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May15

The Okanagan is known for its fine wineries, gorgeous sunny weather and it’s beautiful sandy beaches. It wouldn’t be a Kelowna Vacation without a hot, white sandy beach! Here are a few of the most popular beaches in the Okanagan to make the most of your stay at LaCasa Resort.

  1. Okanagan Beach Penticton:

    Sandy mile long beach in close proximity to a variety of motels and restaurants, waterpark, amusement park and a short walk to downtown. Shallow water and rental equipment available.

  2. Boyce-Gyro Park Kelowna :

    Equipped with picnic tables, beach volleyball courts and a playground. Paddle board rentals available within walking distance to great shopping, restaurants and hotels.

  3. Kal Beach Vernon:

    Known for its fishing, watersports and boating. Complete with two swimming docks, change rooms, pub, concession stand and kayak rentals.

  4. Skaha Beach Penticton:

    Great family beach with grassy parks and trees, picnic tables, tennis, hockey and basketball courts, playground, marina and a boat launch. Within a walking distance to hotels and accommodations.

  5. Canoe Beach Salmon Arm:

    Located on the Shuswap shores, Canoe Beach has many grassy areas for picnicking.

  6. Sun Oka Beach Summerland:

    This regional park is well known for watersports due to its boat access.

  7. Mara Lake Provincial Park:

    Day use only beach popular for fishing, swimming and picnicking. Designated swim areas to protect swimmers from boaters.

  8. Gyro Beach Osoyoos:

    Warmest fresh water lake in Canada with average temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius. Largest beach in Osoyoos while known for the many local events held here.

  9. Sicamous Sands Beach:

    Popular beach for house boating, complete with a waterpark for children.

  10. Hot Sands Beach Kelowna (City Park):

    Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, City Park offers volleyball and basketball courts, grassy fields, skate park, washrooms and change rooms.

May08

Looking for endless family fun and games to make your BC vacation even more memorable? The Penticton Peach Fest is celebrating 70 years of free family fun! Come to downtown Penticton August 9th-13th for 5 days of free rides, entertainment, great food and even better weather!

The Penticton Peach Festival’s 70th annual line up includes but is not limited to:

54-40, The Trooper, Aaron Pritchett and a whole night of Tribute Music with cover bands from ABBA to Fleetwood Mac.

Don’t miss the Peach Parade, festival rides, vendors, even kid friendly entertainment!

For more details check out: Penticton Peach Festival

Apr17

There’s no better way to enjoy a gorgeous sunny Okanagan day than cruising on the beautiful glistening lake. But who wants the hassle of hauling their boat along on their Okanagan vacation?

Here are some of the best places to rent watercraft equipment in the Okanagan, so that you can enjoy the lake from more than your 3 bedroom lakeview cottage.

  1. Downtown Marina Kelowna: located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, Downtown Marina Kelowna is not only an excellent place to enjoy the sunshine, but also one of the best place to rent watercraft in the Okanagan. With selection from MasterCraft, Chaparral, Nautique, Sea-Doo and Sweetwater. With rates from $119 an hour, Downtown Marina Kelowna rents out speed boats and pontoons. Downtown Marina Kelowna aslo rents out sea doos, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, tubes, wake boards to help get the most out of the sizzling Okanagan weather.

    http://www.kelownadowntownmarina.com/boat-rentals.html

    250-763-5599

  2. Okanagan Water Sports: located at The Cove Lakeside Resort, on Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna Okanagan Water Sports is a one stop destination for water craft in the Okanagan. With motorized and non motorized rentals, Okanagan Water Sports is sure to have something for everyone in your family.

    http://www.okanaganwatersports.com/

    250-979-8789

  3. SunWave Boat Rentals: with locations in Kelowna and Wood Lake in Lake Country. With luxury boats, pontoons, sea doos, and pick up/drop off anywhere in the Central Okanagan, SunWave boat rentals is sure not to let you down!

