Kelowna’s Best Beaches

Known as one of Canada’s sunniest destinations, Kelowna has more than 30 public beaches where you can cool off when temperatures reach higher than 30°C/86°F in the Summer. Situated next to the shining jewel that is Okanagan Lake, enjoy soft sand and gentle waves when you stay with us. Three of Kelowna’s most beautiful beaches happen to be located a stone’s throw from The Shore, where you can swim, play, paddle-board, kayak, picnic, or just relax with a good book.

Here are 3 of our favourite Kelowna beaches. Don’t forget your swimsuit and favourite beach toy!

 

#1. Boyce-Gyro Beach Park

The Shore is Kelowna’s closest accommodation option to Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, “Gyro Beach” as locals call it. A 30-second walk from our front doors takes you to this popular family-friendly beach that features incredible lakeshore amenities.

Visitors to the park can enjoy:

  • An extensive sandy beach
  • Marked swimming area
  • Playground
  • Sand volleyball and table tennis courts
  • External showers
  • Universally accessible washroom for year-round use
  • Small lockers for storing valuables
  • Paved walking path
  • Grassy picnic area
  • Parking with a drop-off area
  • Bike racks and stalls

The parkland was donated by local doctor Benjamin deFurlong Boyce to the Gyro men’s club in 1932 before the City of Kelowna took it over in 1954. The city recently made significant modern upgrades to Boyce-Gyro, including new washrooms/change-rooms.

 

#2. Rotary Beach Park

 

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Lesser known, but just as accessible as Boyce-Gyro is Rotary Beach Park. Located just a short walk south of our hotel in Kelowna, Rotary is popular for families who enjoy all kinds of water sports, such as:

  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)
  • Pedal-boarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing

Rotary offers a sandy beach, buoyed-off swimming area, shaded and grassed picnic areas, a playground, trails, and a washroom. Want to rent a paddleboard or kayak? Okanagan Beach Rentals, located at Gyro, Rotary, and Tugboat Bay Beaches, rents out SUPs and other watercraft.

 

#3. Bertram Creek Regional Park

 

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Worth the short drive along Lakeshore Drive is a Kelowna hidden gem. Bertram Creek Regional Park is an 18-hectare space along the shore of Okanagan Lake that offers a boat launch, dock, pebble beach, various walking trails, picnic tables, playing field, and even an outdoor amphitheatre and pavilion.

Meet the locals and enjoy some fun with the family at one of the best beaches in Kelowna.

 


Are you looking for a Kelowna lakefront hotel? Try staying or living at The Shore. Enjoy the convenience of living alongside the sparkling waters of Okanagan Lake. Contact us about our Okanagan Lakeview suites, just steps away from the water.

Why The Shore is Ideal for an Extended Stay in Kelowna

Looking for the Ideal Extended Stay location in Kelowna?

How do you know you’ve found the perfect extended stay accommodation option in Kelowna? From amenities and activities to location and views, we’ve compiled a check-list of must-haves for extended stays in Kelowna to help make sure you’re not missing out on anything.

Extended Stay Kelowna The Shore

 

#1. Extended Stay – Location, Location, Location

In Kelowna, it really is possible to have it all: views, nearby shopping and restaurants, trails, and more. When you’re looking for your home away from home in this city, be sure your long-term stay suite brings you:

  • Mountain or lake views
  • Footsteps from the beach
  • Walking distance to sought-after shops and restaurants
  • Easy access to walking trails and transit

Guests enjoying extended stays in Kelowna at The Shore experience the best of the Okanagan every day.

Facing the shores of Okanagan Lake, guests enjoy the serenity and beauty of the lake from the private balconies of their luxury suites or the outdoor terrace.

You are also here to enjoy the bounty of the Okanagan, and really good food! At The Shore, you’ll love being able to walk downstairs for coffee or a delicious meal at KB&Co, a fast-casual plant-based café, or Diner Deluxe, a restaurant bringing you fresh, local fare from morning until evening.

Located in the coveted Lower Mission neighbourhood, you’re also a short walk away from some of Kelowna’s most celebrated boutiques and restaurants.

 

#2. Everything-you-could-want suites

At your home away from home, it should be as easy to get to great eateries as it is to cook the meals you love right in your own kitchen.

Beyond a kitchenette, The Shore brings you chef-inspired kitchens with all the amenities you need to fuel adventures and relaxation, including:

  • Oven and stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Minor appliances, such as a toaster and electric kettle
  • Dinnerware, cookware, cutlery, and even wine glasses

Additionally, each luxury suite is furnished with;

  • Custom-designed furniture
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balconies
  • 4K flat-screen LG TV’s
  • High-speed wireless internet

With such mild winters, snowbirds in Kelowna can also barbecue almost any night of the year on our community Weber barbecues. The courtyard is a terrific place to meet friends in any season.

