November 2014

Found 8 blog entries for November 2014.

Wine

Winery tours can be really enjoyable. They are a popular way to spend time with those you love exploring where delicious wine is made, sampling their products and purchasing your favourite to take home for later. It’s a great way to learn about the fun topic of wine and explore a local product.

There are over 120 wineries in Okanagan which makes it the largest, oldest and most popular wine-producing region in Canada. If you’re ready to learn about Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and more, check out these large, luxurious wineries as well as the small family-run vineyards that will allow you to tour the facility.

3 Mile Estate Winery - 1465 Naramata Road, Penticton

There is a boutique winery located 3 miles from Penticton on Naramata Road called 3

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Dining

The great thing about dining in Okanagan is that restaurants often use local fresh ingredients by working with farmers in the area. They love to serve Okanagan wine with delicious, unique dishes. For those seeking delicious Mediterranean cuisine, there are almost 20 options nearby Okanagan to choose from. Here is a look at some of the best options for Mediterranean cuisine.

Bella Italia Ristorante - 3170 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks Resort

Bella Italia Ristorante is located in the Sun Peaks Resort at Hearthstone Lodge. They use the finest ingredients to search fresh pasta and seafood while pairing the perfect wine. They get busy so be sure to make a reservation. In addition to Mediterranean, they serve Italian cuisine and specialize in amazing

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Big white ski resort

The Big White Ski Resort is the perfect getaway in Canada. They offer the largest ski-in ski-out resort village in the country. It’s easy to get there, they offer a ton of family entertainment and they have the perfect weather for winter activities. They have a $400,000 grooming machine that helps beginner and intermediate slopes stay up to par since they’ve been award the “best Grooming in Canada.”  

All ages can enjoy the fun at Big White Ski Resort in Okanagan Valley. They offer accommodations for all needs including hotels, condos, townhouses, vacation homes, luxury cabins and pet-friendly options. Here is a look at what you’ll experience with the Big White Ski Resort.

Lodging

You have a ton of options of where to stay through Big White Ski

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The Wildlights Festival is coming to the BC Wildlife Park this December. It’s the 17th annual celebration and it’s a family tradition in the area. You’ll get to see 380 shimmering rope-light sculptures, plus enjoy wagon rides and a Laser Light Show.

They’ll have a Gingerbread House Contest going on that you can vote while you’re there. It’s going on daily from December 21th through January 4th, just in time for Christmas. Here is what you can expect at this year’s Wildlights Festival.

Event Features

The event is going to have 380 shimmering rope-light sculptures to see. It will feature over 600,000 twinkling lights and you can see them all by wagon rides. Try the Wildlife Miniature Train, the nightly Laser Light Show and the Giant Maze.

This

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Mexican Cuisine - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/drjimiglide/2305654663Are you looking for some authentic Mexican food near Okanagan? There are a few great restaurant options in the area that will serve your favourite Mexican dishes. Try these top picks in the area for Mexican food.

Little Tex Restaurants - 3302 29th Street, Vernon

Located in downtown Vernon you can enjoy Little Tex Restaurants. They are open all week long and serve fresh menu items that you’ll love. They have unique California-style Mexican dishes, and also serve burgers, salads, soups and Vegetarian.

Their ingredients are fresh and people come back time and time again. Try their huge quesadilla menu, burritos or tacos for a Mexican meal. Don’t forget the guacamole, refried beans and nacho dip. Pair it with a margarita and you’ll have the perfect

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SS Sicamous - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coreyburger/4640044241The SS Sicamous is the largest, and now fully restored, stern wheeler in British Columbia. It is open for public tours throughout various times during the year. It’s located in Penticton in British Columbia. The SS Sicamous is part of the SS Sicamous Heritage Society, a non-profit organization in the area. Their goal is preserve the history of steam boats, the crews and the people that relied on them. Here is a look at the SS Sicamous and what you can experience visiting it.

The Story Behind the SS Sicamous Stern Wheeler

The SS Sicamous was a luxury class passenger vessel that had launched back in 1914 on Okanagan Lake. It was used to transport cargo and passengers to different communities along the shores of this lake. The vessel worked for 22

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Pizza - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thepizzareview/2426649282Pizza is a staple food anywhere you go. It's a great meal for families to share, for a date night or just to hang out with friends. Finding the right pizza place isn't always easy. Here are some of the best choices in the Okanagan area.

Anie's Pizza & Bakery - 1064 Trans-Canada Highway, Cache Creek

More than just a place for pizza, Anie’s is a bakery with plenty of other items, too. The pizza is gourmet and delicious. Anie's Pizza & Bakery offers catering, delivery and they are open from 10am to 7pm daily.

Bella Italia Ristorante - 3170 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks Resort

The relaxing atmosphere is perfect for a night out. At Bella Italia, you will enjoy some of the best pizza in the area. They also offer many great wines and a number of other

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Known as, "The Biggest Little European Railroad in Canada," the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad is a very interesting attraction. This place covers about 4,000 square feet and provides plenty of family fun. Here's a look at what you'll discover at the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad.

The Railroad

The actual railroad is known as one of the top 20 attractions in the area. It's one year round and has been around for about 11 years.

The railroad includes 1,800 homes, over 18,000 hand painted people and more. This railroad is the largest Marklin lay-out in all of Canada and includes 45 computer controlled trains, detailed landscaping and a world-class experience.

You will find the trains set up with a European-style with houses and towns. There's also

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