There is a lot to do in West Kelowna over spring break and below is just a short list of some of the activities that children and adults can take in.
PLEASE NOTE: As of the end of the day on March 17 many city facilities are closed until further notice, this includes Jim Lind Area, Royal LePage Place, Johnson Bentley Aquatic Centre and washrooms in city parks. Private businesses may also be closed and we recommend that you contact them prior to visiting them.
1. West Kelowna has fantastic Cross-country ski trails. Telemark is open during spring break but it is best to visit their website for hours of operation before heading out. www.telemarknordic.com
2. Snowshoeing opportunities can be found along the Telemark trails as well as on trails near by.
3. Jim Lind Arena and Royal LePage Place are offering public skating and ice activities and you can find a public skate schedule here.
4. No matter what the season, going to the pool is always fun! During spring break the public swim hours are being extended and there are daily public swim sessions at Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre. From May 14-29 Public Swim schedule is: Monday – Thursday 1-5pm & 6:30-8:15pm | Friday 1-5pm & 6:30-9pm | Saturday-Sunday 1-7:30pm.
5. There are different Spring Break Day Camps available – you can check out the programs and schedules here in the Recreation Guide.
6. The snow has started to disappear and the hikers are starting to come out. This also means wildlife is out and about on the trails too, so please be aware if you are heading out for a hike. The Westside Trail Guide has information on several of the local hiking trails in the area and trail information and maps can be found here or in a hard copy format at local accommodators and Visitor Centres.
7. Spring is a perfect time to visit the wineries as the tasting rooms are not as busy which allows visitors to ask away and learn a lot about the wines of the region. For a complete list of wineries in West Kelowna visit www.thewestsidewinetrail.com. Our wineries are kid friendly, so feel free to stop by with them.
A few other ideas:
9. Paintball adventures at Safari Ridge
10. Hit the driving range at Two Eagles or Golf at Two Eagles or Shannon Lake (opening dates in March)
11. Indoor playplace for the little kids at Just For Fun
12. A matinee at one of our two movie theatres (Encore or EXtreme)
13. Bring out those wheels and go for a bike ride along Gellatly Bay or a rollerblade around the paved track at Westbank Centre park.
14. Brush off your racket and hit one of the tennis courts.
15. Check out the skateboard park on Old Okanagan Hwy or the skate park and pump track on Quail Lane.