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. 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! Come join us and explore the beautiful Okanagan!

The Okanagan is well known for its wine, but this isn't a list of wineries to check out. I actually don't drink much, so besides Okanagan Ciders (which I love), I couldn't tell you what local alcoholic beverages are any good. If you're looking for that, you'll need to head elsewhere. But if you're after hikeswaterfalls, and just plain awesome outdoor activities, you're in the right place.

Enderby Cliffs in the North Okanagan

Okanagan Bucket List

As Jacob and I explore, 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 Okanagan has to offer.

Central Okanagan

  • Explore Christie Falls near Kelowna
  • Bike the Myra Canyon Trestles at the KVR ✓
  • Swim at Bear Creek Waterfall near Kelowna  ✓
  • Cuddle baby kangaroos at the Kangaroo Creek Farm ✓
  • Hike at Silverstar Mountain Resort in the summer ✓
  • Explore the historic O’Keefe Ranch ✓
  • Hike the Okanagan High Rim Trail from Vernon to Kelowna
  • Climb through the trees at Wild Play Element Park
  • Hike Blue Grouse Mountain near Kelowna
  • Try skydiving for the first time
  • Hike at Big White Ski Resort in the summer ✓
  • Watch a sunset at Johns Family Nature Conservancy ✓
  • Hike Paul’s Tomb on Knox Mountain ✓
  • Fly through the trees at Oyama Ziplines
  • Slide down the Shorts Creek natural waterslide
  • Swim at Kalamalka Lake
  • Go parasailing on Okanagan Lake
  • Visit Hardy Falls near Peachland
  • Hike Carrot Mountain Bluffs ✓
  • Take a multi-day hike on Okanagan Mountain
  • Explore both waterfalls at Crawford (Canyon) Falls
  • Hike Pincushion Mountain near Peachland ✓
  • Slide down the natural waterslide at Mill Creek Regional Park
  • Kayak on Okanagan Lake ✓
  • Explore Layer Cake (Scenic) Mountain Park ✓
  • Snowshoe at Telemark Nordic Club ✓
  • Explore the many trails at Rose Valley Regional Park ✓
  • Check out the amazing views from Lochview Trail 
  • Bike the entire Mission Creek Greenway
  • Explore Sicamous Creek Waterfall ✓
  • Watch wildlife at Kasugai Japanese Garden ✓
  • Snowshoe the Myra Canyon Trestles at the KVR ✓
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Dilworth Mountain Park
  • Explore all of Mt Boucherie via the Eain Lamont Trail and Boucherie Rush Trail ✓
  • Snowshow at Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna ✓
  • Hike the scenic Lochview Trail along Okanagan Lake ✓
Kay Falls near Sicamous and Revelstoke

North Okanagan

  • Explore Kay Falls near Sicamous ✓
  • Have a picnic at Sicamous Lookout ✓
  • Watch movies under the stars at the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby ✓
  • Float the Enderby River ✓
  • Kayak and camp at Johnston Lake near Salmon Arm
  • Stand under the water at Margaret Falls 
  • Ride the Revelstoke Mountain Coaster ✓
  • Hike the Enderby Cliffs and picnic at the top ✓
  • Enjoy local cheese from Armstrong Cheese
  • Hike and camp at Twin Lakes near Cherryville
  • Explore the Ashton Creek natural waterslide
  • Hike to Monashee Lake
  • Explore Moses Falls near Revelstoke  ✓
  • Hike to Mirror Lake via Tsuius Mountain Trails
  • Hike the Eagle Pass Mountain near Revelstoke
Sicamous Lookout in the North Okanagan

South Okanagan

  • Float the Penticton Channel
  • Hike to the sacred Spotted Lake near Osoyoos
  • Enjoy an ice cream cone at Tickleberry’s ✓

Do you have an adventure that should be on our Okanagan Bucket List? Let us know!

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There are lots of fun things to do in the Okanagan and it's a hub of wonderful outdoor adventures. We've gathered our favourite destinations for the ultimate Okanagan bucket list that'll keep you exploring all year. Explore the many hikes of Kelowna, Penticton, and Osoyoos, then stand under the beautiful waterfalls of the Central and North Okanagan, and go camping next to Okanagan Lake. Find the fun things to do in British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan. #bucketlist #okanagan