Uncovering Adventure in the Okanagan: Why Outdoor Enthusiasts Invest in Kelowna Homes

Kestrel Ridge, a new development in Upper Mission, Kelowna, offers adventure-seekers a low-maintenance haven to rest and recharge after exploring the many outdoor activities in the beautiful Okanagan.

Kestrel Ridge, a new development in Upper Mission, Kelowna, offers adventure-seekers a low-maintenance haven to rest and recharge after exploring the many outdoor activities in the beautiful Okanagan.

It's not hard to see why the Okanagan is often called a paradise for adventure seekers — as one of the warmest regions in all of Canada, the area is packed with stunning provincial parks, challenging hiking trails, and champion golf courses which all highlight the breathtaking beauty of the natural Okanagan landscape. With water sports and trails to keep residents active in the summer, thrilling ski resorts for entertainment in the winter, and luxury houses in Kelowna and beyond to keep residents rested and relaxed for even more outdoor adventures, the Okanagan is truly one of the best places in all of British Columbia for adventure seekers to create lasting roots.


Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities for active Okanagan residents, and there are almost too many popular trails to count in this sunny region of British Columbia. With trails for both beginners and seasoned hikers, hiking the local Okanagan trails is a great cardio workout with plenty of guaranteed views along the ways. Knox Mountain Park is one of Kelowna's most famous hiking spots. With 15 different trails to choose from, most locals opt for the popular Apex Trail or Paul's Tomb Trail on a gorgeous Okanagan day. Fintry Falls, located in Fintry Provincial Park, is another must-see where hikers climb over 400 stairs to reach the first of three breathtaking waterfalls. For more experienced hikers who are looking to take on a multi-day hike, Okanagan Mountain Park is a 22-kilometre trail with rustic campsites which allows visits to climb Okanagan Mountain and view scenic lake views and the Monashee Mountains.


There's no denying that the Okanagan is a golfer's dream with breathtaking championship courses with spectacular views guaranteed on every hole. There are nearly two dozen golf courses scattered in the Okanagan. The newly refreshed Predator Ridge Golf Resort in Vernon is constantly ranked as having one of the top courses in Canada and features 2 championship courses and a world-class practice facility. Tower Ranch Golf Course is also an award-winning and popular golfing location and is one of Okanagan's premier courses with a rugged layout and quick greens. Other golfing hot spots include Tobiano Golf Course, The Okanagan Golf Club, and Osoyoos Golf Club.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Water sports are an Okanagan must in the summertime, and there are tons of spots to kayak or canoe in the local area. While Okanagan Lake is the biggest and most popular water sports destination, there are many lakes that also make for good spots to launch your kayak or canoe. North of Kelowna, Wood Lake, Kalamalka Lake, Mabel Lake, and Shuswap Lake are all fantastic places to try your hand at various water sports. South of Kelowna, Vaseux Lake and Osoyoos Lake are also great for exploring the beautiful waters of the Okanagan.

Skiing and Snowboarding

The adventure doesn’t stop in winter as thrill-seeking residents hit the slopes on one of the Okanagan's award-winning ski resorts which are known for their dry, light snow. A short drive from Penticton, adventure seekers will find the Apex Mountain Ski Resort which is known for their harder runs and quaint village. Big White Ski Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in all of British Columbia and is ideal for families or couples retreats. Silver Star Ski Resort is also a charming ski resort that's just a short drive from Vernon.

Kelowna Luxury Real Estate and the Adventurous Spirit of the Okanagan

With adventure knitted into the very fabric of the community, Okanagan residents also prioritize comfortable living. Kestrel Ridge in Upper Mission, Kelowna is one such development that strives to make living as low-maintenance as possible so residents can have more time to enjoy the many adventures waiting in the Okanagan. With convenient main-level living and low-maintenance property and landscaping upkeep coupled with outrageous views of Okanagan Lake, residents of Kestrel Ridge can comfortably daydream about their next Okanagan adventure while living luxuriously in the comfort of one of their own Kelowna homes.

The Kestrel Ridge development encompasses 57 paired contemporary homes in Kelowna's beautiful Upper Mission neighbourhood and offers main level and low maintenance living coupled with sweeping lake and city views. To learn more about the exciting new Kestrel Ridge development, please visit our website or call us at (877) 620 – 3525.


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