Okanagan – three special places.

I stayed with friends in Vernon with a spectacular view over Kalamalka Lake from their porch that also was perfect for tasting or drinking wine.


In the hills northeast of Vernon lies Silver Star a ski resort with a large number of alpin pistes. Close by is Sovereign Lake Ski Center with 55 km of cross country or snow shoe skiing tracks.

Tne Silver Lake Village has a special style especially when it comes to colours.                                                                           DSCF1259DSCF1262DSCF1264DSCF1269

It is a winter resort.                                                                                                                                                                                    DSCF1267

Sparkling Hill  Resort lies on a hill overlooking the Okanagan lake. It is built and owned by Swarovski, the company with the crystals, and that shows. I did not count but they claim that 3,5 million crystals are used in the building. Both the building, the use of crystals and the view are unique.                                                                                                                 DSCF1289DSCF1296DSCF1292DSCF1294                                         Crystals on the rail                                                       15000 crystals on the bird

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I was told the building costs were 350 million dollar (Canadian). Extreme wealth is almost pornographic.


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