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Kelowna Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality.  We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay. 

Sightseeing

Kelowna (population 120,812) is an exciting hybrid of amazing food and wine, diverse shopping, vibrant culture, outdoor adventure, water activities and beach-based family vacations on the shores of Okanagan Lake. It is a developed urban centre that has not sacrificed its casual charm.

Visitors flock to Kelowna (and nearby West Kelowna and Lake Country) to taste local wines and locally-sourced cuisine, attend museums, galleries, symphonies, and theatre, and perhaps most of all to take advantage of endless outdoor recreation activities, such as hiking, golfing, fishing, boating, swimming and cycling in summer, and downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in winter.

Kelowna Sightseeing

Transport

Kelowna is situated on an excellent road network at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 33, making transportation options many. Highway 97 runs through the city and continues south through the Okanagan Valley into Washington State. To the north it intersects with Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, providing access to Vancouver and Calgary.

The most direct route to Vancouver is the Highway 97C/Highway 5 combination, which meets Highway 97 20km/12.4mi south of downtown. Highway 33 runs southeast from Kelowna and connects with Highway 3 for access east or west to Calgary or Vancouver. For a longer scenic route follow the Mountains & Vineyards Circle Route.

Kelowna Transport

Activities

Kelowna's location midway along the eastern shoreline of Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, a northern extremity of the Sonora Desert, translates into a remarkably diverse landscape where outdoor recreation thrives. The lake draws water hounds for swimming, boating, wakeboarding, and kayaking. The rolling terrain is great for golfing, hiking, and cycling.

In winter, Kelowna's Big White (mountain) is a hotspot for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Meanwhile, Kelowna's fertile agricultural land ensures that locally sourced vegetables and fruit and locally produced wines are never far from any restaurant table, while its growing urban culture promises excellent galleries, museums, and performing arts.

Kelowna Activites

Entertainment

  • Kelowna Actor's Studio
  • Sunshine Theatre Company
  • Rotary Centre for the Arts
  • The Okanagan Symphony Society
  • WHL Hockey - Kelowna Rockets

Shopping

  • Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market
  • Towne Centre Mall
  • Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre

Restaurants

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant

24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel.  Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining.

Denny's

Bar One Urban Lounge

Bar One Urban Lounge has a cool, urban vibe with grey tile walls, dark coloured furnishings, plush seating and HD big screen TV's. The drink menu features fine spirits, martinis, beer and other favourites.

Chop Steakhouse & Bar

Fine casual: a new dining experience.  At Chop we bring together all the elements that discerning guests love about the fine dining experience (extraordinary food, a notable wine list, quality spirits and service and surroundings that pamper) with the energy, comfort and value of the casual dining experience.

Chop Steakhouse & Bar