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Suncruiser Okanagan - - INTRODUCTION -

A. Shel­ter Bay Ma­rina – Guest moor­age, gas, rentals, and a pump out. Pub­lic boat launch with five me­tre wa­ter depth.

B. Down­town Ma­rina - of­fer­ing tem­po­rary moor­age in the heart of down­town Kelowna. There is a sani-sta­tion, wa­ter­craft rental, fuel and a store. Call (250) 763-5599.

C. Wa­ter Street Boat Launch. One of Kelowna's largest boat launches with lots of pay park­ing at Pros­pera Place. Ice, re­fresh­ments and take­out food. Call ahead (250) 860-1141 and pull up to the large city dock.

1. Small pri­vate in­let. Do not make waves and be care­ful when en­ter­ing the in­let shal­low wa­ter.

2. Green Bay – Pri­vate beaches and docks for 800 m north and south - no beach­ing. Any waves can cause dam­age to the prop­er­ties. Shel­ter from south winds.

3. Kalam­oir Park – No overnight camp­ing. Nice beaches, hik­ing trails, a marked swim­ming area, and wash­rooms. Pre­ferred beach­ing to the north of the swim­ming area - watch for rocks. There are beaches for 800 m north as well. South of the large culvert are pri­vate beaches with three moor­ing buoys.

4. Casa Loma Res­i­den­tial Area – Beau­ti­ful homes. Pri­vate beaches and a small boat launch. No beach­ing for about 800 m north and south of the point. The bay will give you good shel­ter from south winds. Sign on shore says “Ca­ble.”

5. Casa Loma Vil­lage – Casa Loma Or­chards – Pri­vate beaches and docks. No beach­ing for 800 m south - marshy with shal­low wa­ters.

6. Si­wash Point – For­merly an In­dian vil­lage of con­sid­er­able size called “Tsin– Stik–Op–Tin,” it was close to the Okana­gan Bridge and the old Brigade trail. The ex­ca­va­tion cav­i­ties that were dug for fire pits in the cen­tre of the lodges can still be seen - shel­ter from south winds.

7. Old Ferry Docks - If you choose to ven­ture onto the docks be very care­ful. There are pri­vate beaches and docks on both sides with a pri­vate boat launch on the south side. Shel­ter from south winds on both sides and marshy ar­eas on the east side. Dive Site - A tire reef at 10 me­tres west of dock.

8. Beau­ti­ful bay with shel­ter from south winds. Pri­vate beach con­tain­ing a marshy area. No beach­ing for 1.6 km north.

9. Raymer Bay Re­gional Park – Chil­dren’s play­ground, fire pits, out­house, and sandy beaches. Watch for swim­ming ar­eas. Boats are not per­mit­ted on beach use moor­ing buoys.

10. Poplar Point – Pri­vate beaches and docks south of Suther­land Park and north for 400 m.

11. Suther­land Park – Sandy beaches, chil­dren’s play-ground, wash­rooms, and a boat launch with beach­ing on the north side. Shal­low wa­ter pro­vides for good anchorage - shel­ter from south winds.

12. Man­hat­tan Point – Light - Named af­ter Man­hat­tan, New York by F.R.E. Dehart, Mayor of Kelowna, in 1909. Do not pass be­tween the light and the shore as the wa­ter is very shal­low and one would be at great risk of hit­ting bot­tom. There is also a 25-me­tre dock.

13. Wa­ter Front Park – High ce­ment break­wa­ter. Some­times kite fly­ers can be seen in the park. On the north side is Tug­boat Bay - watch for marked swim­ming ar­eas. Dive Site - In the bay, be­low the Dol­phins, is a cabin cruiser about ten me­tres down. The cabin was knocked off dur­ing con­struc­tion of the new park.

14. Kelowna Yacht Club – Kelowna Yacht Club – (250-762-3310). Mem­bers only – key-card lock se­cu­rity. There is a pub­lic boat launch North of the Club. The pop­u­lar launch to the South has been closed. Youth/adult pro­grams and wa­ter­sport rentals are avail­able to the pub­lic.

15. Kelowna In­ner Harbor – Six cau­tion­ary white buoy mark­ers with lights. Max­i­mum speed is 8 km/h. When en­ter­ing the bay there will be a large pub­lic dock on the east end of the bay. Shel­ter from south winds. Kerry Park – Home of the “Sails” and the “Ogo­pogo” sculp­ture. The small dock can be used for tem­po­rary moor­ing. Some beach­ing on both sides of the dock. Dive Site - A small boat at 13 me­tres.

16. Kelowna City Park – Chil­dren’s wa­ter park and play­ground, Hot Sands Beach, Veen­dam Gar­den, rose and flower gar­dens, wash­rooms, ta­bles and benches, con­ces­sion, Kelowna Lawn Bowl­ing Club, a track and beach vol­ley­ball. There is a beach­ing area closer to the bridge at the south end of the marked swim­ming area.

17. Okana­gan Lake Float­ing Bridge – The long­est float­ing bridge in Canada. The float­ing por­tion is 700 me­tres. No wake zone.

18. Strath­cona Beach – Nice beaches with marked swim­ming ar­eas. There are pic­nic ta­bles and ten­nis courts in the park. You can see the hos­pi­tal be­hind the park.

19. Siebell Maude–Roxby Bird Sanc­tu­ary – Af­ter World War II, Vic­tor and Siebell (Maude–Roxby) bought a lake­side prop­erty and a marsh, which har­boured a myr­iad of birds. They built a home here to en­joy the wa­ter and wildlife they loved so much. The board­walks must be used in or­der to pre­serve the marsh ar­eas. Do not ven­ture off the board­walks so we can all en­joy its beauty.

20. Kins­men Beach Park – Chil­dren’s play­ground, wash­rooms, con­ces­sion, and a shal­low swim­ming area which ex­tends out a con­sid­er­able dis­tance. Beach with care on the north end - shel­ter from north winds in the bay.

21. Fa­scieux Creek - “Ca­ble” sign on shore.

22. Boyce Gyro Park & Beach – Chil­dren’s play­ground, wash­rooms, con­ces­sion, and shal­low swim­ming area. Small beach­ing area north but avoid pri­vate beaches and docks.

23. Ro­tary Park Beach – A wind­surfer’s haven. Pic­nic ta­bles, chil­dren’s play­ground, sandy beach, and swim­ming ar­eas - no beach­ing. Avoid pri­vate beaches and docks. Watch for the many kitesurfers and wind­surfers.

24. Lakeshore Boat Launch – Large park­ing lot for ve­hi­cle and trail­ers. Six cau­tion­ary buoys with lights. Max­i­mum speed is 8 km/h. You will see one port buoy (red) and one star­board buoy (green) in­di­cat­ing the chan­nel where dredging was done. Wa­ter is very shal­low - use cau­tion.

25. Mis­sion Creek – Do not en­ter the creek. North to the Okana­gan Lake Bridge the wa­ter is very shal­low; as far as a 100 me­tres off shore at some places.

26. Blue­bird Beach – Small beach­ing area on the south side. A large, white, sixs­tory con­do­minium build­ing to the south can be seen from a dis­tance.

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