Weekend Getaways from Kelowna

Thinking of getting out of Kelowna for a weekend?  The team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates share their 3 favourite weekend getaways.

Kelowna is a beautiful city full of stunning views, fantastic dining, and endless activities. That being said, sometimes you just need a relaxing weekend escape to recharge. If you’re ready to experience a new space here are our top three destinations for weekend getaways from Kelowna. Just a short drive or flight away!

Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa

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Get pampered at Sparkling Hill

A short drive north to Vernon takes you to the stunning property of Sparkling Hill. This one of a kind property is one of North America’s world-class health and wellness spas, considered an oasis for relaxation, pampering and healing. Guest rooms are filled with crystal accents and feature floor to ceiling windows as well as a crystal shaped two-person soaker tubs.

The Sparkling Hill spa boasts 7 themed steam rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, hydrotherapy and multiple areas for relaxation. After a full day or pampering you can refuel at the stunning Peak Fine Restaurant featuring farm to table dining with tasty menus that change seasonally. For an extra treat the sommelier will pair each course with the perfect local or international wine.

This is one of the weekend getaways that is close to home but will allow you to escape even just for a night.

The Douglas at Parq Vancouver

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Escape to Vancouver

Our weekend getaways take a little further west.  The Douglas hotel is located inside Parq Vancouver in downtown Vancouver’s entertainment district and perfect for a weekend getaway. The hotel features beautifully appointed rooms with lush linens and original artwork. Or splash out in luxury for one of three individually curated luxury bi-level suites with stunning views.

A short stroll through Parq Vancouver takes you to the Spa by JW and The Glamoury for some luxurious pampering. Spa treatments are custom tailored to Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew. Or head to the Glamoury and treat yourself to a blow out.

Finally be sure to head up to the 6th floor rooftop and dine at The Victor a classic North American steak and local seafood experience. Sip expertly paired wine or premium cutting edge cocktails while looking out over False Creek.

Wickaninnish Inn

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Long Beach Tofino

Finally, the last of the weekend getaways skip over to Vancouver Island.  Multiple daily flights with Pacific Coastal take you from YLW to Tofino through Vancouver. Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn is one of the most favourite luxury weekend getaways for Tracey and Quincy Vrecko.  The “Wick” sits perched on the west coast of Vancouver Island and beautifully combines elegance and natural beauty. The spacious guest rooms feature ocean of beach views and are designed with attention to detail and a connection to nature.

Get pampered at the Ancient Cedars Spa and take a short drive to the Wolf in the Fog restaurant for an exquisite meal in stunning surroundings. The Wolf features a delicious menu inspired by the oceans, forests and shoreline of the local area. Try the oysters!

There you have it. If you are looking for a short but relaxing escape from Kelowna, these are our top three weekend getaways from Kelowna. Fabulous hotel rooms, luxurious spas and fabulous food combine for a perfect mini-vacation.

Autumn Golf Courses in Kelowna

Fall has arrived with changing leaves and brisk sunny days. This means that golf courses in Kelowna are getting ready to close down for the off-season. But you can still squeeze in plenty of rounds this month as most courses are open until late October. Here are our top recommendations for autumn golf courses in Kelowna.

Kelowna Springs Golf Club

For a day spent walking the links you cannot go wrong with Kelowna Springs for autumn golf courses in Kelowna. Known as a fantastic for walking this course was designed by renown architect Les Furber and features stunning waterways. Remarkably picturesque the course features views of the valley and distant vineyards. After your round visit Legends Classic grill and enjoy the autumn sun on one of two decks overlooking the course. Open until October 31st for you to squeeze in your final rounds.

Black Mountain Golf Club

Perched on the side of beautiful Black Mountain this par-71 championship course is suitable for all levels. With 4 choices for tee boxes even a novice will have a great day out at this premier of golf courses in Kelowna. Know for spectacular conditions regardless of the season Black Mountain Golf Club is one of the most scenic courses in Kelowna. Be sure to work up an appetite and visit The Grill after your round and choose from tasty choices ranging from nachos to Moroccan Lamb. Final rounds of the season will be played October 31st.

