Summer Vacation Ideas
Okanagan Valley British Columbia
Looking for summer vacation ideas in the Okanagan British Columbia?
Family friendly vacations and great Canadian holidays are simply synonymous with the Okanagan Valley. Well, maybe we're a bit bias because we live here, but there's simply no end to the things you can do on summer vacations here.
Of course the Okanagan British Columbia lakes and beaches are some of the major draws for visitors, but there's so much more than this to make for a wonderful vacation in the sunshine and summertime!
Okanagan British Columbia vacations offer camping, golfing, mountain biking, Okanagan wineries, family friendly attractions and great kids summer vacations.
Visit some of the best beaches in the city of Penticton, Osoyoos, Kelowna BC and the Shuswap.
The Okanagan Valley is known for our long, warm summer days, the variety of available leisure and recreation for everyone.
And, of course, not to mention our fresh delicious Okanagan fruit! Cherries, peaches, apricots, pears, nectarines, plums, apples and more is something we definitely look forward to during fruit season througout the summer and fall.
Okanagan British Columbia Golf Vacations
Adventure outdoors for world class Okanagan golf vacations. You'll find more than 40 beautiful golf courses, semi-private and public, as well as beautiful 5 star golf resorts, from Osoyoos through Vernon BC, the North Okanagan and Shuswap.Enjoy some of the best British Columbia golf vacations you'll ever experience!
Wine Tour Vacations
Okanagan wineries are plentiful (more than 150) and becoming more and more in numbers, and offer visitors a truly unique vacation experience.
There are many wine tours available or you can venture out on you own and discover great Canadian wine your own way! Visit during an Okanagan Wine Festival for a truly unique and fantastic experience.
Does a romantic weekend getaway with a wine tour sound good to you? A weekend vacation at a romantic bed and breakfast, or spa resort is a perfect idea for a vacation any time of the year, but summer is definitely the most romantic!
Great Camping Vacations
Campgrounds and RV Parks are everywhere in the Okanagan Valley. This region of British Columbia has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains and valleys with such diverse and natural landscape, you have an excellent opportunity for any kind of outdoor adventure and/or pure & simple relaxation.
Whether you are on a family camping vacation, seeking a day-use park or water-accessible site, or you want to explore the wilderness in local BC forest service areas near wilderness hiking trails, BC Parks offers thousands of kilometres of trails as a fun and affordable way to enjoy a camping vacation and explore the Okanagan region.
Mountain Bike Vacations
Maybe summer vacation ideas means outdoor adventures to you....
Mountain bike trails are endless in the Okanagan Valley and range from beginner trails to high tech challenging trails.
If a mountain bike vacation is on your list of summer vacation ideas, this is definitely the place to be, and you'll never get bored with the terrain, the views, or variety in trails.
Back country biking and camping trips are also popular summer vacation ideas, like a two day bike from Kelowna to Penticton and a stop over night at Chute Lake.
High up in the Okanagan highlands you'll find amazing wilderness camping and views of the Okanagan Valley, along biking trails, that are truly stunning!
Rock Climbing Vacations
One of the most popular rock climbing destinations in North America is found here in the Okanagan Valley.
Skaha Bluffs, located south of the city of Penticton, overlooks Skaha Lake, and you can find experienced local organizations that offer professional guided and instructional courses in rock climbing.
Skaha Bluffs now has a new permanent parking lot and access road, after many years of inconsistent access to this beautiful natural wonder. Winter climbing is also available at Skaha Bluffs.
Shuswap Houseboat Vacations
One of a kind summer vacation ideas!!
The Shuswap is known as the 'Houseboat Capital' of Canada, and in the summertime there's no better place to be than in Sicamous British Columbia out on the Shuswap Lakes, cruising on a houseboat for a weekend vacation.
Houseboat rentals are available from early summer through early fall. It's a unique kind of vacation experience for sure! Houseboats are also available for rental on other Okanagan Valley lakes, but the Shuswap is really where houseboat vacations happen!
Not enough summer vacation ideas for you?
How about parasailing, hot air ballooning, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, fishing, kite-skiing, wind surfing, wakeboarding, fruit picking at orchard farm fresh markets, mini-golfing, horseback riding, beach volleyball, great festivals & fairs, bird watching, dude ranching, ice cream eating at an old fashioned ice cream parlor, digging for precious opals, outdoor Atlantis water slides, a must do Penticton river channel floating, day trips and a bit of cool history at O'Keefe Ranch or how about just sitting and soaking the hot Okanagan sun doing absolutely nothing at all!
The list of summer vacation ideas is endless, isn't it? We hope to see you soon!
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