September 2014

Found 11 blog entries for September 2014.

SnowboardingOkanagan is a great area for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. As the winter season approaches, many are gearing up for the winter sports season. Check out the terrains for every skill level at these resorts in Okanagan.

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star Mountain Resort in Victoria is located in a beautiful village in a winter wonderland. The whole family can enjoy the resort’s snowboarding and skiing on their slopes. Many people come here to tube, skate, snowmobile and snowshoe. The temperatures stay moderate due to it being a sunny area making it a popular place to visit.

Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort is the second largest resort in the country. They serve over 17,000 guests. People come here to ski, snowboard, skate,

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Red Wine CloseupThis October Okanagan is proud to announce the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is coming to town. For 10 days, you can enjoy various events celebrating wine, food, education and arts. Here are the events you can expect to see at this year’s festival from October 2nd through October 10th.

October 2nd, 2014

There are three different events taking place on opening day of the festival.

  • “Sip into Fall” from 10am-6pm at the Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery in Summerland - You’ll get to try autumn flavours like the Pumpkin and Cranberry wines and there’s no charge to attend.
  • “Hops, Grapes & Grub” taking place at Miradoro Restaurant  from 6:30pm – 9:30pm - For $65 a person you’ll enjoy a 3-course dinner with Firehall Brewery beer and Tinhorn Creek wine.
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Bears - BC Wildlife Park KamloopsBC Wildlife Park Kamloops was founded in 1965 by John Moelaert. The mission of the park is to encourage an appreciation of wildlife, and to perverse biodiversity through research, rehabilitation and educational services.

Their hope is to embrace conservation of wild ecosystems through education. The park offers tours in which you can experience the various wildlife including cats, bears, reptiles, and many more. They offer memberships, tour group experiences, special events, and volunteer opportunities.

Wildlife

The wildlife you will encounter at BC Wildlife Park Kamloops includes:

  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Arachnids
  • Big Cats
  • Birds of Prey
  • Swans
  • Bears
  • Hoof stock
  • Canines
  • And many more

Enjoy Bird of Prey flight

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Davison Orchards County Village is not really one attraction. It is a whole collection of attractions.

It is a great place to take your family if you are looking for a place to enjoy the whole day. There are so many things to do, you will all have a great time.

Some of the things you and your family can do at this attraction include:

  • Feeding and visiting farm animals
  • Enjoying the farm themed playground
  • Going on an orchard tour
  • Hosting a birthday party
  • Exploring old tractors
  • Enjoying upcoming events and celebrations

Auntie May’s Deep Dish Café

This attraction understands how much growing children like to eat. Auntie May’s Deep Dish Café provides you and your family with a place to enjoy a delicious meal as part of your

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ClimbingDo you want to go where some of the best mountaineers, rock climbers and cavers go? Then you must come here to Okanagan. Nearly anytime of the season Okanagan has the best weather in western Canada.

Here are a few of the places you must see to believe:

  • Mount Robson Provincial Park: This has the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies for those looking for an awesome adventure. Nearly any skill level will be challenged. This coveted mountain range is where climbers and cavers come from around the world to visit. The sky is literally limitless with opportunities.
  • Columbian Mountains: Here you can take a 3 to 6 day hiking, walking, caving, ambling adventure. For those tough to reach areas that might be inaccessible by hiking or walking, you can take
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ATVATVing and Off-Roading are two exciting ways for you, friends and family members to see everything Thompson Okanagan has to offer. You’ll get to see the hidden lakes, beautiful waterfalls, mountain peaks and breathtaking wildlife from a number of fun vantage points.

There are many companies which have gone out of their way to offer customized tours. These companies provide you with the opportunity to see what you want to see. You just need to stop by the local visitor centre to learn what your options are. Here are some of you options for going Off-Roading and ATVing in Okanagan.

Alpine Country Rentals – Valemount, British Columbia

This facility is located just 20 minutes to the west of the Mount Robson Provincial Park. It is also located just 90

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Penticton, British Columbia


Penticton is a community that is surrounded by clay bank cliffs, forest covered ridges, and granite bluffs. It is a community that has easy access to both winter resorts and mountain lakes. This is a community that focuses heavily on outdoor recreational activities regardless of what season it is.  

Penticton is the name of a community that is also right in the heart of a wine country and it is filled with agricultural that provides delicious local ingredients to all of the dining establishments in the area. It is the perfect place for individuals who enjoy the outdoors as well as individuals who are conscious about their health and/or their culture.

Land Activities

Hiking and cycling are a pretty big deal in Penticton. In fact, there are tons

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Water ParkYou use the name Atlantis Waterslides and you assume one thing, it is an attraction that features water slides right? Atlantis Waterslides is actually so much more than that. This is a family fun centre for people of all ages. Whether you are a parent with teenagers or toddlers, everyone will have a great time.

The Water Slides

All of the water slides in this facility are considered to be family friendly. This means they are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, they will enjoy the water slides.

The Relaxation

People come to this attraction because they need to get away and have some fun family time. This attraction offers an opportunity for you to enjoy your family and have a good time. The

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Okanagan, Canada has some excellent historical sites in the area. Many of the historical sites in the area have self-guided tour brochures to help visitors explore the areas. Learn about the First Nations, the history of steam-powered trains, or collecting crystals.

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre – Osoyoos

1000 Rancher Creek Road
Osoyoos, BC

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hardo/4294087250


This is an outdoor historical site located in Osoyoos. Here you will find cultural exhibits, arts, and interactive exhibits. The exhibit is called “The Land, the Legends and the People.”  You will learn about the Okanagan First Nations, animals, and desert plants.

You’ll have the chance to try the hands-on displays, see outdoor sculptures, and walk the trails through the sagebrush habitat. They have guided

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BikingIn Thompson Okanagan, mountain biking is a fairly popular activity. This is because the topography of the area is very diverse and great for biking. The question is: where are the best places to bike and what can you expect while biking in this region?

What Can Bike Riders Expect

There are a lot of single bike rider trails that stretch through the deserts (which are covered in sagebrush. You also have the option of plunging down the steep rocky plains, if you are someone who enjoys more adventurous biking terrain.  There are a number of bike paths near the various lakes and rivers that are absolutely breathtaking.

Kamloops and Kelowna Trails

These two trails have attracted the bike riders of Okanagan for years. What you really need to decide

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