Beaches & Swimming
Kids swimming (Picture BC photo)
Okanagan beaches were named the #2 "Best Beaches in Canada" in TripAdvisor's 2011 Readers Choice Awards.
The Okanagan Valley is the warmest and driest part of BC, with pockets of semi-arid desert as well as Canada's only true desert. It also contains an enormous number of lakes, most of which are warm and wonderful swimming destinations.
Beach and water sports of every description are played here and, with gorgeous lake, orchard and mountain views everywhere you look, picnicking is practically mandatory.
For family fun close to lots of conveniences and amenities, visit the city beaches in Kelowna, Penticton and Osoyoos. If you prefer to leave the city behind, opt for a provincial park such as Haynes Point or Shuswap Lake. The best time for sunning and swimming in this region is from June through September.
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6162 Trans Canada Hwy
Malakwa, British Columbia
Located halfway between Calgary & Vancouver along the Trans Canada Hwy 1, you'll find our glacier fed, 3 hot pools & cold plunge pool, boasting beautiful mountain scenery. These relaxing outdoor pools are geothermally heated & offer a heated deck & shower rooms. The spectacular, 2 tiered waterfall can be seen from the suspension bridge, boardwalks & viewing platforms.
For added adventure, bring your own toys & enjoy some of Canada's best backcountry sledding, ATVing, heli-skiing & cat-skiing located nearby. There's also 2 kms of beach along the Eagle River, walking & biking trails & additional swimming & fishing holes within close proximity.
Ice cream & souvenir shop at High Mountain Patio.