When it’s time to wash off the sand from the beach or restore your muscles after a day of snowshoeing, enjoy a soak in a full-size bathtub before resting in a luxurious king bed (complete with views!).

 

#3. A home base to enjoy the Okanagan life

Of course, extended stays in Kelowna ought to make it easy for you to explore and enjoy all that is the Okanagan lifestyle.

Centrally located, The Shore places you:

  • 10 minutes from downtown Kelowna and the Orchard Park Shopping Centre
  • 20-minute drive from 40 wineries
  • 30 minutes from Big White Ski Resort, where you can enjoy snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and downhill skiing, just 60 minutes from either Silver Star Ski Resort near Vernon or Apex Mountain Ski Resort
  • A short drive from 19 spectacular golf courses because you are now also in golfer’s paradise

Of course, this is just the start of things to do as a year-round playground for all things recreation and culture!



What does your extended stay at The Shore look like? Get in touch to hear more about how we can accommodate your needs with a variety of suite options and views!

Kelowna’s Snowbirds Flock to The Shore

Kelowna’s Snowbirds Know The Shore is the place to be in Kelowna

There’s a reason why it’s called ‘The Napa of the North.’ Like its California counterpart, people flock to the Okanagan Valley for its sunshine, warmth, wineries—and so much more. This year, if you can’t make it to Palm Springs, Phoenix or Florida for the Winter, there’s no need to stay home. You can still head South and enjoy an idyllic Winter at The Shore, Kelowna’s Vacation Rental of choice.

If you’re considering how you can still live the snowbird life and stay in Canada this Winter, we have four compelling reasons to make Kelowna, and The Shore, your temporary home.

 

#1. Kelowna has some of Canada’s warmest weather

Imagine this: It’s February. Long past the twinkle of Christmas, and it snowed overnight, Again. Your car is buried up to the door handles, and with the windchill, it’s nearly -25C, and it’s going to get colder overnight.

But you are in Kelowna, hearing about the weather from your next-door neighbour, who decided to stay in Winnipeg or Regina or Edmonton and tough out the winter at home.

In Kelowna, according to Tourism Kelowna, February’s average low is just a balmy -5 C, and it often reaches the average high of 4 C. You hardly even wear your winter coat in weather like this. On morning walks with your partner along the lake, most days, your sweater and your coffee keep you warm.

Kelowna also enjoys:

  • 304 days of sunshine per year
  • 2,000 hours of sun every year

Instead of shovelling out your car, you can sip your morning coffee in your light-filled suite and soak up the views of the sun, shimmering on the lake and the hills beyond.

#2. Kelowna’s Snowbirds Best Winter activities

The beautiful thing about Winter in the Okanagan, particularly Kelowna, is that you actually get to enjoy it. With mild temperatures and a plethora of world-class Winter activities, The Shore is an ideal home base to enjoy:

  • Nordic & cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Big White Ski Resort, promises plenty of that coveted Okanagan Champagne powder (and sunshine!) You can also enjoy hitting the slopes at Silver Star Ski Resort near Vernon and Apex Ski Resort near Penticton.
  • Walking on a network of urban and mountain trails
  • Golf (often until late fall and starting again in early spring) on 19 exceptional courses that make Kelowna one of Canada’s premier golf destinations
  • Wine tours, with 40 wineries within a 20-minute drive, and open year-round

 

#3. The Shore offers hotel hospitality with all the comforts and familiarity of home

The Shore was designed as an extended-stay hotel that would feel like home and yet give you the ease of being on holiday.

Here are just some of the suite features you’ll love:

  • Private balconies
  • State-of-the-art culinary kitchen
  • Custom-designed modern furniture
  • 4K flat-screen LG TV’s
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • In-suite washer and dryer
  • Community outdoor terrace with fireplace and Weber stainless steel barbecues
  • Guest lounge
  • Mobile digital key entry

It’s easy to choose the suite that fits your needs, with a selection of one, two and three-bedroom suites to choose from, with either lake or mountain views.

You’ll also love everything about the lakefront Lower Mission location, which lets you enjoy being footsteps away from some of the city’s most treasured boutiques and restaurants as well as transit routes and trails.

Learn more about our vibrant neighbourhood and restaurants downstairs and within walking distance!

 

#4. The Shore is a Sure Thing

Right now, the typical snowbird journey brings uncertainty. It’s hard to tell what will happen across the border and in the coming months, and many who usually make the journey want the reassurance of knowing they’re making the best decisions for their health and that they’ll be able to come back to Canada if and when they need to.

Staying at The Shore in Kelowna is your next-best destination for a warm, worry-free Winter away from home!



Are you considering becoming one of Kelowna’s Snowbirds? The Shore is Kelowna’s extended stay hotel of choice for Canadian snowbirds!
Discover what it means to live here and get in touch so we can help you plan the perfect winter in Canada!