Contest Closed #Giveaway Package to the Okanagan worth $750!

CONTEST CLOSED – CONGRATS @scribbler9 – Melanie!

I am not sure what’s on your agenda for 2011, but I know mine will include many trips to the Okanagan.  While I am lucky enough to have spent my teenage years in Kelowna and return frequently to visit my family, I still find there’s many reasons beyond my relatives that draw me back to the valley.  Skiing, Wine Tasting, Resort Activities, Biking, Golfing, Hiking, Cultural Events….the list is endless.

BONUS – ADDED Dec. 6 – a one night stay in a deluxe harbour mountain room at Fairmont Pacific Hotel AND Bottle of Nichol Vineyards Wine and wine tasting at the vineyard with owner Ross Hackwell (must be pre-booked)

If you’d like to experience the area, there’s a Package worth $750 up for grabs.  You must do all 3 activities to win.

1) RT this post

2) Be a fan of The Good Life on Facebook and comment on your favourite Okanagan Wine and/or Restaurant

3) Comment on this post as to what your favourite Okanagan activity is.

Good Luck to all!  We will draw on Wednesday, December 8th.

Package includes:

Accent Inns: one nights’ accommodation for two.

Beyond Wrapture Spa: a Red and White Vinotherapy spa lotion and 20 “Spa Dollars”.

Best Western Kelowna: one nights’ accommodation for two.

Okanagan Wine Cheese Plate made from recycled VQA Wine bottles.

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society: one bottle of Okanagan-Similkameen Wine.

Sandman Group Kelowna & Chop Restaurant: complementary upgrade to one bedroom executive suite for two people and a $25 Chop gift certificate.

Smudge: one body butter cream sample.

Summerhill Pyramid Winery: $10 coupon towards a wine purchase at their Wine Shop and a tasting and tour gift certificate.

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association 2010 Vacation Guide.

Watermark Beach Resort: one nights’ accommodation in a complementary suite and a $50 credit at the Wine Bar.

Wineries Refined Fall/Winter 2010 Magazine.


  1. Sonja says:

    The Okanagan is such a beautiful place, I would love to win this—sounds fabulous!

  2. cassandra says:

    What’s your favourite activity in the Okanagan?

  3. Sonja says:

    My favourite activity in the Okanagan is, of course, visiting the wineries!

  4. Jen says:

    I love the Okanagan and would most certainly love to go and visit with this prize! One of my favourite things to do in the Okanagan is wine tasting and going to the farm stands to get the freshest fruit around! The best is getting the fresh cherries straight from the farm. There are so many amazing wineries in the area and with my sweet tooth, I love the ice wines and dessert wines 🙂

  5. Cameron says:

    I love lounging by the water on the sand. That was nice.

  6. Laurisa says:

    Boating & the beach – no better place for it!

  7. Iris says:

    I love visiting the wineries and swimming in the lake. I also love all the fresh fruit in summer.

  8. Ruby says:

    luv’d visiting the okanagan! my fave … lounging by the water enjoying the sun and the fresh fruit.

  9. Jackie says:

    I LIVE for the Okanagan Valley! My favourite thing to do everytime we visit is head to Gyro beach, spend the day loving the sun and the water and then head to one of the amazing restaurants. Local is where its at when it comes to the OK!

  10. Jeremy says:

    When I go to the Okanagan in the summer, I love to visit the wineries and also visit the lakes to cool off! Gasthaus on the Lake in Peachland is also a great place to eat 🙂

  11. Jen says:

    I love the beach and winery tours.

  12. Dianne Chow says:

    My favorite activity at day would be going on wine tasting tours and then culinary tours at night.

  13. Marion says:

    Ah,The Okanagan!It has so much to offer so hard to choose any one thing to do there. The wineries and culinary experiences are delightful and keep drawing me back there. The added pleasure of the beautiful scenery while traveling the areas and being able to buy fresh fruits and products and just drive down to a beach for a quick snack is a bonus. Skiing or any preferred winter sport is really just minutes away; who could ask for anything more? Many a memory has been made here for me and draws me and the family back as often as possible.

  14. Rose says:

    My favourite activity is wine tastings & discovering new wineries, dinning, and basking in the beauty!

