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The Cove Lakeside Resort Blog

Uncover the Best of West Kelowna

Our goal with this blog is to deliver to you travel ideas, expert tips, and the latest news about The Cove and Okanagan area. We want to make your vacation, wedding, meeting, family trip, corporate gathering or romantic getaway the best trip imaginable. A trip that makes you want to keep returning again and again to explore everything our great city and the surrounding area has to offer. Thanks for stopping by!

Choosing the Perfect Kelowna Meeting or Event Venue

Finding and securing venues for meetings and events can sometimes seem like a difficult task when you are required to offer your company both value for their money and fantastic overall event experience.

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The Perfect Resort for the Whole Family

My Mom turned 60 this year! AND after 35 years of being a nurse, she finally RETIRED. So it’s a big year for her! We wanted to celebrate in the best way possible: a family getaway at The Cove Lakeside Resort in Kelowna, BC.

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Kelowna Things To Do & Places To See

Hello summer vacations and setting free. Freedom that loving word that is attached to summer for our little ones. That carefree no stress summer that they long awaited for. Oh to be a kid again… We want our little ones to remain little for as long as they can.

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Golfing in West Kelowna

The Okanagan Valley is well-known for its variety of premier golf courses. If your ideal getaway includes spending a weekend hitting the green, then the Okanagan will exceed your expectations.

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Ultimate Kelowna Family Stay At The Cove

We were eagerly awaiting this little destination trip with the entire family to The Cove Lakeside Resort located in West Kelowna. The views of the mountains and lake were so nice to see. This was our first time travelling to Kelowna and visiting. It didn’t disappoint that is for sure.

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Best Patios in West Kelowna

Want to spend the day enjoying gorgeous Okanagan views, food, & wine on local patios?  West Kelowna is home to farm-to-table dining, stunning vineyards, and extraordinary views of Okanagan Lake. Locals and visitors boast of unparalleled food & wine experiences.

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Your Okanagan Wedding at The Cove

Congratulations on your engagement! The four-season beauty and tranquility of West Kelowna provide an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding at The Cove Lakeside Resort.

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The Cove Lakeside Resort Wins 2019 Experts' Choice Award

West Kelowna, BC, March 11, 2019 - The Cove Lakeside Resort is among the recipients of the 2019 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. Now in its fourth year, Experts’ Choice recognizes endorsements by leading publications.

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Pet-Friendly Accommodations in West Kelowna

The Cove in West Kelowna provides tranquil surroundings that soothe the spirit. Our suites are not your typical hotel accommodations and if you’re anything like our animal-loving team, you know a vacation isn’t the same without your furry companion.

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Plan a Romantic Winter Escape with The Cove Lakeside Resort

Winter in the Okanagan Valley is the perfect time for a romantic and peaceful getaway. With Valentine’s Day at the heart of February, love is in the air, making it an excellent time to plan an escape with that special someone with our Valentine's Room for Romance special offer.

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The Ease of Corporate Planning at The Cove Lakeside Resort

Our retreats are designed to help you recharge, connect, and enjoy your time outside of your usual routine. Whether you’re planning a small business meeting or a series of large corporate events, we exceed expectations and ensure event planning runs smoothly and with ease.

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Why Winter is the Perfect Time for a Babymoon in Kelowna

Visiting Kelowna in the winter season can be very different in the summer. Whether you are planning a babymoon, a kid-free getaway or a weekend of romance, here are some reasons why the winter months can be the perfect time for that escape.

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Wander into Winter at The Cove Lakeside Resort

The Okanagan Valley is a top Canadian destination year-round due to its stunning nature, mild climate, and endless activities. At the heart of the valley, The Cove Lakeside Resort is the ideal place for your winter weekend getaway, staycation, or holidays away from home.

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Festive Season at The Cove Lakeside Resort

Celebrate the festive season in style with The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna. Throughout the month of December, we will be hosting a number of holiday events, perfect to get into the holiday spirit!  

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Your Fall Corporate Retreat at The Cove Lakeside Resort

The crisp, cool air and changing leaves throughout the Okanagan Valley make fall one of the most breathtaking seasons. If you’re planning an event in the Okanagan, The Cove Lakeside Resort offers the ideal setting for your corporate meeting, event or retreat.

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Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

Join The Cove Lakeside Resort as we celebrate the Fall season and Okanagan wine with the 10-day Annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival. The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its world-class wine and picturesque vineyards.

