Welcome to the South Okanagan in Beautiful British Columbia, where you will find friendly people and a great lifestyle. Wineries, golf, water sports, skiing, rock climbing, fishing, you name it and we have it.
Public Schools are well equipped and include a number of private and parochial schools for those who prefer an alternative education.
Vineyards, orchards, farms, planned communities, resort style communities, spacious neighborhoods, multi-family, we have it all! Here is taste of some of our communities......
Known as the wine capital of Canada, Oliver has the largest concentration of vineyards and commercial wineries in British Columbia. Oliver is built around the non-motorized Tuc El Nuit Lake and the Okanagan River runs through the town center with an enjoyable hiking and biking trail on the bank.
At the North entrance of Oliver is Lions Park, a wonderful family park with a playground, a skateboard facility, a covered pavilion and home to the Summer Farmer's market. One of the most frequented parks in Oliver is the Kinsmen Spray Park with a fully equipped playground and a waterpark and for the lake lovers Rotary Beach on Tuc El Nuit Lake is beautiful and plays host to Oliver’s half Ironman Triathlon, Junior Triathlon and the Polar Bear Swim. The Oliver Parks and Recreation Center offers an outdoor salt water pool and rec fields where the Annual Festival of the Grape is held, a pleasurable social gathering were the wineries of the Okanagan offer an incredible tasting experience.
Just north of Oliver is Vaseux Lake, home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, making it a paradise for birdwatching, paddling, fishing and appreciating nature. Vaseux Lake Provincial Park and the Vaseux Wildlife Centre provide habitat protection for birds.
To the South of Oliver is Osoyoos which is known for its mild winters and hot, dry summers. Osoyoos Lake is the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and certainly draws the young and young at heart. Tourism is a large contributor to the local economy in Osoyoos and being located just minutes to the border of Washington State they come from all over for the beach, parks, golf and Osoyoos Lake which is surrounded by both private and public beaches, parks and picnic grounds. The Osoyoos Sunbowl arena offers an ice skating facility and is home to the Osoyoos Coyotes Hockey Team. The Cherry Fiesta marks the first of July and Gyro Beach is where you want to be for the incredible July 1st fireworks, the 'best in the west' as proclaimed by Destination Osoyoos. You can also go horseback riding, view a miniature railroad, tour a museum or enjoy family fun at Rattlesnake Canyon, something the kids won't want to miss.
To the North of Oliver and Osoyoos is Okanagan Falls which is located on the south shoreline of Skaha Lake and home to Christie Memorial Provincial Park and Okanagan Falls Provincial Park. This is the perfect spot to escape from the busy world and enjoy a sweet treat at a popular summer stop; Tickleberry's Ice Cream, it's hard to make a choice. Kenyon Park offers family fun for all ages including a spray park and the Keogan Sports Park facilitates a variety of sporting events. Lions Gardens is a 3-acre nature park and the trail head for the Kettle Valley Railway trail that runs along the west shoreline of Skaha Lake; walk or ride this trail across the bridge and right through Kaleden and Penticton. Located south west of OK Falls is the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory research facility an unusual point of interest.
North of Okanagan Falls is Penticton know as Canada's 'Peach City' and it sits on the shores of Okanagan and Skaha Lake and offers water activities galore including windsurfing, wakeboarding, kite boarding, boating and water skiing. One of most popular summer activities is floating leisurely down the Okanagan River Channel, a 7kilometer long waterway. The Skaha Bluffs on the southern edge of the city are renowned for rock climbing and thousands of competitors participate in the Penticton Ironman Triathlon the last Sunday of every August. August is also reserved for the Peach Festival, the largest summer festival in the Okanagan. If you need a break from the never ending sunshine Penticton Lake City Casino is the ideal place to come out and play. The South Okanagan Events Center or SOEC as the locals call it is home for the Vees and Penticton’s BCHL Junior A hockey club as well as an event and concert venue. Okanagan College is a learning institution dedicated to providing students with an educational experience that will help them to achieve success. Penticton is family oriented city with amusement centers, waterslides, go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses and home to the second largest youth skate park in the province and don't forget about the Farmer's Market, it runs all summer long and is great for the whole family.
Apex Mountain Resort is 32 kilometers southwest of Penticton and offers quality snow, great weather, and incredible terrain for skiing, boarding, hiking and biking.
Loaded with apricot, cherry, peach and apple orchards. Its abundance of vineyards, golf courses, sparkling lakes, warm sunshine, and spectacular scenery. With its moderate climate, warm spring weather, hot and sunny summers, mild autumns and temperate winters. The South Okanagan, it's a wonderful place to visit and an even more wonderful place to stay. Come and join us, the door is open and we can't wait to show you!