The race started on Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, by the side of the Okanagan Lake
, and comprised a four-lap run course of 10km, a fivelap bike course of 40km (with 700m of climb on each lap) and a final twolap run course of 5km.
Many of the IS or so cider houses throughout the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia (BC Tree Fruits Cider and Double Cross Cidery in Kelowna and Twisted Hills Craft Cider in Cawston, to name a few) are near trailheads, like the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, which runs parallel to the glacial waters of Okanagan Lake
complete the new home of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards on a bench overlooking Okanagan Lake
south of Kelowna, B.C.
We arrived at the RV park in West Kelowna just in time for sunset, and a full moon rising over the silver Okanagan Lake
Our next stop was Okanagan Lake
where we drew up our wagons under a canopy of trees, alongside other RVs at West Bay Beach resort (westbaybeachresort.com).
The region of Kelowna is actually better known as a summer resort, when families holiday around the stunning 80-mile-long Okanagan Lake
, set against the ancient mountains of the Okanagan Valley, home to many watersports and activities including bird-watching and mountain-biking.
Passengers Peter Keate, 81, and wife Inez, 79 - from Exeter - were in the cabin of the de Havilland Beaver when it came down minutes after taking off from Okanagan Lake
in British Columbia.
Ogopogo: The True Story of the Okanagan Lake
Millions Dollar Monster.
Secluded from tourists yet a short trip from all the attractions in the north end of the city, including downtown and Okanagan Lake
I was born in Kelowna, BC, and lived beside Okanagan Lake
for my first 15 years.