Active by Nature

Say go. We dare you.

We are active. We are drop dead gorgeous. And we want you to get out and explore our awesome natural playground, because our everyday lives are better than most people's vacations.

Inspired by the 2012 bid for Ironman, Active by Nature highlights our extensive network of pathways, shared trails, roadways, parks and beaches. 


The Map

Use the interactive map as your kick-start to enjoy the epic outdoor adventures that Kelowna has waiting for you. We have highlighted some of our best and most stunning routes and trails for you to explore while biking, running, walking, swimming, strolling, rolling, or whatever it is you like to do outside - winter, spring, summer or fall.

Interactive Map

What are you waiting for? Say go!

The Pass

Your gateway to an active spring season is the Active by Nature pass.

For only $25, you'll get unlimited access to any of this season’s Active by Nature sessions. For spring 2017, that includes cycling, running and hiking. Meet new people while challenging yourself week after week to improve your speed, skill and stamina. Under the guidance of an experienced fitness leader, you’ll have a chance to explore new areas and terrains including Knox Mountain, Glenmore and the Mission Park Greenway.

You can either register for each program separately (running, cycling, hiking) or purchase the Active by Nature pass for just $25 and drop in to any of the three programs whenever you can. Drop in once a week or five times a week, it's up to you! Schedules and passes will be provided at the first session. A final celebration with prizes will take place upon completion. Plus, renew your ABN pass in summer and fall 2017 and you could win awesome prizes at the end of the year. 

Spring Session Schedule

Making Active by Nature even more interactive!

We have launched Knox Your Sox Off! and the Knox Challenge - two new interactive and fun ways to enjoy your hike up Knox Mountain Park along the Apex Trail. You just need your phone (GPS on), water and some good shoes.

Knox Mountain Park

Knox Your Sox Off! is a fun and fact-filled quest where you hike up Knox along the Apex Trail at your own pace. With your phone as your guide, you'll learn about the history of Knox Mountain Park, its natural plant and wildlife, and much more. Take the kids and see where the trail takes might just see something that Knox Your Sox Off!

Knox Challenge is a timed quest. Whether you're a seasoned 'Knox-er' or new to the Apex Trail, give it a try! Your phone (GPS on) acts as your stopwatch. Start at the bottom of the Apex Trail, follow the sign markers as you make your way up, and the challenge is on. It's a steep hike to the top of the 2.4 km trail so get your heart rate up and then enjoy the stunning view at the top. Track your time, challenge your friends, track how many times - there are lots of ways to have fun with the Knox Challenge!

How to get started:

  1. Download the 'QuestUpon' app (available for iPhone and Android).
  2. Select your quest.
  3. Start your adventure!