Central Okanagan

Community Resources
Leisure and Travel

Arts and Culture

City of Kelowna
Arts, Culture & Heritage
www.kelowna.ca/culture
250.469.8811
Friends of Fintry Provincial Park
Research, restoration of buildings and
grounds, building archives, fund raising.
Large campground, boat launch
www.fintry.ca
250.542.4031


Kelowna & District Genealogical Society
Library of books/newsletters on a wide
range of topics from most areas of the
world. Meetings at Evangel Church
3261 Gordon Drive
www.kdgs.ca
250.763.7159 Marie


Kelowna Art Gallery
Engage, inspire, enrich the greater
community through exhibition, collection,
interpretation of visual art
www.kelownaartgallery.com
1315 Water Street
250.762.2226


Kelowna Community Theatre
View upcoming Calendar of Events on...
www.kelowna.ca/cm/page2264.aspx
1375 Water Street
250.469.8944
250.469.8940 Events Line


Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival
Opportunity for amateur and young
performing artists to demonstrate their
achievements in Music, Dance, Speech
Arts. Annual performing arts festival
www.kelownakiwanisfestival.com
721 Bernard Avenue 778.581.0818
Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Dedicated to preserving Okanagan and
BC Railway Heritage, seniors discount
www.kettlevalleyrail.org
18404 Bathville Road, Summerland
250.494.8422 1.877.494.8424
See our ad and article on page 16


Museums
• Lake Country Museum and Archives
Saving Our Past For Our Future
www.lakecountrymuseum.com
11255 Okanagan Centre Road West
250.766.0111 Wed & Sat 1-4pm
• Okanagan Heritage Museum
Wonderful objects and surprising stories
that reveal the natural and cultural history
of the region. Home of Kelowna Public
Archives, Central Okanagan Hall of Fame
470 Queensway Avenue
250.763.2417 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
www.kelownamuseums.ca
• Okanagan Wine & Orchard Museum
In the Laurel Packinghouse. Sample the
industries that shaped Kelowna, shop
for made-in Okanagan gifts
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
778.478.0325 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4
www.kelownamuseums.ca

Okanagan Military Museum
Discover the role Okanagan men and
women played in the world theatre.
Packed with fascinating artefacts, one of
the best firearms collections in Canada.
Summer 10 am-5 pm Tue-Sat
Winter 10 am-5 pm Tue-Thur-Sat
1424 Ellis Street 250.763.9292
See our ad and article on page 30


• Peachland Museum
Scale model of Kettle Valley Railway
www.peachlandhistory.ca
5890 Beach Avenue 250.767.3441


• Sncəwips Heritage Museum
Holds some of WFN extensive
collections including archaeological
artifacts, historical & contemporary art
www.sncewipsmuseum.org
1979 Old Okanagan Hwy., Westbank
778.755.2787 10am-4pm Mon-Fri
See our ad on this page


• Westbank Museum & Visitors Centre
Working model of Gorman Bros. sawmill
www.westbankmuseum.com
2376 Dobbin Road, Westbank
250.768.0110


Okanagan Historical Society
One of the oldest societies in BC
dedicated to the preservation of local
history. See web site for contact info
www.okanaganhistoricalsociety.org


Okanagan Symphony Orchestra
Concert events in Vernon, Kelowna,
Penticton. See web site for 2016-17
performances, locations, dates
https://okanagansymphony.com
865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
250.763.7544 Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
250.862.2867 Tickets
Kelowna Tickets, Orchard Park Mall
See our article and ad on page 77

 

Rotary Centre for the Arts
Multidisciplinary visual and performing arts
centre. Open 7 days/week 8am-8pm
www.rotarycentreforthearts.com
421 Cawston Avenue
250.717.5304

 

Leisure

Big White Ski Resort
www.bigwhite.com 250.765.2101
1.866.491.9040 Ski & Board School
1.800.663.2772 Central reservations


BC Fishing Licences
Basic annual licence for 65+ $5.00
Basic annual licence for disabled $1.00
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences/
Purchase online www.fishing.gov.bc.ca or
at Service BC or licensed vendor


BC Parks
Individual campsite reservations
through Discover Camping Campground
Reservation service from April to Sept/
Oct. 50% discount for BC residents 65+
from day after Labour Day to June 14 of
following year for frontcountry campsites
www.discovercamping.ca
www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks
1.800.689.9025
• Campsite Fees for Seniors
www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/senior.html


BC Seniors Games Society
55+ BC Games are one way to help
those 55+ enrich their lives, get active,
keep fit. Although competition is an
important aspect, active participation in
sport, recreation and culture is the goal.
See web site for Zone 5 contacts. 2017
Games in Vernon & Area Sept. 12-16
www.55plusbcgames.org
778.426.2940


Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, The
Enjoy the beauty of our area while
benefiting from a healthy lifestyle: hiking,
birding, botany, fun, socializing, learning
Meetings on 2nd Tuesday, 7pm Sept-May
at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive
www.okanagannature.org


City of Kelowna Active Living
View the seasonal Activity & Program
Guide, and the Active Living Guide for
Adults 50+ online, or visit their offices
http://kelowna.ca/recreation
• 105-1014 Glenmore Dr. 250.469.8811
• Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way 250.469.8800


Farmers’ Markets (BC Association of)
www.bcfarmersmarket.org
• Kelowna Farmers & Crafters’ Market
BC’s largest farmers’ market. April-Nov.
Dilworth & Springfield, Wed & Sat 8 am-1
pm. Winter market at Parkinson Rec
Centre - check web site for schedule
www.kelownafarmersandcraftersmarket.com
250.878.5029
• Lake Country Farmers Market
Fridays 3-7pm Swalwell Park June-Sept
Fresh local produce & foods, handcrafts
www.lakecountryfarmersmarket.webs.com
250.826.7100
• Peachland Farmers & Crafters Market
Sundays 10am-2pm, May 28-Sept. 30
Heritage Park, Beach Avenue, Downtown
www.peachlandfarmersandcraftersmarket.ca
2 50.317.0407 Linda
• Westbank Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 9am-2pm, June 24- Sept 16
Westridge Mall, Main & Elliott
www.westbank.biz
250.808.5605 Deborah
H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
World class health, recreation and aquatics
facility www.h2okelowna.ca
4075 Gordon Drive 250.764.4040


Kelowna Community Chorus
For the Joy of Singing
Folks of all ages but mostly 50+ who just
love to sing. Check web site for additional
information. New members welcome
www.kelownacommunitychorus.com
See our article on page 27

 

Kelowna Family YMCA
Program information, schedules and
volunteer opportunities available at the
Kelowna Family YMCA or online
www.ymcaokanagan.ca
375 Hartman Road 250.491.9622
See our ad on this page


Kelowna Newcomers’ Club
Social group for 18+ (resident for less than
three years) to make new friends, varied
activity groups, opportunity to learn more
about Kelowna. See web site for meeting
information, registration form
www.kelownanewcomers.org


Kelowna Rockets Hockey Club
60 plus seniors discount
www.kelownarockets.com
1223 Water Street
250.762.5050 Prospera Place Box Office


Kelowna Seniors Volleyball League
Fun 50+ Co-ed Volleyball
10:15 to noon Mon-Wed-Friday
Parkinson Recreation Centre
250.718.6462 call Trish for more info

Mall Walking

 

Orchard Park Shopping Centre
Open at 7 am daily. Enter via
Administration doors on Springfield
www.orchardparkshopping.com
250.762.2838 Guest Services


Probus Clubs
The purpose of a Probus (Professional
Business) Club is to bring together
retired and semi retired persons who
have backgrounds of responsibility. See
web site for contact information for clubs
in Kelowna (men); Kelowna-Ogopogo
(combined); Westside (combined)
www.probus.org/canada.htm


RV Owners Lifestyle Seminar
An annual event at Okanagan College
Kelowna Campus, Opportunity for new, or

seasoned or wannabe RV owners to gain
valuable knowledge on RV operations,
maintenance and safety. Also travel tips,
health on the road, destinations, full-time
RV living and much more. 20th Annual
Lifestyle Seminar June 23-26, 2017
www.okanagan.bc.ca/rvlife
250.862.5457 or 250.762.5445 ext. 4424


The Friendly Bus
Scenic Senior Tours, private bookings, see
web site for details www.thefriendlybus.ca
250.826.1005 Kerri


Winfield Horseshoe Club
Tuesday & Thursday afternoon practice
sessions May to September
9834 Bottom Wood Lake Road
250.766.2985 Bernie

Travel

BC Ferries
BC seniors 65+ travel at a 50% discount
on most BC Ferries routes Mon-Thur
except holidays. Passenger fares only
www.bcferries.com
1.888.223.3779 Reservations
*223 on Rogers or Telus networks


Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Kelowna
Your Cruise Vacation Specialists
www.cruiseshipcenters.com/Kelowna
106-1980 Cooper Road
250.763.2900 1.800.463.7447
See our ad on page 15

 

Article on Multigenerational Travel pg.14
Friendship Force International
Provides opportunities to explore new
countries and cultures through home
hospitality, local hosts
www.thefriendshipforce.org


Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
Call individual airlines for reservations
For flight information, parking and ground
transportation options, packing tips, retail
and other airport services, go to our web
site at ylw.kelowna.ca continued...
or our mobile page at...
ylw.kelowna.ca/mobile
email: airport@kelowna.ca
250.765.5125 Airport Administration
250.765.5612 Airport Parking Booth
250.864.9885 Airport Courtesy Shuttle to
and from Long-Term Parking Lot
250.863.3714 Wheelchair Assistance
778.753.3735 Valet Parking
See our ad on pages 32-33


National Geographic Expeditions
World wide travel - with boundless
chances to be surrounded by natural
wonders and exotic wildlife
www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com
1.888.966.8687


Road Scholar
Not-for-profit world leader in lifelong
learning since 1975. Educational
adventures created by Elderhostel
www.roadscholar.org
1.800.454.5768 M-F 5am-6pm PT


Sun Fun Tours
People You Know. Experience You Trust.
110-3001 Tutt Street, Kelowna
www.sunfuntours.ca
250.763.6133 1.877.786.3860
See our ad on page 73


Super, Natural British Columbia
Places to go, things to do, trip
ideas, transportation and maps,
accommodations, travel deals
www.hellobc.com
Traveller Information System
Road and weather conditions, webcams,
plan your route, mobile traveller info
www.drivebc.ca
1.800.550.4997


Worldwide Quest
Experiential travel since 1970
Expert-led small group tours in nature,
culture and the arts
www.worldwidequest.com
1.800.387.1483 6am-2:30pm PT M-F


Activity Centres

East Kelowna Community Hall
Weddings, banquets, parties, festivals,
arts & craft shows, fitness, sports, more
www.eastkelownahall.com
2704 East Kelowna Road 250.860.2746


City of Kelowna Activity Centres
A variety of programs and services are
available for those 50+ including fitness
and sport, crafts and hobbies, music and
dance, health and wellness, computers,
art, games and general learning. See the
Active Living Guide for adults 50+
www.kelowna.ca/cm/page845.aspx
• Okanagan Mission Activity Centre
4398 Hobson Road 250.764.7642
• Rutland Activity Centre
765 Dodd Road 250.765.3723
• Parkinson Activity Centre


Parkinson Senior Society
www.parkinsonseniors.com
1700 Parkinson Way 250.762.4108
Lakeview Heights Community Hall
City of West Kelowna. Recreation
programs, meeting/event rental space,
full kitchen, adjacent playground, tennis
courts, soccer field and sports box -
(pickleball and basketball)
www.districtofwestkelowna.ca
860 Anders Road, West Kelowna
778.797.2265 Booking information


Lake Country Seniors’ Activity Centre
Activities include wood shop, cribbage,
sewing, Tai Chi, line dancing, Osteofit,
Songster group, Scrabble Meet, bridge.
Prime Time Entertainment Monday 1 pm
9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road
250.766.4220 or 250.766.4568


Okanagan Mission Community Hall
Heritage building has been the centre for
community events in the Mission area for
decades. One of the best equipped rental
facilities in Okanagan
www.okmissionhall.com
4409 Lakeshore Road
250.764.7477


Peachland 50 Plus Activity Centre
Peachland & District Retirement Society
Carpet bowling, Tai Chi, Chess, Iron & Silk
class, Duplicate & Social Bridge, quilting,
wood carving, Bingo, Yoga, Aerobics,
needlework. Potluck dinners 4th Friday
September to June
www.peachland.ca/50-activity-center
5672 Beach Avenue
250.767.9133 info-weekday mornings


Peachland Wellness Centre
We link people to services, information,
other people. Computer Literacy, Coffee
Groups, Sunday breakfast, Sunshine
Singers, Tai Chi, Seniors Excursions,
Community Gardens, Friendly Visitor
program, Memories Program
www.peachlandwellnesscentre.ca
4426 Fifth Street 250.767.0141


Senior Citizens Association Branch 17
Activities include bingo, bridge, Tango,
Mahjong, dance lessons, calligraphy, rug
hooking, accordion, ham radio & rock
clubs. Probus, AA, Canadian Federation of
University Women meet here
1353 Richter Street 250.762.5505


Senior Citizens Association Branch 55
Variety of activities including Friday
community bingo, occasional branch dinner
150D Gray Road, Rutland


Westside Senior Citizens Service Assn
Activities include carpet bowling, ceramics,
duplicate & contract bridge, snooker and 8
Ball, choir, crib, line dancing, bingo, wood
carving, floor curling, jammers sessions,
Wii, cloggers, Keep Fit, whist, quilting
www.districtofwestkelowna.ca/


DocumentCenter/View/1349
3661 Old Okanagan Highway
West Kelowna 250.768.4004


Webber Road Community Centre
City of West Kelowna in partnership with
the Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs. Family
centred programs & services
www.boysandgirlsclubs.ca
www.districtofwestkelowna.ca
2829 Inverness Road, West Kelowna
250.768.3049

 
 

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