Located on the west side of Okanagan Lake this stunning community offers everything a vacationing heart desires. Lush trellised vineyards, mountain biking trails, hiking paths, skiing, beaches and spas - there are enough activities here to keep you busy all year round. Prior to incorporation in 2007, West Kelowna was commonly known as Westbank. The municipality is home to more than 25,000 people who call this beautiful, safe and healthy community their home. While the business sector is nurtured and growing its history and past is not forgotten. Pride in the community's deep agricultural roots continues today with row upon row of orchards and vineyards and even the country’s first nut farm. West Kelowna is proud of its community neighbours and in particular the relationship that the community has with the Westbank First Nation, one of Canada’s most progressive First Nation Bands. Economic growth and prosperity for the area is a result of this strong relationship. Whether you visit during the hot summers or the power ridden winters, there is a little something for everyone!
Most travellers will arrive to Westbank/West Kelowna by car. Highway 97 is the major highway through the community with Kelowna & Vernon to the north and Peachland, Summerland and Penticton to the south. Highway 97C (the Coquihalla Connector) also offers access to the community, which is the route most people from Vancouver travel.
The Kelowna International Airport is a 25 minute drive away with daily service to several cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, Toronto, as well as Victoria.
There is no train service available, but Greyhound buses services the community and Westbank/West Kelowna is also part of a regional public transportation service.
There are several boat launches along the lakeshore with parking facilities and they can get quite busy in the summer months.
Gentle winding roads, lush orchards, ripe vineyards and spectacular views will take you away to your wine tasting adventures. West Kelowna is proud to have seven wineries within its boundaries, with all offering a unique flavour and experience. From a winery that adorns a hilltop with mission style architecture and bells, to small farmgate organic wineries as well as the most photographed vineyard in the Okanagan, you are sure to find the perfect bottle of wine here. With an additional 22 wineries within a half hour drive, if wine touring is your thing, the area offers the perfect central location for a wine touring vacation.
Beaumont Family Estate Winery - 2775 Boucherie Rd
Kalala Organic Vineyards - 1361 Glencoe Rd
Little Straw Vineyards - 2815 Ourtoland Rd
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery - 829 Douglas Rd
Mount Boucherie Estate Winery - 829 Boucherie Rd
Quails's Gate Estate Winery - 3303 Boucherie Rd
Rollingdale Winery - 2306 Hayman Rd
After a day of exploration and fun you will want to relax. West Kelowna & Westbank have a wide variety of accommodations to suite your needs, everything from waterfront resorts to cottages to nationally recognized hotels. There are also many charming Bed & Breakfasts as well as places for campers and RVers.
Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Wine Country - 3460 Carrington Rd, 250.707.1632
Boucherie Beach Resort - 3750 West Bay Rd, 250.768.5769
Casa Loma Lakeshore Resort - 2777 Casa Loma Rd, 1.800.771.5253
Comfort Inn - 1655 Westgate Rd, 250.769.2355
Holiday Inn - 2569 Dobbin Rd. 1.877.660.8550
Seclusion Bay Resort - 3050 Seclusion Bay Rd, 250.768.3885
The Cove Lakeside Resort - 4205 Gellatly Rd, 1.877.762.COVE
Lake Okanagan Resort - 2751 Westside Rd, 1.800.663.3773