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.
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. Crystals on the rail 15000 crystals on the bird
I was told the building costs were 350 million dollar (Canadian). Extreme wealth is almost pornographic.