Kelowna City Park

1600 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1B7

★★★★★

Some of my earliest memories of Kelowna are of this very park. My memere (French Grandmother) took me downtown when I was 2, where we wandered through this park feeding birds. In 1997, a wind/hail storm blew through Kelowna, knocking over a bunch of trees in this park. You’ll note the ones that were replanted easily due to size variations, all towering and providing well needed shade on lazy hot summer days! A tribute to this was created by Peter Ryan, and is on display in City Park adjacent to the water park. A great place to take pictures, relax, play some volleyball or jump in the lake!

Okanagan’s $100 million Hailstorm – July 21, 1997. A destructive hail and wind storm ripped through the orchards of the Okanagan. It was the worst storm in memory with nearly 40% of the crop deemed unsuitable for fresh market. The rain and hail was accompanied by winds gusting to 100 km/h that capsized boats in the interior lakes, and caused power outages and traffic accidents.

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WildPlay Element Parks Kelowna

5983 BC-33, Kelowna, BC V1P 1H8
★★★★★
Plenty of things to climb on, swing off of, balance on, and zipline down!! Great park, lots of fun, deals on after 4 PM! WHEEEE!!!! Safety line is a bit annoying, and will sometimes try to bump you off at the most inopportune times, but hey! At least you’ll know you’re safe!

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Waterfront Park

1200 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R7
★★★★★

Having lived here for almost 20 years, this iconic attraction is one of the first places to bring visiting friends and family! A calming atmosphere also makes it a great place to relax, read a book or have a picnic. Don’t forget to check out the Dolphins waterfall!

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Canada’s Wonderland

1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6

*WARNING* PLEASE DON’T BUY AT GATE – ALMOST TWICE THE PRICE Their website says as low as 40 dollars for a day pass, but at the gate, it clearly states 65, and when questioned by myself and a few other irate customers, we were told we should have bought online. (See below link)

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/tickets-passes/daily-tickets

Other need to knows:

Cleanliness 9/10

Staff Friendliness 10/10

Staff Enthusiasm 8/10

Staff Worry for Safety Protocol 10/10

Decor Upkeep 9/10

Ride Upkeep 8/10

Ride Selection 10/10

Water Prices – 4/10 (20 oz 2 for 8 bucks, that being said, there are multiple fountains throughout the park)

Food Prices – 4/10 (expect to pay double)

Prize booths & Arcade Machines – 5-15$ a game/use And last but not least, I’d like to point out that the Time Warp Ride was Missing the Time Warp Music.

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