Melange a fruits....
Favorite thing: As soon as you drive into the Okanagan area, every 5 miles there is a fruit stand waiting for you...if you drive by one, don't worry, there will be another right after it.
These fruit stands are great, they are well priced, and there are tonnes of fruit, vegetables, and produce that tastes better than in any store....
If you do stop by, try the cherries...the group fav...just watch out for the stained teeth and lips!!!
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Kelowna, Okanagan Lake area
Favorite thing: Kelowna, is the centre of a fruit, vegetable and wine-growing region around Okanagan Lake.
The area now grows about 1/3 of all of Canada’s apples. Kelowna is the area’s governmental centre, and is birthplace to two BC premiers,. W.A.C. Bennett, and his son R.B. Bennett.
The city prides itself as being Canada’s "Summer City" with its great lakeshore, sandy beaches, and basking in the afternoon sun. The city has 65 parks, including seven along the water with beaches. Unfortunately, many people who visit decide to stay, causing Kelowna to grow dramatically over the last decade. The additional of Highway 97C, the "Peachland Connector," in 1990 has made driving to (or from) the West Coast and Vancouver a lot more convenient.
Fondest memory: The Lake itself is famous for its legendary Ogopogo Monster, which has a statue to its credit in the city.
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Penticton, Okanagan Lake area
Favorite thing: This city sits at the southern end of Okanagan Lake, nestled between it and Skaha Lake. The towns name is the Salish word for "the place to live forever."
The extensive beachfront on the two lakes on the northern and southern end of the town are the focus of summer recreation. In the winter, Apex Alpine offers downhill skiing just 30 kilometres west of Penticton.
Fondest memory: Website:
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