It is now officially the beginning of Spring! With the change of season into warmer weather and lighter days, we suddenly have so much more time and opportunity to do more things outdoors. A benefit to retirement living at Orchard Gardens in Kelowna is you do not have to worry too much about the “spring cleaning” part of welcoming the new season, as there are regular housekeeping services available with your monthly fee. You can instead focus on enjoying some outdoor activities in beautiful Kelowna, either by yourself or with your new Orchard Gardens friends.

Here are 5 senior retirement living activities in Kelowna:

1. Seniors hike to Christie Falls

Now that it’s less cold due to the spring weather, it’s a perfect time to see a stunning,
free-falling waterfall located an hour away from Kelowna. The hike itself is short and considered more of a gentle walk through the woods, which is perfect for any senior in retirement living. This activity is perfect for those who enjoy staying active and have not seen a waterfall in a while.

2. CedarCreek Estate Winery

If you are an avid wine drinker, this beautiful winery located near Kelowna is something you should check out. The on-site tasting room features floor-to-ceiling windows for you to enjoy the blooming spring colours from inside, or you can enjoy the outdoors in one of their two courtyards as you sit around the fire. Now that you’re enjoying retirement living, it’s time to take a well-deserved break.

3. Kelowna Water Taxi and Cruises for seniors

When’s the last time you took a water taxi or went for a cruise? As a senior, it’s time you enjoy retirement living to the fullest by seeing beautiful views of Kelowna from a lake. The boat is equipped with plush and comfortable seats for a leisurely ride for any senior, with a maximum number of nine passengers at a time (which could also include your small dog).

4. Family picnic at Sarsons Beach Park

Known to be very clean and family friendly, Sarsons Beach Park in Kelowna is perfect for you to enjoy a family picnic here. It is usually much quieter and less crowded than some of the more popular beaches along the lakeshore. The park also has picnic tables, playgrounds for your grandchildren to play on, washroom facilities, and some grassy areas in case you want to have a traditional picnic on the grass.

5. Myra Canyon Trestles biking trail for seniors

If you are wanting to stay a bit more active while you enjoy retirement living, there is a
biking trail located only 24km away from downtown Kelowna. After the scenic drive to the top, you can rent a bike and cycle over 18 train trestles and through 2 tunnels on this easy trail.

If you are ready to enjoy retirement living in Kelowna, check out Orchard Gardens! A renowned senior retirement community offering 18 studio and 105 one bedroom private-pay independent living suites. Call 250-979-0600 or email to book a tour.