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A lake-spotted valley popular among kayakers.
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Danny168168
Calgary, Alberta, Canada50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Words can't describe how amazing it is.
You have got to see it for yourself, definitely worth the drive to visit here
Written 22 May 2016
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finglaspete
Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
I had the fortune to stay around this area for about a week, what a lovely place, such beautiful plush countryside, even quite hilly, lots of lakes, hence lots of out door activities for people to do. I had a wonderful time, and will be back again.
Unusually too, there seems to be a lot of vineyards here too, so will possibly come back later in the year to sample those delights too, unfortunately I was here in early March, so there was not too much open, but high season, I have been assured is all systems go!
Written 13 April 2016
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OttawaBigSexy
Ottawa, Canada161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
The landscape is so gorgeous. The scenery so beautiful. the fruit and veggies so fresh. The wineries so good. And there is such an overabundance of everything.
Written 11 September 2015
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asteca
Gatineau, Canada104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Okanagan Valley, with all the wineries, orchards, beautiful views on the lake, nice road system and very friendly people is surely one of the nicest place I visited in Canada. The weather is very warm (approx 35C) in late June and dry. A bit expensive however.
Written 27 June 2015
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ray K
Kelowna, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Business
TripAdvisor has released the list of the top 10 places in Canada to visit, and the Okanagan did not make the cut. YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING
USA Today has named The Okanagan Valley as the world’s second best wine region to visit amongst a list of the top 10 worldwide wine destinations.
Written 27 March 2015
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Peter R
Cape Town Central, South Africa105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
What a surprise to come upon this beautiful valley. The. Terrain and vegetation so different from most of the route on the way from Vancouver.
The lake is lovely and the water warm enough for an early morning swims.
Visiting the wine farms was a great experience, lovely wine particularly the whites.
Good accommodation in Osyoos, not sure about that spelling. Perhaps a little run down but right on the lake and clean.
Written 13 November 2014
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Grospoppa
Port Alberni28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Solo
What a year for weather! I have just spent two weeks touring the North Okanagan. This is sports car heaven. There is little or no traffic, unlike the central Okanagan, which is crazy. The back roads between Armstrong and Salmon Arm are a blast in my Miata. If you are a driving enthusiast I highly recommend September as the time to visit this jewel of an area. Don't miss drives from Vernon to Nakusp, from Enderby to Mabel lake or down to Nelson and back. Stay in the Armstrong hotel if you really want a retro experience.
Written 16 September 2014
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Seattle372013
Seattle, WA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
WOW!!!!!! Place was Awesome, I would say better then Napa Valley by far. I would compare to Walla Walla, Washington and Sonoma Valley, CA. People in Canada are so nice, not just in our trip to the valley but just in general. I would give the Valley a 10 plus. I'm going back for sure and wine tasting is $5 or free. :)
Written 31 August 2014
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Prem C
Calgary, Canada106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013
We travel to Kelowna BC from Calgary AB,on a monthly basis from spring to fall. It is a wonderful drive during may-oct but prior I would recommend flying due to unpredictable weather through the mountains. Even in May watch for weather reports but majority of the time is fine.
We travel through Sicamous route, which is by far more scenic, but make certain to plan breaks to take in the beauty. If planning to stay overnight along the way, I would recommend one of these Canmore, Banff, Revelstoke, Kelowna. The drive from Calgary to Kelowna averages 7.5 -8. hrs with a break for lunch, so you could easily drive straight through, however there is so much beauty, if you have the time, stretch it out.
If going further than Kelowna, BC towards Vancouver, plan overnight stops so you can enjoy wineries, orchards and several various attractions. Make certain to stop for their FRESH FRUIT , there are several local orchard stops along the way. If you have the opportunity to pack a picnic lunch, there are some spectacular views and picnic spots. Just plan for TIME to ENJOY! There is a hot springs stop half way between Golden and Revelstoke on hwy 1, so even a swim suit and towel if you want a relaxation break.
Fuel up in Canmore before you hit the BC prices, it saves you and try to refuel again in revelstoke since Golden is always much higher.
There's some wonderful restaurants right in the revelstoke town, so don't be afraid to go off the main route for your meal break. Well worth the few minutes extra plus you get to see the quaint town with some historical homes.
OKANAGAN VALLEY is a beautiful site but especially during May (spring blooms - Sept (various fall colors and delicious fruit)....ENJOY!
Written 1 March 2014
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Prem C
Calgary, Canada106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Family
The city of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is not only beautiful but is a small enough city that it is not hard to familiarize yourself easily......the okanagan valley has a lot to offer.
This region is the perfect climate for vineyards, orchards & much more. It definitely has four seasons, so although winter does arrive, they have the ski hills but warm enough climate that you can still enjoy the outdoors. Spring comes alive with the blossoms of various orchards, spread throughout the valley & they do not hold back with planting a lot of beautiful flowers throughout all cities in that region. With the weather being so lovely& easy to grow produce, you have a wonderful choice of fresh produce, which most of the local restaurants love highlighting what is in season with local farmers etc. Summer, the city truly explodes with a variety of activities, which they post in a local paper. From weekly outdoor park concerts in various areas of the valley, to wine festivals, sports competitions & so much more. Fall, is spectacular with the autumn colors that linger until Oct/Nov & sometimes they do not experience the snow at all throughout the winter.
There are several places to stay, we have stayed at the Manteo, which is quite nice but we found the rooms to be small. The Grand Hotel, is perfect on not only location but it is lovely too, right in the hub of the activities & on the beautiful Okanagan Lake. There are several more reasonably prices hotels and motels that are clean & updated, on Water Street or across from the downtown park, which is prime location while visiting. This way you can go out and enjoy without worrying about drinking & driving.
There are also a lot of furnished condo rentals that rent out by daily,weekly, monthly. Some near the Grand, so perfect location & good rates with complete suites.
There are several boating tours from dining to sight seeing, also well worth it. The day tour was nice because the Okanagan Lake is so huge and there are several gorgeous homes built along it.
If you love to sight see, a drive can take you to several vineyards for wine tasting, or in a day you can experience several lovely nearby cities, Summerland, Penticton & several more.
The food varieties are plentiful with very good chefs. Many of the wineries have their own dining restaurants that are well worth it. We have not experienced a bad experience with any of the restaurants since they cater to vacationers and their reputation is important for repeat customers.
The airport in Kelowna is now classified International, but it is small enough that there are no stresses what so ever, it is only a 15 min drive into the city centre. Renting a car is well worth it & they are at the airport, we usually find deals since all major car rental co's are there.
A drive to Vancouver is 3.5 hrs away & if you are coming from Calgary, taking the Sicamous, Vernon route is beautiful & well worth it. Approx 7-8 hr drive but well worth the views along the way.
We love Kelowna, BC & it covers it all in our opinion. ENJOY!
Written 14 March 2013
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