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Summer is just ‘peachy’ in Peachland

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

The name says it all!

Peachland, British Columbia is nestled among orchards on the shores of Okanagan Lake, in the BC Okanagan Valley. Summer is pretty popular in Peachland! Swimming,boating and fishing, OH MY! The main street – also known as the Peachland Promenade – runs along the lake, and provides access to 7 kilometres of sandy beaches. Sometimes the best vacations involve nothing more than lazing on the beach. Or head south to Summerland and hop aboard the historic Kettle Valley Railway, one of the last remaining steam railways in the country. The two-hour ride gives a taste of what travel was like, once upon a time.

Looking for maybe something a bit more family friendly, make sure you check out the ‘Dancin’ Barefoot‘ Music Festival, happening next weekend – July 20th. A full day line up features some amazing musicians and artists.

Peachland is also home to some amazing wineries! (most Okanagan cities are!) Visit gems like Hainle VineyardGreata Ranch Vineyard, or Working Horse Winery.

What pairs with great wine? A great place to stay! The local Peachland Bed and Breakfasts are just peachy too! Check out some of our great B&Bs, and book your stay when you visit Peachland!

A Day’s Dream B&BA Day's Dream Bed & Breakfast
Winner of the Business Excellence Award in Tourism and Hospitality 2012. A brand new B&B with Belgian themed suites located at the upper level. This air-conditioned B&B has stunning views of Lake Okanagan.

Pineacre On The Lake
A newly-built luxury house featuring three specially designed B&B suites: one with King Bed, one with Queen Bed and one with two Twins; all with private patios and unobstructed Lake Okanagan views.

Okanagan Oasis
Okanagan Oasis B&B, an adult oriented mini-resort, is not your typical B&B! Featuring amenities such as a heated outdoor salt water pool, hot tub, fire pit, pond & waterfall, lovely gardens and the fabulous lake view from all rooms, this B&B is truly a place to relax and unwind.

Ready to feel ‘peachy’? Book your B&B today and get on up to Peachland!

Hiking in and Around Kelowna

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

In a city that is known for its beautiful beaches, world class wineries, amazing restaurants, and so much more, Kelowna also

Hiking Trail on Okanagan Lake

offers many options for the outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the art of hiking. With its rolling hills, stunning views and gorgeous skyline, the Okanagan Valley has an endless amount of walking and hiking trails which are accessible year round. Whether you are looking to take a relaxing stroll along Okanagan Lake, or challenge yourself to a more difficult 16 km hike, you are sure to find a trail that will satisfy your needs.

A very popular trail for both locals and tourists alike, the Kettle Valley Rail Trail is one of the region’s most historic sites that offers both leisurely trails and breathtaking views. With a number of different access points such as June Springs and Chute Lake, the Kettle Valley trail will take you through railway tunnels and over towering trestles that will surely leave you in awe. And if you find that heights aren’t your favorite thing, I recommend not looking down!

For those who may be looking for a more challenging and longer hiking experience, I recommend attempting the High Rim Trail. This 55 km trail, located just east of Kelowna, winds through the hills and forest of the Okanagan Valley. Of course one does not need to hike all 55 kilometres as there are multiple access points, but if a multi-day hike is on your list of things to do while visiting this beautiful part of the province, this trail should be high on your list.

These are only two of many options that are available to enjoy no matter what time of the year you look to visit Kelowna. Some other very popular hiking trails include Knox Mountain and Paul’s Tomb, the Mission Creek Greenway, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and Bear Creek Provincial Park.  And then of course there is the Waterfront Boardwalk situated in downtown Kelowna where one can enjoy the tranquillity of Okanagan Lake while taking in the eclectic culture of the city.  Your Kelowna Bed & Breakfast hosts are sure to have more information on hand and can point you in the right direction to enjoy your hike!