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It’s a beautiful, sunny day, your schedule is clear and you need something to do. What better activity could there be than hopping in the car, rolling down the windows, cranking the tunes and hitting the open road?
The Okanagan is full of scenic drives and plenty of great destinations for a day-trip. From Kelowna, you can find a handful of fun, two-hour road trips to enjoy with a few of your favourite people. Don’t forget to load up your car from Turner Volkswagen with snacks and beverages!
The only question left to answer is: where to?
Canada’s only desert, Osoyoos, B.C is a quick, 1 hour and 38 minute drive from Kelowna, making it the perfect little road trip if you want to catch a few rays and enjoy the great outdoors. With some of the highest average temperatures in Canada year round, this beautiful town is sure to have you feeling all warm and fuzzy. The drive itself will take you past three magnificent lakes, and don’t be afraid to pull off for a quick swim!
In Osoyoos you can check out the first Aboriginal winery in all of North America, Nk’Mip Cellars to taste some fabulous wines, and if you want to turn this day trip into a weekend getaway, you have your pick of a few beautiful resorts that are right on the beach! Watermark Beach Resort and Walnut Beach Resort both offer amazing accommodations, yummy eats, and great lakeviews.
Slightly closer to Kelowna, where the Shuswap meets the Okanagan Valley, sits the quaint town of Enderby. Just a 1 hour 9 minute drive north of Kelowna, Enderby is a beautiful little day-trip destination.
Something unique about Enderby is that it is now the home of North America’s largest drive-in screen. The Starlight Drive In is the ideal spot to unwind with a great flick after taking a float down the Shuswap River!
If you would prefer to stay close to Okanagan Lake, Summerland is just a 36 minute drive from Kelowna, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The drive itself offers some of the most beautiful views of the lake that you can get!
This little town in the South Okanagan is anything but ordinary. With an Olde English tudor style vibe, you are sure to feel the nostalgia when strolling downtown. Take a step back in time with a journey on the Kettle Valley Railway, or spend the day perusing the finest antique shops. Rich in history and heritage, the town of Summerland is like a whole museum.
Take in British Columbia’s gorgeous countryside with a trip to Armstrong. Settled amongst the dairy farms towards Shuswap Lake, this Western style town is just a 1 hour drive from Kelowna.
When in Armstrong, you cannot miss the award-winning fair, the Armstrong IPE. At the fair you can partake in fun amusement park rides, learn about agriculture, check out the rodeo, and support local vendors.
The drive from Kelowna to Armstrong features not only plenty of rolling fields and farmland, but also the ridiculously blue waters of Kalamalka Lake.
Filled with beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see, the Westside Road route, that takes you from West Kelowna to Vernon, is truly breathtaking. This unique roadway follows the shores of Okanagan Lake, so don’t forget to bring your camera along to snap some incredible scenic photos! With many new improvements underway, the 48 minute Westside Road journey will be even easier to drive in the near future.
The most important factor in a successful Okanagan road trip is a solid playlist, right? Wrong! The most important factor is a safe and reliable vehicle that makes the drive feel just as amazing as your destination! Turner Volkswagen wants you to enjoy your road trip in style, with a dependable car that will make you fall in love with it every time you're behind the wheel.
The Turner Volkswagen Autobahn for You event is offering a number of award winning vehicles at amazing prices, that are perfect for your little road trip. Finance your new vehicle from 0% for up to 60 months, and get up to $2,000 bonus cash!*
*Some restrictions apply. Visit turnervw.ca for more information.
Have a wonderful Okanagan road trip!
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