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SPRING 2014

It’s Spring!

Escape to Kelowna  Golf courses are open  Springtime in wine country  Fresh farm to table dining  Family fun in the sun Okanagan Valley, BC


easy to get here

Spring is here–yes! Are you tired of winter? Then come to Kelowna! It might not be fair, but spring happens a little earlier here than the rest of Canada. Some say it’s because we are on the edge of the

Sonoran Desert, while others say it’s because of our sunny disposition. Either way, we’ve

already fired up the BBQs and have started

mowing lawns. The patios, wineries, beaches and golf courses are calling – come join us. 

City of Kelowna – Waterfront Park and boardwalk

CANADA

Kelowna

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Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC | 800.663.4345 | tourismkelowna.com

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PLAY golf now

Golfers get a grip It’s time to get a grip, a golf grip that is… Kelowna golf courses are now open. Grab your clubs and your friends and get some greens in your diet. Kelowna has the perfect climate

for golf and, with over 17 courses to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a course or two that everyone loves.

Don’t forget the 19th hole for a round of drinks and the delicious dining choices available

city-wide. Play here once and you’ll be hooked.  golfkelowna.com

Play amongst the fruit trees and vines at The Harvest Golf Club

Play Thomas McBroom-designed championship course – Tower Ranch Golf Club

TIGHT VACATION BUDGET? STAY ON CAMPUS. Single rooms, studio and 1-bedroom suites, and 4-bedroom apartments Unique campus setting Minutes from Kelowna’s airport Starting at $48 per night

stayatubc.ca

tourismkelowna.com | 800.663.4345 | Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC

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fresh farm to table

Top rated by TripAdvisor®. On the lake, and only five minutes from downtown Kelowna, Casa Loma Lakeshore Resort features deluxe lakefront condos, villas and townhomes. Come enjoy the sandy beach, outdoor pool, tennis courts, putting green, boat moorage and more. Packages available.

t 250.769.4630 | tf 1.800.771.5253 reservations@casaloma.com casaloma.com

Exceptional food and wine. Visit one of Canada’s finest wineries and culinary gems, Quails’ Gate Winery and Old Vines Restaurant, where you can experience our passions: great food and wine. It is the meeting place for fresh, local ingredients paired with award-winning Quails’ Gate wines. Come relax and enjoy.

t 250.769.4451 | quailsgate.com

springtime in wine country

Fresh farm to table dining Nestled in the heart of Canada’s wine country on spectacular Lake Okanagan, our resort boasts 395 guest rooms, villas and suites, offering city, lake or mountain views. Relax by the pool or on the beach, stroll downtown, visit nearby wineries for tastings or enjoy a day of golfing, boating or cycling with everything right outside our doorstep.

deltahotels.com

1310 Water Street ¬ Downtown Kelowna t 250.763.4500 | tf 1.800.465.4651 | dgo.reserve@deltahotels.com

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If you think food tastes fresher in Kelowna, you’re right! Here in Kelowna, farmers and chefs take pride in their commitment to quality and share a passion for locally grown food. Because our farms and restaurants are located so close together, chefs can pick products at just the right moment to create tasty works of art the same day. So come and give it a taste… fresh doesn’t get any better than this. 

Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC | 800.663.4345 | tourismkelowna.com

Picking fresh veggies for Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate.

kelownafarmtotable.com


wine tours + getaways Fintry Provincial Park

Kelowna Wine Trails

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Kalamalka Lake

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With 25 wineries, distilleries and breweries to visit, you could choose to spend a day or even a week just touring.

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Five wine trails

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11 Tantalus 12 Summerhill 13 St. Hubertus 14 CedarCreek

21 Calona 22 Sandhill 23 Okanagan Spirits 24 Urban Distilleries 25 TREE Brewing Co.

For more details, visit kelownawinetrails.com

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BC’s friendliest winery. Quaint and family friendly. Fabulous, funky wines. Enjoy a glass with music or a picnic under Canada’s tallest rose.

Girls gone wine

t 250.765.0802 | houseofrose.ca

It’s wine o’clock, so toss your to-do list, grab some girlfriends, and unwind with a wine country weekend. Come to Kelowna and plan a sip and savour tour through 25 stops on Kelowna’s five wine trails. Every winery is unique, some with boutique wine shops, others with award-winning restaurants and others with charming picnic spots and spectacular views. If you get a chance to try Icewine – do it! It’s sometimes served in edible chocolate mini wine glasses. Wine and chocolate in one tasty treat – you’re welcome! Forget work, responsibilities and deadlines. Turn wine night with the girls into a wine country long weekend.  kelownawinetrails.com

Five miles of grape fun. Fun, charming and intimate – that describes the five boutique-style wineries you can visit along the Kelowna FAB Five wine trail. Summerhill Pyramid Winery

kelownafabfive.ca tourismkelowna.com | 800.663.4345 | Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC

