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Okanagan beach vacation

A C T I V I T I E S

Parks & Beaches

Dozens of parks and lakes surround Okanagan Lake, an outdoor adventure playground where the only difficulty is deciding where to spend your time. Aside from spending your leisure holidays at Coral Beach, there are a few other beaches and parks nearby which one must adventure to.

Kopje Regional Park

A 3.2 hectares of lakefront property, nestled in Lake Country. The park is a great place to visit and offers a glimpse of the past through the artifacts in the historical museum. The site feature: Gibson Heritage House, a playground, picnic area, washrooms, field area and a beachfront with swimming area. Located only 10 minutes from Coral Beach.

Ellison Provincial Park (Vernon, Okanagan Lake)

Located just a 15 minute drive from our house, you will find the sandy bays of Ellison Provincial Park on the east side of Okanagan Lake.

Walking trails, two beautiful bays, boulder climbing, 6 kms of hiking, and wildflower photo opportunities await for you to explore. Otter Bay in Ellison Provincial Park is the site of western Canada’s first freshwater scuba-diving and snorkeling park. The park’s natural scenery combined with many recreational activities from spring to fall makes it a very popular place for families.

Kalamalka Lake

Arguably the best and most well know beach in Vernon BC. Roughly 300 metres in length and 50 metres in width. Here you will find sandy yellow beach, marked by trees, giving shade to those who enjoy a break from the sun.

Families can enjoy a long day at this beach, with a convenience store nearby, a pub style restaurant, concession stand at the beach, and rentals of paddle boats and kayaks.
Located on Husband Rd in Vernon, BC. Approximately 25 minute drive from Coral Beach.

Visit the links below for the many parks and beaches around Okanagan Lake

http://www.regionaldistrict.com/departments/parks/regional/reg_parks_interactivemap.aspx

http://www.vernontourism.com/index.php?p=1.043

 

golfing, skiing, and wineries in Okanagan British Columbia

At Coral Beach:

Swimming
Relaxing on the pier
Tennis
Playground

Diving off the docks
Picnicking
Basketball
Hiking

  Boating (public boat launch at Coral Beach)
Golfing (15 minutes away at Predator Ridge)
Vineyards (10 minutes away at Gray Monk Winery)

 

Boating

Beautiful Okanagan Lake is the center of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.  The lake stretches from Penticton in the south to Vernon in the north, with Kelowna in the middle. It stretches approximately 169 kms, making it ideal for boaters, water skiers and parasailers.

Along the shores of Lake Okanagan you can find many residences, and usually behind them are either orchards or vineyards. Apples, peaches, cherries, and many varieties of grapes are successfully harvested each autumn.

Other great recreational lakes to explore along Hwy 97 are Duck Lake, Wood Lake and Kalmalka Lake, all less than 15 minutes from Coral Beach.

Rentals

Escapade Rentals

Vernon Boat Rentals

Golfing (All info from Discovery Bay site)

With an abundance of golf courses in Kelowna or Vernon, Coral Beach is the perfect holiday location as it serves the midpoint between the two cities.    The courses here are known for their exceptional service, spectacular views, and impeccably manicured greens and fairways. With so many courses to choose from, you can be sure there will be one that suits your level of expertise and ability. Golf season usually starts in March and continues well into November, but it is not unheard of for golfers to be hitting the links all year round!

Of the many golf courses around, Predator Ridge and Gallagher's Canyon have been voted the best in all of Canada from SCORE Magazine.  It has hosted many special events and famous international players.

Additional 53 golf courses – including five championships courses are within a 45-minute drive of Kelowna.  These courses cater to golfers of all skill levels. The area's courses take full advantage of its varied terrain.

For more golf information visit:

http://www.bcgolfguide.com
http://www.golfokanagan.com 
http://www.vernontourism.com/attractions/golf.htm
http://www.gallagherscanyon.com/
http://www.predatorridge.com/golf/gorgeous-golf-directions.php

 

Wineries

As the ideal wine valley, the Okanagan is known for its picturesque wineries that overlook Okanagan Lake.    The climate and setting of the Okanagan Valley provides the perfect conditions for wine grapes.  The quality of grapes grown here produces some of the best wines in Canadaand is known throughout the world.

The Valley is home to more than 60 world-class Okanagan wineries and vineyards, many of which are located just minutes from Coral Beach.   The climate and setting provide perfect growing conditions for all types of wine grapes, and the spectacular views are second to none. Half-day, full-day and weekend tours are available year-round and often include complimentary wine tasting, information on the art of wine-making, lunch overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake, and the chance to browse through unique shops and boutiques filled with local treasures.

Visit Gray Monk Winery , or Arrow leaf Cellars both only 10 minutes from Coral Beach.

For more information on wineries Click Here

Orchards

The District of Lake Country is unlike any, surrounded by Okanagan Lake on one side and Wood Lake and Duck Lake on the other. Adding to this beauty are the many orchards.

