Fewer and fewer sunny days means the kids aren’t getting out to burn off all the extra energy that they always seem to have. But don’t worry – there’s plenty to do around town, even when the weather’s not so great. Check out our list of the best indoor activity options in Kelowna for families to keep kids and adults occupied and amused.
Movie Theatres in Kelowna
Movies theatres are an easy go-to for staying entertained on a rainy afternoon. Whether you’re looking for the latest blockbuster or feel nostalgic for vintage classics, there are a few cinemas around town to choose from.
For a traditional movie experience, take the kids out to enjoy the latest blockbuster at the Cineplex at Orchard Plaza. Load up on popcorn and candy or grab dinner in the mall before you go in. Their reclining leather chairs with extended footrests are the comfiest cinema seats in town.
If you’re looking to make a night out of it, enjoy some food at the newly-opened Bernie’s Supper Club and Cinema’s restaurant, then head up to the theatre to catch one of their retro or newly-released films. They have a great cocktail list and minors are allowed until 10pm.
Bernie’s Cinema and Supper Club
353 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
9 min drive (4.0km) from The Shore
Cineplex Orchard Plaza
2080 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC
15 min drive (5.7km) from The Shore
Indoor Mini Golf
Visit Scandia Golf & Games in Kelowna for some whimsical and nostalgic fun. Their indoor jungle-themed course features 18 holes of just-challenging-enough mini putt. Get a hole in one on the last hole for an extra free game. Bonus: if the weather’s nice, hit the outdoor course. It’s one of the largest and most beautiful in Canada.
2898 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC
17 min drive (9.5km) from The Shore
Indoor Freestyle Sports
If you’re really looking to burn off some energy, Airhouse in Kelowna is the place to go. From freestyle trampolines to parkour and gymnastics, as well as an indoor skateboarding space – the Airhouse has it all. Perfect for even the most energetic individuals.
Just down the road you’ll also find McCurdy Bowling, the Energyplex, Arcadia Virtual Reality Lounge, and Landmark Grand 10 Cinemas. All grouped together in the same complex for optimal rainy-day fun.
730 McCurdy Rd, Kelowna, BC
16 min drive (9.6km) from The Shore
Bowling is a great way to keep the kids moving while still staying dry. Fun for the whole family, there’s many places to go bowling in Kelowna. Check out classic spots such as McCurdy Bowling Centre or Capri Bowling Lanes. Or head to BNA Brewing where the lanes are housed inside the two-floored brewery (book ahead as lanes fill up quickly, kids and kids-at-heart are welcome).
McCurdy Bowling Centre
948 McCurdy Rd, Kelowna, BC
17 min drive (9.6km) from The Shore
Capri Bowling Lanes
Capri Mall Lower Level, 1835 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC
8 min drive (4.3km) from The Shore
BNA Brewing Co.
1250 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (4.6km) from The Shore
If you’re looking for low-energy bonding with the kids, check out Twice the Dice Board Game Cafe in Kelowna. With over 1,000 games to choose from, you’re sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. Personally, we always reach for Carcassonne or Sequence.
Twice the Dice Board Game Cafe
1250 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC
8 min drive (3.6km) from The Shore
Indoor Activities at The Shore Kelowna
While Kelowna has a lot to offer on a rainy day, you don’t have to go far to find entertainment! Why not stay in for a cozy night with your favourite board games. Grab some burgers from South St Burgers and a sweet treat from Marble Slab Creamery (both on site) and you’re all fuelled up to play! Our suites have plenty of space to sprawl out with games – from Bananagrams to Twister.
Built for short or long-term stays, each suite in The Shore is fully equipped with modern amenities. If you do get caught out in some weather, our units are all equipped with an in-suite washer and dryer so drying off is easy. Whether you’re in town for work, school, or play, The Shore is the perfect place to call home. Learn more about our suites or book today.
PS: dining out in one of Kelowna’s many restaurants is also a great indoor activity for a rainy day! For some local favourites, check out favourite pizza places and Mexican restaurants.