Rutland has all of the first class amenities expected of a community its size. From the skate and water park known as Ben Lee Park to the indoor community ice rink in central Rutland’s dense recreation area and more park space than you could patronize in a day, it’s truly a great place to raise your active, young family. Rutland is also Kelowna’s gateway neighbourhood to winter fun, like skiing, snowboarding and downhill tubing at renowned Big White Ski Resort, located only a short 30-40 minute drive up Highway 33.
If you’re a golfer than you’ll be thrilled to find some of Kelowna’s most sought after links right in your own backyard. Communities like Black Mountain, Quail Ridge and the Ellison neighbourhood of Sunset Ranch are so close to the course, you can literally drive up to the tee off via your own golf cart and in some cases your backyard overlooks the green.
Sports and Games
There are also multiple baseball, soccer and sports fields located in the Rutland area that draw in many tournament seeking tourists and local sports fans alike. Rutland is also home to one of Kelowna’s largest movie theatres and still has one of Kelowna’s longest running tourist destinations – Scandia Golf and Games. Fun seekers and gamers will love their close proximity to this favorite Kelowna haunt where you will find Kelowna’s only Go-Kart track, year round mini golf, arcade games and even batting cages to pass away your free time.
Lakes and Pools
If water is your thing then look no further than the Kelowna Family YMCA (Athan’s Pool) for year round indoor swimming, centralized recreation programming and active lifestyle pursuits. Okanagan Lake is a short 13 minute drive to City Park, Kelowna’s most popular park and beach. If you’re looking for something a little quieter for fishing then you can head in the opposite direction of Downtown Kelowna and for the same amount of driving time you’ll arrive at Ellison (Duck) Lake. Directly across the road you’ll find the fishing favorite known as Wood Lake. Rutland is very central to most of Kelowna’s waterways.