This article was published on August 11th, 2013
Sunshine, blue skies, fresh air, sparkling lakes, and green grass – you’ll find it all in the Okanagan Valley, the hottest vacation destination in British Columbia. The North Okanagan is amazing in the summer, with tons of outdoor recreational activities, great dining, and fantastic accommodations.
Predator Ridge Golf Resort is located just a few minutes south of Vernon, BC, and is home to two world-class golf courses. Even if you’re not a golfer, Predator Ridge is a fun place for a getaway. It should be on everyone’s Must Go To travel list. There’s so much to do, especially if you love outdoor activities.
The village includes a club house, pro shop, coffee shop, The Range restaurant, an incredible spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and a gym. Accommodation choices range from standard hotel rooms to luxury cabins.
The Peregrine cabins are perfect for groups of friends or families. The two-story log cabins are impressive. Each has a fully stocked kitchen, living room with gas-burning fireplace, and patios to enjoy the spectacular views. Bedrooms vary, but a typically cabin has one queen bed, two double beds, and a pullout sofa bed.
If you want to give golfing a try, sign up for the Swing Like a Girl golf lessons from LPGA professional AJ Eathorne. After your first lesson you’ll be ready to hit the course and enjoy a round of golf. Each of the signature courses at Predator Ridge offers different experiences, and it is thrilling for everyone from beginner to professional golfers.
There are also fantastic biking and hiking trails around the resort, with spectacular vistas of the lakes and mountains. For the wine lovers, half and full day wine tours can be arranged with pick-up and drop-off right at the Resort.
Located just minutes from Predator Ridge Golf Resort is Kalamalka Lake and Kalavida Paddle Boarding. Paddle boarding is becoming one of the fastest growing water sport activities. The friendly staff from Kalavita can get you set-up on a paddle board and confidently splashing away on the open water in under 20 minutes. Be warned – paddle boarding forces you to use your upper body, lower body and core-strength muscles, so if you’re not used to it, you will be sore the next day, but it’s totally worth it!
There are also great wineries located in the North Okanagan and MJO Tours can take you on a half or full day tour to some of the best wineries in the North Okanagan. You might even get a chance to taste some wine made for the world-famous rock band, The Rolling Stones, and meet some of the winemakers who have spent years perfecting their skills to create award-winning wines.
Predator Ridge Golf Resort is an easy four-hour drive from Vancouver, or if you’re flying from any location, Kelowna International Airport is just 25 minutes away.