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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

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

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