Updated: July 3, 2020

Cansumer keeps up to date lists showcasing the best products, explaining in simply language why we picked it, who it’s for, and why you should buy it. Candace West encourages everyone to follow their local and provincial recommendations while participating. Kelowna has so many fun activities available throughout the year that provide an opportunity to burn off some of the kidlets’ high energy levels. From hitting the beach to spending time in the forest; Kelowna is a fantastic place to keep your little ones busy.

This "consumer watchdog" company was founded with a simple premise: help consumers find the best products and services in Canada. Their endorsements help readers easily navigate a crowded marketplace to find the best of those products that fit their lifestyle. Cansumer suggests you "Soar through the tree tops at Oyama Zipline. The adventure is a great excursion for the entire family with the kids park in addition to the multiple ziplines for the bigger kids and adults. That’s not all they have to offer here though, take on the task of the aerial obstacle course and really face your fear of heights!"

Other inclusions in their list to entertain kids, pre-teens and teens this summer include:
Wibit Water Park
Sandy beaches, refreshing water, and a fun obstacle course for the kids! Wibit Water Park is a family favourite every summer in Kelowna. Located downtown at Hot Sands Beach, this water park is a must visit during the hot, sunny Okanagan summer!
Where: 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna
When: June to September
Cost: From $18/child
Appropriate ages: 5+

Kelowna Stables
Giddy-up with the youngins on a trail ride from Kelowna Stables. The ride is beyond scenic and can be enjoyed by the entire family. As an added bonus, there are also fat bikes and e-bikes available that you can take out on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
Where: 4675 June Springs Road, Kelowna
When: year round. Reservations required.
Cost: $50-$299/rider
Appropriate ages: 3+

Kangaroo Creek Farm
Kangaroo Creek Farm is a favourite for every member of the family. From toddlers to grandma and grandpa, this is a truly unique stop in Kelowna. Who wouldn’t want to roam around with some roos?
They also have more than just kangaroos too! If for some reason you don’t love kangaroos, they also have a lot of other exotics to check out including parrots, capybara, and a very personable African Crested Porcupine called Pricilla.
Where: 5932 Old Vernon Road, Kelowna
When: March to September
Cost: adults – $12, children & youth – $6, seniors – $6, children under 4 – free
Appropriate ages: all ages

Ice cream at Moo-lix
When you smell the homemade waffle cones wafting down Bernard Avenue, you know Moo-lix is open for the season! The long line-ups are worth the wait when it comes to this ice cream shop. Grab a cone for the kids, yourself, and even your pup and head down to City Park to enjoy. They recently opened a new location outside the Grand 10 Theatre for those who can’t go without Moo-lix during the winter months.
Where: 239 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
When: March to November
Cost: $2-$10
Appropriate ages: 3+

Fun Bugs Indoor Playground
Bring your little crawlers to Fun Bugs Indoor Playground to get a little crazy with the slides and play structures. This spot was created and designed for children 6 and under to have fun and put a smile on their faces.
Where: 1855 Spall Road, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: non-walking children (babies) – $5, children walking unassisted – $11.95
Appropriate ages: crawling age to 6 years

Scandia Golf & Games
Go-karts, mini-golf, arcade games, and batting cages. Scandia Golf & Games is a mecca for all things fun! Birthday parties, Saturday afternoons, or just a regular Tuesday, any day is a good time to pack up the family and head over to Scandia.
Where: 2898 Highway 97 N, Kelowna
When: year round (for most activities)
Cost: pay to play (on average people spend around $25/person)
Appropriate ages: 3+

Kelowna’s “bounciest” indoor playground is ready to welcome you and your family! This place has bouncy castles and a three story indoor playground that is sure to keep the kids busy for a while and tucker them out for a great night’s sleep. There is an interactive area specifically designed for toddlers so be sure to bring all the kids on the trip to Jump2it.
Where: 228-1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: $3.95-$12.95
Appropriate ages: all ages

