Getting outside and exploring nature is a great way to entertain small children and get some exercise as a family. Many trails prove challenging for small children and toddlers to manage obstacles, as well as are near impossible to push a stroller along despite the best all-terrain vehicles. Luckily, the region offers some wonderful, accessible trails in scenic locations for all to enjoy!
Shannon Lake Regional Park in West Kelowna provides families with a very easy 1.8 km trail along the lake. The park is dog friendly, provided that dogs are leashed, and there are grassy areas for picnics or children to run around. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, and is a perfect place for children to learn to fish!
The Hidden Lake Parkway in the Glenmore area of Kelowna meanders easily for 1.78 km next to the lake and nearby housing development. The gravel trail leads alongside marshlands, and is suitable for strollers and all ability levels. A playground is located in the area as well for the children.
The Dilworth Loop, a section of the Dilworth Mountain trail network, provides hikers of all ability levels, as well as strollers, with an easy 0.86 km walk to stunning views of downtown Kelowna! The park is open until 11pm, and is an excellent location for viewing the sunset.
Hardy Falls, located in Peachland, is an easy, accessible trail that meanders along the side of Deep Creek. Several bridge crossings make up this 0.86 km trail which leads to a small waterfall in a lush, forested setting.