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Arrowleaf Cellats winery

 

Arrowleaf Cellar offers really, really great wines. Their Kitchen has opened now so you can buy sandwiches, deserts & cheese plates to relax under the trees on a picnic table while viewing the lake.  Their Bistro will be open spring 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Ex Nihilo its translation, a Latin word meaning 'out of nothing. If you like a drier fruity wine then this is the place to go.

 

 

The Gray Monk has been in business since 1972 & you can tell by their amazing wines with something for everyone's taste. Another advantage of visiting the Gray Monk is eating at the Grapevine restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan.

 

 

Intrigue has some really nice wines made by Roger Wong who is a well known winemaker in the Okanagan. They also have an amazing gift shop.

Newest of the 5 local wineries. 50th Parallel is 17 minutes away from us & only 10 minute drive from Intrigue. Sitting on 61 acres of scenic farmland. We stopped in during spring winefest, every wine we tasted was excellent, 50th Parallel is another great reason to visit Lake Country.

 

 

The Grapevine is our most recommended restaurant. It has the best food anywhere we've eaten, along with great service from their friendly waitresses. Relax enjoying the gorgeous view of Lake Okanagan with your meal.

Kangaroo Creek Farm have been breeding kangaroos and wallabies for more than 20 years on their farm in Lake Country BC. They do not promote them as house-pets but rather as alternative hobby farm pets.  There are currently wallaroos, bennetts, a cockatoo, wallaby, baby kangaroos, goats, sugar glider and potbellied pigs. They recently added a pair of capybara, the world's larges rodent (up to 150 lbs!). This has been a highlight of any of our guests who've visited them. Please look at their web page to see what is expected from you & their hours,

 

 

Make your wine tour a classic.

Ride in style with a cherry red 1956 Cadillac Sedan de Ville on our wine tours, let "Eleanor" and your local guide show you Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley!

 

Where the rides are wicked. As one of BC's newest and best Zip line courses, we hope you can visit soon. Choose us for the diversity of the ziplines offered on our 3 hr tour. Some very high, some very long, some very very fast. All with fabulous Okanagan view. After you are shuttled to the top, each line is followed closely by the next. There is minimal walking and 1.6km of zipping.

 

Lake Country Open Air Performance Society (LCOAPS) is a not-for-profit initiative created and organized by volunteers in the community of Lake Country.

The Lake Country Open Air Performance Society's mandate is to provide free outdoor music concerts for the residents of and visitors to Lake County during the months of July and August every year. Concerts are held throughout the District of Lake Country at a variety of community and regional parks. Each concert features a variety of talented local musicians in a variety of genres, as well as artisans and vendors. Evening performances run during day light hours and are all ages shows.

 

This farm is up for sale as Jim & Darlene are heading into retirement phase of their life, therefore this farm is for sale. You can contact them directly if interested. Real nice piece of property.

Located on a beautiful five acre setting overlooking two pristine lakes in the sunny Okanagan Valley. Looking for the latest in fashionable, functional alpaca clothing and accessories. Here you will find a wide variety of Alpaca products. 

 

 

New in 2014 Kelowna Mountain is a spectacular cliff walk across a 100 foot waterfall, a chairlift and four bridges over vineyards, one of which is the longest in North America. The magnificent views, cliffs and rock faces that the fire has revealed is what make The Kelowna Mountain Bridges & Vineyards so breathtaking and unique.
 

Outdoor discoveries

Eco tours throughout the Okanagan. Identifying edible mushrooms, snowshoeing, visiting scenic locations you wouldn't know about unless you were a local. If anyone would know anything about the Okanagan it would be Roseanne who grew up here & has spent most of her life guiding tours. She is an award-winning interpretive naturalist with a refreshingly enthusiastic passion for nature and conservation. 

The Starlight Drive-in is pretty close to us in Enderby, an hours drive north. There is a list on this page of all the drive-ins around Canada on the link to the left.

 

Welcome to the Cycling BC's Trans Canada Trail website. Here you'll find information and maps to guide you through some of the province’s most stunning landscapes as you explore BC's Trans Canada Trail.

Passing hundreds of miles through the southern interior of British Columbia, it was a railroad built through the toughest terrain in North America.

Today, the tracks, ties and train whistles are gone and the Kettle Valley Railway is an exceptional recreational resource for walking and cycling.

 

Tour and tasting of fresh honey right from the bees.

Farm tours, fresh fruits for sale &  a petting zoo with a gift shop. This and the Bee farm have been recommended to us from guests who have visited there, who gave it a thumbs up. We will be going there shortly and will have more of a write up afterwards.

 

This is a real hidden jewel of a find for us. This place is a forgotten parrots dream. These folks have close to a hundred parrots that they are taking care of and offer a really educational tour and talk about parrots. You even get a few pictures with these birds on your shoulder. The topics range from how breeders and smugglers have almost made wild parrots extinct from illegally smuggling these birds into countries that will pay big money for them and then after a few years the new owners forget about the novelty of owning these incredible birds and how they live a miserable  life without the attention that they need. Stop by here and learn more about these great birds and help these people keep this great service up and running. The admission price is a steal. If you are coming here from Vancouver then a quick 10 minute trip south to the first street off of hwy 97 will take you to this great place. Have a look at their web page for directions.

 

Reviews from our guest have been very good about this attraction. If you are a golfer then this will definitely help you improve your game. This will give you a feel for the same gradients of difficulty that the big golf courses offer, so stop by and spend a fraction of the time working on this important portion of your game.  out hour putting game,

This brand new 2005 houseboat is a 75 foot luxury cruise.  Only $15 pp. Please check to see if time is available, as it fills quickly. 