Let the kids turn it up at Energyplex, the biggest indoor activity center in Kelowna! Arcade, laser tag, rock wall, high rope climbing and the energy cube are just a few of the sections available at this local favourite. Make sure you bring socks for the kids so they can run around all day!
Where: 130-948 McCurdy Road, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: $8.95-$25.95
Appropriate ages: all ages

Safari Ridge Adventure Park
You won’t be seeing any elephants or lions on this safari, but you will be getting adventurous on a paintball course! This place is known for the best family fun in Kelowna. There is no better way to settle that argument or take out some frustrations on your older brother than with paintball. Suit up and it’s on!
Where: 2216 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna
When: March to November
Cost: $25-35 (paintballs sold separately)
Appropriate ages: 7+

H2O Adventure & Fitness Centre
Indoor waterpark? Yes please! This one is sure to get lots of smiles and laughter out of the entire family. It’s easy to spend an entire day here with the surf simulator, waterslides, river run, and diving boards.
Where: 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: $6.00-$11.25, family pass – $28.50
Appropriate ages: all ages

McCurdy Bowling Centre
Embrace a classic and let’s bowl! McCurdy Bowling Centre is a popular choice for people of all ages in Kelowna. If you are are planning a fun, family evening, you can’t go wrong with bowling.
Where: 124-948 McCurdy Road, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: $42 per lane/hour
Appropriate ages: all ages

Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym
Do you have some little acrobats at home who would love the opportunity to scale a rock wall? Beyond the Crux Climbing Gym gives kids the opportunity to embrace their inner superhero and harness in for a unique experience.
Where: 5-685 Finns Road, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: drop-in rates $11-$15
Appropriate ages: 7+

Planet Lazer
Team up with the kids and get strategic at Planet Lazer. This indoor laser tag arena is always a crowd pleaser. A little fun fact, Planet Lazer has the largest arena in North America and has even won awards. Each game is 20 minutes of heart pounding and exhilarating fun!
Where: 1960 Springfield Road, Kelowna
When: year round
Cost: regular prices per player starting at $8.50
Appropriate ages: 5+

Maeg’s BBQ Boats
A BBQ boat on Okanagan Lake, what a cool concept! Take up to 10 people out on one of these orange boats and BBQ up some grub while taking in the sights of the lake. Don’t have a boating licence? It’s not needed to operate one of these boats. All you need is someone who is 21 years of age with a valid driver’s licence and you are good to set sail!
Where: 230 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
When: April to September
Cost: 45-minute lake tour – $25/person, 2-hour BBQ boat rental – $295
Appropriate ages: all ages
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Downtown Marina Kelowna
Experience all that Okanagan Lake has to offer by renting a seadoo or boat from the Downtown Marina. Tubes and all of the other essentials are available as well so just bring the family and get ready to cruise the lake in style!
Where: 210 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
When: April to September
Cost: seadoos from $124/hour, boats from $179/hour
Appropriate ages: all ages
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Okanagan Beach Rentals
Okanagan Beach Rentals have everything you could possibly need to enhance your fun in the sun. With three locations in Kelowna and a couple at nearby provincial parks, the team here has you covered from beach to beach. Rent paddleboards, kayaks, trikes, and inflatables. Forget packaging everything into your car and lugging it to the beach because this crew has it all!
Where: Boyce-Gyro Beach, Rotary Beach & Tugboat Bay Beach, Kelowna
When: May 15 to September 15
Cost: equipment from $15/hour
Appropriate ages: all ages

Mission Creek Greenway
Mission Creek Greenway is probably the most frequented hike/walking path in Kelowna. It runs over 16 kms alongside Mission Creek and has a number of different access points. There are washrooms, picnic areas, and even a play structure for the kids to enjoy.
Where: Springfield Road and Durnin Road, Kelowna (other access points available)
When: year round
Cost: free
Appropriate ages: all ages