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9 Ways to Explore the Westside this Long Weekend

Gear up for a fun long weekend in West Kelowna and the Westside! Whether you are interested in heart-pumping activities, laid-back relaxation, or cultural immersion, our community offers something for every adventurer. Check out this curated list of ideas to ignite your long weekend discoveries!

Peruse the Parks

Looking for a fun way to get active and discover West Kelowna’s hidden gems? The City’s Recreation & Culture Department has launched “Peruse the Parks”! This scavenger hunt runs until May 31st and encourages visitors to explore our parks by searching for hidden symbols. Find them all, mark them off on your scorecard, and submit it to be entered for exciting prizes! For more information visit:

peruse the parks


Book a lane at Whiski-Jack’s Pins & Pints. The bowling alley is open and ready for you and feel free to stay awhile and have some bites as well!
#620 – 525 Hwy 97 S | 778-755-4605 |


Hit the Trails

Did you know that the Greater Westside has over 636 hectares of parks and recreational space? Hiking and biking are great ways to connect with nature! We have trails for all fitness and ability levels, including leisurely strolls around Shannon Lake and the Gellatly Bay Waterfront, to the heart-pumping climbs of Mount Boucherie.

If you love the thrill of a ride, check out the Smith Creek Trail Network for a fast, flowy descent or take a more leisurely ride along the Boucherie Multi-Use Path/Recreation Corridor. More information on our parks and trails can be found on our website.

long weekend hiking

Theme Your Sips Tour

Many of you have visited our wineries and craft beverage tasting rooms, but why not tour them by theme or varietal. Some suggestions include:


Self-Guided Sculpture & Mural Tour of Indigenous Art

In 2014, the Westbank First Nation Public Art Program was established as a collaborative, collective, and creative process between WFN, practising Indigenous artists, and community members. Since its inception, many public art pieces have been installed throughout the community. Here you will find information about each of the public art pieces and where to view them.

sculpture tour


Picnic in a Park

Stop by one of our specialty food places and build your own picnic, or grab some takeout from one of our restaurants and head to a local park for a picnic. What to know which park to visit? Take a virtual park, here you can see which parks have playgrounds, and facilities.  Also the Kids Spray Park on May St opens up on the Saturday of the May long weekend!

Car Show & Live Entertainment

Car enthusiasts will be heading down to Kinsmen Athletic Park on May 19 to check out the World of Wheels Car Show. If chilling to live music is more your style, head out to one of our venues for some great music. Check out our events calendar for full details!


Looking to dine out or make it a weekend getaway? Below are a few suggestions!

What to Eat?

From winery restaurants and ethnic cuisine to cafes and branded restaurants, we have great eats here in West Kelowna. Check out our Foodie Friday page where you can.

Where to Stay?

We have a wide range of accommodations that will offer you a perfect getaway. Here you will find hotels as well as waterfront resorts, cottages and charming B&Bs.


Enjoy being a tourist in your own town this weekend!