The Okanagan

Jun26

The Okanagan is known for its blistering hot summers. Perfect for afternoons spent on the beach and mornings by the poolside, but what’s the best way to survive the summer heat in fashion on your Okanagan vacation?

Fashionistas all over the world are predicting that the fashion trend this summer 2017, will be a huge throwback to the 80’s. So dig out those daisy dukes and mirrored sunglasses.

Here are some of the top predicted must have fashion items of the upcoming summer 2017:

  1. Bralettes: lacy and simple, the bralette is the perfect piece for layering under sheer tops, swooping necklines, and t shirt dresses. These fun, flirty and summery tops an excellent piece for pairing with your high waisted denim jeans and lounging on the patio of your lakeside cottage.
  2. White dresses: everyone knows the power of the little black dress, well, it’s understated friend the flowy white sun dress is a must have staple in every woman’s wardrobe this upcoming summer. Paired with a cropped denim jacket for those chillier summer nights sitting around the campfire, you can’t go wrong with this simple timeless piece.
  3. Sheer: perfect for layering over that cute bikini top light, sheer tops are expected to trend this summer.
  4. Overalls: a true throwback, denim short overalls are the new bikini cover up when it comes to summer 2017.
  5. Hats: whether it’s a floppy sunhat, a straw cow girl inspired hat or your boyfriend’s ball cap; covering up that mane is a sure fire way to keep your summer tresses healthy and your sun kissed skin glowing.
  6. Sunglasses: oversized, aviator, polarized, heart shaped… There’s an endless selection of shades to protect those baby blues in style.
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.

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