The Harvest Golf Club

Recently voted the “Best Golf Course in Kelowna” this course was carved out of a former orchard and features stunning lake views and numerous fruit trees. At 7,109 yards, The Harvest is a championship-length layout designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Graham Cooke. Closing slightly earlier on October 26th you still have time for a few rounds on this stunning example of golf courses in Kelowna. Be sure to follow up with a meal featuring Okanagan flavours with a west coast flair at The Harvest Grille on site.

If you are looking to purchase a home close to amazing amenities such as these fantastic golf courses in Kelowna, it’s time to tee up a meeting with Quincy Vrecko and Associates. We are a dedicated team of professionals with years of experience ready to assist you in purchasing a Kelowna home. Contact one of our knowledgeable associates today, call 1-778-760-2860!

October Agenda – Events in Kelowna

If you can believe it October is just days away. Autumn in the Okanagan Valley is a beautiful place with lots of fun events to keep you busy. If you’re looking for October activity ideas you’re in the right place. Check out our three top ideas of events in Kelowna this October.

Sip & Carve at Buvez Wine Bar

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Pumpkin Carving & Wine at Buvez

These fun pumpkin carving events in Kelowna kick off on October 3rd and extend all  month long as long as the pumpkins last. The pumpkins are cleaned for you and the seeds roasted up tasty. Create your own festive pumpkin while sipping on some tasty wine, cocktails, or even vegan ‘Baileys’ and hot chocolate. The event is by reservation while supplies last so reserve early.

https://www.buvezwinebar.com/events-1/sip-carve-2

Fork & Spoon Gala – October 13th

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Fork & Spoon Gala on October 13th

9 Chefs, 9 Courses, 1 Warehouse. This inaugural event to benefit the Central Okanagan Food Bank brings together 9 of the top chefs in the valley to create a delectable multi-course tasting menu using only the ingredients available in the Food Bank warehouse. This one of a kind dining experience takes place in the new Central Okanagan Food Bank facility at 2310 Enterprise Way. A fantastic new tradition to add to fall events in Kelowna. To purchase tickets or provide sponsorship head to the Fork & Spoon Gala website https://trellis.org/campaign/The%20Fork%20and%20Spoon%20Gala/5b6c8496414d544161c1153d

Spooktacular Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing – October 27th & 28th

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Halloween Candy Pairings

Head on over to The View Winery and Vineyard in your spooky best costumes for this unique event. The third annual Spooktacular Halloween Pairing joins candy treats with delicious wines and ciders. Head out to South East Kelowna from 12-5pm each day to enjoy the fall flavours and maybe event win a gift for your fabulous costume.

Kelowna is full of great outdoor and indoor activities. There are endless events in Kelowna year round. Keep yourself going and entertained through this beautiful fall weather. Enjoy it while it is here as winter is not far from making an appearance.

If you are looking for Kelowna real estate within close proximity of fun activities indoor and outdoor, contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Our team of professional Kelowna real estate agents is ready to assist you with your next Kelowna home purchase. Call 1-778-760-2860!

Kelowna Waterfront Sales 2018

Kelowna waterfront home sales are having a banner year. With stunning weather, beautiful views, and miles of lake shore it is no surprise that the Kelowna real estate market remains a hot one. Kelowna waterfront sales are up more than 50% over the same period over last year and show no sign of slowing down. We have rounded up three notable Kelowna waterfront sales from this year for your review.

Notable Sales :

 

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320 Poplar Point Drive – Recently sold by Quincy Vrecko

320 Poplar Point Drive – $5,050,000

This spectacular Kelowna waterfront estate has over 100ft of shoreline with a large licensed dock and lift. The home is nearly 5000 sqft with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The living spaces boasts 16ft vaulted ceilings and walls of glass to capture the panoramic views. Outdoor living space is abundant with a private deck off the master suite as well as a large cantilevered deck off the living space.

