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Kelowna, Canada
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Lake Okanagan

Lake Okanagan

The largest in a chain of lakes, Lake Okanagan meets the shorelines of most major Okanagan communities including Vernon in the north, Kelowna in the center, and Penticton to the south. It is the main recreation playground setting aside for outdoor activities like boating, swimming, and beaches, plus many scenic drives along its shorelines with locals and visitors.

 

 

Big White Ski Resort

Big White Ski Resort

Just 60 kilometers east of Kelowna in the Monashee Mountains, Big White Mountain is one of Canada's most spectacular and marvellous ski resorts. The mountain is famous for its snow, an average of about 7.5 meters of the glorious white stuff especially during winter season. Located in 1,511 meters, the family-friendly Big White Ski Resort offers a range of ski runs, winter activities, accommodations, and dining. Big White has also called  "Big White Out", a reference to the fog and cloud that sometimes blankets the mountain making conditions very difficult for skiing.

 

 

SS Sicamous Okanagan Heritage Museum

SS Sicamous Okanagan Heritage Museum

located on the Penticton waterfront, the S.S. Sicamous has been reconstructed to her full 1914 glory and operates as a climb-aboard museum. There are other historic vessels such as the 1914 S.S. Naramata Tugboat and a 1907 steamship as well as the park. the S.S. Okanagan sternwheeler. Penticton sits on the scenic shores of Lakes Skaha and Okanagan, boasting miles of sandy beaches and marinas. Today, growing fruits and tourism are the town's two main industries.

 

 

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star Mountain Resort

Near Vernon, Silver Star Mountain Resort offers a vertical drop of 760 meters and ski-in, ski-out access. In summer, using chairlifts climbs the mountain for views, trails, and mountain biking. The unusual, pedestrian-only resort village is designed a pretty Victorian architectural style. There is a full complement of restaurants, hotels, condominiums, and shops. Down the mountain, Vernon is set between three lakes and is a center for fruit and vegetable farming and processing. The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives tells of the Canadian Pacific sternwheelers, which used to ply the lake, and the First Nations peoples who have lived in the area for centuries.

 

 

BC Orchard Industry Museum

Apples in Kelowna

The BC Orchard Industry Museum in Kelowna tells the story of the Okanagan Valley's transformation from cattle range to the beautifully touched orchards that exist today. Exhibits include artifacts and information on packing, processing, home preserving, and fruit picking. The museum is housed in the historic Laurel Packinghouse, which was built from local bricks in 1917/1918.

 

 

Summerland

Summerland

 Most of the township of Summerland is on lining above Lake Okanagan, amid fruit trees. The orchards provide the main industry in the town, with a history that dates back to the 1890s. Visitors can sample from roadside fruit vendors that laying the highways in the summer, or head to Summerland Sweets for tastings. There is a wonderful view of Okanagan Lake from Giant's Head Park, atop Giant's Head Mountain. A road leads through the park with lookouts along the way. There are also a number of walking trails, benches, and picnic sites.

 

 

Vaseux Lake Provincial Park

Vaseux Lake Provincial Park

Just south of Penticton and with a small campground, four kilometer-long Vaseux Lake is a bird sanctuary where Canada Geese nest and rare Trumpeter Swans make a stopover during migration. The lake itself is habitat to a variety of fish, such as bass, carp, and rainbow trout, making it a popular fishing location. Other wildlife in the park includes beaver, deer, muskrat, rabbit, and more. Bighorn sheep can be found among the rocks, but so can rattlesnakes. That are affluent biodiversity which has lived together.

 

 

Oliver

Oliver

Surrounded by orchards, the little township of Oliver came into being after the First World War when the Canadian government gifted returning soldiers with irrigated land. One of the attractions being worthwhile for tourists is the Oliver and District Heritage Society Museum, which has explored and showed the natural history of the Canadian desert, pioneer days, or the old mining town of Fairview (1887 to 1906). The museum is a good place to begin a tour of the region.

 

 

Peachland

Hardy Falls

Peachland locates on the shores of Lake Okanagan, between Kelowna and Penticton. The community lives from its thriving orchards and status as a popular tourist retreat. Though now closed, the Brenda Mine also extracted copper-molybdenum from a nearby site. The walk to Hardy Falls is a favorite local journey and is wheelchair accessible. There is affluent visitors to do in this area for enjoying lesuire such as golfing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, restaurants, and shopping.

 

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