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great outdoors

Get outside and play Get outside – it’s spring! Our orchards are in bloom and the locals have already jumped on their

paddleboards and bikes. Kelowna is a paradise for cyclists and a haven for hikers. Check out the historic

Myra Canyon trestles that attract visitors from all over the world. Bring your bike or rent one on-site, take a tour or go it alone. There’s also Knox Mountain, located right off the downtown core where you can hike, bike or walk your way to the top. If biking or hiking doesn’t take your breath away, the views will – so don’t forget to bring your camera. Stroll the lakefront boardwalks, walk along the Mission Creek Greenway, visit a farmers’ market or relax in one of the parks. Got a need for speed? Zipline across a canyon or jump out of a plane for a gravity-powered adventure. Whatever you do, be sure to get back in time for sunset on an outdoor

The Okanagan’s premiere 4-star resort. All-suite accommodation, luxury spa, 4-star restaurant, outdoor pools and waterslide, moorage, and more. t 1.877.762.2683 | covelakeside.com

patio overlooking the lake. 

Select service hotel. Featuring 120 rooms and suites, restaurant, pool with waterslide, fitness centre, and more. Complimentary airport shuttle. t 1.855.900.5505 fourpointskelownaairport.com

Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway/Myra Canyon Trestles

Ziplining at Zip Zone

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Entice your senses. We are growers, producers and distillers of fine quality lavender products. Gift shop, cafe and gardens. Open May through December.

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Yoga with a lavender twist

t 250.764.7795 okanaganlavender.com


fun + eventful

Summer fun Life’s a beach in Kelowna; even our main street ends at the lake. Build sand castles, play beach volleyball, swim, waterski, wakeboard, parasail, or just soak up the sun. Jump on a board and find out why Facebook readers call Kelowna the “stand up paddleboard (SUP) capital of Canada.” Summer fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. The boardwalks and parks come alive with buskers, free family fun and concerts to keep your sandy toes tappin’ to the tunes. Pry the kids off the beach and check out our vineyards, orchards and fruit stands. There are plenty of fruits to pick, goats to pet, and baby kangaroos to cuddle. Be a hero to your kids – plan your summer holiday in Kelowna. 

Enjoying the sun and sand at Gyro Beach

Kelowna – the SUP Capital of Canada

events calendar Fun being towed around Kalamalka Lake

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OKANAGAN SEASONS RESORT

an oasis in the city Resort motel living at its best. Deluxe rooms, two swimming pools, games, playgrounds, fitness centre, and more. At the junction of Hwys 97 and 33.

Keloha Music & Arts Festival: July 11-13 – Waterfront Park

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t 1.800.665.1264 | okseasons.ca

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Luxury beachfront rentals. Family-size 2-4 bedroom townhomes. Pools, sandy beaches, close to shopping, golf and vineyards. Moorage available. t 1.866.448.7829 okanaganlodging.com

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Stilt walker entertaining at downtown festival

19th Annual Cherry Fair 20th Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival 23rd Annual Fat Cat Children’s Festival 25th Annual Downtown Kelowna Block Party 32nd Annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon

BC Interior Jazz Festival

Canada Day Celebrations

Center of Gravity Beach Festival Diner en Blanc

Hopscotch Festival

Keloha Music & Arts Festival

Kelowna Actors Studio & Dinner Theatre | misc shows Kelowna Art Gallery | misc events

Kelowna Community Theatre | misc events

Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Outdoor Market Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon Knox Mountain Hill Climb Kokanee Salmon Festival Lake Country ArtWalk

Lake Country Summer Jam Lavender Discovery Days

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations Okanagan (Kelowna) Pride Week Okanagan Feast of Fields

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra | misc events Parks Alive! | free, live, outdoor concerts RE/Max Ski 2 Sea Race

Rotary Centre for the Arts | misc events

This is just a small sampling of what’s happening this spring/summer. For full details and more events, visit tourismkelowna.com

tourismkelowna.com | 800.663.4345 | Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, BC

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THE BEAUTY OF SPACE

2000 acres of Okanagan beauty and half of the land dedicated to parks, ponds, trails and wildlife. Wilden is the largest master-planned community between Vancouver and Calgary. Find your island of tranquility. A great variety of lots and homes are now for sale.

The Luxury of Time

Living in Wilden you never waste time commuting. Downtown, Okanagan Lake and everything else you need is just minutes away.

Lots to explore: www.wilden.ca

10 Minutes to Downtown 10 Steps to Nature

NATURE INSPIRED LIVING

Contact Wilden: (250) 762 2906 路 sales@wilden.ca 132 Sky Court 路 Kelowna 路 BC www.wildenshowhomes.ca


It's Spring - Escape to Kelowna!