Suncruiser Okanagan - - CONTENTS - BY STEVE FEN­NELL

Rose’s Water­front Pub 1352 Wa­ter St., Kelowna

A ten-minute walk from Down­town Ma­rina Kelowna, Rose’s Pub is ideal for lunch, din­ner or even a night on the town. This wa­ter­side pub of­fers a choice of gluten­free, pub fare, gourmet menu items plus an as­sort­ment of craft beers and lo­cal wines. Rose’s Pub also show­cases var­i­ous tele­vised sport­ing events and live en­ter­tain­ment through­out the week in the evenings.

As there are many ar­eas to en­joy on the wa­ter in the Okana­gan, ad­di­tional ex­cite­ment (and en­ter­tain­ment) can be found at the series of re­sorts, ho­tels and restau­rants. To nar­row your search, here are 10 wa­ter­side haunts you should check out this sea­son whether you’re look­ing for a quick bite, a cold bev­er­age, or multi-day des­ti­na­tion.

Con­tact: ros­espub.com | (250) 860-1141

Ho­tel El­do­rado and El­do­rado Ma­rina 500 Cook Rd., Kelowna

Ho­tel El­do­rado’s pop­u­lar lake­side res­tau­rant and ma­rina make this is an ideal spot for lo­cal and tran­sient boaters. Tem­po­rary moor­age is avail­able for res­tau­rant pa­trons (as the res­tau­rant and lounge are open to the gen­eral pub­lic) while the full-ser­vice ma­rina has a fuel dock, plus daily and weekly slips for ho­tel guests. Boat and wa­ter sports rentals – plus var­i­ous va­ca­tion pack­ages – are also of­fered to make your stay even more en­joy­able.

Con­tact: www.hotelel­do­radokelowna.com (250) 763-7500 Man­teo Re­sort Water­front Ho­tel and Vil­las 3762 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna

The Man­teo Re­sort Water­front Ho­tel and Vil­las is a full-on va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tion of­fer­ing prac­ti­cally ev­ery­thing for a re­lax­ing stay in the val­ley. The two out­door pools, a pri­vate beach, boat moor­age plus wa­ter­sport rentals are per­fect for vis­it­ing boaters. What’s more, a range of re­lax­ing ac­com­mo­da­tions, ex­cel­lent din­ing, a fit­ness cen­tre, and an in­door pool are the per­fect ameni­ties to en­hance your va­ca­tion.

Con­tact: www.man­teo.com | (250) 860-1031

Lake Okana­gan Re­sort 2751 West­side Road, Kelowna

From stu­dio-style ac­com­mo­da­tions and three-bed­room vil­las to ex­cel­lent din­ing and a plethora of ac­tiv­i­ties, Lake Okana­gan Re­sort is a des­ti­na­tion within a des­ti­na­tion. En­joy vista views of the lake or bet­ter yet, en­joy all the wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties that go with it. Boat slips, a wa­ter­park and wa­ter­sport rentals all con­trib­ute to en­joy­ing the re­sort’s grounds – and the area – to the fullest.

Con­tact: www.lakeokana­gan.com | (250) 769-3511 The Cove Lake­side Re­sort 4205 Gel­latly Rd, West Kelowna

The Cove Lake­side Re­sort has many ser­vices, ameni­ties, and re­lax­ing ac­com­mo­da­tions that will make the most of your next trip to the Okana­gan. Boater’s will ap­pre­ci­ate the eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble slips, which are a gate­way to some of the re­gion’s many beaches and hot spots. Or, stay on the lux­u­ri­ous, ex­pan­sive grounds to en­joy its din­ing op­tions, pools, pri­vate beach and on-site spa.

www.cov­elake­side.com | (250) 707-1800 Oak + Cru Kelowna So­cial Kitchen and Wine Bar 1310 Wa­ter St, Kelowna

Lo­cated on the grounds of The Delta Ho­tels Grand Okana­gan Re­sort, The Oak and Cru is just min­utes from the Down­town Ma­rina Kelowna or if you are a guest at the ho­tel with a boat­ing pass, you can en­ter the lock and cruise right up to the re­sort’s slips to savour many of the Okana­gan’s culi­nary cre­ations – whether it’s a se­lec­tion from a re­gional win­ery or fresh in­gre­di­ents from nearby food pro­duc­ers. With its unique, lo­cally-in­spired menu, many of the meals are pre­pared us­ing its sig­na­ture fire deck oven.

www.oakand­cru.com | (250) 869-3508

Cac­tus Club - Kelowna Yacht Club 1-1370 Wa­ter Street, Kelowna

One of the many lo­ca­tions in West­ern Canada (and one of two in Kelowna), The Cac­tus Club Café at the Kelowna Yacht Club of­fers great views of the lake, ma­rina and of­fers easy ac­cess from the wa­ter as it's just min­utes away from the Down­town Ma­rina Kelowna. With its ideal lo­ca­tion, en­joy cock­tails or a light ap­pe­tizer or try the range of ex­pertly-pre­pared menu items for lunch or din­ner.

www.cac­tus­club­cafe.com/lo­ca­tion/kelow­nay­acht-club | 236-420-2272

Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Re­sort and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre 21 Lakeshore Drive W, Pen­tic­ton

This south­ern Okana­gan wa­ter­side re­sort boasts a new west wing, a series of din­ing op­tions, plus ex­cel­lent lake­side and moun­tain views of the re­gion. It also of­fers se­lect pet-friendly rooms and suites. For tran­sient boaters, sum­mer at Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Re­sort is high­lighted by a pri­vate beach and 16 com­pli­men­tary boat slips avail­able for reg­is­tered in-house guests.

www.pen­tic­ton­lakesidere­sort.com (250) 493-8221

Lo­cal on Lakeshore 12817 Lakeshore Drive South, Sum­mer­land

Ac­ces­si­ble by boat with a pri­vate dock, the set­ting of Lo­cal on Lakeshore is ideal for an early din­ner fol­lowed by a sun­set cruise, or a great place to ten­der into and re­lax over a great meal. Known for its adult-ori­ented set­ting in a more up­scale at­mos­phere, the menu fea­tures so­phis­ti­cated takes on clas­sic dishes us­ing fresh lo­cal in­gre­di­ents. Lo­cal wines and craft beers are also avail­able.

www.localon­lakeshore.com | (250) 494-8855

Out­board Water­front Pub, Ver­non

Open sea­son­ally from early March, the Out­board Water­front Pub is a great place to en­joy lunch, din­ner or a re­lax­ing bev­er­age any­time in be­tween. Lo­cated at the north end of Okana­gan Lake in Ver­non, The Out­board is boat­ing-friendly and pro­vides a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere that serves up a series of menu items to in­clude clas­sic, tra­di­tional pub fare and range of lo­cal wines and craft beer.

www.out­board­pub.com | (778) 475 5981

The Ho­tel El­do­rado and El­do­rado Ma­rina of­fers many ameni­ties for boaters.

The Man­teo Re­sort Water­front Ho­tel and Vil­las is a va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tion with a wealth of ser­vices.

The Pen­tic­ton Lake­side Re­sort and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre.

An ex­pan­sive menu and en­ter­tain­ment makes Rose’s Pub a great stop for boaters.

Tourismkelowna.com/Mem­o­ries by Michelle Kelowna

Make the most of your trip in the Okana­gan by vis­it­ing The Cove Lake­side Re­sort. Cac­tus Club Kelowna Yacht Club of­fers open-air din­ing with stun­ning views.

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