This lake is the largest in the region, running 120 km from Vernon to Penticton, and featuring a range of activities from parasailing to windsurfing, houseboating (no previous experience required) and fishing. Aboard a variety of rented rivercraft visitors can float 6 km on the channel that connects this lake with Skaha Lake. Also, while on Okanagan, be sure to keep an eye out for the legendary monster "Ogopogo".
The other major cities on Okanagan Lake are Kelowna at roughly the midpoint, and Westbank, Summerland and Peachland on the southwest shores.
The lake has a surface area of 86,000 acres, averaging 250 feet in depth and reaching a maximum depth of 800 feet. The water residence or renewal time is calculated to be 60 years.