Activities


Water Sports

Right at your doorstep is the warmest and calmest lake in the Okanagan - Wood Lake.  This lake is popular amongst the locals for all water sports. Whether you are into surfing, skiing, boarding, tubing or you just want to swim in the beautiful lake, Wood lake is the perfect destination. Boat and Personal Watercraft rentals are available nearby at Turtle Bay Marina.

Skiing

Have you ever experienced skiing in the Okanagan's champagne snow?  Both Big White and Silver Star are a quick 40 minute drive from Wood Lake Villas.  Once you try their fantastic trails and experience their quaint villages, you'll be hooked!

Drive In Movie

Enjoy movies under the stars while taking in the daily double feature at the Starlight Drive-In Theatre in Enderby (45 mins drive).  Although it is a long drive, it is a throwback to a simpler time and an experience everyone will enjoy.

Downhill Biking

Silver Star Mountain, located 45 minutes from Wood Lake Villas, is proud to be one of the most progressive bike parks in the industry.  Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will enjoy the dozens of downhill trails and skill area.

Golf Driving Range

If you follow Bottom Wood Lake Road from Wood Lake Villas for about 5 km, you will come across a quaint little farm that also has a driving range.  For a few bucks you can hit a few buckets and get your golf fix in!

UBC Okanagan

UBC's Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community that attracts exceptional students and faculty. More than 8,300 students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada and 80 other countries are enrolled here.

Alpaca Farm

Enjoy a visit to the Oyama Lake Alpaca Farm located only about 3 mins drive from Wood Lake Villas.  Founded in 1999, this farm now has a thriving colony of 35+ alpacas.  Owner Darlene has become quite the artisan when it comes to Alpaca wool.

H2O Adventure

Winter?  Raining?  No problem.  Your friends and family can still enjoy water activities at H2O Adventure & Fitness Park located in Kelowna about 30 minutes away.  Take in a workout in the expansive gym while the kids have fun in the pools!

Kelowna Mountain Bridges & Vineyards

Experience a spectacular cliff walk across a 100 foot waterfall, a chairlift and four bridges over vineyards, one of which is the longest in North America. The magnificent views, cliffs and rock faces is what make The Kelowna Mountain Bridges & Vineyards so breathtaking and unique.

Golf

There are many golf courses to explore - all just a short drive away.  Whether it's world renowned courses like Predator Ridge or a local favorites like Aspen Golf Course, you will not run out of options.

Fishing

No need to go far if you like to fish. Wood Lake has been proclaimed as the best Kokanee fishery in Canada for average sized fish and numbers. For the more experienced fishermen, there are rainbow trout and perch as well.

Local Workout

If you enjoy working out indoors, then Bodyz in Motion is the place for you.  Located only 5 minutes from Wood Lake Villas, you will find this facility accommodating and useful.  Enjoy a private training session with Bret if you really want the 'burn'.

Local Farmers' Markets

Almost every day of the week you can find a local farmer's market in either Kelowna, Lake Country or Vernon.  The closest one to Wood Lake Villas is every Friday from 2-7pm at Swallwell Park during summer months.  That's just a 4 minute drive!

Horseback Riding

Juniper Hill, Tranquille Farms and Bridlewood Riding Centre are 3 facilities that are almost walking distance to Wood Lake Villas (or a 2-3 minute drive). Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with beautiful trails and guided tours.

Outdoor Tennis

Grab your rackets and balls, lace up your sneakers, and enjoy playing tennis.  Located on the next adjacent property to Wood Lake Villas are the free Lake Country tennis courts.  No reservations required.

Skateboard Park

Drive on down Wood Lake Bottom Road for about 5 minutes from Wood Lake Villas and you will be at Swalwell Park where kids can enjoy 'thrashing' and 'boarding' while you take in the Farmer's Market.

Honey Farm

Get up to Vernon to visit the Planet Bee : Honey Farm and Meadery where you can watch live honeybees working behind glass producing their numerous nutritional products, like honey!  Enjoy samples and visit the shop afterwards.

Kettle Valley Railway - Myra Station

The Myra Station side of the canyon provides spectacular views and many trestles in the first few kilometres. If you are looking to cross Trestles and walk through tunnels and don't have a whole lot of time, then this is the side of the canyon that you will want to visit.

You can also bike along the 12km Trestles - 24km if you include the return trip!

Wineries

With more than 120 wineries, the Okanagan is BC's oldest, largest, and most popular wine-producing region.  Gray Monk, Ex Nihilo, Intrigues and Arrowleaf Wineries, some of the finest in the region, are all a short 5 minute car ride from Wood Lake Villas. Go for a wine tasting or for a beautiful dinner in the 5 star restaurants for a truly memorable experience.

Road Biking

With the new highway (HWY97) now open, the old highway can be used as your starting point for a Wood Lake 20km tour on your road bike.  Enjoy the flat surface on one side and the hills on the other.  Great for beginners and expert riders.

Kangaroo Creek Farm

Enjoy wandering amongst the kangaroos of this hobby farm. Also on site are emu, peacocks, fancy chickens, goats, parrots, a baby albino wallaby (see pic above), baby kangaroos, potbellied pigs and the world's largest rodents (150lbs) - a pair of capybara.

Cliff Jumping

Jump from 30 feet or more into Lake Kalamalka, one of the nicest lakes in the entire Okanagan.  Lake Kalamalka is accessible via a channel from Wood Lake (at the northern end).  You'll have to ask a local where this fabulous spot is!

Lakeside Yoga

Enjoy lakeside yoga, taught twice weekly during the summer months.  Walk on over to Beasley Park and look for the Gazebo to join the group.  For rates and schedules, please call Bodyz in Motion, the local fitness facility that organizes the event.

Indoor Skating

During the winter months, you can enjoy indoor skating (curling too) at Winfield's Public Arena, located within minutes of Wood Lake Villas.  Not too worry if its summer, Rutland, Capital News and Kal-Tire Arenas in Kelowna and Vernon offer public skating during the hot months.

Fruit Picking

What's your favorite fruit?  Enjoy them all with the nearby Orchards and farms. Whether you want to pick blueberries at Jay's Blueberry farm, or cherries, peaches and strawberries at countless local orchards, it's a wonderful and delicious activity for the entire family.

Oyama Zipline

This is more than just a quick zipline - Oyama Zipline is an expansive park offering multiple zipline courses and other activities - fun for the entire family.Oyama is a 10 minute drive from the villas.