June 2015

Found 7 blog entries for June 2015.

Sparkling Hill Resort - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/snype451/5932661670/

Is a vacation not in your budget but you are tired of staycations? Find a happy medium around Okanagan with an affordable weekend getaway.

God's Mountain

You don't have to worry about eating the fruit on this mountain. The area is surrounded by vineyards, so you can eat all the grapes you want. God's Mountain Estate has several suites available, even a penthouse suite if you feel like splurging. Wake up in the morning to gorgeous views of the cliffs and Skaha Lake, and spend the afternoons hiking. This is a heavenly getaway for the true nature lover.

Sparkling Hill Resort Vernon, BC

Situated in the Monashee Mountains, this European inspired hotel is new to the area. It is on Okanagan Lake, and there are so many views, including an open

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Farmers Market - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/awsheffield/5932294914

One of the best parts of summer is the overwhelming amount of farmers markets that are available in Okanagan. These markets allow you to enjoy organic fruits and veggies, as well as artisan goods, arts and crafts, bake goods, and a variety of local entertainment. These markets usually open in April or May, and last until the early part of autumn.

Some are offered at various times through the week, and always on the weekend. Typical start time for these markets is 8:30am, and close around 1pm. A variety of markets are available in at evening. Offerings and prices will vary among the various markets in Okanagan.

Here are some for you to check out.

  • Armstrong, BC Farmer’s Market – Available in April through November. Open on Saturdays from 8am
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Thai Food - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/franklinheijnen/8710617297/

Zabb is a Thai restaurant that is owned and operated by Mon Chowchong. He has owned three other restaurants in Okanagan, but was determined to make a mark with his highly known Zabb Thai Restaurant. This eatery quickly became popular among patrons in Kelowna.

The Menu

In Thai, Zabb means tasty or delicious, and Chowchong has created a menu that is just that. Service is exceptional, and the atmosphere is inviting. Gift certificates are available.

There are a variety of dishes available on their menu. Here are some of the favorites that patrons rave about.

  • N1 Pad Thai with Shrimp – rice noodles, shrimp, egg, tofu, bean sprouts, green onion and crushed peanuts.  
  • M1 Chicken Cashews – cashews, pineapple, red peppers, onion, zucchini and
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Sashimi - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/htakashi/8636735083/

Founded in 2009 by owners Tetsu Mori, Hide Takahashi, and Kiyan Mitsuru, Mabui specializes in authentic Okinawan - Japanese dishes served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. They offer a variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes for their guests and are the only restaurant in the area to have authentic Japanese beer on tap.

They Have a Traditional Menu Anyone Would Enjoy

Their traditional menu covers a wide variety of Japanese dishes. Karaage is a Japanese take on fried chicken, and the pork Tonkatsu is a delicious fried cutlet with special BBQ sauce. If you are a fan of beef, the Tataki prepared beef is an excellent rare preparation with a tangy citrus sauce. However, seafood is where Mabui truly shines. The salmon cheek will introduce you

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Resort - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/PublicDomainPictures-14/

Okanagan Lake is located in the interior of British Columbia, between the Cascade and Rocky Mountains. This picturesque lake is 135 kilometres long and has a maximum depth of just less than 230 meters. There are several beaches and parks along the lakes perimeter, with swimming and boating very popular past times. Fishing is also popular, with rainbow trout and sockeye salmon making their homes in the lake. The most popular resorts take advantage of the combination of family activities, the view and the relatively mild summer climate.

Three of the most popular resorts near Okanagan are the Outback Vernon Lakeside Resort, the Lake Okanagan Resort, and the Sparkling Hill Resort. All three offer different types of experiences, depending on what you

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Chicken Tikka Masala - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gogatsby/5452784095/

After a trip to Krasna Indian Cuisine, it is easy to see why it has such a good reputation in being British Columbia's most respected and authentic Indian restaurant.

Before you take a trip to eat here, it can be helpful to know what to expect. Here is a guide to give you a taste of what they have to offer in terms of food and atmosphere.

Atmosphere

The owners of Krasna are friendly and approachable, and sometimes they can be seen having interesting conversations with their customers. Krasna is festive during certain times of the year when they put on events for major Indian holidays, such as Hindu New Year, which is good for Indian locals or those that just want to experience some Indian culture right in their backyard.

The restaurant is

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Kids - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/13434141274

Kids get bored in the summer if they don't have anything to do. If you've been search for things they can do, there are plenty to choose from. Here are some of the top things kids can do in Okanagan for the summer.

Parasailing

You may not get to do this every summer, but it's a great activity for both adults and kids to enjoy. You will not only get to fly, but you will end up with a t-shirt and a photo. Two people can fly as tandem for $100 or singles can go for $7.

Outdoor Water Parks

Of course, water parks are always a big hit with kids in the summer. Okanagan provides a few choices nearby including both water parks and splash parks. Many are found at the community parks throughout the area.

Penticton also provides splash parks at

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