6 Fun Things To Do In The Mission


Looking to spend a lovely fall day in Kelowna? We spent a sunny, crisp Sunday in the Mission (part Lower, part Upper) with no plans whatsoever, seeing where the day took us. And man, did we have a great day! Follow along on our adventure, and check out these six great Mission-area spots:


1. Barn Owl Brewing

What: We started our Mission adventure by fuelling up at Kelowna’s newest (don’t quote me on that) brewery, Barn Owl Brewing. The kids were thrilled with the snack options (Munch Mix and pepperoni sticks?! YES!). The renovated heritage barn features an incredible, spacious upstairs with cozy seating, board games and even shuffle board. Plus there’s a patio!

FYI: Open 7 days a week. You can order in pizza from DunnEnzies across the street!

Where: 4629 Lakeshore Rd, KELOWNA (see map below)

2. Don O Ray Farms

What: The kids have been begging us to get pumpkins, and since we’d never been to Don-O-Ray Farms before, this seemed like the perfect spot to stop. Right on Benvoulin, this family-run farm features a market with fresh produce and local groceries (we picked up fall veggies, butter chicken, and samosas!). In the fall, there are fresh-from-the-field pumpkins and decorative gourds. There’s also petting zoo and hedge maze as part of the Don O Ray Farm Adventure, but these attractions are seasonal.

FYI: The farm will be hosting a drop-in fall photoshoot event on Sunday, Oct. 22! More info here

Where: 3443 Benvoulin Road KELOWNA (see map below)

3. Summerhill Pyramid Winery

What: Summerhill Pyramid Winery has been one of our family’s favourite spots since moving to Kelowna. The views are spectacular, there are games for the kids out front, the restaurant serves delicious, locally-sourced food, and we love their wine. Bonus: They’re passionate about organic and biodynamic farming.

FYI: Summerhill uses no animal byproducts in its wine-making, and is therefore vegan friendly. More info here.

Where: 4870 Chute Lake Road, KELOWNA (see map below)

What: Hands down, Quilchena Park is our kids’ favourite playground in Kelowna. This amazing spot up in beautiful Kettle Valley has tons of play structures, is appropriate for toddlers all the way up to big kids, and has a giant tube slide! In the summer, the splash pad is a perfect way to keep cool.

FYI: We wrote more about this awesome park here.

Where: 5636 Jasper Way, KELOWNA (see map below)

5. DunnEnzies Pizza

What: Pizza! On the patio! We’ve always loved DunnEnzies, and their Lower Mission location has an amazing outdoor patio underneath a lovely mature tree, overlooking a grassy lawn. We ordered breakfast pizza and tacos (all of which was delicious), and the kids loved playing in the grassy area.

FYI: Mission location is dog-friendly. You can also find DunnEnzies downtown, at Landmark, and at the Airport Village. More info here.

Where: 4638 Lakeshore Rd, KELOWNA (see map below)

6. It’s a Bakery


What: Our Mission adventure came full circle with a trip to It’s a Bakery (next door to Barn Owl Brewing) for an afternoon pick-me-up: A sweet treat for the kids, and caffeine for the grownups. They’ve got lots of house-made breads and sweets, as well as grab-and-go lunch items, but we were particularly excited about all the pumpkin spiced options (we blogged about it here).

FYI: Learn more about It’s a Bakery by checking out their website.

Where: 4629 Lakeshore Rd, KELOWNA (see map below)

Movies in the Park

DTO Staff


It’s back! The Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Tour! Grab your friends and family (and a sweater and a blanket), and head to the park for a movie under the stars. Here's everything you’ll need to know:

By donation. Suggestion of $3 per person, or $10 per family, with all proceeds going back into the community to help support programs and services focused on youth and mental wellness.

Festivities begin at 7 pm with the opening of the concession stand, and activities for the whole family. The movie begins at dusk.

What You Should Bring
Bring some cash for admission and for the tasty snacks you'll be able to purchase at the concession stand. With anticipated cooler temperatures in the evening, you'll want to pack some warm clothes. Blankets and pillows are always a nice touch, and some people bring low beach chairs, or wagons for the kids.

Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Tour listings:

Mon. August 12 - Okanagan Falls

Movie Smallfoot

Venue Kenyon Park, 5332 Cedar St, Okanagan Falls

Partner Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs

Tues. August 13 - Lake Country

Movie The Lego Movie 2: the Second Part

Venue Beasley Park, 3450 Woodsdale Rd

Partner Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs

Wed. August 14 - West Kelowna

Movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Venue Webber Rd Community Centre, 2829 Inverness Rd

Partner Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs

Thurs. August 15 - Kelowna

Movie Smallfoot

Venue City Park, 1600 Abbott St

Partner Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs

August 16 - Vernon

Movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Venue DND Fields, 2950 - 15 Ave (Hwy 97)

Partner Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs

August 19 - Chase

Movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Venue Chase Secondary School, 420 Cottonwood St

Partner Chase Minor Hockey

August 20 - Kamloops

Movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Venue Riverside Park, 100 Lorne St

Partner Canadian Mental Health Association - Kamloops

August 21 - Clearwater

Movie Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Venue Clearwater Secondary School, 440 Murtle Cres

Partner Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs

August 22 - Barriere

Movie Smallfoot

Venue North Thompson Fall Fair Grounds, 4856 Dunn Lake Rd

Partner Barriere Smoke Eaters

August 23 - Lillooet

Movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Venue Lillooet District Rec Centre, 930 Main St

Partner Lillooet District Minor Hockey Association

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7 Cool Things to Do In the North Okanagan This Summer


Add the Interior Provincial Fair to your list of must-do activities in the North OKV this summer.

Add the Interior Provincial Fair to your list of must-do activities in the North OKV this summer.

We love the North Okanagan! It’s where you go to slow down and unwind, and it also has its fair share of pretty amazing sites and attractions. Here are seven awesome North Okanagan spots we think you should check out this summer. Scroll down for a free PDF of this page, so you can keep this list handy all summer long!

  1. Starlight Drive-In

    Head to Enderby to watch a movie (or two) under the stars! More info

  2. Atlantis Waterslides

    Beat the heat with water park fun for the whole family, just north of Vernon. More info

  3. Summer Tubing at Silverstar

    Who needs snow? Grab your sunscreen and the slopes at Silverstar this summer. More info

  4. Raptors at Allan Brooks

    Get up close and personal with birds of prey at Allan Brooks Nature Centre in Vernon. Raptors are early July, only, but venue has cool stuff happening all summer More info

  5. Planet Bee

    You’ll be buzzing after visiting Planet Bee honey farm in Vernon. More info

  6. Caravan Farm Theatre

    An amazing and unique outdoor theatre experience in Armstrong. Tickets available! More info

  7. Interior Provincial Fair

    The best way to wrap up the summer is with a trip to the historic IPE in Armstrong! More info

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Own this ski-hill property at SilverStar Mountain Resort!

By Saffron Quist

*Saffron is a licensed realtor with Venture Realty Corp. This property is listed with MLS #10186067*


Perched on top of The Knoll (part of Silverstar’s top 2 most desirable locations) and overlooking giant trees and mountains, this handsome townhome is just hoping, and wishing, and waiting for you.

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In excellent condition and previously lived in by full-time residents, this is not a beaten-up vacation rental!

Boasting the larger floor plan, a BOOT ROOM OFF THE ENTRY, granite counter tops, gas stove, large fridge, private hot tub, gas fireplace, gas bbq hook-up, glass shower, heated floors and a few more features that make this stud muffin of the most attractive in the complex!

Also, there are laundry hook-ups in the Master closet should you want to use the laundry room as your private lock-off (perfect if you plan to rent it out part time).

With hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, this guy is styling. AND with triple-pane windows, gas hot water and heat, plus a Venmar air exchanger and brand new furnace... this guy is also an environmentalist! PLUS with 3 bedrooms all on the top floor, a boot room off the front entry (a ski hill must), and a den in the basement... he is also a family-house. Win, win, win!

Side note, the next door neighbours are not a rental property.

Can you see yourself here; enjoying the fresh air, snowy slopes, biking trails, breeze through the trees and views for days?

Furniture included. No GST on this property (homes that have been vacation rentals are often subject to GST). No speculation tax in Vernon. Offered at $629,900




To arrange a date, contact your matchmaker!

And if you don’t have one of those, give your Buyer-Agent a call.

And if you don’t have either of those contact Kara Torgasows at Venture Realty Corp!


Kara Torgasows

Venture Realty Corp




1593 Ellis Street Kelowna