Kelowna itself is the de facto capital of the Okanagan, and the best way to experience it is to fly to Kelowna International Airport (YLW).
The centrally located cultural district, located north of the tree-lined Highway 97 is where most of Kelowna's action takes place. You'll also find quaint cafes, restaurants, and art galleries, like the Kelowna Art Gallery, lining the streets of downtown.
On the corner of Cawston Avenue and Ellis Street, you'll find two of the most attractive points of interest; the BC Wine Museum and the British Columbia Orchard Industry Museum. Both are housed in the same building, the Wine Museum will provide a history of winemaking in the Okanagan, while the Orchard Industry Museum gives you an in-depth look at the farming past of the area.
Located about nine miles northeast of the Kelowna city center, the Kelowna International Airport is a premier gateway to the Okanagan Valley. Those flying into Kelowna International Airport (YLW) will find a taxi ride from the airport to the city center is relatively inexpensive, but, if you're looking to travel a lot when in Kelowna, you may want to rent a car.
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Situated up against the gorgeous Okanagan Lake, you ll find the city center boasts three public parks for you to explore.