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“History in a Peaceful Location”

Fintry Estate & Provincial Park
Ranked #28 of 139 things to do in Kelowna
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the western shore of Okanagan Lake, this site was part of the Hudsons Bay Company trade route.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This was one of the original stops for the sternwheelers on Okanagan Lake, with historic barns and electrical works that made it one of the great plantations of the British Empire. Now, it's a campground, far removed from Kelowna or Vernon, with many roomy sites under the trees, great views, ancient Syilx beaches and cliffs, lots of room to hike, a fantastic waterfall (steep hike) in a truly rugged gorge, lots of gentle, pebbled beaches to find a private place to sit or swim, and, be aware, a zillion mosquitoes. If you are camping outdoors and don't like mosquitoes, head over to Kalamalka Lake instead, where they seem to be far, far less numerous. Your family will thank you for that. This campground is split in two. You'll find fewer mosquitoes on the left hand side, near the cliffs. Reservations are highly recommended. The waterfront spots on that side are truly beautiful. The group camp is in the open sun. Bring a parasol or what.

Thank Senklip
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

It's a somewhat tacky arcade place but hey, didn't we all grow up with one of those and as kids, loved doing the putting and collecting tickets and getting cheesy prizes...

1  Thank Gordon R
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Make sure you take in the tours of the house and barn. the waterfall is fabulous and be brave enough to go for a dip in the stream and waterfalls. Go to the end of the trail and keep going you'll not be sorry.

Thank KelownaESL
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

a beautiful spot, you can swim, hike etc, and really get a good experience of our beautiful Lake. Lots to do around there, and nice and peaceful.

Thank Shannon Y
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

It will take a while to drive to this gorgeous lakeside campground. And in spite of the narrow windy roads, you will be glad you made the trip. (About an hour out of Kelowna)

Very nice, generous sized sites with firepits. Wood can be purchased there.

RVs or tents. Overnight fees are higher, but within reason. Potable water and a dish washing station make for nice conveniences.

There is s huge handicapped bathroom, too, complete with handheld shower.

The lake water is so clear and the mountains and sky are so lovely.

The camp is well-maintained by park hosts.

Problems: tepid showers and hand dryers that barely work.

Nice sights to see. An old estate and water falls.

Thank Sheree Z
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