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Set in the heart of golf and wine country, Desert Surfside offers luxurious suites at a premium waterfront location. We are located on the beach on Canada’s warmest fresh water lake.Sante Fe style studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites with kitchens or kitchenettes, air-conditioned, fully furnished and stocked.We are a four season destination welcoming snowbirds through the warm winter season, offering spring and fall wine and golf packages, and boasting the best beach in the Okanagan for summer activities.
Boating, Fishing, Wildlife Tours
50North Adventures is an eco-tourism company offering, intimate 4-hour tours into Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Tours though this diverse environment can include whale sightings, wildlife encounters, salmon fishing, island hopping and great photo opportunities all of which is accessible only by boat. We specialise in small intimate groups with a maximum of six guests that allows for a more personal experience. – Full customised, private charters are available and families with small children are catered for. – Salmon fishing charters – Whale watching – 2 hour Evening cruises (selected nights during the summer) – Special events – Wedding groups, photography/video, social groups and more Covered boat with full toilet and washroom facility.
The ultimate active entertainment adventure centre.
Art Galleries, Attractions, Shopping
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and animals from all over the world. Come explore seven decades of his inspiring work in our gallery, and experience nature’s beautiful animals up close. Our new temporary gallery space shows an ever-changing variety of exhibits, so there is always something new to explore! At the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop you will find a selection of Robert Bateman’s books, prints and gifts, along with art by local artists.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Intersection Estate is a 10-acre vineyard planted at high density on Olivers Golden Mile. Grapevine varieties are matched to the varying slope, aspect and soil composition to allow even ripening and honest expression of fruit flavors and aromas. The vineyard is cultivated with natural, sustainable, and organic farming techniques. Our winery is small, well-equipped, modern, and versatile. Gentle fruit handling and minimal intervention are key elements in winemaking informed by science, tradition, and constant observation. Intersection makes wines with no compromise, and represents a personal and intellectual challenge to raise the bar of quality and authenticity for Canadian wines.
Spas & Wellness
Located minutes from downtown – award-winning Sante Spa Victoria draws from the elements of nature to inspire, nurture and empower your wellbeing. Our full array of spa treatments offers endless opportunities for relaxation, discovery, renewal and spiritual awakening. Here you will experience natures escape through treatments that harness the therapeutic benefits of locally cultivated ingredients such as coastal sea kelp, northern clay, and lavender. Discover our signature treatments created by and exclusive to Sante Spa. Botanical ingredients and indigenous elements are woven together to create a sensory journey that awakens ones sense of contentment, self-awareness and wellbeing.Discover Sante Spa, Victorias Mountain Escape – the splendour of ancient arbutus groves amidst expansive views beckon you here – the calm embrace you experience will bring you back.
Dining & Culinary Tours
One of the most beautiful and delicious walks in Western BC! Be masterfully guided by an award winning chef through the Food, History and Culture that makes Whistler one of the most exciting food destinations in the world. Youll feel like a local by the time youve had a full lunch on this 3 hour exploration of both the upper and lower Whistler Village areas including the iconic Chateau Whistler.
Photowalks are the best way to see our beautiful city, learn and practice the basics of photography, and get out of the automatic setting on your camera! In two hours, we cover exposure, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, composition and basic portraiture. You are guaranteed to have a ton of FUN! Lead by a professional photographer, you are given tools, and an opportunity to explore a scenic area (Stanley Park, Canada Place, Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona and Granville Island) with your camera, and given small learning objectives. Now offering private photography classes for groups of any size!
