at Hot Sands Beach, this water park is a must visit during the hot, sunny Okanagan summer!

  • Where: 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna
  • When: June to September
  • Cost: From $18/child
  • Appropriate ages: 5+

2. Kelowna Stables at Myra Canyon Ranch

Giddy-up with the youngins on a trail ride from Kelowna Stables. The ride is beyond scenic and can be enjoyed by the entire family. As an added bonus, there are also fat bikes and e-bikes available that you can take out on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. 

  • Where: 4675 June Springs Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round. Reservations required.
  • Cost: $50-$299/rider
  • Appropriate ages: 3+

3. Myra Canyon Adventure Park

Myra Canyon has so much to offer and the Adventure Park is just another great feature to take advantage of. Aptly named Kelowna’s #1 adventure park, there is so much to do here. Ropes and challenge courses, team building, and the kinder course for the extra little ones to get adventurous on! 

  • Where: 4429 June Springs Road, Kelowna
  • When: Opens in May for the regular season.
  • Cost: $23-$54/child, $49-59/adult
  • Appropriate ages: 3+

4. Ogopogo Parasail

Ever seen the yellow parachute sailing around Okanagan Lake? That’s Ogopogo Parasail and summer just isn’t summer without that boat cruising around. Fly above the lake and take in some amazing views. Choose the optional dip in the water for a refreshing cool off. Whether you fly solo or with a friend, this is a must do experience in Kelowna. 

  • Where: 230 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
  • When: May to October
  • Cost: from $75/person
  • Appropriate ages: 4+

5. Wildplay Element Park

Wildplay Element Park in Kelowna was closed for the 2019 season for some amazing renovations and improvements. The 2020 opening date is still yet to be determined, but it is a highly anticipated launch. This park is a great experience for kids 5 years and older.

  • Where: 5983 Highway 33, Kelowna
  • When: 2020 season opening to be determined. Stay tuned!
  • Cost: adventure courses from $24.99, swing from $69.99, zipline – $59.99, What’s to Fear (WTF) jump – $19.99
  • Appropriate ages: 5+

6. Hydrofly Kelowna

How cool does this look? Hydrofly Kelowna always draws a lot of spectators from the shores of Okanagan Lake with what looks to be something out of the future. You can truly feel like you are flying with this super cool activity!

  • Where: 230 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
  • When: summer months (weather permitting)
  • Cost: From $149
  • Appropriate ages: 12+

7. Kangaroo Creek Farm

Kangaroo Creek Farm is a favourite for every member of the family. From toddlers to grandma and grandpa, this is a truly unique stop in Kelowna. Who wouldn’t want to roam around with some roos? 

They also have more than just kangaroos too! If for some reason you don’t love kangaroos, they also have a lot of other exotics to check out including parrots, capybara, and a very personable African Crested Porcupine called Pricilla.

  • Where: 5932 Old Vernon Road, Kelowna
  • When: March to September
  • Cost: adults – $12, children & youth – $6, seniors – $6, children under 4 – free
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

8. Ice cream at Moo-lix

When you smell the homemade waffle cones wafting down Bernard Avenue, you know Moo-lix is open for the season! The long line-ups are worth the wait when it comes to this ice cream shop. Grab a cone for the kids, yourself, and even your pup and head down to City Park to enjoy. They recently opened a new location outside the Grand 10 Theatre for those who can’t go without Moo-lix during the winter months.

  • Where: 239 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
  • When: March to November
  • Cost: $2-$10
  • Appropriate ages: 3+

9. Fun Bugs Indoor Playground

Bring your little crawlers to Fun Bugs Indoor Playground to get a little crazy with the slides and play structures. This spot was created and designed for children 6 and under to have fun and put a smile on their faces.

  • Where: 1855 Spall Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: non-walking children (babies) – $5, children walking unassisted – $11.95
  • Appropriate ages: crawling age to 6 years

10. Scandia Golf & Games

Go-karts, mini-golf, arcade games, and batting cages. Scandia Golf & Games is a mecca for all things fun! Birthday parties, Saturday afternoons, or just a regular Tuesday, any day is a good time to pack up the family and head over to Scandia. 

  • Where: 2898 Highway 97 N, Kelowna
  • When: year round (for most activities)
  • Cost: pay to play (on average people spend around $25/person)
  • Appropriate ages: 3+

11. Jump2it

Kelowna’s “bounciest” indoor playground is ready to welcome you and your family! This place has bouncy castles and a three story indoor playground that is sure to keep the kids busy for a while and tucker them out for a great night’s sleep. There is an interactive area specifically designed for toddlers so be sure to bring all the kids on the trip to Jump2it. 

  • Where: 228-1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: $3.95-$12.95
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

12. Energyplex

Let the kids turn it up at Energyplex, the biggest indoor activity center in Kelowna! Arcade, laser tag, rock wall, high rope climbing and the energy cube are just a few of the sections available at this local favourite. Make sure you bring socks for the kids so they can run around all day! 

  • Where: 130-948 McCurdy Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: $8.95-$25.95
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

13. Safari Ridge Adventure Park

You won’t be seeing any elephants or lions on this safari, but you will be getting adventurous on a paintball course! This place is known for the best family fun in Kelowna. There is no better way to settle that argument or take out some frustrations on your older brother than with paintball. Suit up and it’s on!

  • Where: 2216 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna
  • When: March to November
  • Cost: $25-35 (paintballs sold separately)
  • Appropriate ages: 7+

14. H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre

Indoor waterpark? Yes please! This one is sure to get lots of smiles and laughter out of the entire family. It’s easy to spend an entire day here with the surf simulator, waterslides, river run, and diving boards. 