    http://www.sunwaveboatrentals.com/index.php

    250-801-2383

  4. Lake Okanagan Marina: located 10 minutes from LaCasa Resort, Lake Okanagan Marina is the closest boat rental marina to LaCasa Cottage Resort. From boat rentals, to water skis, to tubes, and knee boards to aqua bikes, Lake Okanagan Marina is the go to place to rent boating equipment to enjoy the sun!

    http://lakeokanaganmarina.com/

    250-769-3511

  5. Kelowna Marina: with delivery for locations all over the Okanagan, Kelowna Marina is a convenient and stress free way to rent watercraft in the Okanagan.

    http://www.kelownamarina.ca/index.php

    250-766-3120

Apr10

Whether you’re staying at the LaCasa Guest House, or in a Lakeview cottage- sometimes you still need an escape, even while on your beautiful vacation in BC> IF you need a break from the kids, want to keep up that beach bod you’re rocking, or you’re avid yogi and can’t bear the thought of missing your daily vinyasa while on vacation; there’s a studio in Kelowna that’s sure to fit your asana needs and have you savasana’ing in no time!

  • Hot Box Yoga

    The original Hot Box studio started in Kelowna in 2012. It has since franchised to Vancouver and as of 2016- West Kelowna! This is a diverse and fun hot yoga studio that offers affordable, traditional yoga with a twist! With everything from incredible, fun and talented teachers, diverse class selection, affordable prices, central location and an excellent view. The Hot Box Yoga studio is the place to go for yogis of all levels (including beginners!)

  • The Hot Box Yoga:

    Kelowna Location: 223 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2 (32 minutes from LaCasa Resort)

    West Kelowna Location: 104 3710 Hoskins Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2H8 (36 minutes from LaCasa Resort

  • Moksha Yoga

    Moksha Yoga or “Modo Yoga” as it’s known internationally, is a rapidly growing collection of hot yoga studios focused on socially and environmentally conscious living. These heated classes follow a series of movements promoting cardiovascular, muscle toning and relaxation. If you’re already a Moksha Yoga member, then this is the place to be! And if you’re not a Moksha member, or even a yogi, give it a try, a good sweat never hurt no body!

  • Moksha Yoga:

    2900 Pandosy St #206, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 (34 minutes away from LaCasa)

  • Tandava Yoga

    Tandava Yoga is a yoga studio unique to Kelowna. With a variety of classes and seminars, this studio is truly unique! Tandava offers prenatal Yoga, Acupuncture, Nutrition seminars and much more a long with a wide selection of yoga classes. The yoga offered is not heated which is perfect for someone looking for a little more zen and a little less sweat.

    Tandava Yoga:

    3275 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9 (35 minutes from LaCasa)

Apr03

A family vacation create some memorable moments for all family members and to make your vacation even more entertaining we’ve done some research on favorite family games that will keep your children busy during flights/road trips, and everything in between! Bring the whole family together for a cozy evening full of fun and laughter. You can see the whole list of games that we chose for you at the end of this blog.

Battleship

This pen-and-paper game is perfect for two! Win the game by making strategic guesses to uncover your opponent’s ships on the map!

For this game you will need two grids sectioned out 11 by 11, lettered A-J from top to bottom along the left side, and numbered 1-10 across the top.

Each player has:

  • 1 submarine (3 squares);
  • 2 cruises (3 squares each);
  • 3 destroyers (2 squares each);
  • 1 carrier (5 squares);
  • 2 battleships (4 squares each);

Explain to your kids that they should allocate their ships on the grid before the start of the game. Next, let them guess ships’ coordinates, taking turns. (Your opponent should mark your guesses down on their grid). When one of them hits all squares of the ship – it has been sunk! The game is finished when all ships of one player have been sunk. Your kids will be busy at least for an hour, and you can spend this time on yourself whether it’s a short nap or few chapters of your favorite book.

And don’t forget to enjoy your family games with healthy snacks from Okanagan such as Shrimp Appetizer and Tropical Cooler Smoothie

If you are looking for more games you should check out following options:

We hope that these games will help you to enjoy your family vacation and will keep kids busy during your road trips or flights!