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Bonfire Restaurant: Farm to Table in West Kelowna

The Okanagan Valley is well known for its stunning nature, awe-inspiring mountains, incredible climate with rich soil and endless idyllic farmland. Our own Bonfire Restaurant highlights fresh, local, organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

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Wine Tasting in the Okanagan Valley

When you think of wine where do you think of? France? Italy? South Africa? I doubt Canada springs to mind, but hopefully, that will change once you have read a little further.

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Summer Activities at The Cove

West Kelowna is the ideal destination for your next vacation. The Cove Lakeside Resort is a luxury resort featuring 100 elegantly decorated one, two and three-bedroom suites, indulgent treatments at the Spa at the Cove, private beach, two outdoor pools, and private marina.

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The Cove Lakeside Resort Takes Home Medals in Best of Kelowna 2018

The Cove Lakeside Resort has been named a silver winner for the Best Spa Resort in the Okanagan, a bronze winner for the Best Hotel/Resort and a bronze winner for the Best Spa Within the Central Okanagan for Spa at The Cove in the Best of Kelowna 2018 Awards.

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Wine Tours in West Kelowna

West Kelowna is home to stunning vineyards, world-class wine and extraordinary views of Okanagan Lake and surrounding mountains. If discovering world-class wine sounds appealing to you, the team at The Cove Lakeside Resort has some suggestions.

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The Cove Earns 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

West Kelowna, BC – May 25, 2018 – The Cove Lakeside Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

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Benefits of a Summer Yoga Retreat at Your Kelowna Resort

Taking a break from daily stressors to attend a yoga retreat is an exceptional way to rejuvenate your body and practice mindfulness. At The Cove Lakeside Resort, we recognize how beneficial practicing yoga is for our guests.

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Rejuvenate & Benefit From a Relaxing Weekend Getaway

We all need a break from our busy lives. A change of scenery, even for just a few days, can do wonders for you mentally, emotionally and physically. Taking regular weekend getaways gives you something to look forward to and helps you feel more refreshed and focused.

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The Cove Lakeside Resort & Vintage Hospitality Announce Partnership

The Cove Lakeside Resort & Vintage Hospitality recently announced their new partnership to enhance the West Kelowna Resort’s offerings and bring a fresh take on Bonfire Restaurant.

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Best Day Trips from The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna

If you’re looking to explore the stunning scenery of British Columbia and the Okanagan Valley, then West Kelowna is the ideal place to start. Centrally located, there are endless opportunities for incredible road trips in any direction. Here are The Cove’s top five day trip suggestions.

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The Cove Lakeside Resort & WestCabs Announce Partnership

West Kelowna, BC, March 8, 2018 - The Cove Lakeside Resort & WestCabs recently announced their new partnership to enhance the West Kelowna Resort’s offerings and bring a luxurious transport mode that’s entirely different from traditional cabs and airport shuttles.

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The Ideal Romantic Getaway in West Kelowna

The month of February ignites romance in us all. The Cove Lakeside Resort has its share of romantic couples and recognizes the importance of quality time with your loved one. This February we’re celebrating love with our Room for Romance special offer.

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Top 5 Reasons Winter Weddings in Kelowna are the Best

Kelowna is renowned as a summer destination because of its stunning nature & gorgeous weather. It’s no secret that summer is a sought after time to tie the knot. The Cove Lakeside Resort has seen its share of stunning weddings, but a cozy winter wedding can be just as enchanting.

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Holidays at The Cove in West Kelowna

December is finally here and The Cove is fully embracing the seasonal spirit! If you are planning a stay with us later this month or live nearby, you won’t want to miss...

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6 Kelowna Winter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss!

Winter is finally here in the Okanagan! Considering visiting us this winter? Here are six activities you should incorporate into your trip!

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Planning a Large Event in West Kelowna? Here’s What You Need to Do

Planning a large event can be stressful at the best of times, especially if it is not something you do on a day to day basis. When you have to plan a corporate event or a Christmas party, your to-do list can seem like a mountain of tasks that you have to attempt to scale.

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The Cove Kicks Off Fall with Reds, Whites & Blues!

As the last days of summer slip away, the perfect time to embrace all the wonderful aspects of Okanagan autumn has arrived. The air has begun to clear, the leaves will soon transition into their warm fall hues and the winemakers are ready to initiate their harvests.

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West Kelowna - The Playground of the Okanagan Valley

The Okanagan Valley is a breathtaking collection of luscious grapevines, pristine freshwater lakes and towering ancient peaks. Nestled in the centre of the Valley you will find West Kelowna; our home here at The Cove Lakeside Resort.

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Plan Your Dream Trip to the Okanagan Valley

The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia offers a climate you won’t find anywhere else in Canada. It encompasses some of the nation’s most arid terrain as well as large lakes, including the Okanagan Lake.

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