Riviera Village Green Hotel Complex

4801 27 St, Vernon, BC V1T 4Z1

★★★★★

As this location hosted the Vernon Comic-con, my travels took me here! Surprisingly, there are a lot of conference rooms tucked into the bottom floor of this tiny building, allowing a small convention to run smoothly. The front overhang of this building is stood on massive stone pillars that make excellent backdrops! As for the hotel itself however, I am unaware of it’s services.

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Mission Creek Regional Park

2363 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7N7

★★★★★

Many fond memories of this place. The playground always had the largest swings in the valley, when I first swung on them, they had wooden logs behind them, however, the logs were soon removed due to safety reasons. Sadly, almost 20 years later, the swings have also been removed…

The playground was fairly small when I was a kid, but one of the largest in Kelowna till Ben Lee was built. They upgraded the playground about 15 years ago, an amazing playground, sturdy and no splinters. They also made additions about 5 years ago, however while I enjoy climbing their newest addition, I’m not fond of the ropes themselves, as the plastic chosen has shown to not weather well and really is uncomfortable to climb. Also, really loving the bouncy rubber matting, however, not a fan of wood chips, as it’s uncomfortable sure to scrape landing.

There are many trails to go hiking or biking in, even ground for calmer walks, and steeper trails for the more adventurous. My father taught me much about plant foliage wandering around this park. They introduced a Gazebo like structure and a Center you can go to learn more about the wildlife there, extremely educational! Learn how the the land locked Kokanee salmon make their annual spawning run along the Mission Creek and much much more!

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Mekong Restaurant

1030 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6H2

★★★★★

Place serves excellent food at a medium cost. Gluten free options available, they cook everything separately. Each dish had so much flavor, definitely a recommend! Staff is extremely professional and courteous, with beautiful smiles! Also, wet warm face towels to wipe your face and hands with after each meal – A real treat!

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Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown (Burnaby)

Stayed overnight on business, staff extremely friendly, everything clean though night manager felt the need to throw his weight around. I visited some friends in a hotel room two floors up, and one of my friends has a hearing problem so he talks quite loud. They phoned the room, to which my friend answered, and as you could hear the lisp in his voice, he backed down immediately, but not 3 minutes later, we heard banging on the door, and my friend was rudely chewed out for being loud, this altercation once again ending with him taking it back and leaving. I left immediately following, as did another lady who was with me, who proceeded to have to listen all night to a couple slam the wall next to her. Later that night, a note was slipped under the door stating my friend was to pay for all rooms that had disturbed sleep! The next day, speaking with the day manager, nothing came of it, so the stress put forward by idle threats was unneeded.

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