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Vintage Celebrations & Local Festivals: Party Time in British Columbia

Vintage Celebrations & Local Festivals: Party Time in British Columbia

While temperatures may be on the decline in Canada’s westernmost province, don’t expect appetites for tasty exploration to cool. Here, every season is worthy of celebration, and there are plenty of festive gatherings to prove it. Just bring your sense of adventure — and your binoculars, too. The 34th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival kicks […]

By September 26, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna begins daily non-stop flights to San Francisco

Kelowna begins daily non-stop flights to San Francisco

Kelowna International Airport became San Francisco International Airport’s seventh Canadian destination when United Airlines commenced its daily year-round, non-stop United Express service on Saturday, Sept. 20. San Francisco is the seventh largest airport in the U.S., and one of the world’s  busiest airports, serving 45 million  passengers annually.  “San Francisco is a great destination,” says […]

By September 22, 2014 Read More →
Premium Okanagan Vintages: All-Season Pours

Premium Okanagan Vintages: All-Season Pours

Think tours that tipple are solely for summer? Not so at these Okanagan Valley wineries open year-round for wine tastings. Take your pick or start your journey north to south, and take them all in.   Quails’ Gate Quails’ Gate keeps it in the family — the Stewart family, that is. In 1956, it was […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →

Events

Penticton Vees offer free tickets for students

Penticton Vees offer free tickets for students

The Penticton Vees, in conjunction with Peter’s Bros Construction are pleased to announce a new four-year ticketing partnership. For the next four years, starting with this season, admission for single game tickets will be free for students aged 18 and under courtesy of Peter’s Bros Construction. Admission for children aged 12-years and under will also […]

By September 28, 2014 Read More →
Author Yam Cooper presents the voice of anti-bullying during Culture Days in Penticton

Author Yam Cooper presents the voice of anti-bullying during Culture Days in Penticton

Local Anti-bullying author and illustrator Yam Cooper introduces a grass-headed outcast inventor in his first book, The Story of Bill and His House of the Hill. Inspired in part by his experiences with bullying and war when growing up, the book explores the essence of friendship and social norms and includes an educational activity guide […]

By September 26, 2014 Read More →
Lara Johnston to open for The Doobie Brothers in Penticton

Lara Johnston to open for The Doobie Brothers in Penticton

The Doobie Brothers with special guest Lara Johnston will rock the South Okanagan this coming October with all the classic hits you know and love. The Doobie Brothers’ concert is set for Monday, October 27  at the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC). Lara Johnston is a singer-songwriter whose powerful voice, dynamic stage presence, and catchy, […]

By September 23, 2014 Read More →

Community

Signs going up: Election nomination period is open

Signs going up: Election nomination period is open

Colin Basran campaign crew is busy making outdoor election signs. Basran is running for Mayor of Kelowna. The nomination period for those interested in running in the 2014 City of Kelowna General Local Election is now open and campaign teams are busy erecting lawn signs in Kelowna. Nominations papers may now be filed at the […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna Startup Raises the Bar in Health App Space

Kelowna Startup Raises the Bar in Health App Space

UBC Study shows 200% increase in commitment to health goals using new motivation-based fitness and nutrition app UpwardHealth, a startup from Kelowna, BC, has recently launched MotivationEngine, a health app and online service. By connecting customers to a real-live health and motivation expert (called lifestyle coach) who tracks progress and helps clients stay on course, the system […]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →
Grand Opening of Sockeye Salmon Hatchery

Grand Opening of Sockeye Salmon Hatchery

The k] cp?’lk’ stim’ Salmon Hatchery, part of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) sockeye reintroduction program, had is grand opening today. The hatchery is located on the Penticton Indian Band reserve lands at 155 Enowkin Trail, Penticton, BC. “The return of Okanagan Sockeye to our fishing grounds used to be only a dream”, says Grand […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →

Arts & Culture

In Person: Simone Orlando, crafting a new role with Ballet Kelowna

In Person: Simone Orlando, crafting a new role with Ballet Kelowna

Simone Orlando, new artistic director and CEO of Ballet Kelowna, has been a professional dancer and sought-after choreographer. She also has a particular affiliation with Ballet Kelowna, having created three ballets for the company. “I have been a part of the company’s history, so it feels quite natural to be part of its future,” she […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Celebrate Culture Days in the Okanagan

Celebrate Culture Days in the Okanagan

Okanagan residents will join thousands of other Canadians in celebrating this year’s Culture Days, September 26 through 28. Free, interactive activities are planned throughout the region, inviting everyone to get involved with culture, heritage, the arts and artists in their communities. “Culture Days is an opportunity to showcase the enormous talent and creativity that exists […]

By September 22, 2014 Read More →
Women’s creativity shines in new show at Kelowna Art Gallery

Women’s creativity shines in new show at Kelowna Art Gallery

The Power of Women’s Creativity: Past, Present, & Future September 20 to December 6, 2014 A new exhibition entitled The Power of Women’s Creativity: Past, Present, & Future opens at the Kelowna Art Gallery on September 20. The show is presented in partnership with the Central Okanagan Women’s Resource & Education Foundation and features over […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Food & Wine

