Summer Activities

During the summer, there is so much to do at Big White, as well as in Kelowna.  In addition to hiking, biking, and horseback riding, for example, Big White holds various summer festivals.  Kelowna sits on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by mountains, provincial parks, wineries, and orchards.  It boasts an energetic downtown and a stunning waterfront City Park and boardwalk, as well as numerous beaches, golf courses, wineries, and more.

Hiking & Biking

It’s arrived! Biking at Big White is off to a great start in constructing a world-class, lift-serviced mountain biking experience. The bike park’s Grand Opening debut was August 2017.

The trails have been master-planned by the industry’s best.

The authentic, grassroots biking adventure, is slated for enduro, for downhill, and for freeride experiences.

Family flow trails provide feature-rich learning environments, encouraging controlled trail speed.

Expert and pro-level trails, though, are available to more experienced bikers as well!

Horseback Riding

Summers at Big White are just as breathtaking as their winters. More so, perhaps, as much more terrain is accessible during the summer than during the winter. You can take it all in, too, on horseback, as you’re led through trails and to those breathtaking views.


From May to mid-November, Crescendo is frequented by groups of golfing buddies. To golf aficionados, Kelowna is a golfing mecca. The climate, the long/dry season, the natural beauty, and the accessibility are all contributory. The number and variety of uniquely distinct courses that offer diverse play – from the beginner to the pro – set Kelowna apart as well.

Wineries & Tours

Kelowna is the birthplace of winemaking in British Columbia; known for its top-quality wines that regularly win national and international awards. Visit the Kelowna Tourism site for Kelowna’s wine trails, wine tours, and seasonal wine festivals and events.

Lake Activities

Kelowna’s stunning Okanagan Lake spans 135km (84 miles), and is known for its more than 30 beaches. Many are equipped with playgrounds, concessions, and bathroom facilities.

Enjoy the lake from a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), wake boat, sailboat, pedal-boat, charter boat, flyboard, kayak, or canoe. Watercraft of every kind are available to thrill water enthusiasts of all ages. In July, the Lake’s water temperature averages 19-23C (69-71F).

Summer Festivities at Big White