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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

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 →

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

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 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 →
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 →
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 →
More out-of-province fire personnel heading to BC

More out-of-province fire personnel heading to BC

As wildfire activity continues to increase throughout the province, the Wildfire Management Branch welcomed over 220 additional fire personnel on Friday and Saturday. One 19-person Incident Management Team, 40 sustained action firefighters and about 30 support staff from Ontario arrived in Kelowna last Friday. Forty sustained action firefighters and three support staff from Quebec arrived in […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →
New farmers’ market funds support healthy living for seniors

New farmers’ market funds support healthy living for seniors

Lower-income families, seniors and pregnant women will continue to have easier access to healthy, locally grown food, thanks to an additional $750,000 investment in a successful farmers’ market coupon program, Health Minister Terry Lake announced today. “Eating fresh, nutritious food is a big part of staying healthy and avoiding chronic illness,” said Lake. “But, for […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →
Fire Hazard Forces Okanagan Regional Parks Closures

Fire Hazard Forces Okanagan Regional Parks Closures

As a result of the high to extreme fire hazard and extremely dry conditions, the Regional District has closed several Regional Parks until further notice. Hardy Falls Regional Park (photo) Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park Coldham Regional Park Glen Canyon Regional Park Kalamoir Regional Park Rose Valley Regional Park Stephens Coyote Regional Park Scenic Canyon […]

By August 11, 2014 Read More →