Kelowna Okanagan lake

Undiscovered Kelowna

McKinley Beach is considered part of Kelowna’s ‘Undiscovered’ locations with beautiful panoramic views and a return to the natural lifestyle, close enough to the downtown core to be convenient, but far enough away to still be able to commune with nature.


Okanagan Summer: To-Do List Part 2

Tomorrow is the final draw for the McKinley Beach Would You Rather contest. If you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time. Head over to the McKinley Beach Facebook page and comment on this week’s Would You Rather post. You’ll be entered to win a $75 gift card to Micro Bar Bites, downtown Kelowna. This week’s Would You Rather question asks if you’d prefer to explore new heights while rock climbing or take your boat for a cruise? The most frequent answer throughout this contest has been ‘both!’ This week’s blog highlights where you can find the best of both worlds here in Kelowna. CLIMBING Thanks to the mountainous features of the Okanagan Valley, there are a number of climbing adventures to accommodate all experience levels. Soon climbers will be able to scale the granite cliffs at the McKinley Beach community. Until then we have a few suggestions for climbing enthusiasts in

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Eating Under the Stars

Summer is a prime time to gather with family and friends, fire up the barbecue or campfire, cook up some exciting dishes to tantalize the taste-buds, and turn those summer nights into perfection. Outdoor chefs will be pleased to know that the McKinley Beach community will feature cooking areas along the beachfront, allowing you to cook in the sun or under the stars. Outdoor cooking enthusiast and McKinley Beach Facebook Fan, Michelle Cutteridge has been cooking outdoors for a while now and has amassed some amazing recipes! She was kind enough to share one of her outdoor masterpieces with us: Open fire Fajitas (Serves 2) Ingredients: – Chicken or Beef sliced thin (around 2lbs) – 1 Onion, sliced thin – Green onions diced – 1 – 2 Jalapeno peppers – 3-4 Red and yellow peppers – Salsa – your own made fresh or bought, whichever you prefer – Sour cream

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5 Ways to Survive an Okanagan Summer

The Okanagan summer temperatures have been known to venture into the high thirties making Kelowna not only a tourist destination but a great place to live. Combine those high temperatures with sandy beaches, a beautiful lake, local dining, and wineries and you’ve got a recipe for a great summer.   McKinley Beach wants to share with you our top 5 ways to survive an Okanagan summer:   1) Venture Downtown Kelowna’s Downtown core is located a short 15 minute drive from the McKinley Beach Community. Bernard Ave plays host to a variety of local and well-known restaurants and bars where you can escape the heat for a variety of great food and beverages. For a unique and locally owned and operated dining experience, check out the Salted Brick on Bernard Ave.   2) Lake Play The Okanagan Lake is 110 kilometers long from the bottom of the valley to the top.

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