Okanagan Bucket List

Last updated April 7, 2020

How often do you visit a beautiful place and only find out later that you missed so much? Sure, you checked out the major attractions, but did you really get to know the place? It’s happened to us and I bet it’s happened to you. That’s why we’ve put together our Okanagan bucket list that’ll keep you busy exploring all year long. Come join us and explore the beautiful Okanagan!

The Okanagan is so full of amazing things that — even though we’ve lived here our entire lives — we’re always finding more things to do. The more we explore, the more places we find and the larger our to-see list grows. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or brand new visitor, you’ll find somewhere new to explore.

The Okanagan is well known for its wine, but this isn’t a list of wineries to check out. If you’re after hikes, waterfalls, and just plain awesome outdoor activities, you’re in the right place.

Okanagan Bucket List

As we explore the Okanagan, we’ll be continuously updating and checking off items from our Okanagan bucket list. Check back to see what we’ve gotten up to and for inspiration for your own adventures!

If you know of places we should add, let us know. We want to see — and share — all that the beautiful Okanagan has to offer.

View towards Kelowna from a hiking trail on the Okanagan Bucket list
A rocky shoreline next to a turquoise lake.
Alpine blue Rhonda Lake at Big White

Central Okanagan

The central Okanagan stretches from Lake Country to Peachland and includes Kelowna and West Kelowna. It’s the most populated area in the entire Okanagan and is a popular place to live and vacation.

Biking the Wood Lake Trail, which is part of the Okanagan Bucket list
Views towards Penticton from Pincushion Mountain
View of the Okanagan from the Enderby Cliffs hike, part of the Okanagan bucket list

North Okanagan

The north Okanagan begins just south of Vernon and stretches north towards Salmon Arm. It’s the most lush, green portion of the Okanagan and you’ll find plenty of waterfalls here.

The Sicamous Lookout in the North Okanagan is part of our Okanagan Bucket List.
Mill Creek Regional Park waterfall
Christie Fall waterfall near Kelowna

South Okanagan

The south Okanagan begins near Peachland and stretches all the way to the US border at Osoyoos. It’s very dry and is the most desert-like area in the entire Okanagan valley.

Are you ready to explore the Okanagan? See you on the trails.


  • Kristen
    July 24, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Wow!!! This was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Excellent article!

  • Michael Baldigara
    June 1, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Wow Sam thanks for this … this is such a great list … and you have a great website. I have lived in Kelowna for 20 years and done a number of things on the list… but have many more to go it looks like !!

    • Sam
      June 1, 2020 at 8:27 am

      Hey Michael! I’m so happy to hear you’ve got some new places to check out :) If there’s anywhere you love that’s not on the list, I’d love to hear about them as well!


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