Living the Lake Life

McKinley Beach residents are fast learning the advantages of ‘living the lake life’. Not only is living near water good for your health it also comes hand in hand with a wealth of accessible amenities, at both McKinley Beach and the local surrounding area. Here are a few fun activities you can try while living the lake life!

If you’ve never tried stand up paddleboarding (or SUP for short) then you’re in for a treat. As a fun pastime, this sport has grown in popularity and living right next to a lake makes an ideal escape for those willing to test their balance. Stand up paddleboards are available to rent at the McKinley Beach Marina. Call 250-980-8864 for details and bookings.


Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Wibit has inflatable play parks on the lake in Kelowna, Peachland, and Penticton. These fun obstacle courses are fun for all ages and involve a lot of bouncing around and falling off things. A great way to let off some steam, entertain the kids, and just have some plain old fun in the sun! Learn more:

Taking in the sights of Okanagan Lake, exploring the architecture of some of the stunning lakefront villas, and enjoying a relaxing cruise around the water is just one way to really get the most out of your time on the lake. Take a tour from the McKinley Beach marina on our pontoon boat and treat yourself to a guided tour of Kelowna’s lakefront. Call 250-980-8864 for details and bookings.



Reach new heights and get a true birdseye view of the Okanagan by taking a parasailing tour. Perfectly safe and doesn’t involve jumping out of an airplane, this parachute tour anchors you firmly to a boat and takes you around the lake where you can enjoy the view and take in the sights. Learn more here:

From boats to sea-doos to wakeboards and more, there are tons of options for you to get out on the water. You can rent from the Downtown Kelowna Marina, just a short 15 minute drive from McKinley Beach:

Kayaking is an awesome way to get out on the water and also great exercise when it comes to strengthening your core. There’s nothing better than an early morning summer kayak along the lakeshore. If you don’t own your own, you can rent a kayak at the McKinley Beach Marina. Call 250-980-8864 for details and bookings.


Finally, if you’re looking for something a little different, and aren’t afraid of some high octane, adrenaline fueled craziness, you can always try flyboarding. Not sure what that is? Imagine a wakeboard but with water jets on the bottom that allow you to fly through the air! Check out Okanagan Flyboard, Kelowna for more details: