Play Safe this Summer – Okanagan Fun & COVID-19

Your plans may have changed this summer, but the super, natural beauty of the Okanagan remains the same. From hiking through fields of wildflowers to dipping your feet in the pristine waters at Okanagan Lake, swinging your clubs under open skies, sipping BC’s finest wines, and relaxing with a massage, the partners at Okanagan Bucketlist are here to make sure you experience the summer you deserve after a challenging and unexpected spring.

All OKBL partners remain committed to the highest standards of health and hygiene for their guests and staff – and as the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, will be updating and improving practices to ensure the best possible experience at their properties. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact information listed below – we’re all here to help you check off your Okanagan Bucketlist, and do so safely.

We look forward to celebrating the unparalleled beauty and fun of the Okanagan with you this summer!


While the snow melts in the Alpine, staff at Big White Ski Resort are busy preparing to open for summer, as July 10 quickly approaches. Explore Big White Mountain on foot, or on two wheels, but maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and other guests. Big White will be implementing physical distancing measures for its chair lift and gondola – which will also be sanitized frequently. You’ll find hand-washing and sanitizing stations throughout the mountain, as well as signage explaining additional COVID measures. To ensure physical distancing, indoor venues will be limiting the number of people allowed inside, and, where possible, be closed to the public.

Don’t own your own bike but want to explore Big White’s growing trail network? No worries – Big White’s Bike Rental Shop will be open with the option to reserve your bike online with contactless pick up and drop off. If you’re feeling snacky, you’ll be able to order food from Big White’s restaurants right from your phone, and as indoor capacity will be decreased, the mountain will have more outdoor seating options and service for you to choose from. Big White is moving away from accepting cash this summer for the safety of the staff, so please remember to bring your credit or debit card.

“Due to the enhanced guidelines and practices, you can expect some changes in what events and services we offer this season – but the core of what we do, offering our guests extraordinary access to the wonders of Supernatural British Columbia at Big White Ski Resort, will remain the priority.” – Big White Ski Resort

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Stay & Play at PREDATOR RIDGE:

“The health and safety of our residents, our guests and our valued employees continues to be of utmost importance to our organization, community and destination. You can be assured that our safety measures and protocols are compliant with the Provincial Health Office Sections, The Public Health Act, WorkSafe BC, BCRFA & BCHA.” – Predator Ridge

Predator Ridge’s key strength has always been its location – wide open spaces paired with the famous Okanagan sunshine. A must experience in a natural setting complete with 36 holes of golf, indoor/outdoor tennis, pools, fitness center, outdoor yoga platforms and an incredible mountain biking and hiking trail network.

The resort has installed COVID-19 signage, informing guests of health and safety protocols. And, to help with this, the resort has set out 75 sanitization stations in key areas, such as entrances and common areas, as well as on all 36 holes of the golf course.

All of the retail areas are equipped with plexi-glass shields, and staff have been trained in enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols for all aspects of the resort, from the putting greens to the hotel rooms. To manage these new changes, the resort has adjusted its minimum night stays and has moved to a new two-night stay in the Lodge and three-night stay in the Cottages.

To ensure physical distancing and work with limited seating capacity, the resort is requiring reservations for the use of its fitness center, real estate sale center and restaurants.

If you are heading out on the links, each golf cart has been equipped with clear dividers and personal rakes (but, let’s hope you don’t have to use them!) – and are sanitized and disinfected for every new rider.

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Drink & Explore at MISSION HILL:

Taste the flavours of the Okanagan at Mission Hill Family Estate – and do so safely. The winery names physical distancing as its top priority this summer to ensure all guests and staff are safe.
The Terrace Restaurant is operating while ensuring a six-foot distance between tables, and only six guests will be allowed per experience throughout the property.

You will find hand sanitizing stations at the entrances and exits of the estate, as well as department-specific COVID signage posted throughout the property. The day porter cleaning team is increasing the frequency of cleaning washrooms and high touch areas all around the estate.

“We are committed to the health and safety of our guests and teams and recognize our role and responsibility as winemakers, food makers, and hospitality providers. Thank you for remaining within your social circle and practicing social distancing while visiting us.” – Mission Hill Family Estate


Relax & Rejuvenate at SPARKLING HILL:

We could all use a little pampering after what 2020 has thrown our way – and there’s no better place to de-stress than Sparkling Hill Resort. Turn that sigh into one of pure relaxation at KurSpa – and then take another sigh of relief knowing that your health and safety is top priority.

As a leading wellness resort, the health and safety of guests and team members is always top of mind, now more so than ever. A thorough safety plan has been implemented at the resort, which includes temperature checks for all guests and employees and stringent sanitization procedures in guest rooms and all common areas.

Complimentary breakfast remains included for every overnight guest at Sparkling Hill – this has been temporarily adjusted to a delicious, elevated a la carte menu rather than a buffet. PeakFine Restaurant and Barrique & Java Lounge have the appropriate two meter spacing between all tables, and delivery fees for in-room dining orders have been temporarily waived so guests can dine in the comfort of their guest room.

The three pools, Kneipp Waterway, Tea and Serenity relaxation rooms, as well as spa services will be available for guests to enjoy, and a 50 person maximum will be observed in these areas to ensure proper social distancing can be achieved. However the steams and saunas will initially remain closed until it can be ensured that all public health precautions can be practiced in this area and it is safe to reopen.

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Hoping to catch a glimpse of the mythical lake monster, Ogopogo, this summer? The unparalleled views of Okanagan Lake at Eldorado Resort will be your best bet!

Do not leave the swimsuit at home – the private beach, pools, 1,000-foot Waterfront Boardwalk, Marina and Lakeside Dining will be open during your summer getaway.

“As a proud member of Argus Properties, Ltd. Hospitality Division, we want to welcome you and share what we are doing at this resort to support you and your travels. We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of you, our valued guests and employees. We want your only concern to be enjoying your stay.” – Eldorado Resort

The team at Eldorado Resort is following strict sanitization guidelines to ensure the safety of all guests and staff, including frequent sanitization of high-traffic areas by dedicated staff. All rooms will be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants, and to protect both guests and staff, the resort will not be offering stay over service. However, if you are in need of additional towels, sheets, soaps, or coffee, it can be delivered to your room at any time, 24 hours a day.


Planning a meeting? Learn more about Eldorado Resort’s safe meeting spaces:

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