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1986 Abbott Street. Recently listed with RE/MAX Kelowna

1986 Abbott Street – $5,745,000

In the popular Abbott Street Corridor this Kelowna waterfront home provides a 4 bedroom and 5 bathroom main home as well as a 1 bedroom carriage house. Sitting on a level 0.6 acre lakefront lot in Kelowna South the property offers clean modern styling, a home gym, wine cellar, large master suite, and gourmet kitchen. Iron gates ensure privacy and security.

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165 Swick Road. Recently listed with Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty

165 Swick Road – $6,802,300

This 10,000 sqft home sits on nearly 2 acres of Kelowna waterfront in the Upper Mission. It boasts 5 generous sized bedrooms including a palatial master suite with private balcony overlooking the lake. High end features include the heated 10 car garage, home theatre, wine cellar, and butler’s pantry. Outdoors enjoy the extensive grounds, large dock, private lagoon, waterfalls, and salt water pool.

 

Kelowna waterfront homes are a specialty of the realtors with Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Be sure to call Quincy at 250-863-8810 before you start you search for the perfect lakeside luxury home and have a look through our waterfront listings to see what is currently available.

September Agenda : What to do in Kelowna

Our long smoky Kelowna summer is coming to an end, and with that comes the excitement of back to school as well as some fabulous fun September events. We’ve taken a look at all that September in Kelowna has to offer and chosen a few highlights.

Denim on the Diamond

It’s concert time in Kelowna!

On September 1st Kings Stadium will be transformed from a historic ball diamond into the perfect all day party location. Denim on the Diamond will showcase some of the Okanagan’s best local businesses and artists. Food and drinks available from BNA, Kitsch Wines, Surfside & Dunnenzies while performances by Chad Brownlee, JoJo Mason, Devon Coyote and others will take place with stunning Knox Mountain Kelowna as the backdrop. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and claim your spot early.  Tickets available here.

 

Kelowna Nerd Olympics

City Park will play host to the Nerd Olympics on Saturday September 8th from 9am to 3pm. The Nerd Olympics is an annual event hosted by Kelowna tech company Data Nerds. The third annual event brings together teams from local companies to compete in games such as Zorb Soccer, Human Hungry Hippo and Foot Darts. While costumes are not mandatory teams receive points for creativity. Registration is now closed but you can come on down to City Park and witness all the fun.

Motionball Marathon of Sport

Motionball is a day of fun games!

The annual Motionball Marathon of Sport in support of the Special Olympic Canada Foundation takes place on September 22nd in City Park. The event is a fun-filled day of athletic competition where teams pair up with Special Olympics of British Columbia athletes and compete in a variety of sports and activities. Motionball has donated over $10 million to the Special Olympic Canada Foundation since its inception.

 

Theses are just a sample of all the great activities happening around town this month. The downtown Kelowna neighbourhood is busy, fun, and booming. Perhaps you’d like to live within walking distance of all the fun? Check out our neighbourhood guide and then contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Our team of knowledgeable real estate agents would be happy to help you find a downtown Kelowna home! Call us at 1-778-760-2860!

 

August Agenda: What to do in Kelowna

Well we say it every month and we’re going to say it again… where does the time go? We are already heading into August! We love August. It’s when the weather gets really hot, there are plenty of great local activities and evening walks become a daily activity! If you are looking for great local activities to attend to this August, check out our top three picks below.

Dancing in the Park

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Check out dancing in the park!

If you have been to staurt park on a Wednesday evening this past month and seen people laughing, dancing and having a great time chances are you’ve seen Dancing in the Park take place! Every Wednesday till August 22nd this free dancing in the park activity is guaranteed get your groove on! Head down to Stuart Park from 6:30-8:00pm and learn a new dance style each week. The remaining weeks in August feature throwback night, hot Latin nights, country/line dance and the grand finale dance party! What a great way to get you and your friends out on an evening in Kelowna!

Village Movie Series at Big White

On August 10th, head up to Big White to enjoy an outdoor movie on a big outdoor cinema screen. The free event takes place in the village. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks! For a full list of movie titles and additional date, visit Big Whites website. Grab the kiddos and enjoy a family friendly evening of fun! Movies begin at dusk!

