Let’s be real for a second. Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted, people are going to get out and have a good time like never before.
Okanagan Beach Club is the perfect place for those who are looking to be around people again and have a little fun at the same time.
“This is Canada’s Mexico,” Okanagan Beach Club co-owner Ryan Hargreaves says. “The whole beach has that vibe. We have all the fun drinks and the DJs and bands. It’s just a really good atmosphere down there.”
Okanagan Beach Club, which is the former Okanagan Lake Resort, is located 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna on the west side of the lake. The list of fun activities is long and appeals to those of all ages.
Down near the beach is the Tiki & Taco Bar, where the coconut margarita is the signature cocktail. The food, meanwhile, is just as desirable.
“A lot of people know us now for our tacos,” Hargreaves says. “They’re incredible. They’re a pretty big draw for people.”
Visitors can also rent boats, kayaks, Sea-Doos and paddleboards at the marina, and get out and enjoy the lake under the hot Okanagan sun.
A little further up the hill is the Poolside Bar & Bistro, where guests can enjoy either of the two pools for a $10 entry fee. Kids pay just $5. Families can also enjoy the nearby nine-hole golf course and tennis courts.
OBC also renovated the event centre in the main building with a ballroom that provides the perfect location for a wedding thanks to capacities of 150 inside and 80 on the patio. Couples can also choose to tie the knot on a private section of the beach.
One of the resort’s new owners is Andrew Jacek, an executive chef by trade and a big reason why OBC will be conducting five-course wine dinners this year for those who love a mouth-watering meal with the perfect Okanagan wine.
You don’t have to be staying at Okanagan Beach Club to enjoy all of the amenities, either, although you can certainly find a fantastic place to stay on site through Airbnb.
OBC is making sure that everyone and anyone can make their way to the club this summer, as it has come up with a variety of transportation options:
• By your boat: There is a large marina that anyone who pulls up in a boat can use. It’s free, and it’s available on a first come, first served basis.
• By water taxi: OBC has a 14-person pontoon boat that will pick you up at one of four locations on the lake and take you to the club—and back to the east side of the lake when you’re ready to go home.
• By bus: OBC has teamed up with Cheers Okanagan Tours on a shuttle that will make stops at three downtown Kelowna locations beginning June 18.
• By car: Okanagan Beach Club is located just 17 kilometres north of Highway 97 on Westside Road, and once you are there you will feel like you are a world away.
“You can come here,” Hargreaves says, “and feel like you’re in another place.”
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