Best Restaurants Guide to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

Best Restaurants Guide to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

For 20 years, the readers of Okanagan Life Magazine have recognized outstanding chefs and stunning dining spots in the Okanagan Valley. Here’s what the best restaurants in Kelowna, Penticton and the rest of wine country are serving up for the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. For more. see our Best Winery Restaurant award winners. Quails’ Gate […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Vintage Celebrations & Local Festivals: Party Time in British Columbia

Vintage Celebrations & Local Festivals: Party Time in British Columbia

While temperatures may be on the decline in Canada’s westernmost province, don’t expect appetites for tasty exploration to cool. Here, every season is worthy of celebration, and there are plenty of festive gatherings to prove it. Just bring your sense of adventure — and your binoculars, too. The 34th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival kicks […]

By September 26, 2014 Read More →
Premium Okanagan Vintages: All-Season Pours

Premium Okanagan Vintages: All-Season Pours

Think tours that tipple are solely for summer? Not so at these Okanagan Valley wineries open year-round for wine tastings. Take your pick or start your journey north to south, and take them all in.   Quails’ Gate Quails’ Gate keeps it in the family — the Stewart family, that is. In 1956, it was […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Homes

Current Issue

Current Issue

Developing style – A stunning pictorial of the developments and homes in the Okanagan Shuswap – Aug-Sep 2014 Okanagan Life. Download the digital edition.

By August 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Penticton Homes Will Save Owners Thousands in Energy Costs

New Penticton Homes Will Save Owners Thousands in Energy Costs

Skaha Hills, Penticton’s $250 million master planned community is poised to be the most energy efficient housing development in British Columbia. Building techniques will guarantee homeowners lower utility bills and reduced impact on the environment. “What sets Skaha Hills apart is the fact that it is ensuring energy efficiency throughout all the homes in the […]

By June 10, 2014 Read More →
Okanagan home sales show strong growth, North Okanagan leads

Okanagan home sales show strong growth, North Okanagan leads

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board reported May sales activity of Okanagan homes were up 31% compared to the same month in 2013 – posting a 25% improvement over April and the strongest unit sales for May since 2007. “Spring sales activity in the Okanagan-Shuswap is much stronger than in previous years,” says president Darcy Griffiths. […]

By June 7, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan News

Golf Okanagan Guide

Golf Okanagan Guide

One of Canada’s premier golf destinations, the Okanagan Valley offers courses to challenge every level, plus unmatched scenery and outstanding amenities. See our full golf feature Raising our Game and golf okanagan map in the April/May Okanagan Life magazine: How we got to be a hot golf destination and why the future’s looking bright. Photo courtesy of Predator […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
Gatzke Orchards Hosts Orchard Dinner Series

Gatzke Orchards Hosts Orchard Dinner Series

Gatzke Orchards is host to a unique culinary event showcasing highly skilled local chefs and #Okanagan wines as GO Foodism kicks off May 25. #Kelowna #BCwine

By May 12, 2014 Read More →
Readers nominate Kelowna musicians for Best of the Okanagan

Readers nominate Kelowna musicians for Best of the Okanagan

Voting has opened for Best of the Okanagan 2014. Vote now for your favourite Kelowna musicians. Here are some of the early nominees: The Young’uns, Jimmy LeGuilloux, Gorden James, Devon Coyote, Sherman (Tank) Doucette, The Trips, Dreamband and Jordan Dean What have the top Kelowna bands been up to? What’s better than a great gig […]

By September 27, 2014 Read More →
A quick entertainment guide to the Okanagan

A quick entertainment guide to the Okanagan

Looking for a great weekend getaway in the Okanagan? Where’s the best place to find live music on a Friday night in Kelowna? See these award winners. Best Community Event Best Family Resort Best Live Performing Arts Group Best Local Musician/Music Group Best Place to Get Married Best Place to Taste Wines Best Romantic Weekend […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →
Protecting Kokanee Salmon; Modern Research Complements Traditional First Nations Legacy Programs

Protecting Kokanee Salmon; Modern Research Complements Traditional First Nations Legacy Programs

Cumulative impacts of population growth and land use practices may be leading to the “invisible collapse” of Canada’s freshwater fisheries. A new research project funded in part by Genome BC, Genomic solutions for informing sockeye repatriation and kokanee fisheries management, will offer insight into how freshwater fisheries can be better informed and subsequently managed. “Applying […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →
Kokanee Salmon Festivals Celebrate the Returning Reds

Kokanee Salmon Festivals Celebrate the Returning Reds

There’s fun, food and activities for every member of your family this weekend at each of the Kokanee Salmon Festivals in the Okanagan Valley. The celebration of the fall Kokanee salmon spawning run goes in Mission Creek and Hardy Falls Regional Parks on Sunday, September 18 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Park interpreters will be […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →