This article was published on June 4th, 2017
Adventure seekers, explorers, and anyone who needs an original, authentic adventure escape needs to head to Predator Ridge, a world class, community-planned resort, in the North Okanagan. A true Okanagan-style vacation destination, best known for its two 18-hole championship golf courses, Predator Ridge is a stunning retreat oasis, perfect for any getaway. Here’s why Predator Ridge makes the perfect time-out, so you can relax, have fun, and enjoy the best of the Okanagan lifestyle.
Predator Ridge offers two types of accommodation options: cozy cabins or the Lodge. The cabins are nestled in micro-communities throughout the master-planned community, along the fairways, and are a great option for four or more people. The Lodge features large, spacious rooms, complete with kitchenettes, so you can host and entertain during your stay. The rooms also have spacious bathrooms, with large Jacuzzi tubs, showers, and new for 2017, a complete line-up of spa-quality, eco-friendly toiletries.
A great night sleep is guaranteed. When it’s time for bed, leave the windows wide open and crawl into the giant, king size bed, with fresh, crisp linens. Let nature help you get the best sleep you’ve ever had as you listen to the frogs as you fall asleep, then waken to the birds.
Staying at the Lodge has even more benefits. There’s nothing better than sitting on your private balcony to enjoy the spectacular views of the golf course, watching the sunrise, or taking in the evening twilight. It’s also a fantastic spot to sip your morning coffee, or relax in an afternoon with glass of wine.
When hunger strikes, or you need a beverage to quench your thirst, Predator Ridge has a number of options. There is a small market that carries all the essential items, an Italian restaurant complete with a stone pizza oven, and a full-service dining room, open from early morning to late night, with some of the best views overlooking the golf course.
A time-out at Predator Ridge means that you can focus on your health, vitality, and fitness. There are plenty of activities that will keep you busy. With over 25km of trails to hike and explore, Predator Ridge is perfect to get out and explore nature up close, seeing first-hand the local ecology, plants and wildlife. Spotting eagles, deer, butterflies, robins, rabbits and more is a regular occurrence while out on the trails, plus there are spectacular views of both Okanagan Lake and emerald green waters of Kalamalka Lake.
Predator Ridge also has two outdoor yoga platforms, both overlooking Okanagan Lake. It’s complete paradise to find your inner strength while meditating through your practice. Take in the beautiful and peaceful sounds of nature with picture-postcard views. Even if the weather isn’t perfect, there are indoor yoga sessions at the fitness centre. In addition to the 25km of trails, mountain bikers will enjoy the new connector trail, linking up to the 56km of trails through Ellison Provincial Park.
An indoor pool at the Fitness Centre has lap lanes to help keep you at the top of your game. The heated pool is perfect for relaxing, triathlon training, or to improve your breaststroke. Push yourself and stay in peak shape at the fitness center, with high-end free weights, machines, and exercise equipment. There’s no need to worry about missing your workout schedule; just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean you have to miss your gym routine.
There are plenty of fun things to do in the North Okanagan. With Predator Ridge as your home base, you can get out an explore the local area, bursting with fantastic adventures. Located just minutes from Predator Ridge, Sparkling Hill Resort offers world-class health and wellness, including spa treatments, an infinity pool, steam rooms, and on-site restaurant. Kalamalka beach on Kalamalka Lake, less than a 10-minute drive from Predator Ridge, is where the locals head to get a tan at the best sandy beach in the North Okanagan. Get out on the water by renting a paddleboard from Kalavita Surf Shop, BC’s first stand up paddle surf shop styled in the quirky surf shop style you’d expect to find in Hawaii.
If you love history, there’s the O’Keefe Historic Ranch where you can learn about the exciting pioneering history of the area. Kalamalka Provincial Park is located less than a 15-minute drive from Predator Ridge; you’ll find amazing hiking trails throughout the park, epic views, and a hidden local’s secret: a spectacular sandy beach. Take a sip of the North Okanagan, with visits to Gray Monk Winery, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, and BX Press Cidery and Orchard.
Make the weekend extra fun by renting a Tesla Model S from PowerTrips.ca and head to Starlight Drive-In Theatre, about a 40-minute drive north of Vernon, in Enderby. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a warm summer night out, watching movies on one of the only drive-in theatres in British Columbia. Movie and concession rates are incredibly affordable, especially when compared to a typical night out at the theatre.
Predator Ridge is a one-stop destination for all, with plenty of things to do and see, and you don’t even have to be a golfer to enjoy the spectacular Okanagan lifestyle. As the top gay-friendly golf destination in western Canada, everyone is welcome and you’ll have an amazing time-out experience. Book your stay at Predator Ridge today. It’ll be one of your best, most relaxing, and outdoor-adventure packed vacations of the summer.
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