Orchard Plaza 160-1876 Cooper Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N6
This theater underwent a massively needed upgrade a few years back, making it able to compete with the others in town, one of my favorite perks being the reclining seats! I would have given 5 stars, however, when we walked out after the show, I was appalled to see a half inch layer of popcorn all over the lobby floor. I used to go to movies quite regularly at the Xtreme Theater in West Kelowna, and I never had to wade through popcorn to get to the front door.
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.
1600 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1B7
Some of my earliest memories of Kelowna are of this very park. My memere (French Grandmother) took me downtown when I was 2, where we wandered through this park feeding birds. In 1997, a wind/hail storm blew through Kelowna, knocking over a bunch of trees in this park. You’ll note the ones that were replanted easily due to size variations, all towering and providing well needed shade on lazy hot summer days! A tribute to this was created by Peter Ryan, and is on display in City Park adjacent to the water park. A great place to take pictures, relax, play some volleyball or jump in the lake!
Okanagan’s $100 million Hailstorm – July 21, 1997. A destructive hail and wind storm ripped through the orchards of the Okanagan. It was the worst storm in memory with nearly 40% of the crop deemed unsuitable for fresh market. The rain and hail was accompanied by winds gusting to 100 km/h that capsized boats in the interior lakes, and caused power outages and traffic accidents.Original Article