June 2014

Found 6 blog entries for June 2014.

Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebloggs007/14325907566Summerland, in the heart of the Okanogan is one of the fastest growing cities in the area, a haven for those escaping the city life or those who work in nearby Kelowna, the city is a great place to live and play.  You can do so much in this city, whether it is summer or winter, Summerland offers you practically a never ending list of activities.

Climbing and Caving

If you enjoy heights and tight spaces, Summerland offers climbing and caving opportunities galore through Skaha Rock Adventures Ltd in Skaha Bluffs. This area boasts the longest and sunniest climbing area in the country and the company is renowned for their climbing school and safety.

Taking a Hike on the Old Railroad

Another option in the area if heights are not your thing, is

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ParksThe Thompson Okanagan region offers beautiful golden grasslands and jagged granite peaks. It is home to some of the more beautiful landscaping in all of British Columbia. You can enjoy a relaxed summer at the lake experience or you can tough it out on mountain terrain. It really comes down to how you want to experience nature.

Thompson Okanagan is home to some of the highest mountains in Canada. It is also home to 50 different species of dragon flies. Walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, running, riding horses, and relaxing are what people come to the parks of Okanagan to enjoy. Fortunately, there are several in this region for you to enjoy including:

  • Mount Robson Provincial Park
  • Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area
  • Cathedral
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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mckaysavage/4034774655Lake Country is found in the Okanagan Valley and provides plenty of attractions and things to do. It's about 29 kilometres from Vernon and 25 kilometres from Kelowna. Here are a few of the many attractions and things to do within the area.

Attractions

Some of the best attractions in the area provide plenty of history. Whether you want to enjoy a museum or an art gallery, you'll find what you need in Lake Country. Top attractions include:

  • Gibson House - This house was built in 1912 and provides a historic look into an earlier time. It used to be a place for troubled youth and now it's a museum for historical artifacts. The house also includes a park, playground, beach and swimming area.
  • Lake Country Museum - This museum is full of artifacts
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Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Village_Centre_Mall,_Big_White_Ski_Resort,_British_Columbia_%288_January_2006%29.jpg


A family-friendly place with plenty of great activities, Big White Ski Resort is more than just a place for skiing and snowboarding. Of course, the slopes are the main draw for families, singles and young couples. Here are some of the top activities you can enjoy here.

Outdoor Fun

Along with the skiing and the snowboarding, you can enjoy plenty of fun year-round. Some of the top outdoor activities in Big White include:

  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Guest Ranches
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Ziplining

You can also enjoy the many trails throughout the area.

Water Fun

The Big White Ski Resort doesn't provide a ton of water fun, but you can take a cruise or a boat tour here. Some of the locations throughout also provides swimming,

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/keepitsurreal/2584429397Kelowna is located in British Columbia, and  is situated on the Okanagan Lake. In the southern part of Canada, Kelowna is the official head of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The name of this distinguished city comes from the Okanagan language, and means “grizzly bear”. A census conducted in 2011 reported that there were 179,839 residents in Kelowna, which makes it the 22nd largest city in Canada.

Significant Events

  • The first settlers came to Kelowna in 1859. Kelowna didn’t become an official city until 1905.
  • Residents of Kelowna experienced a sonic boom in 1969, which was triggered by one of the members of the American Blue Angels. He was performing a stunt in preparation for an upcoming air show. The sonic boom was a result of him
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LakeThompson Okanagan is a land filled with over 1,000 lakes. These lakes bring tons of fun, that can be enjoyed in the warm weather that you will find in this region. The best spot for canoeing is Kelowna and Thompson Lake. Clearwater and Adams River are ideal for rafting.

For those who love freshwater fishing, you will have your choice of many targeted locations in this region, as it is known for some of the best fishing spots around. While enjoying the vast amount of water Thompson Okanagan offers, you can soak up some sunshine and witness some of the most stunning landscape found in Canada. Here are some water activities that you can partake in while in Thompson Okanagan.

Beaches and Swimming

The warm weather in this region brings about the urge

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