  • Where: 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: $6.00-$11.25, family pass – $28.50
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

15. McCurdy Bowling Centre

Embrace a classic and let’s bowl! McCurdy Bowling Centre is a popular choice for people of all ages in Kelowna. If you are are planning a fun, family evening, you can’t go wrong with bowling. 

  • Where: 124-948 McCurdy Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: $42 per lane/hour
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

16. Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym

Do you have some little acrobats at home who would love the opportunity to scale a rock wall? Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym gives kids the opportunity to embrace their inner superhero and harness in for a unique experience. 

  • Where: 5-685 Finns Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: drop-in rates $11-$15
  • Appropriate ages: 7+

17. Planet Lazer

Team up with the kids and get strategic at Planet Lazer. This indoor laser tag arena is always a crowd pleaser. A little fun fact, Planet Lazer has the largest arena in North America and has even won awards. Each game is 20 minutes of heart pounding and exhilarating fun!

  • Where: 1960 Springfield Road, Kelowna
  • When: year round
  • Cost: regular prices per player starting at $8.50
  • Appropriate ages: 5+

18. Oyama Zipline

Soar through the tree tops at Oyama Zipline. The adventure is a great excursion for the entire family with the kids park in addition to the multiple ziplines for the bigger kids and adults. That’s not all they have to offer here though, take on the task of the aerial obstacle course and really face your fear of heights!

  • Where: 5617 Oyama Lake Road, Oyama
  • When: April to October
  • Cost: Playpark – $20, ziplines from $99, aerial obstacle park from $34
  • Appropriate ages: 3+

19. Maeg’s BBQ Boats

A BBQ boat on Okanagan Lake, what a cool concept! Take up to 10 people out on one of these orange boats and BBQ up some grub while taking in the sights of the lake. Don’t have a boating licence? It’s not needed to operate one of these boats. All you need is someone who is 21 years of age with a valid driver’s licence and you are good to set sail!

  • Where: 230 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
  • When: April to September
  • Cost: 45-minute lake tour – $25/person, 2-hour BBQ boat rental – $295
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

20. Downtown Marina Kelowna

Experience all that Okanagan Lake has to offer by renting a seadoo or boat from the Downtown Marina. Tubes and all of the other essentials are available as well so just bring the family and get ready to cruise the lake in style! 

  • Where: 210 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
  • When: April to September
  • Cost: seadoos from $124/hour, boats from $179/hour
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

21. Okanagan Beach Rentals

Okanagan Beach Rentals have everything you could possibly need to enhance your fun in the sun. With three locations in Kelowna and a couple at nearby provincial parks, the team here has you covered from beach to beach. Rent paddleboards, kayaks, trikes, and inflatables. Forget packaging everything into your car and lugging it to the beach because this crew has it all!

  • Where: Boyce-Gyro Beach, Rotary Beach & Tugboat Bay Beach, Kelowna
  • When: May 15 to September 15
  • Cost: equipment from $15/hour
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

22. Zipzone

Ziplines and more ziplines! There is loads of fun ready to be had for the entire family at Zipzone in Peachland. Bring the grandparents and take advantage of the silver surfer rates. Have a climber amongst your crew? Zipzone has a dynamic climbing wall, which is Canada’s first! The team at Zipzone really makes this a memorable experience with their knowledge and encouragement really shining through. 

  • Where: 8km up Princeton Avenue, Peachland
  • When: April to October
  • Cost: children (4-7yrs) from $44, youth (8-13yrs) from $54, general admission (14+ yrs) from $74, silver surfers (65+ yrs) from $64
  • Appropriate ages: 4+

23. Mission Creek Greenway

Mission Creek Greenway is probably the most frequented hike/walking path in Kelowna. It runs over 16 kms alongside Mission Creek and has a number of different access points. There are washrooms, picnic areas, and even a play structure for the kids to enjoy. 

  • Where: Springfield Road and Durnin Road, Kelowna (other access points available)
  • When: year round
  • Cost: free
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

24. Big White Ski Resort

There is no better winter excursion than heading up to Big White Ski Resort. There is so much to see and do up on the hill other than skiing and snowboarding of course. Shopping, restaurants, spa services, you can’t go wrong spending a day or weekend up at Big White.

Photo Credit: Geoff Holman

In the summer, the hills transform into trails for hiking (access to the trails is free), guided horseback trail rides, and lift-assisted downhill mountain biking (adult day pass is $49 – season passes, bike and armor rentals available). Experience the exciting mountain views and exploration in a completely new way.

  • Where: 5315 Big White Road, Kelowna
  • When: Winter: November 28 to April 19 (subject to weather), Summer: June 27 to September
  • Cost: child – $168-397, youth & senior – $218-522, adult $248-597 (pricing is a range from 2-5 day lift tickets)
  • Appropriate ages: 6+

25. Knox Mountain & Paul’s Tomb

A popular Kelowna hike, Knox Mountain provides epic views of the lake and is always a good challenge for people of all ages. A great section of this hike takes you to Paul’s Tomb, which is a perfect spot to take a dip in the lake for a refreshing swim. It’s a fairly easy walk from the mid-way point if you want to drive up and take a short stroll down the path. 

  • Where: 450 Knox Mountain Drive, Kelowna
  • When: year round (roadway closed during the winter)
  • Cost: free
  • Appropriate ages: all ages

While the list could go on forever, these fun activities are a great start for anyone to plan an action packed season or year for kids!

About the author

Candace West
Candace West is a Canadian born and raised freelance writer, photographer, and content marketer. She has truly embraced the Okanagan lifestyle since relocating to Kelowna, BC, but will always remain a prairie girl at heart. When she isn’t busy writing, you can find Candace out on an adventure with her trusty camera sidekick "Niko." From weekend hikes to off the grid camping, she is always up for exploring our beautiful country. Website: Candace West Read more

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