Kelowna Journals

In sight of Ogopogo

A travel journal to Kelowna by Minkie_luv

Quote: Kelowna is a year round destination. From outdoor adventure persuits to relaxing resorts stays, Kelowna has something that invites everyone.

In sight of Ogopogo

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Overview

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Winter- the most popular draw in the winter months is skiing. Kelowna is a great base for exploring the many ski hills that surround the valley. Summer- orchard tours, winery tours, biking the Kettle Valley rail tressels. Camping, hiking and boating are also fun in the hot sun. Spring/Fall- enjoy a taste of the Okangan through one of many wine festival events. I have found that one of the best places to taste the various grapes and wines of the region is by attending the Consumer Tasting Awards. This is where vinters from throughout the valley show their wines and are available to answer any of your questions.Quick Tips: The Ogopogo is the mystical lake monster who is a cousin...Read More
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This inner city camping park is divided into camping and RV sites. You have the choice of a site with power and water hookup or without. We chose to tent and were given a nice spot along side the creek. It was a peaceful stay and we were often visited by a family of ducks that lived nearby. The showers were nice and hot, the pool was clean and the hot tub was very relaxing. The location of the Park was across the street from the lake and a beach and was a short drive to all the attractions. They even had laundry on site to help me clean off the ice cream that I dripped on my white shirt! This was a great camping experience and the staff was very friendly. Next time we will have to check out the onsite...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Hiawatha R.V. Park and Camping
Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
1(888) 784-7275

Eldorado

Hotel

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The hotel is on the lake and provides the pefect backdrop to a romantic weekend away. We indulged in a weekend Romance package that included dinner, breakfast and accomdation. Watching the sunset from our room was amazing and the backdrop of the lake and the mountains made it a peaceful break that we will never forget. The jacuzzi tub took away all of our aches and the relaxation provided by the location and the staff made us ready to head back to face the Monday morning rush hour with a smile.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Eldorado
500 Cook Road
Kelowna, British Columbia

Royal Anne Hote

Hotel | "Royal Anne Hotel"

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The rooms were basic but the location was superb. The hotel is located within the downtown core and within walking distance to the lake and city parks. The location also allowed us easy access to many quaint resturants and shops located throughout the downtown area. We took a wine package offered by the hotel and explored the tastes and processes of making wine. WE were greeted with a bottle of wine upon our arrival and were given the choice of 3 wine tours. The hotel has an underground parkade for off street parking.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Royal Anne Hote
348 BERNARD AVE.
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y6N5
250-763-2277

Pheasant & Quail

Restaurant | "Pheasant & Quail "

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A popular dining spot with the locals and located close to the beach. This spot was quite busy when we entered on a Friday night. We were quickly greeted and were seated in large comfortable chairs. WE had a a hard time choosing from the selection of beers that were offered but were happy with our choices. I had the fish and chips while my friend ate the steak sandwich. Both portions were large enough to fill us and give us something to save for lunch the next day. While eating our meal we were entertained by a local band playing tunes in the corner. It was a great start to a great night.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2002

Pheasant & Quail
3110 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
(250) 860-1066

A taste to be experienced

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Story/Tip

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Wineries throughout the valley are abundant and vary in size, attractions and production. Red and white varietals from Germany, France and California are popular among vinters. Tours of the wineries can be taken, or you can explore yourself. The Tourist Office or your hotel can help with details and arrangements. One of the most sought after wines by visitors is the famed icewine. Icewine is dependent on constant cold temperatures (-10C) for harvest. This sweet desert wine is expensive but well worth the investment. My favorite wineries are Summerhill Estate Winery and St. Hubertus. Summerhill is an all in one destination to Canadian culture. The winery is known for its organic wines that are aged in ...Read More

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Minkie_luv

Minkie_luv
Seoul, Alberta

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