  15. Nicole says:

    My favourite activity in the Okanagan is going to one of the many lakes and spending the day on a boat doing water sports and relaxing!

  16. Patricia Wu says:

    My favourite activity in the Okanagan is visting the wineries, and enjoying the lakes.

  17. brittanyyu says:

    Have you ever heard of a party island? It is amazing. Grab drinks, put on the music and hang out on the lake all day.

  18. Degan Beley says:

    favorite Okanagan activity is wine-drinking, of course! also wine shopping.

  19. Melanie says:

    One of my oldest best friends lives in Kelowna, so I love visiting with her. Outside of that, hiking, horseback riding, swimming…loving the great outdoors! Thanks!

  20. Jenn says:

    I have never been to the Okanagan!!!!!!!!

  21. maria says:

    I love relaxing by the pool and visiting the wineries.

  22. Cindy G says:

    My favourite Okanagan activity is drinking the wine!

  23. Jan says:

    I love going to the wineries, tasting the wines but also enjoying the goat ice cream and cheeses in Kelowna at the goat farm.

  24. Dolly says:

    I love supporting the local farmers!

  25. Deb says:

    Favourite activity is wine touring!

  26. sue says:

    I LOVE touring the wineries, always try something new but always go back to my first & that was Burrowing Owl. This year is definitely going to include a trip to the end of the Naramata Bench ~ Nichol Vineyard & Hillside Estate.Also enjoy the galleries , local art & of course the produce stands!The climate it worth moving there alone, love those really HOT summers, boating BBQing and of course the wine & Tree Brewing let’s not forget them!

  27. Kayla says:

    My favourtie activity in the Okanagan is participating in wine tours, especially around the Oliver/Osoyoos regions. I love touring with friends, meeting the nice wine makers, and learning more about wine in general. One of my favourite spots is for lunch at Tinhorn Creek. You can buy a bottle of your favourite wine (mine is the Gewurztraminer) and sit on the outside patio OR directly in the vineyard for lunch- both stunning spots! They have all sorts of cheeses, meats and baguette. Thats where I am happy in the summer!

  28. Cycling in the Okanagan, Kettle Valley stopping in at wineries and experiencing great food produced right in the valley from local farmers. Exceptional place for families as well with plenty to do including the Lakes.

  29. Ariane C says:

    Enjoying the beautiful scenery, taking in the wineries along the route that the day takes us, and finding a winning spot for dinner. Sadly we’ve only made it to the Okanagan once, several years ago, so we’d be essentially discovering the region all over again!

  30. Areta says:

    Horseback riding and hiking are some activities that I enjoy in the Okanagan.

  31. Alice W says:

    I love the wine tours in the Okanagan, as well as enjoying some time on the lake.

  32. Kaishin says:

    I love visiting wineries old and new, the scenic drives, relaxing by the lake, enjoying the local cuisine, and taking photos of it all then sharing it with friends via my photo and travel/food blog!

  33. Nicole L. says:

    When in the Okanagan my fave activity would have to be drinking in the beautiful scenery – while drinking the beautiful wines of course!

  34. Dennis L. says:

    Not a wine drinker but I went on a wine tour during a corporate retreat and thoroughly enjoyed it!

  35. Dilara says:

    I love touring the wineries whenever I visit the Okanagan.

  36. Jennifer says:

    We had a fabulous time at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. I would have to say that my favourite activity there was spending hours at the tasting bars in the various wineries, learning so much from the helpful staff while savouring the amazing bounty of the Okanagan.

  37. mary says:

    love picking fresh fruit from the orchards.

  38. Mary Zinck says:

    Of course my favorite activity is the tastings of fab BC wine!

  39. Betsy says:

    I’ve only been to the Okanagan a handful of times so far, but my favourite activity so far is competing in the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon, congratulating myself with a few beverages in the “Tree” beer garden, and then heading out for a fabulous dinner to a place like Cabana’s, and golfing the following morning! It’s a pretty fabulous combination. 🙂

  40. cassandra says:

    CONGRATULATIONS MELANIE – you’ve won the package!

  41. Gaergette says:

    visiting the wineries!

  42. Lisa says:

    Love the wineries!

  43. cassandra says:

    Lisa – Sorry – contest closed.

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