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!

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!

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)

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.