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4 Best Weekend Getaways from Kelowna, British Columbia (within a 4-hour flight)


4 Best Weekend Getaways from Kelowna, British Columbia (within a 4-hour flight)
4 Best Weekend Getaways from Kelowna, British Columbia (within a 4-hour flight)

Kelowna, British Columbia, nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, exudes a blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and vibrant urban life. Known for its picturesque vineyards and orchards, Kelowna offers a paradise for wine enthusiasts and food lovers alike. The city's stunning lakeside setting on Okanagan Lake provides opportunities for boating, swimming, and beachfront relaxation, while nearby parks and trails beckon hikers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts. With a thriving arts and cultural scene, diverse dining options featuring local ingredients, and a welcoming community spirit, Kelowna embodies the perfect balance of recreational paradise and urban charm in the heart of British Columbia's wine country.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Kelowna, British Columbia  area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers), it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.






Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Vancouver boasts a stunning blend of urban sophistication and breathtaking natural beauty, offering visitors a unique experience of world-class dining, diverse cultures, and abundant outdoor activities all in one place.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $60+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?





Calgary, Alberta (YYC) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Calgary is a vibrant city that serves as a gateway to the majestic Rocky Mountains, offering a dynamic mix of modern attractions, rich cultural festivals, and immediate access to outdoor adventures.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $60+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


Victoria, British Columbia (YYJ) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Victoria, BC, delights with its mild climate, stunning floral displays, and a relaxed island vibe, coupled with historic architecture and a vibrant arts scene, making it a perfect escape into nature and culture.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?






Seattle, Washington (SEA) - 1 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Whales, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, gorgeous views, intelligent individuals, good breweries.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer (you can't really avoid the rain but you can pray)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the REI flagship store. Wow.



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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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