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Where to Rent & Buy Sporting Goods in Kelowna

two kayaks from a sporting goods rental shop in kelowna

The Okanagan Valley is a beautiful natural playground that is as enjoyable in the summer as in winter. It can be just as fun to try your hand at some snowy activities up at Big White or enjoy a day pedalling the rail trail on bikes. There are also lots of events and races locally to participate in.

Regardless of what you want to try out around town, you’ll need some gear to enjoy Kelowna’s plentiful outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking to add to your gear closet or need rentals, we’ve got a list of the best places to get sporting goods in Kelowna.

Sports Rentals in Kelowna

Whether you’re looking to try out a new activity or find you don’t have enough room to store equipment long-term, there are plenty of sport rentals around Kelowna to choose from.

Bike Rentals

One of the best ways to see the city is on two wheels. Kelowna Bike Rentals (owned and operated by two local charities!) offers a wide range of street bikes, e-bikes, hardtail mountain bikes, and adaptive bikes and equipment. In addition to bike and e-bike rentals, Lakeside Eco-Sports also offers tours and activities for the whole family. 

For those looking to get out of the city, Myra Canyon Bicycle Rentals gives you the opportunity to explore the Kettle Valley on rental bikes between May and October. Pedego Oyama is another option situated in the heart of Lake Country, giving you the opportunity to visit some local lakes and wineries. 

SUP and Board Rentals

When it gets hot in the summer, people head to the sunny shores of Okanagan Lake to cool down. Get out on the water with the help of a standup paddle board rental from the Kelowna Paddle Centre or right on the water with Okanagan Beach Rentals, who also do other kinds of boats and watercraft. 

a woman sitting on a stand up paddle board rented from a sporting goods store in kelowna, with binoculars looking over the water

Ski and Board Rentals

If you’re coming to Kelowna for winter activities and want to travel stress-free, there are plenty of ways to still enjoy your time here. Our local hills – Big White and SilverStar – have downhill skis and snowboards to rent. Or get out on the skinny skis up at Kelowna Nordic for a good workout. 

Buying Sports Gear in Kelowna

Whether you’re local and looking to grab some gear for a new hobby or looking for an excuse to upgrade your current offerings, there are a few shops around town to help you out.

Play It Again Sports

If you’re looking for new or used equipment, Play It Again Sports Kelowna is the place to go. Especially if you’re shopping for kids that grow out of their gear so quickly. They have equipment for a variety of sports as well as other outdoors activities, such as camping, hunting, and fishing. 

1778 Baron Rd, Kelowna, BC
12 min drive from The Shore

a skiier on top of a mountain at Big White, using sporting goods rented in Kelowna, with snowy trees and the sun in the background

Atmosphere Kelowna

Get great camping gear and provisions for other outdoor activities at Atmosphere. They’ve got everything you need to get you moving outdoors – from snowshoes to tents, hydration packs, paddleboards, clothing, and more. 

1835 Dilworth Dr, Kelowna, BC
11 min drive from The Shore

MEC Kelowna

Our favourite one-stop-shop for outdoor and sports gear and supplies is the Mountain Equipment Company, or MEC as it’s affectionately called by frequent visitors. Load up on bars and gels for your next race or re-up on climbing ropes for your next adventure out to the world-famous Skaha Bluffs

Sport Chek

Another go-to spot for sports gear is Kelowna’s Sport Chek. Their wide variety of sports equipment and clothing ensures you’ll always find what you’re looking for (and maybe some things you didn’t realize you were?).

2271 Harvey Ave Unit #1410, Kelowna, BC
11 min drive from The Shore

To Activities and Beyond

With lots of opportunities for outdoor activities and sports, Kelowna has many options when it comes to getting the gear to get you outside. And after a full day of activities, you’ll want to enjoy a nice beverage on one of our fabulous patios, or hunt down the city’s best pizza or Mexican food.

Staying at the Shore

Stay with us to have a central space from which to go do all the exciting activities Kelowna has to offer. With all the modern comforts plus spectacular views and amenities steps from the front door, The Shore is the perfect jump-off spot for a weekend of SUPing on the lake or pedalling around town. 

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Aerial View of The Shore Hotel and Lakeshore in Kelowna