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Our Top 5 Big White Summer Activities

Here are our favourite things to see and do in Big White in the summer.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.
So in No Particular Order …….

1. Biking the Mountain

There are so many options from honing your skills on the free Village Pump Track to taking the Scenic Chair Ride up to the top of the mountain, admiring the views and taking one of many routes down.

There are FREE Bike Park Tours for your first time and lots of courses to help you improve.
From daily to weekend to weekly camps – for youth and women.
This may not quite resemble your biking, but it’s certainly INSPIRATIONAL.

There are 20 routes down, graded according to ability.
Amazing views of the Okanagan Valley as you travel.

Bike Trail Map
Bike Trail Names

Maybe more sedate rides are your thing?
Taking the scenic lift up makes things easier but refreshments are certainly called for at the end!

Free Village Pump Track

Big White Slopestyle Centre

An elite training facility for up and coming slopestyle riders and established pros alike.

2. Hiking (or strolling) the Mountain

You can stroll from the door or take the scenic chair lift up to reach Rhonda Lake.

Big White Summer Lake

Five clearly marked trails provide spectacular views down the Okanagan Valley.

Summer Hiking View 800

3. Horse Riding the Mountain or Valley

 Horseback adventures are available 7 days a week during the summer on the mountain.  
ALL welcome from novice to experienced rider.    Try ….
An Okanagan Sunset Experience:
2 hour ride followed by wine flights and cheese tasting on the Globe or Blarney Stone patio  or be a ..
Cowboy for a Day:
A big cowboy breakfast @ The Globe over a warm welcome from the cowboys before embarking on a 6 hr guided ride.

There are also several other stables around the Valley.  Here’s a list of recommended stables.

4. Exploring the Okanagan Valley - Vineyards & Golf

The Okanagan Valley offers a world of things to do. Your options are endless and there`s something for everyone.
Visit organic farms as part of the Kelowna self-guided Farm to Table tour.   Explore the Okanagan Wineries by taking a tour.    
Relax on the beach or hike at one of the beautiful parks – Myra Bellevue and Okanagan Mountain Park
Golf one of the 19 courses available throughout the valley.

5. Exploring the Okanagan Lake - Watersports & Beaches

Come explore the Okanagan Lake – 84 miles from top to bottom.
Kelowna is less than an hour’s drive down the mountain and lies half-way along the lake with a spectacular bridge to the other side.
Enjoy the lake from a stand-up paddleboard , wake boat, sailboat, pedal-boat, charter boat, flyboard, kayak, or canoe – there are boats of every kind for water enthusiasts.   The lake’s water temperature in July averages 19-23C (69-71F).

With many recommended beaches to explore and lots of watersports to try, mix it up with your time on the mountain.

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