Diving in the Okanagan Valley2014-04-01T16:24:07+00:00

When diving at Paul’s Tomb in the Knox Mountain Nature Park in Kelowna, you can see, at a depth of 25 feet (8 m), a replica of Ogopogo, a mythological creature reputed to inhabit the waters of nearby Okanagan Lake.

Otter Bay in Ellison Provincial Park Ellison Provincial Parkuba-diving and snorkelling park. A number of objects have been sunk here to attract a variety of fish and other lake-dwelling creatures. On the northeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Ellison Provincial Park includes 200 hectares of forested benchlands above a rocky shoreline of scenic headlands and sheltered coves. The park’s natural attractions, combined with the dry, sunny Okanagan climate provide many recreational opportunities from spring through fall.

Ellison Provincial Park offers vehicle accessible campsites. If coming from Highway 97 north, turn right on 25th Avenue (main intersection downtown Vernon), and the park is 16 km or approximately 20 minutes from that junction. If coming from Highway 97 south, turn left on 25th Avenue, through Okanagan Landing Road, and follow the blue and white VIP signs indicating Ellison Park.