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Any pink wine lovers out there?

All about Pink Wine

Any rose lovers out there? We sure are! Well this is the perfect event for you. On August 15th from 6:00-8:00, head over to Buvez Wine Bar on Lawrence Ave. Wine expert Dani Cross will be there to teach you all about pink wines from around the world! The $65 fee includes the tasting with paired snacks, tasting notes, materials and expert instructions! If this is something that interests you, visit their website by clicking here.

Well Kelowna residents, there you have it! A list of three great activities happening in and around Kelowna this August. If you are looking to relocate to Kelowna to take advantage of these great activities happening every month, check out our handy relocation guide then contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Our team of knowledgeable real estate agents would be happy to help you find a Kelowna home! Call 1-778-760-2860!

July Agenda: What to do in Kelowna

Well, here we are again! We are halfway through 2018, where has the time gone? With July coming up, we’ve got another Agenda for you! If you are looking for something fun to do in Kelowna, check out our top three activities below. For a full list of events happening in Kelowna this July, visit Tourism Kelowna’s website.

Canada Day in Kelowna

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Canada Day in Kelowna

Well, we couldn’t write about events in July without including one of the most important days… Canada Day! This year join Kelowna residents downtown at Waterfront Park. This free event runs all day in Kelowna with activities for all ages. A few of the great activities happening on Canada Day are craft fairs, food truck festival, and the ever so popular Canada Day fireworks! What a great day to spend with friends and family! For a full list of activities for Canada Day click here.

2018 FIFA World Cup

If you are a soccer fan and enjoy watching the FIFA World Cup, head down to the Train Station Pub located in Downtown Kelowna on Ellis Street. The train station pub will have the popular soccer event playing on their TVs. Bring your buddies, grab a drink and bite to eat and enjoy the great game! Their menu is to die for!!

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Kelowna Walk for Water

Kelowna Walk for Water

Back for another year in Kelowna… the Walk for Water! Last July, the Walk for Water raised more than $250,000 for water projects in Africa. Can we beat that this year? This summer, the Walk for Water is going to be bigger and better than ever! If you are looking for a great event to participate in, this is it! For more information and for registration information, click here. If you don’t want to participate but you want to volunteer for this event, click here for more information.

Well there you have it! If you are looking for a Kelowna home to take advantage of these great events, contact our team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates. Our team is made up of five real estate agents who are dedicated to finding you a new Kelowna home to suit your lifestyle. All you have to do is pick up the phone and we will take care of the rest!! Call 1-778-760-2860 today!

What to look for in a Kelowna neighbourhood

When you are looking for a new Kelowna home, it’s important to also take a look at the neighbourhood it is in. There are many pros and cons to each neighbourhood in Kelowna. If you are looking for a Kelowna home to fit your lifestyle, check out our three tips on what to look for in a great Kelowna neighbourhood.

Do you need to be close to a school?

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Is it easier to be close to a school?

Do you have young children who are going to a school in Kelowna? If so, one of the things to consider for your new Kelowna neighbourhood is…. is it within distance of your children’s school? If your children are old enough to walk to school and you want that luxury or not having to drive them everyday, consider a Kelowna home close to your children’s school.

Will it fit your lifestyle?

Before looking for a Kelowna home, figure out what type of lifestyle you have! If you are the type that loves to walk to the grocery store then maybe the neighbourhood of Springfield/Spall is perfect for you. If you enjoy going to Lake Okanagan and great local dining then maybe the right neighbourhood is Lower Mission. There are so many neighbourhoods in Kelowna that work with different lifestyles, it’s all about finding what’s right for you!

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Do you want to be close a park?

Do you have small children?

If you have small children, maybe the neighbourhood you want to be in is close to parks. There are many neighbourhoods in Kelowna that have great local parks that are perfect for you and your family. Check out a full list of great parks in Kelowna by visiting Tourism Kelownas website here.

