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If you spot Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster said to inhabit these waters, you'll make headline news, but other than that, you're sure to enjoy all the recreational activities this 82-mile long lake has to offer: swimming, boating, parasailing...more
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

All of the comments about the Okanagan/Kelowna area are very accurate. Unfortunately, the new norm is the smoky haze. We were in Kelowna in the middle of August 2018 and for 2 days we could not see the opposite side of the lake. The view...More

Thank movinann
Reviewed 2 days ago

The entire Okanagan Valley is replete with water choices for swimming, boating, viewing or just plain hanging out. Lake Okanagan runs the length of the Valley and is beautiful and (relatively) pristine along its entire length. Recommended!

Thank Alf H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We live at Lake Chelan in Washington state in the USA and we feel our lake is drop dead gorgeous. But today we drove along Lake Okanagan and had to admit this lake rivals Lake Chelan. Lake Okanagan is truly beautiful. Clinging to it's shores...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 4 days ago

We are lucky enough to live 5 minutes from the lake and all the beaches from Kelowna to Penticton. Hotels, B and Bs and resorts within every price range are available in the region.

Thank nancybCancun
Reviewed 5 days ago

This large lake extends from Penticton to Nelson! The views are beautiful and the lake is clean. Many public beaches along the lake.

Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon at the lake side having coffee, the tranquility is amazing as you stare into the lake you forget all your problems and just take in the breeze and relax. A great place to come and forget your problems and stress.

Thank 248farhank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The romance today was perfect. The sun and the lake plus my wife were truly on point. This boardwalk was perfect.

Thank tph69
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Plenty of beach, parks, take the family or enjoy solo, the water is breathtaking, if you are qualified rent a boat get on the lake see everything from another view, be careful as the wind can pick up and give a different experience,head south to...More

Thank V8592JXtims
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a beautiful lake nestled between two sets of mountains. Summer has a great deal of boating and sailing

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at a condo on yhe lake in late September. The change of seasons provided great color. There are many small towns worth visiting around the lake. The drive is very scenic. It was easy to fill up 3 days of sight...More

Thank tennisbum60
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3 February 2017|
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Response from janccd | Reviewed this property |
Exerpt from fisherman in the Okanagan: "Okanagan Lake Home of the Ogopogo, our very own “lake monster” and located in BC’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, Okanagan lake stretches 110 km from Vernon, through Kelowna and ends in... More
25 July 2016|
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Response from 8DaveS8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as you know to go to shore when and if whitecaps occur.