Cineplex Cinemas

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.

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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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Kelowna City Park

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.

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