Bucket List This: Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Wine, food and fun in Canada’s only desert.
In Osoyoos, in the Okanagan Valley, I discovered a one-stop shop: The Watermark Beach Resort.
The resort has smartly partnered with a few of the region’s forward-thinkers – when it comes to wine, food, and fun in this, Canada’s only desert. It’s also built for longer stays – great for snowbirds who may not always want to go south – with light-filled suites that feature apartment-sized square-footage, living rooms and kitchens and communal amenities such as a good gym and an even better pool, where you can breathe in the valley air and take in the lakeside views.
Spend an hour with farmer Gene at Covert Farms. Pick your own organic produce – we plucked juicy red strawberries right off the vine for our dessert – take a ride on the farm’s 1952 Mercury Truck, adding to the nostalgic appeal, through the vineyards and to meet some of the farm’s animal citizens and end up back at the ranch, so to speak, with wine and nibbles pairing.