Posts Tagged "West Kelowna"

Okanagan Wine Country: BC Living

Love the layout of my Insider’s Guide to Okanagan Wine Country in the Spring issue of BC Living. You’ll find my suggestions for must-sip wines and don’t-miss wineries along with tips on what to nosh and where to lay your head. It’s all broken down by region: Kelowna, Penticton & Naramata; and Oliver & Osoyoos.

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Mount Boucherie

Once belching fire and lava from a cone rising 2,000 metres above the pre-historic valley, 50 or 60 million years have reduced the angry volcano to the benign stump familiar to Westside commuters and wine trail travellers. The mountain became known as Boucherie in the 1880s when Isadore Boucherie, who had settled early in both Rutland and the west side of Okanagan Lake, established a ranch on the adjoining land.

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Davidson Creek/Carrot Mountain Hike

It’s awhile since I’ve done a hill-climb with the Octogenarian Mountain Goat, so a run up to the seasonal waterfalls on Davidson Creek seemed like a good idea for Saturday morning. What was I thinking. Any notion that we’d actually make it back by noon (as advertised) or that I might enjoy a mildly-stimulating bit of exercise on the last day before I hit the big 6-0 was completely out of the question. How could I not know that this hike would turn into one of Dad’s infamous adventures in bushwhacking.

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