Playland is part of the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) fairgrounds in Vancouver and is BCs most famous amusement park. Playland features exhilarating rides and attractions for all ages, exciting midway games, mini-golf, a climbing wall, haunted mansion and a variety of delicious food. Playland offers over 35 rides and attractions, including four exciting roller coasters. One of the most loved and talked about attractions at Playland is the historic Wooden Roller Coaster. This spectacular coaster has been operating at the park since 1958 and is cited as a Coaster Classic by the American Coaster Enthusiasts organization, which is an honour shared by only 22 other wooden coasters in the world. For the more adventurous visitors, Playland offers 15 extreme rides and attractions including the extreme swing ride Atmosfear, which takes you up 218 feet while spinning 70km/hour and The Beast, cited as Canadas most extreme pendulum ride. For those looking to experience a bit of thrill with the entire family, Playland features 17 family and kids rides including three new family rides for 2016, a spinning coaster, Bug Whirled, a peddle operated ride, Flutterbye and a tower, Dizzy Drop. For those hoping to capture amazing views of Vancouver, the Westcoast Wheel ferris wheel will provide just that! Of course, a visit to Playland is not complete without a ride on the historic Wooden Roller Coaster. Unique to Playland is Kids Playce, an area designated for parents and families with children between the ages of 2-10. Kids Playce provides the perfect setting for families looking to spend some time together in a clean, safe and kid-friendly environment. Bring your friends and family out to Playland for a full day of fun! Playland is open from May 6 to September 17.
Adrenalin, Biking, Paddling, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Join our qualified guides and glide though idyllic waters or cruise effortlessly and enjoy stunning vistas along the historic Kettle Valley Railway, or carve the legendary single track on a boutique Kayak or Bicycle tour. Combine with Okanagan’s famous wineries, breweries and distilleries and sample the offerings from the area top producers. We also offer Eco Hikes, Kayak and mountain bike skills courses. Shuttles to the regions most popular cycling routes, Myra Canyon, Chute Lake, Three blind Mice or call for a quote to different destination.
Full Family Pkg! 4 separate attractions to choose: Extreme Rides, Childrens Playground w supervision! Both Guided & Self-Guided zip options for youth&adults. #1 Premium Zipline Tour; +Aerial Park w ziplines; +QuickJump; and +Monkey Play Park w kids zipline. The 2km-Zip-Tour offers more! long rides one-after-the-other over 70 acres of pristine forest plus side-by-side racing lines, rope bridges, slacklines, trapdoors! The scenic drive is worth the visit… see over Kalamalka and Wood Lakes and the Okanagan Valley. Oyama’s ziplines boast the most cable length (7073′) & the fastest rides in the area. The Aerial Park has three levels starting at 5ft platforms and ending with a black challenge course w trees as high as 60ft, +FreeFall Jump ending. Aerial Obstacle trekking= 6 ziplines, a Tarzan swing, tree-to-tree obstacles, rope bridges, and climbing challenges for fun or fitness. Separately, children (3-11) enjoy Monkey Play Park with safe netted obstacles. Interact free or lounge nearby.
Bootleg Gap Golf, located in Kimberley British Columbia, is truly a complete golf facility. With 27 outstanding holes, and a stunning location along the St. Mary River. The Championship course at Bootleg Gap is highlighted with the 12th, a dramatic par-3 that swoops down into the hoodoo-lined hillside and is one of the most scenic par-3s in the region. For variety try the Recreational 9; it’s a hybrid and fun for every level of player.
Boating, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
Follow the route first established by Captain George Vancouver through one of the most species rich coastal marine environments on Earth. View grizzlies, migrating and resident whales among other wildlife off coastal B.C. Cruise aboard an intimate, all-inclusive vessel then bed down in several rustic and comfortable coastal lodges including our own Homfray Lodge, a remote wilderness resort. The British Columbia coast, including Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands and Salish Sea is your atlas as you settle onboard the intimate Pacific Bear, a retrofitted former fishing vessel. With a maximum of just 16 passengers, this naturalist-led expedition motors into less visited small inlets and coves famous for their marine life. The 5-day and 4-day Desolation Sound Cruise or Grizzly Bear Viewing tours departs June to October from Lund, B.C.. 5-day Salish Sea & Gulf Islands Cruise departs April to June from Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island.