McKinley Beach is considered part of Kelowna’s ‘Undiscovered’ locations with beautiful panoramic views and a return to the natural lifestyle, close enough to the downtown core to be convenient, but far enough away to still be able to commune with nature.
If you haven’t visited the McKinley Beach area, we heartily encourage it (maybe even build a home there)
There are several other places in Kelowna that remain unknown to the majority of the general public but are well worth a look. Here’s your guide to ‘Undiscovered Kelowna.’
Possibly one of the most picturesque locations in Kelowna, Myra Canyon Park is an ideal place for climbing, hiking, biking, and sightseeing. The famous Kettle Valley Railway Trail and Myra Canyon trestles make for a great day out.
Not a stone’s throw from the above, you’ll also discover the new Myra Canyon Adventure Park opening May 2015. Ideal for families, children, and big children alike, the park will feature rope challenges, slacklines, climbing, disc golf, aerial courses, walking trails and a family picnic area.
Located in south east Kelowna, Arlo’s Honey Farm offers 100% pure award-winning honey. They also produce beeswax, fresh fruit, and vegetables on a seasonal basis. You can visit the beautiful farm, tour the facility, try some honey at the Honey Tasting Bar, and learn the production process of an all-natural honey farm.
This family owned boutique dairy produces the highest quality goats cheese and prides itself on maintaining a natural integration into the surrounding environment. Located in South Kelowna, the dairy is open to visitors where you can see the animals in a naturally maintained habitat and visit their on-site shop to sample their wide variety of goat cheese and try some of their delicious gelato made from goat’s milk.
A little piece of Australia in our own backyard. The Kangaroo Creek Farm in the Okanagan has been breeding kangaroos and wallabies for over 20 years. In addition to the hopping creatures you can also find an emu, peacocks, goats, parrots, chickens, capybara, and potbellied pigs. Entry to the farm is by donation and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna at 1435 Water Street, the Kasugai Gardens were named after one of Kelowna’s sister cities in Japan. The gardens offer a tranquil environment featuring traditional elements of a Japanese garden including stone lanterns, pine trees, a waterfall, and pond. The park is open to the public, and although not available to rent, it is available for wedding ceremonies, events, or just a serene walk through a scenic piece of downtown Kelowna.
Get out there and discover Kelowna for yourself!