Planning a Visit to Okanagan, British Columbia? Just Buy a Home Here Instead

Okanagan, British Columbia has become a favourite tourist destination for many people in British Columbia and even the rest of the country. But, you do not (and in some cases should not) just visit. Why not come and stay? The real estate market here is prime for the opportunities individuals are looking for and home loans remain rather easy to obtain. For these reasons, you may want to turn your visit to the area into a second home or just move here to raise your family.

The Advantages of Okanagan

Kelowna LakefrontTake into consideration the benefits that this area can offer you. When you visit, you come to explore the wilderness, which is quite the common view out the windows of homes…

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Why Buy a Home in Kelowna, in Okanagan Valley?

Located along Okanagan Lake, in the southern portion of British Columbia is the city of Kelowna. A beautiful, waterfront city, it has plenty to offer home buyers from all walks of life. If you are looking for a metropolitan area to call home, you may easily find this city, which is home to about 179,000 people, the ideal place to call home. What is there to do here? What can you expect if you decide to call Kelowna home?

Getting to Know the Area

Kelowna is a rather large community with numerous neighbourhoods within it. These properties are less defined than others. You may wish to choose a community like Kettle Valley, Glenmore or Benvoulin, all of which are residential communities. Central City is…

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Get to Know Okanagan, Alberta: Your Next Home

Okanagan is becoming one of the more sought-after locations for luxury real estate. For many people, this area offers a wide range of opportunities. This includes beautiful outdoor areas to call home and spacious homes to buy. Add to that the number of new developments, quality schools, and parks here, you will find there are plenty of reasons to buy your next home in this outdoor wonderland. Could it be the right option for you and your family?

What Okanagan Has to Offer

Located in the southern portion of British Columbia, the Okanagan Valley is a treasure for various reasons. For example, it is one of the warmest areas of the country. It is also home to various communities including Penticton,…

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You came for the lake and the outdoors and now you want to buy a home in Okanagan, British Columbia. With so many options available to you throughout the region, finding the perfect space, whether it is a spacious new home or a rolling ranch, is no problem. But, why should you call this area your next home? It offers a wide range of benefits and is known for is sunny, but dry climate. Before you decide where to buy in this area, get to know it a bit better.

Do You Love the Outdoors?

One of the biggest reasons to choose Okanagan as your next home is because of the natural setting. The region offers some of the best landscapes and lakeshore communities. If you enjoy spending your time camping and hiking, the rolling hills make it possible to do so…

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VineyardFor wine lovers in and outside British Columbia, there are a lot of selections available on their wine menu. It is easy to see why Van Westen Vineyards was ranked number eight in the wineries in Canada in 2012. There is a wine for every taste and occasion. From earthy, to fruity, to desserts, there is a little something for everyone who is willing to head to Van Westen Vineyards.


At first, Dibello Pinot Noir 2013 contains aromas of potpourri, pipe tobacco, and cloves. As you begin sipping this wine though, you will find that the flavour is a complex mix of fruit and flowers; lavender, black cherry, strawberry, orange, and black olive.


There are plenty of wines that centre on a fruity aroma and taste. Viognier 2013 has a jasmine,…

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RestaurantBefore heading out to Drew’s Kitchen, it is a good idea to take the time to learn a little more about it. Read on to see what this unique kitchen has to offer you.

What to Expect

From Monday thru Saturday in the Summerland, British Columbia area, enjoy locally produced British, local, and Indian fusion at Drew's Kitchen. The meat is from local farmers, and the sausage and bacon comes from free range pigs. Local grocers supply the ingredients to the homemade food that Drew’s Kitchen is now famous for in the Summerland area.


Drew's Kitchen is nicely put together with dark wood tables and chairs. The staff is friendly and attentive to everyone. The servers are very knowledgeable and give good advice about their food. The cozy atmosphere…

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Located on McLean Creek Road in Okanagan Falls, Meyer Family Vineyards tasting room is open daily from April to November and offers tasting by appointment from November through March.

Producing the finest burgundies, winemaker Chris Carson takes pride in each bottle of wine produced. Origin, slope, climate, and soil are reflected in each precious bottle. The standards of Meyer Family Vineyards are high and only excellence is accepted before you, the consumer, purchases your treasure.

Meyer Family Vineyard focuses on traditional French burgundy style. They focus on small case varietals with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Hand harvested and hand crafted they put great attention on detail. You are sure to enjoy Meyer Family wine right to…

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Tuna Salad Sandwich - Image Credit: doesn't love comfort food? It's the stuff we turn to when we need a foodie hug. It turns our woes into wows, and it can singlehandedly turn a frown upside down. The Bench Artisan Food Market is the home of comfort food in South Okanagan.

The menu offers some amazing comfort food with a twist. Order up a light breakfast or indulge in some baked goods. Get lost in some food love for lunch.

A Grade Dining Experience

It's no secret; the Bench has the best staff in South Okanagan. Hardworking and energetic, their focus is on knowledgeable, customer oriented service. From the moment you walk through the front door, they will make you feel like family.

The Menu

The menu includes a daily selection of light and healthy breakfast options. Order…

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FlooringChanging out the flooring and replacing it with something new can be exciting. Unfortunately, it can also be expensive if you pay for the flooring and then hire a professional to change out the flooring for you. Fortunately, if you know how to install flooring on your own – you can save yourself a lot of money. You could even turn it into a way to make some extra money if your family and friends see your floor and know you are the one who installed it.

What Steps Do You Need To Take?

First, you need to give the flooring a chance to get used to the room. It is recommended to set the material in the room for at least 2 days before you actually install it. Then, you can remove the current moulding and flooring. You should save the moulding so you can…

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Rack of Lamb - Image Credit: in Kelowna, British Columbia is the elegant Bouchons Bistro.  It is only a short stroll from the Delta Grand Hotel, making it perfect for residents and visitors alike.

Awards and Recognition

Bouchons Bistro was recognized as one of the top ten best new restaurants in Canada in 2004. In 2014 it was awarded with the Traveler’s Choice Reward by Trip Advisor. Also, in 2013, 2014, and 2015 the Bistro received the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator Magazine. With all of these accolades, you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed when you dine here.

The Menu

Bouchons Bistro serves French Regional comfort food.  Each week diners are offered “Our Chef’s Table” which includes such tantalizing items as Smoked Salmon with Baby Shrimp Salad,…

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