B.C. Bucket List: Visit Kangaroos in Kelowna

From must-see attractions to outdoor adventures and more, discover and explore the best B.C. has to offer

Whether you grew up on the West Coast, have recently moved here, or are just planning to visit, there’s no doubt you’ve got a bunch of adventures you can’t wait to cross off your bucket list. To help you prioritize, we’re sharing some of our must-do B.C. experiences so you don’t miss out.

Experience: Explore the world of unique animals at The Kangaroo Creek Farm

Location: 5932 Old Vernon Road, Kelowna

Cost: Entry fee from $10 + GST

How to get there: Four hours and 30 minutes by car from Vancouver—view route here.

Bucket list factor: Save yourself the trouble of international travel and visit some of the world’s cutest critters right here in our own backyard. Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm features kangaroos, of course, as well as other wild animals like wallabies and capybaras (a giant rodent from South America that’s recently become Internet famous). You an also check out emus, peacocks, parrots, potbellied pigs and more. Guests are able to walk around with the red kangaroos and pet and feed the animals (treats provided free of charge) under the supervision of the guides. The staff is also available to answer questions about the animals, making your experience as educational as you choose. If you visit during the high season, additional activities like face-painting is available for the little ones.

Things to note:

  • The last day of the farm’s 2023 season is October 9th.
  • No dogs are allowed inside animal enclosures or near the animal enclosure fences. Please do not leave dogs unattended.
  • The farm is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last admission is at 2:45 p.m., and everyone is asked to leave at 3:00 p.m.
  • Group visits like commercial groups and school field trips are available. Email to book here.