ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS The Okanagan Valley is the ultimate playground for adventure, outdoor pursuits and exploring endless shorelines. In the summer, the lake is the place to be. Whether you are looking to just relax on the beach, or want to do something a little more adventurous, each one of the major Okanagan lakes-- Kalamalka, Okanagan, Skaha & Osoyoos, have something to offer every traveler. Warm water and long days favour this past time! For a uniquely local experience, head to Lake Country and visit Kangaroo Creek Farm, a local farm that has been breeding kangaroos and wallabies for over 20 years, and is now open to the public. Indulge in the “agritourism” hot spots like Planet Bee, a working honeybee farm, producing fresh honey, and other beautiful products or Davison Orchards, celebrating farming in Vernon since 1933. Stop by for their famous, fresh squeezed apple juice, or treat yourself to a fresh pie on this working orchard. For the finest fruits, vegetables, flowers, arts & crafts, visit one of the many Farmer’s Markets that fill the valley. Come support the local artisans and farmers for a real Okanagan experience. Or pit stop along the way at any of the dozens of roadside fruit and veggie stands. In the wintertime, a visit to Big White Ski Resort, Canada’s largest fully ski-in, ski out resort, is a definite must. Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon boasts a vibrant village and rockstar Terrain Park, while Apex Mountain in Penticton has the lightest champagne powder imaginable
and challenging terrain. Nestled between Oliver & Osoyoos lies Mount Baldy, home to untracked powder and superb tree skiing and boarding. Okanagan Spirits, a local distillery offers tours & tastings at both locations in Vernon & Kelowna. They have recently been awarded the status of World Class Distillery and Distillery of the Year for 2013, by the World Spirits organization based in Klagenfurt Austria. This is quite an accomplishment! A short drive up Hwy 33 in Kelowna is WildPlay Element Park, where you can climb, zip line, swing, and jump outside your comfort zone. Head north to Enderby, and you will find yourself at North America’s largest Drive-In Screen, Starlight Drive-In Theatre. Talk a walk back through time at the historic O’Keefe Ranch in Vernon or ride into history aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland. Visit Rattlesnake Canyon in Osoyoos, a western mining town themed amusement park sure to delight the child of any age. Indulge in the fruits of paradise, as the Okanagan is home to over 120 wineries & vineyards, from Salmon Arm down to sunny Osoyoos. Come for the day, stay for a lifetime and enjoy the adventure that is the Okanagan.
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