Exploring The Unique Kangaroo Creek Farm In Kelowna, BC

Last Updated on June 20, 2023

When you visit the Okanagan, you can experience walking among Kangaroos without having to travel to Australia. Get a taste of the Land Down Under at Kangaroo Creek Farm!

Kangaroo Creek Farm

At Kangaroo Creek Farm in Kelowna, BC visitors can enjoy wandering amongst the kangaroos. The staff are experts on kangaroos and wallabies and can answer any questions you have about their species, habitat, breeding, diet, housing, and general physiology. You can choose to make your visit as educational as you want by asking them questions; we learned SO much!

Did you know that a kangaroo’s tail is the strongest part of it’s body?

We also appreciated that the staff would add into the education the fact that you wouldn’t go up to a Kangaroo in the wild like you can at the Kelowna Kangaroo farm. They reminded the kids about how to respect wildlife and the importance of not getting too close.

We visited Kangaroo Creek Farm years ago when it was in a different location, so the photos here will show a mixture of both locations. Also, years ago you were able to hold little Joeys, but we were a little early for it this time, if it is even still an option.

Where Is Kelowna, BC?

Kelowna is an Okanagan city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It’s located on Okanagan Lake in the Southern Interior region, about a four-hour drive from Vancouver. It’s known for its wineries, beaches, and offering plenty of year-round activities. Take advantage of all that Kelowna has to offer and make memories that will last a lifetime!

What Animals Are At Kangaroo Creek Farm?

At the Kangaroo farm in Kelowna, you’ll find different kinds of kangaroos, including Red Kangaroos, Common Wallaroos, Bennett Wallabies, a baby Albino Wallaby, and Dama Wallabies. Additionally, they have other animals such as emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, snakes, sugar gliders, baby kangaroos, and potbellied pigs.

They also have capybara, which is the world’s largest rodent and can weigh more than 150 lbs!

Kangaroo Creek Farm Setup

At Kangaroo Creek Farm, visitors can explore three separate areas. Off to one side, you will find kangaroos you can feed, goats, capybara. In the center, there are washrooms, picnic tables, and food available for purchase. Off to the other side, you can interact with the snakes, sugar gliders, bunnies, and any other animals they have.

Can Dogs Go To The Kelowna Kangaroo Farm?

All dogs that come to the farm must be on a leash, or in arms, or inside a carrier/purse. Do NOT take dogs near any fence line or enclosure that contains animals and birds. Dogs must also be friendly and calm.

How Long To Stay At Kangaroo Creek Farm?

You could see it all in 90 minutes if you rushed through it. We took our time to really enjoy it and stayed from opening at 10am to close at 3pm. If you have kids with you, it is a great way to spend an afternoon in the fresh air.

Cost Of Admission

Considering that you get to spend time with exotic animals from different continents, and that there is so much to see, the admission cost is quite reasonable. If you love animals, this is the perfect adventure for you. The best part is that there are no extra charges after paying your admission fee.

Adults: $16 +GST
Children and Youth: $8 +GST
Seniors 65+ yrs: $8 +GST
Children 4 and Under: Free

You don’t have to book or reserve in advance. Pay at the entrance.

Kangaroo Creek Farm Location And Hours

You’ll find the Kangaroo Creek Farm at 5932 Old Vernon Road, near the north end of the Kelowna Airport.

Is Kangaroo Creek Farm Open Year-Round?

The Kangaroo Farm in Kelowna is open from late April to early October, and during Spring Break. The farm usually closes near Thanksgiving weekend. They are open every day from 10am to 3pm.

Try to arrive as close to the park’s opening time at 10 a.m. as possible. This will help you beat the heat during summer, avoid large crowds, and see the animals when they are most enthusiastic about their feeding time (and better photo ops!)

Know Before You Go

  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is in close proximity
  • All visitors are asked to move slowly, no running, and to only pet the kangaroos on their backs
  • No “boxing” with kangaroos or picking them up
  • Do not chase the ducks, chickens, or peacocks
  • Do not enter the animal pens while eating
  • Smoking and alcohol, including e-cigarettes, are also prohibited
  • Visitors are asked to treat all the animals and birds with respect
  • Do not bring any dogs or other personal pets into the animal enclosures
  • Free parking (and plenty of it), fee to enter the Farm.

This place offers the perfect opportunity for anyone who has dreamt of snuggling up with a kangaroo. The Kangaroo Creek Farm in Kelowna is definitely a must-visit destination for the animal lovers and adventurers alike. Make sure to check it out when you’re in the area!

Other Things To Do In Kelowna

  • After a day of activities in Kelowna, you’ll need the ideal spot to relax and enjoy some additional entertainment. Stay at Hotel Zed, the funkiest 70s Hotel, right near City Park. The hotel even has free roller skate rentals!
  • Visit the beautiful Myra Canyon Trestles, a stunning canyon and hiking/biking route.
  • Go chasing waterfalls. One of our favorite waterfalls is Fintry Falls, where you can also check out an abandoned homestead.
  • Try flyboarding and take your adventure to the sky.
  • Take a winery tour and enjoy some of the delicious wines that Kelowna has to offer.
  • Hike Knox Mountain Park for some incredible views!
  • Enjoy some relaxation along Okanagan Lake. There’s plenty of entry points to find the perfect location for some chill time. Still want more ideas? Take a look at our favorite things to do in Kelowna.


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