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Going Nuts

Sep 30, 2013 / 11:32 am

This past Saturday was the perfect occasion to go nuts in West Kelowna! Visitors were invited to the Gellatly Heritage Farm for the Annual Fall Harvest Fair. The nut orchard celebrated its 101st birthday this year and is the oldest of its kind in BC! There was a wide variety of vendors...

Fun in the Sun

Sep 19, 2013 / 11:53 am

These past few months, the Valley gathered locals and tourists together to enjoy everything there is to be done under the sun, our delicious wines, attractive golf courses and our legendary hospitality! Summer in the Okanagan also mean plenty of events and festivals taking place in the many...

114th Interior Provincial Exhibition

Sep 4, 2013 / 11:02 am

A crowd estimated at well over 100,000 people gathered to the 114th Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede in Armstrong and Picture the Okanagan was amongst them! Beautiful sunny weather combined with smiley faces and excitement, everyone I met had a great time! A broad range of...

Fun In Summerland

Aug 27, 2013 / 10:08 am

This week, Picture the Okanagan invites you to enjoy a day of fun in Summerland! Whether you are with your family, alone, with friends, a refreshing hike around Garnet Lake will fill you with plenty of energy, quietness & breathtaking viewpoints on the emerald coloured lake in the middle of...

Dancing Barefoot

Jul 23, 2013 / 1:31 pm

On July 16th, Laetitia Zonzambé and her band performed live at Stuart Park in Kelowna, a presentation of the Centre Culturel Francophone de l’Okakagan & Parks Alive! A gentle breeze under a hot summer sun, the singer, native from the Central African Republic, has been...

The Keloha Music & Arts Festival

Jul 15, 2013 / 10:28 am

With sunny temperatures reaching over 30 degrees, this past weekend was floating in the air a tropical smell of banana boat & coconut cream at Waterfront Park transformed into an island oasis in the heart of downtown Kelowna. An estimated attendance of 22,000 people & 28 live bands made the...

Naked ZipZone 150

Jun 27, 2013 / 2:11 pm

Thursday, June 20th may have been a cold and rainy day in the Okanagan, but it certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the over sixty women that braved the weather to get naked on the highest zip line in North America! Photo: Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier The third annual Naked...

Summer Loving

Jun 17, 2013 / 2:18 pm

This beautiful and sunny past weekend, Picture the Okanagan went to West Kelowna to attend the very popular fishing derby held at Shannon Lake, located steps away from downtown. This great family event attracted families from all over the area and was the ideal occasion to initiate kids to fishing...

The Okanogan Valley

Jun 3, 2013 / 2:50 pm

This week, Picture the Okanagan brings you on an amazing day trip to the quaint Okanogan Valley. I recommend this 500 km return-way journey from Kelowna to nature lovers as well as savvy shoppers. To go down to Oliver, I used the White Lake road, which is accessible on your right off...

Stepping into the wild

May 13, 2013 / 11:30 am

This week, Picture the Okanagan travelled to Kelowna and discovered the Johns Family Nature Conservancy Regional Park, formerly known as Cedar Mountain Regional Park. Being in nature, wildlife is omnipresent, including marmots, hawks & adorable deer: The main trail and parking...

An Okanagan Spring in Pictures

May 1, 2013 / 9:35 am

Last week, this Northwest Territories water bomber from Buffalo Airways was practicing some scooping on Okanagan Lake in anticipation of the wildfire season. Photo: Contributed - Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier Looking up in the sky last Friday, one could notice a curious...

Business is Blooming

Apr 16, 2013 / 11:26 am

Spring has sprung in the Okanagan! With it comes the warmth and sunny days, the magnificent storms and the colourful blossom trees: Photo: Contributed - Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier Photo: Contributed - Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier On April 13th over...

An Entertaining Easter Weekend

Apr 2, 2013 / 11:12 am

Under a warm spring sun, hundreds gathered outside of the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna last Saturday (March 30th) to enjoy a full day of festivities with sweet treats, tam tams, folk music & native dance. In addition to enjoying free activities and entertainment for the whole...

Spring in the Valley

Mar 27, 2013 / 2:07 pm

Over the past week, Spring brought with it a package full of delightful weather. Sun, clouds, snow, hail, rain, wind, warmth & perfection. This column will be short & sweet, because this weekend it's the Maple Fest in Kelowna, and Picture the Okanagan would like to invite you to...

Crossing the Boundary spectacular

Mar 13, 2013 / 4:39 pm

Today, Picture the Okanagan brings you on a 650 km, one day trip around Kelowna. Leaving Peachland at dawn, you will arrive in Penticton in time to witness a perfect Okanagan Lake reflection, or watch Okanagan Falls waking up across Skaha Lake. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy the early...

Enjoy it while it lasts

Feb 26, 2013 / 10:34 am

Winter days are almost over and the Okanagan is about to wake up, bustling with tourists from all over the world, brought in by our amazing sunny weather, refreshing wineries and numerous events. Peachland, a friendly town made famous for its quietness also attracts the tourists and why not? ...

Feb 4, 2013 / 10:45 am

Picture the Okanagan went to Vernon’s Winter Carnival. It was a beautiful and quiet morning. As I arrived on top of the bridge to Kelowna, the town was shining bright . Later on, the clouds progressively invited themselves, turning Wood Lake into a standstill picture, making it look like the...

Let it snow!

Jan 14, 2013 / 10:34 am

Photo: Contributed - Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier Enjoying the quietness of Kelowna from this side of the lake Photo: Contributed - Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier Falling snow in Peachland turns any landscape into a postcard Photo:...

Okanagan Winter Wonderland

Jan 2, 2013 / 10:57 am

It was a winter wonderland in the Okanagan over the holidays! Some great scenery is only a quick drive away! Photo: Contributed - Mathieu Warnet-Pelletier From left to right: Highway 97C Connector, Downtown Peachland, Brenda Mines Road January 1st,...

Holiday cheer around the valley

Dec 18, 2012 / 9:44 am

Opening of Bernard Ave. Saturday December 15th, Kelowna celebrated the completion of the first phase of Bernard Ave revitalization project at Towne Centre Mall with Mayor Walter Gray. Delicious chocolate was served, live music was also on the menu, as well as Christmas carols and lots...

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