On your way to Coral Beach, on Carr’s Landing Road, you will find a modest size orchard, Brenda Wendell Farms. The most amazing, plump and juiciest peaches are grown here as well as blackberries, apples, plums.

The Jammery, located on Highway 97, 4 minutes north of Kelowna Airport is a must stop destination. A jam production facility housed by a restaurant, gift shop, ice cream shop and a wide assortment of all types of jams imaginable: summer harvest jams, jams with liqueur, pepper jellies, no sugar added fruit spreads, syrups and even fudge. Visit www.jammery.com for more information.

Davison Orchards, is a family owned farm market and country village since 1933. Amazing fresh baked pies, fresh fruits and vegetables, fudge, juices and knick knacks adorn this popular attraction visited by locals and tourists. Here you will find a small petting zoo and a train ride enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. Located on Davison Road. Make sure you visit this place on your way back home from Kalamalka Lake, and make sure you pick up one of their amazing pies.
http://www.davisonorchards.ca.

Fishing

The lakes in and around the Okanagan are a fisherman’s paradise, offering the best in fresh water fishing.  The crystal clear lakes, enchanting rivers and streams provide the best flying fishing, spin casting and trolling.  Rainbow trout, Gerard trout, Char, and Kokanee entice at every turn.

The lakes east of Oyama, accessed on the Beaver Lake and Dee Lake Roads has long been recognized as one of British Columbia's finest fishing grounds. Set like pearls in the midst of wooded hills of great beauty, and connected by waterways and trails, this group of 20 lakes or more is well stocked with real fighting Kamloops trout. Top among the lakes are Dee Lake, Island Lake, Deer Lake and Crooked Lake. A recreation site, boat launch and campground are located at Island Lake, with a boat launch at Dee Lake, which boasts the largest rainbow trout, to 2 kg. In addition to good fishing in the larger lakes mentioned below, fishing is also good at Ellison Provincial Park on Okanagan Lake.

Be sure to visit the following lakes for the best fresh water fishing around
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/ok/lakes/

●Beaver Lake                        ●Dee Lake                        ●Okanogan Lake
●Wood Lake                          ●Kalamalka Lake     

Fishing Charters:
Kelowna Fishing Charters

Skiing

Nestled within the Caribou, Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges, the Okanagan Valley offers some of the best skiing in North America. Winter temperatures in the region average around 0°C (32°F), maintaining fantastic snow condition while being comfortable enough to be outdoors. For serious thrill seekers, be sure to check out the heli-skiing and snowcat-skiing opportunities available in the area!
Two world-class resorts – Big White and Silver Star Mountain, which recently merged to provide nearly 6,000 acres of skiing and boarding terrain, serve the area. Both Silver Star and Big White are within 45 minutes of Coral Beach.

The major resorts and ski areas include Apex Mountain Resort, Big White Ski Resort, Mount Baldy Ski Area, Silver Star Mountain, and Sun Peaks Resort

For more information, visit:
www.apexresort.com
www.bigwhite.com
www.silverstarmtn.com
www.mtbaldy.com
www.sunpeaksresort.com
www.crystalresort.com

Mountain Biking

The Okanagan Similkameen area of British Columbia has everything a mountain biker might want. They have trails with speed, plenty of variety, and a climate that is usually dry and hot in the summer.
At world class Silver Star Mountain in Vernon and at Kalmalka Lake Provincial Park is where you will find some of the best mountain biking, not too far from Coral Beach.
Kalmalka Lake Provincial Park  is located on College Way off of Highway #97, 10 km south of Vernon.
Silver Star Mountain is located 22 km (12 miles) northeast of Vernon, at the top of the Okanagan Valley. Connect with Highway 97 to Vernon and follow 48th Avenue to Silver Star Road and follow for 22 km (12 miles).

 

Shopping & Restaurants

For a complete list of all grocery stores, restaurants and shopping visit Lake Country Chamber of Commerce website

On your way to Coral Beach , make sure to stop off at Brenda Wendell's Fruit Farm. Here you will find the best and juiciest peaches, plums and black berries. Located on Carr's Landing Road .

The Jammery, (link to www.jammery.com) located in Lake Country and along Hwy. 97 is Okanagan's jam haven. There is every type of jam imaginable, from no sugar added jam, jalepeno jams, cranberry jam and even jams with a little liquer. You can visit the Jammery and try their free sample tasting jams. The Jammery also offers a delightful breakfast. This place will please every palate.

launch your boat on Okanagan Lake

family activities vacationing in Winfield BC
boating fun on Okanagan Lake
Predator Ridge Golf Course
water sports on Okanagan Lake
Okanagan wineries
Okanagan Lake, Carr's Landing and Coral Beach


ski Big White, Silver Star, and Apex Mountain in the Okanagan

activities for everyone in Winfield BC

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