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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 →
WestJet new baggage fees won’t apply to Mexico travel from Kelowna

WestJet new baggage fees won’t apply to Mexico travel from Kelowna

Airline also introduces price-drop guarantee WestJet new baggage fee take effect today. WestJet announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will only apply to bookings made today onward, for travel on or after October 29, […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →

Events

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 →
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 →
Celtic Thunder returns to Penticton with Best Tour

Celtic Thunder returns to Penticton with Best Tour

After an extremely successful show in 2013, Celtic Thunder is set to return to Penticton with their brand new show “The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour” on Friday, March 13. This show features an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. Drawing material from Celtic Thunder’s […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →

Community

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 →
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 →
YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids raises over $65,000

YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids raises over $65,000

The YMCA of Okanagan’s largest annual fundraiser, Cycle for Strong Kids, took place last weekend outside H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, raising over $65,000 for local children and families. “The event was a huge success,” says YMCA Development Coordinator, Pam Murkin. “39 teams registered in total with over 270 cyclists participating throughout the day. We […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →

Arts & Culture

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 →
New art class series offers teens creative outlet this summer

New art class series offers teens creative outlet this summer

A new series of art classes geared specifically for teens will be offered at the #Kelowna Art Gallery this summer. The Friday for Teens Art Series will run from 9 am to 2 pm every Friday beginning July 11 through August 22.

By July 4, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Food & Wine

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 →
Absolut Launches Limited edition Andy Warhol Bottle

Absolut Launches Limited edition Andy Warhol Bottle

Absolut Vodka has announced the Limited Edition Andy Warhol bottle, a new design celebrating the brand’s iconic collaboration with the illustrious Andy Warhol. The offering embodies the brand’s commitment to supporting all things rooted in artistic expression and creativity. In 1986, Andy Warhol became the first in a long line of celebrated artists to collaborate […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Vina Concha y Toro: Joint venture expands Chilean wine distribution in Canada

Vina Concha y Toro: Joint venture expands Chilean wine distribution in Canada

Vina Concha y Toro S.A., the 5th largest wine company in the world, and Charton Hobbs, one of the leading wine and spirit distribution companies in Canada, announced today the creation of a joint venture for the commercialization of brands in the Canadian market. In its first stage, this joint venture will take on the […]

By September 17, 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 →
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 →
Kelowna Rockets set for season opener; Tyson Baillie returns

Kelowna Rockets set for season opener; Tyson Baillie returns

Tyson Baillie is returning to Kelowna to rejoin his teammates for the opening of the WHL regular season this weekend. The Kelowna Rockets will face off against Kamloops Blazers. After attending his first NHL training camp with the San Jose Sharks, Baillie went undrafted at this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Tthe Fort Saskatchewan, AB native […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Heart of Gold Gala raises $1M for the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre

Heart of Gold Gala raises $1M for the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre

KGH Foundation’s signature fundraising gala Heart of Gold raised revenues of more $1 million for critical medical equipment required in Kelowna General Hospital’s new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre. More than 400 attended the gala held at Kelowna Flightcraft’s Hangar 8 in early September. “I am proud to see my hangar transformed for such a […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →
Sandwich Generation struggling to save for retirement

Sandwich Generation struggling to save for retirement

A recent a study BMO Nesbitt Burns found that Canadians in the sandwich generation (those aged 45-64 who are known as being ‘sandwiched’ between the demands of caring both for their aging parents and for their own children), are more than half a million dollars short of their individual retirement savings goal. The study is […]

By September 15, 2014 Read More →