Here are some links from our guests who have stayed here. They have web pages that offer a different type of service or product that may be of interest to you. Please have a look if you have the time. 

 

 

Float plane lessons, charters and rental

 

 

 

 

Llama duvets, mattress pads & pillows

 

 

Fruit blooming & harvest schedule.

 

 

Links and course information 

Nakusp hot springs are between Revelstoke and Vernon. This is a very scenic route to Kelowna, but it takes a little longer to drive.

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers a unique 2 hour journey on one of British Columbia's few remaining fully operational steam railways. Passengers enjoy a tour along a preserved ten-kilometre section of the original Kettle Valley Railway constructed between 1910 and 1915. The locomotive, a 1924 Shay steam engine, pulls two 1950's passenger coaches and the Kettle and Valley Kars (open air). Friendly, informative guides bring the history of the railway alive as the train chugs along hillsides overlooking beautiful Okanagan orchards and vineyards.

Just south of Kelowna is Myra Canyon, a lovingly restored section of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. It weighs in at 12 miles (24 km) round trip, but there are no steep climbs or hairball singletracks - just some fun, casual riding. What makes the Myra Canyon section special are the 18 trestles and two tunnels you'll pass over and through. You can also rent bicycles at Myra Canyon Bicycle Rental/ Our guest who've done it were quite happy with it,

Bridlewood Riding Centre is an Equestrian Centre located on the Woodsdale Ranch, a long-time family-operated cattle ranch located on the scenic hills above Lake Country between Kelowna & Vernon.  This facility offers a full range of horse related services including Riding Lessons, Guided Trail Rides, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Cattle Drives, Boarding and Training. 

The safe trails at Mandy+Me provide wonderful lookouts and panoramic vistas from which to snap treasured keepsake photographs. The horses are well cared for and loved...and it shows. The guides are courteous, energetic and strive to ensure that you have the best possible outdoor animal adventure.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON motorcycle adventures in BC experience the beauty from Vancouver to Banff, from the Okanagan to the Rocky Mountains!!

Be free. That's how we like to ride!!!

 

The great legend of the Okanagan. Ogopogo is indisputably the Okanagan's best-known resident. Although his official address is unknown, he has been spotted in the Kelowna vicinity hundreds of times over the past couple of centuries.

 

 

Nestled in the scenic and pastoral rolling hills just north of Vernon, this historic site is one of the Okanagan's hidden treasures.

 

Provincial and national parks of BC and Canada. East of Revelstoke you can stop in at "Giant Cedars National Park" to break up your trip from Calgary with a 20 minute hike through an old growth cedar forest.

Recreational activities in the Okanagan

 

 

Go by sail, power or both - it's your choice. Stop for a swim or drift and soak up some rays. Reservations are recommended and unlike the other larger cruise tours, your schedule is our schedule. Morning, Noon, or Night.

 

 

Miniature golfing & video games for the kids. Go carts are across the highway

 

 

 

Sporting equipment to rent.

 

No web address any longer

The Old Woodshed builds custom barn board furniture which can be shipped at a reasonable price. We have had quite a bit of our furniture built here. The store itself is no longer in operation but Mark is continuing to build furniture from his shop. Great quality sturdy work. You can design  what you'd like and the material needed to be used. 250-712-9626 Mark Robinson.

Things to do on the way from either Calgary or Vancouver. Sights along the way or quick stops to give your legs a stretch.

 

 

Get the weather forecast for Kelowna and surrounding areas.

Average July temperature - 21C (70F)

Average January temperature - 1.7C (35F)

Annual precipitation - 312mm (12.3 inches)

Hours of sunshine - 2000 hours

         
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The best airline in Canada, also the best prices (you need to reserve in advance to get the best deals, remember summer time is really busy out here so book as far in advance as possible).

 

These waterslides are perfect for a younger family with picnic tables, and ease to watch your children. Located in Vernon, maybe 30 minutes away.

This park is more suitable for older children and teenagers. This is in Westbank 30 minutes away as well.

Tours range from custom designed tours for two people with a private barrel tasting, all the way up to 168 guests in four deluxe coaches with dinner. Any size, idea or winery you have in mind Club Wine Tours invites all requests and suggestions.

The "Silver Sage" is only minutes to the Burrowing Owl. They use fruits, herbs & vegetables in their wines for really unique, amazing & different tasting wines. This is one of our favourite wineries at the south end of the valley. One visit here and you will be coming back for years.

The "Burrowing Owl" is 2 hours south of us in Oliver. Their red wine is so good it has sold out for 2003 and some varieties have sold out for 2004. Their white wines are great tasting also. It is a little higher in price but it is an excellent quality wine. 

They also offer a very romantic restaurant with excellent food. You can still purchase a glass of their red wine to try with meals. We would definitely recommend you plan to visit here.

British Columbia invites you to experience Okanagan Wine Country ~ one of the greatest new wine making regions of the world. Mother Nature herself has granted the Okanagan Valley with an exceptional climate, abundance of sunlight and superb soil conditions. The wineries of the Okanagan have added their dedication to excellence as well as quality. Here's the schedule of wine tasting events. 

Set in the heart of the Okanagan, Okanagan Spirits is the region’s only distillery, making Eaux de Vie, Grappas and specialty spirits.  Our distillery welcomes visitors to come and experience first hand, the delicate process of taking ‘carefully selected’ local fruit and producing these into award winning products.  They are open 6 days a week and can be found on 28th Ave, Vernon. Kelowna now has a tasting room open on Bernard Street next to the Paramount Theatre.

 

            

 

Here are some links to the wineries in the Okanagan Valley. 

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