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If you haven’t already noticed, Kelowna is the ideal vacation town. As a four season playground, we are known for our incredible views, our easily accessible beaches, golf courses, ski hill and so much more. There’s so much beauty surrounding us on every side that for those of us who are lucky enough to live here, we can sometimes forget to get out there and explore.
So, instead of wishing you were off travelling to some other corner of the world, take a drive and experience the views of your own backyard. There’s a reason so many people come to see our city, and there’s nothing better than discovering new places close to home.
Here are five of Kelowna’s most scenic drives that you should definitely check out!
To the ski hill, we go! No matter what season we’re in, the drive up to Big White is a mountain oasis with stunning natural beauty. Surrounded by trees on every side, and winding its way up the mountain, this road is a must for all you nature lovers.
One of the most breathtaking views that never seems to get old is the view of Okanagan Lake. Whether you’re in West Kelowna, Kelowna or travelling towards Penticton, the glimmering lake is a staple in our cities. With the sun glistening off the water, beaches full of locals and endless nature, our lakeshore roads truly encapsulate the place we call home.
As mentioned above, Okanagan Lake is a staple in our cities, but the view of it changes from each side of the lake. Driving Westside Road from Kelowna to Vernon is serene, with winding corners and picturesque views around every turn. There are plenty of big horned sheep, so be sure to stay on the lookout.
Heading over to West Kelowna itself is a beautiful drive, but the magic truly happens when heading down Boucherie Rd on the Westside Wine Trail. With the backdrop of the lake and endless rows of vineyards and stunning glimpses of the mountains, this stretch is perfect for anyone who appreciates a glass of wine with a view.
Looking like a scene from Napa Valley, the drive through Southeast Kelowna will make you feel like you’re in a different place altogether. With rolling hills, endless vineyards, orchards and the lake in the background, you’ll be stunned at how gorgeous this view is, especially at sunset.
Don’t believe us? Go see for yourself! Grab a co-pilot and set out on an adventure in your home town. Make sure you’re fully equipped to travel around the city and it’s back roads with a reliable vehicle.
Orchard Ford offers top of the line vehicles for all of your adventure needs. Whether it’s city driving and urban exploring, quiet country roads away from the hustle and bustle or family vehicles for any occasion, they can equip you with what you need to catch your view in Kelowna and beyond.
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