If you’ve sailed BC’s inland coastal waters on an Alaska cruise–here’s what you missed … Rhapsody of the Seas looks like the White Cliffs of Dover towering over us as it muscles past in narrow Johnstone Strait between Vancouver Island and the mainland north of Campbell River. The sight sparks a lively discussion on cruise travel […]
Our readers choose their favourites in a host of categories and Okanagan Life brings you the results. Welcome to the 18th Annual Best Restaurants issue. Perhaps above all others, this is the keeper magazine of the year. Readers try new restaurants all the time and you can expand your dining experience by referring to these […]
Renowned ecologists, authors and activists, John and Mary Theberge have spent a lifetime studying nature, working to increase understanding and seeking to protect endangered environments through the national park system… Before you start talking to them, John and Mary Theberge look like another pair of comfy grandparents from the south end of the Valley. But […]
When celebrated LPGA golfer AJ Eathorne joins the pro staff at Predator Ridge in Vernon this season, she’ll also be joining the handful of women golf professionals and professional golf teachers who make their living in the Okanagan. Meet four of these accomplished women. Find out what they bring to the sport, to their students […]
The sun is dancing across the sky and spring is in the air. You’re ready to celebrate with your first round of golf. Hefting your bag over your shoulder, the weight adds only a beat to your brisk walk, but your buddy—the one who longingly eyed the golf carts—is looking a little red in […]
“Are you looking for a fishmonger?” calls out Jon Crofts, co-owner of Kelowna’s Codfather’s fish and seafood market.
It’s the eve of the Canadian Culinary Championships and Jon has been hoping all night that the mystery wine, the feature element of the first leg of the competition, will be white—and he’s in luck. While the competitors won’t know it until 24 hours later, the bottle is an Old Vines Riesling from Chateau des Charmes in Niagara (although many mistake it for the Okanagan’s own Tantalus Riesling).
Learn more about the impact of tourism on our Valley economy, check out new Tourism Kelowna stats and meet Glenn Mandziuk, the driving force behind the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA). And don’t miss these fascinating stories told in their own words by successful business owners and operators throughout the Okanagan. Related posts: 2011 Progress […]
For Glenn Mandziuk the possibility of any career outside of tourism and economic development was a non-starter. He was literally born into the profession and has used everything he’s learned to make a name for himself and, more importantly, the organizations he’s led.
No question we’re obsessed with the national sport. Check out our Okanagan hockey highlights …
When Mom warned you not to throw stones, she wasn’t talking about this popular Okanagan winter-buster … When you see the portrait of James Cameron Dun-Waters (the Okanagan’s early 20th century answer to Scottish landed gentry) on the cover of Stan Sauerwein’s book Fintry, you wonder if this man ever had a passion for […]
Performance-enhancing drugs can give athletes an edge on the competition, but can pill-popping pump up students’ grades?
The results of our 6th Annual Best of the Okanagan Editors’ Choice Awards: best excuse for a volunteer to play dress up; best creative youth role models in the North Okanagan; best troupe of multi-talented child stars with “no stars” philosophy; best group activity; best reminder to appreciate our local growers and the bounty they […]