If you are looking for a home in Kelowna that is in a great neighbourhood, we can help! Contact the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates for some great information on the neighbourhoods in Kelowna. We have worked with plenty of Kelowna home buyers find their dream home in the perfect neighbourhood and we can help you too! All you have to do is pick up the phone and call, we will take care of the rest. Call 1-778-760-2860 today!

Fathers Day Activities in Kelowna

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning that perfect day for your special father figure in your life! What would be the perfect day for your Dad? What is going on in Kelowna this year? Well, check out our list below of three great activities for Father’s Day in Kelowna.

Annual Boyd Autobody & Glass Car Show

Father's Day Car Show in Downtown Kelowna

Boyd Autobody and Glass Car Show

What better to go to a car show than on Father’s day? Head down to City Park in Downtown Kelowna on Sunday June 17th from 11-4pm. Enjoy viewing cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats! There is even a special guest this year…. Steve Darnell from the hit show Welder up! To top it all off, this event is free! What a great day and it doesn’t cost a thing!

BBQ Cooking Class

Summer is here and the BBQ season has started. If you and your dad are looking to spend some quality time together, we’ve got the perfect idea for you! From 4:00-7:00pm on Sunday June 17th, Start Fresh Kitchen is hosting a BBQ Cooking Class! The cost is $75.00. This includes a complete hands-on cooking workshop and dinner afterwards! What better way to spend Father’s Day with your Pops! Learn, grill and no dishes? That’s my kind of BBQ!!

Father's Day walk/run in Kelowna

Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run

Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run

Chances are you’ve heard about this 5k walk/run before. The Raymond James Prostate Cancer Walk/Run has become a popular activity for Father’s Day all over BC! There is a free breakfast and entertainment, shirt for the run/walk and prizes! This is a great way to get the whole family involved. Not only are you having a great time with your family, you are raising money for the Prostate Cancer Centre in Kelowna. For more information on this great event, click here!

From the team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates, we want to wish all the fathers, grandfathers, stepdads and fatherly figures a happy Father’s Day! Enjoy this special day celebrating all that you do for your young ones! Happy Father’s Day!

June Agenda: What to do in Kelowna

Yet again, another month has come and gone. With another month just a few days it’s time to figure out what is happening in Kelowna this June! If you are looking for great local events happening this upcoming June, youve come to the right place. Check out our top three recommendations on local events in Kelowna this June.

Summerhill Wine & Laughs Comedy Festival

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Laugh and enjoy the comedy show

On June 1st from 7:00-8:30PM, head down to Dakodas for a belly laughing and wine sipping evening! Summerhill Winery is excited to present the Wine and Laughs Comedy Festival! This comedy and wine festival will feature 8 unique wines and 8 comedians all from your beautiful city of Kelowna! The cost is $15 at the door! If you are looking for a great Friday night activity for you and your friends, this is it!!

Bryan Adams – The Ultimate Tour

If you don’t have your tickets for the Bryan Adam concert held on June 10th, you’re in luck… there are still tickets available! On Sunday June 10th and 8:00pm, enjoy a great concert put on by Bryan Adams. This Canadian arena tour features two brand new tracks plus all his hits! This is one concert you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they sell out!! Click here for ticket info!!

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Head up to Big White for opening day

Big White Summer Opening Day

Big White Summer opening day is approaching! On June 28th from 10:00-5:00pm, head up to Big White for a party you won’t forget! There are so many things to do up at big White now that the snow has melted. Enjoy the scenic chair lifts, hiking trails, or give Big Whites new bike park a try!! The officially summer opening party starts at 9:30am and goes till 11:30am at the bottom of the bullet chair! Enjoy free snow cones and summer swag!! There is so much going on, you’ll have to check out Big Whites website for a full list of activities!!

Well there you have it, our top three activities happening in and around Kelowna this June! If you are looking to relocate to this beautiful city, check out our handy relocation guide! Our guide gives you first hand knowledge of our beautiful city and all it has to offer! Check it out then give our knowledgeable Kelowna real estate agents a call! We will take care of the rest! Call 1-778-760-2860 today!