Jun 28, 2018
How to Keep the Young Ones Entertained
For those who remember riding shotgun in the ol’ station wagon, family vacations to the Okanagan Valley hold many memories. It was worth the windy mountain motion sickness when you arrived at your favourite hotel—you know the one— and spending hot, hazy days at the beach while filling the rest of your days visiting just about every attraction in town.
A family vacation to the Okanagan is not that different today. Now that you’ve become parents, the station wagon has likely been traded in for an SUV, with roof rack and bike carrier for all the toys. But you can still find the kind of Kelowna hotels with waterslide close to attractions that will keep you and the kids entertained for days on end.
Look for the Ultimate Holiday Hotel
Let’s face it. Your kids will be just as excited about staying in a hotel as they are with getting to your destination. Make the stay worth it by looking for a hotel with family-friendly amenities. There are plenty of local hotels with an indoor pool, but not many have a 40-foot twisting and turning waterslide. The Comfort Suites Kelowna hotel has that and more. While the kids are splashing, parents can keep an eye out while sitting back in the jetted hot tub.
Bet on the Best Beaches
The Okanagan has always been an attractive place for families to spend their holidays. And while the population has grown, as can be seen in the infrastructure with more homes, widened roads and more amenities, the jewel that is the Okanagan still exists.
Okanagan Lake is a hub of activity. You can visit the waterfront on either side of the William R. Bennett Bridge which connects downtown Kelowna to West Kelowna.
Here, you’ll find more things for kids to do than you can shake a stick at. With plenty of public beaches (including dog-friendly options), parks, boat ramps, and activities,
Some beach/parks to visit include:
- Waterfront and City Parks (downtown)
- Boyce Gyro Beach and Rotary Beach Park (Lakeshore Road on the east side of the lake)
- Pebble Beach and Gellatly Dog Beach (West Kelowna)
Reign in a Rainy Day
If the weather is not cooperating, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities that can be found near Kelowna’s hotels near the airport such as the Comfort Suites.
One attraction that has been around since 1981 and is still going strong is Scandia Golf & Games. Voted the best place for family fun in the Okanagan, Scandia features an indoor mini golf course and an arcade with more than 140 games. When the rain stops, you can go outside to enjoy the outdoor mini golf course, go-kart track and batting cage.
Other indoor attractions located near the Comfort Suites Kelowna include:
- EnergyPlex indoor playground (includes giant cube climber, trampolines, laser tag, rock climbing wall and more)
- Grand 10 Cinemas
- Orchard Park Mall
- EXIT Kelowna escape room
Looking for one of the best party venues in Kelowna for your child’s birthday party? Our birthday package includes four hours of fun in our indoor pool and waterslide, and access to our private meeting room.Out of TripAdvisor Kelowna hotels, the Comfort Suites Kelowna is rated as one of the 10 best family hotels in Kelowna.