Our family went to downtown Kelowna. Now coming from a city like Calgary there wasn’t much building to the downtown but more culture; I preferred it that way too. There were lots of seaside parks and along the streets there were really nice boutiques and restaurants. Kelowna was interesting in the sense that no matter where you went you would see an amazing piece of art; it was odd but also refreshing to stop and admire art. I am not quite sure if it’s the city or the feeling of being in a new town but I greatly appreciated the art.
Water front parks are extremely beautiful and really relaxing the lack of people and the clean spacious grass made it fun to walk around with my family despite a cloudy day. We were lost at one point but it was fairly easy for us to find our way back because there were maps everywhere with “you are here” indicators. Along those big postings were also small maps that had all the restaurants, boutiques, entertainment places in downtown Kelowna. Parking was also very cheap. It was $1 for 2 hours which surprised my parents because parking is $8 in Calgary.
There is also this very interesting legend about an infamous Canadian sea monster called Ogopogo. I didn’t realize until 3 days in the trip that we were lakeside with this legendary sea creature. I didn’t even realize this while we were boating in the water. Apparently, the legend of Ogopogo is even older than the Lochness monster. There was even a small statue in the park dedicated to the monster. My brothers and I had lots of fun sitting on the monster’s back.
Now, on the other hand you will not find a mall with a food court in downtown Kelowna. My family was shocked to find out that the only mall in downtown had no food court. It made them kind of depressed, I guess it’s because my parents want cheap food and my brother’s eat nothing but McDonald’s but if you are travelling to Kelowna I greatly encourage you to eat at all the restaurants you can. I wish I could give an awesome review about a restaurant but sadly we haven’t eaten anywhere but McDonald’s and A&W.
Anyways till next time.