The Ultimate Motorbike Tour: Kelowna to Osoyoos

Motorcyclists riding through the Lower North Thompson Valley near Barriere, BC
Kelly Funk


Embark on a motorbike journey that weaves through the Okanagan Valley, from the forest and cityscapes of Kelowna to the desert and beauty of Osoyoos. This tour is an exploration of scenic landscapes, rich culture, and unforgettable experiences.

Starting Point: Kelowna

Begin your adventure in Kelowna, a city that pulses with energy and creativity. As you rev up your engines, take a moment to soak in the city's atmosphere. Stroll through downtown, where art galleries and museums, like the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Okanagan Heritage Museum, offer glimpses into the artistry and history of the region. Before setting off, tantalize your taste buds at the Kelowna Farmers’ Market or savour a craft beer at local breweries such as BNA Brewing Co.

As you leave the city, the panorama of Okanagan Lake unfurls beside you, a spectacle of nature’s grandeur. This is just the beginning of a journey marked by breathtaking views and rich experiences.

Stop 1: Summerhill Pyramid Winery

A short ride from Kelowna, Summerhill Pyramid Winery awaits, an organic vineyard known for its unique pyramid structure and bio-dynamic farming practices​. Explore the vineyards, learn about their organic winemaking process, and indulge in a tasting session featuring award-winning wines like the 2012 Cipes Blanc de Blanc or the Chalice​​. The bistro on-site offers a delightful dining experience with organic selections that perfectly complement the wines.

Stop 2: Myra Canyon Park

Next, steer towards Myra Canyon Park, a marvel of engineering and natural beauty. This segment of the Kettle Valley Railway has 18 trestle bridges and 2 tunnels. You can choose to hike or bike, but regardless of what you choose, the trail promises stunning views and a chance to connect with nature. The park transforms with the seasons, offering snowshoeing in the winter.

Stop 3: Penticton

Penticton, located between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, is your next stop. A city where the charm of a small town meets the convenience of a metropolis, Penticton is a hub for motorcyclists seeking diverse experiences​. Visit the iconic Penticton Peach, relax on the sandy beaches, and don’t miss the chance to explore the renowned Naramata Bench wineries on the way into Penticton. As evening descends, enjoy the culinary delights that this city has to offer.

Stop 4: Skaha Lake

Skaha Lake, with its clear waters and sandy beaches, is a place for relaxation and adventure​​. Engage in water sports, explore the Discovery Park, or simply unwind by the lake. For those seeking a bit more excitement, Skaha Lake Marina offers boat rentals for an aquatic exploration​.

Stop 5: Oliver

Ride into Oliver, known as the "Wine Capital of Canada." With over 40 wineries and a backdrop of forested mountains, it’s a paradise for wine lovers. Oliver’s culinary scene is as diverse as its landscapes, offering everything from East Indian to Greek and Mexican delights. For those seeking outdoor adventures, the extensive trail network and mountain lakes are just a bike ride away​.

Final Destination: Osoyoos

Your journey culminates in Osoyoos, a town celebrated for its warm climate and stunning lake views. Explore the unique desert ecology at the Osoyoos Desert Centre or indulge in the rich flavours of local wineries and breweries. The town’s Indigenous culture is beautifully showcased at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, providing a profound cultural experience​.


This motorbike tour from Kelowna to Osoyoos is a grand journey and exploration of the soul of the Okanagan Valley. Each stop offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and indulgence, making your ride a passage through stunning landscapes and a journey into wine country.