Month: September 2018

Out There Readers’ Ski & Snowboard Trip to Big White Ski Resort

Have you heard about BC’s Big White and always wanted to check it out? Join Out There Outdoors for an early-season trip to Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, British Columbia, December 14-16 with slopeside lodging and lift tickets for two starting at the amazing low price of $135 USD! Only 4.5 hours north of …

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The Okanagan boasts shoulder-season shoreline riding on its newest rail trail

Your next bucket-list bike vacation awaits in Vernon Nearly a century ago, construction of the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Northern railway connected Okanagan goods to the rest of Canada. Today, the former Canadian Northern rail corridor once again connects communities from Coldstream to Kelowna, this time as the Okanagan Rail Trail. The 50km rail trail …

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Take a volunteer vacation to the South Okanagan

Canada’s Wine Capital exports more than just wines Some two million people a year sign on for “voluntourism” vacations, combining exotic travel with hands-on and heart-filling volunteer works. Travelers looking for a close-to-home version of this vacation alternative should look to the community of Oliver, in BC’s South Okanagan. With some four-hundred wineries clustered on …

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Sip and cycle on the Okanagan’s newest rail trail

Cycle Kelowna on the Okanagan Rail Trail The Okanagan has developed a reputation for rowdy downhill mountain biking and renowned rail-trail rides. This fall, the region adds another item to your bicycling bucket list. The 50km Okanagan Rail Trail runs from the center of Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, the largest city in the Okanagan, north …

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Snowmaker turning water into snow on Schweitzer Mountain.

Outdoor Adventure in the Age of Climate Change

Sally Phillips is concerned. As one of Spokane’s longtime leading cycling advocates, as well as a board member for Spokefest—the Inland Northwest’s largest bicycle ride, held the second Sunday in September—Sally fears the event’s future is increasingly murky. “Last year we were about to cancel the whole thing until the day before,” she says. “In …

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