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Author: Shauna Merritt

Bloom is sweeping across vineyards in Kelowna, keeping our viticulture and winemaking teams on the edge of their seats as the delicate flowering stage coincides with a sometimes temperamental late Spring/early Summer weather.

The past couple weeks have seen the mercury drop in Kelowna and while we all bundled up, the icy cold weather brought something magical and quintessentially Canadian to our local vineyards. 

Surfing the Skies in Kelowna

Friday, October 30, 2015 7:00 PM by Shauna Merritt

The following post has been contributed by guest blogger, outdoor enthusiast, and kite surfer, Scott Davis.


I have been lucky enough to have tried a lot of outdoor activities in Kelowna in the last 25 years. In the winter, you will find me in the mountains skiing, snowboarding or on the cross country ski trails. During the spring and fall, I can be found golfing the greens, hiking, biking and running the incredible trail network in and around the valley. Okanagan Lake has seen me on water skis, wake boards and parasailing. But one sport has taken my heart - kiteboarding.

Best of the Best Okanagan Fall Activities

Friday, October 23, 2015 11:00 PM by Shauna Merritt

The following blog post has been shared with us by the Best Western Plus Kelownas Christina Van. Thanks Christina and Best Western for sharing your enthusiasm!


There's just no such thing as a bad time of year to visit the Okanagan. The temperature is always just right, there's always a lake or a mountain just footsteps away, and delicious, local food and drink is right at your fingertips. In the Fall, though, this warm and fertile valley serves its most prized delights. Here are just some of the reasons why you'll want to visit the Okanagan in the Fall.