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Hike Spion Kop Trails

Hike Spion Kop Trails

Lake Country has set the bar sky high. Okanagan planners looking to create outstanding trail systems need to head for this mountain and take a hike At the Spion Kop summit. it’s easy to see how Lake Country got its name. Wood and Ellison (Duck) are on the left; Okanagan on the right. You find […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →

Events

Kelowna Theatre hosts Mexican Fiesta with Los Dorados

Kelowna Theatre hosts Mexican Fiesta with Los Dorados

Los Dorados, Canada’s premier 12-piece mariachi ensemble playing the finest of Mexican traditional music, perform Sept 13 at the #Kelowna Community Theatre.

By August 22, 2014 Read More →

Community

Prince Edward to visit Kelowna

Prince Edward to visit Kelowna

Prince Edward will visit Kelowna this September, including stops at two Okanagan wineries. Prince Edward, the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, will be accompanied by his wife, Countess Sophie Rhys-Jones. Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex will be in British Columbia from September 12 to 16. While in B. C.,  the […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →

Features

Play it safe on the water

Play it safe on the water

On a July evening in 2013 Penticton resident Rene Bourque and his female companion, both standing at the windshield of his 28-foot cabin cruiser, approached the Penticton City Wharf. The only illumination on the pier at 10:30 p.m. was a red navigation light located at the end. It blinked every six seconds. Rene says he […]

Okanagan Food & Wine

Research unveils what motivates wine lovers to visit the Okanagan

Research unveils what motivates wine lovers to visit the Okanagan

Extensive research conducted by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, the British Columbia Wine Institute and Okanagan College’s School of Business has uncovered what motivates wine visitors to come to this region and the secret to ensuring they return. This is especially important given the Okanagan’s increasing profile on the global wine stage. A July poll […]

By August 22, 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 →

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 →
Best Restaurant Awards Winners 2014

Best Restaurant Awards Winners 2014

The Best Restaurants brand is one of the most recognizable in the Okanagan Valley. For 20 years, Okanagan Life readers have voted for their favourites —and for 20 years we have published the results in a magazine that has quietly become one of the best read magazines—of all magazines—per capita! Celebrate some of the hardest working […]

By June 13, 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 →
Okanagan Life to Feature Valley’s Top Lawyers

Okanagan Life to Feature Valley’s Top Lawyers

We’re featuring the Okanagan Valley’s top lawyers in the upcoming Okanagan Life Magazine. Reaching evey city, every business and 491,800 readers throughout the Okanagan, Okanagan Life magazine can extend your marketing reach. Your feature/ad in the Top Lawyers special advertising section includes a separate ad as well as a feature profile of your firm, including photo. Email paul@okanaganlife.com […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
Kids Have a Place at the YMCA if Teachers’ Lockout Continues

Kids Have a Place at the YMCA if Teachers’ Lockout Continues

With less than a week left for teachers and the province to reach a deal, parents are looking at child serving organizations for support if the lockout delays the start of school. The YMCA of Okanagan will be providing additional child care programming Monday to Friday starting September 2. “Everyone is hopeful that the kids […]

By August 26, 2014 Read More →
Free webinars focuses on kidney health and diabetes support

Free webinars focuses on kidney health and diabetes support

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is pleased to offer a webinar on Diabetes and Kidney Healthon Aug. 25 and a webinar on Diabetes Support 202 on Aug. 27, 2014. The CDA’s webinar series provide relevant and up-to-date information for people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Canada. Individuals can sign-up at no […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna hosts Axel Merckx Youth Cycling Series

Kelowna hosts Axel Merckx Youth Cycling Series

#Kelowna hosts the Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation’s youth cycling event Aug. 29 – Aug. 31, supporting promising 11- to 18-year-old cyclists.

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
Mission Hill releases Artist’s Series wines

Mission Hill releases Artist’s Series wines

To commemorate the ‘Encounters with Iceland‘ sculpture exhibition, on now until October at Mission Hill Family Estate, Proprietor Anthony von Mandl has commissioned the winery’s first-ever Limited Release Artist’s Series Wines. Each of the limited edition wine labels features one in a series of 20 unique photographs that capture the grandeur and elegance of the works of acclaimed Icelandic artist Steinunn […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
Fire & Ice: Encounter Iceland at Mission Hill Winery

Fire & Ice: Encounter Iceland at Mission Hill Winery

‘Encounters with Iceland’ features life-sized works of acclaimed Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir until October The ‘land of fire and ice’ comes alive at Mission Hill Family Estate with ‘Encounters with Iceland’, a major sculpture exhibition devoted to the works of acclaimed Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir. Inspired by Iceland, a land of intrigue and discovery, where […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
International team collaborating on a better helmet for contact sports

International team collaborating on a better helmet for contact sports

Imperial College London researchers visit partners at UBC Okanagan A partnership between UBC Okanagan and  Imperial College London (UK) is focused on development of a new helmet that could one day reduce sports-related concussions. Professors Peter Childs and Dan Plant, visiting from Imperial College, spent the week at UBC’s Okanagan campus, meeting with researchers and […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
Winery hosts world’s first water ballet

Winery hosts world’s first water ballet

On a warm South Okanagan summer’s night, Black Hills Estate Winery, a modern oasis in the desert, converted into a Miami-style vineyard ultra lounge. The winery was host to an incredible water ballet performed by the glamorous swimming entertainment company, Aqualillies. They displayed skill and grace as they charmed the audience with sweet sexiness and […]

By August 19, 2014 Read More →
Okanagan Life Magazine Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Okanagan Life Magazine Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media-based campaign that aims to raise awareness for ALS (more commonly known as Lou Gherig’s Disease), has made its way into the Okanagan Valley. Essentially, when you’ve been challenged, you have 24 hours to pour ice water on yourself — or donate $100 to support ALS research. The challenge […]

By August 19, 2014 Read More →
Penticton Farmers’ Market welcomes wineries

Penticton Farmers’ Market welcomes wineries

Want a great wine to pair with some fresh, local produce? Following changes in BC liquor laws, the Penticton Farmers’ Market has two news stalls offering Okanagan wines and brews. Marketing Manager Erin Trainer says space limits them to only two vendors, with new vendors rotated into the market each week. Be sure to stop by the Maple Leaf Sprits & the […]

By August 14, 2014 Read More →
Shuswap wineries showcase distinct character of an emerging wine region

Shuswap wineries showcase distinct character of an emerging wine region

Sprinkled widely over the rural countryside around Salmon Arm, the Shuswap’s five welcoming wineries are artisanal, family-owned-and-run operations where the farming lifestyle still reigns.

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
I Left my Heart at Mission Hill with Tony Bennett

I Left my Heart at Mission Hill with Tony Bennett

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery was alive on this hot summer Friday evening. White chairs were neatly arranged on the grass overlooking the outdoor amphitheater with a backdrop of Okanagan Lake. An air of friendly anticipation filled the grassy slope as the smiling crowd awaited an experience that would bring them back in time, yet […]

By August 12, 2014 Read More →