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Things to Do

Paddle Sports

Whether exploring the pristine beaches of the expansive Okanagan Lake, admiring the ever-changing blues and greens of Kalamalka Lake, or seeking solitude and scenery at peaceful Swan Lake, there’s simply nothing quite like paddling out on refreshing calm waters on a sunny Okanagan day.

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Thomas Bullock

Whether you seek solace in the seat of your kayak exploring endless shoreline and beautiful bays, or you prefer a social paddle with your favourite SUP friends, greater Vernon's Lakes provide the perfect escape for your next paddling adventure.

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Andrew Strain

Locals' favourite launch spots

Okanagan Lake's Hurlburt Park: Paddle toward Ellison Provincial Park beaches, watch rock climbers scaling ledges along the way, then head down towards the Outback Lakeside Vacation Homes to soak in serene shoreline views.

Kalamalka Lake's Kinloch Boat Launch or WestKal Road Launch: Sneak a peak at the stunning lakeside homes or paddle along the rail trail as the bikers and walkers go by. Head around to Jade/Juniper Bay in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and find a beautiful spot to jump in for a swim and cool off.

Paddling clinics & events

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Vernon Paddling Centre

Vernon Paddling Centre

Vernon Paddling Centre at Paddlewheel Park is an organization that offers clinics, group paddles, adaptive paddling equipment and more. Reach out to this welcoming community of paddlers who strive to promote inclusivity foster those interested in paddling in the region.

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Wahine Wednesdays

Wahine Wednesdays with Kalavida Surf Shop is a women's SUP 'n Social paddle night. A great way to connect with other "ladies of the lake", you can bring your own board or simply register to use one of theirs when you sign up.

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No need to travel with your kayak or SUP, make life easy and grab one from Vernon's convenient rental locations.

Paddle Sports businesses