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Wards An authentic cider experience

Wards Cider Wards Cider is a living tradition that began exactly 100 years ago and today, five generations later, the family business still operates out of its vintage apple packinghouse location on Kelowna’s southeast bench. Over all those decades, they’ve learned a lot about apples and a lot about cider. They’ve come to appreciate how tree ripened, traditional cider apples are the best way to start. And they’ve learned how champagne yeast and a slow, cool ferment are the best way to finish. Wards grows its apples, crafts its ciders and bottles it all on site. Cider lovers are...

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The Boh: Eclectic eating experience

Bohemian Café & Catering Savvy visitors know the best way to find a great restaurant is to follow the locals. And in Kelowna, that trail leads straight to The Boh. Year after year, the Bohemian Café wins kudos in Okanagan Life’s Readers’ Choice Best Restaurant Awards. The 2016 results showcase this funky downtown eatery’s broad appeal with accolades in five categories including Best Lunch, Best Vegetarian and Best Sandwich, and winning the Best Breakfast and Best Caterer categories. Specifically geared to breakfast and lunchtime diners, The Boh’s menu features fabulous, home cooking-inspired meals prepared from fresh local and organic...

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Scorched Earth Winery: rising from the ashes

Just above the shores of Okanagan Lake, nestled in Okanagan Mountain Park, is a small vineyard called Scorched Earth Vineyard and Winery. The name for our family Estate run farm and winery comes from the surrounding landscape of scorched earth, which still shows the remains of burnt out trees after the 2003 wildfires. The original vineyard was planted in 1989, but the high volume of fire retardant dumped on the vineyard to keep the aggressive 2003 wildfire from spreading, caused the vines too much damage to salvage. The entire vineyard was pulled out and the land resculpted to take...

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Bohemian Cafe & Catering: eclectic eating experience

An icon in downtown Kelowna, ‘the Boh,’ as it’s affectionately known, is a favourite among locals and tourists for incredible downtown dining. In 2015, it won Best Breakfast, Best Vegetarian and Best Caterer in Okanagan Life’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Offering breakfast and lunch in a funky downtown setting, their menu features some of the best, fresh local ingredients the area has to offer. What started as a family-run business inspired by home-cooking has become a Kelowna institution in eclectic and delicious comfort food. Soak in the sun on their patio or have them cater your event anywhere in the...

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Sparkling Hill Resort: rejuvenate, revitalize, renew

Inspired by the great spas of Europe, enchanted by more than 3.5 million Swarovski crystals, and surrounded by the beauty of Okanagan Lake and the Monashee Mountains, Sparkling Hill is a North American trendsetter in healthy living and wellness hospitality. From luxurious suites and fine dining to the amenities and treatments of state-of-the-art KurSpa, this resort provides a completely unforgettable experience. Each sumptuous room opens a floor-to-ceiling window wall on warm sunlight, fresh mountain air and peerless views enhanced by the unique Swarovski architecture within. Amenities include custom soaking tubs, strategically placed to maximize the lake and mountain views,...

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