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Above 70 acres of orchards, vineyards, and alpaca farms, riders at Oyama Zipline Forest Adventure can soar seated or even upside down. That's thanks to Oyama's universal harness, whose automatic brakes also let riders dangle over particularly stunning views of Kalamalka Lake and nearby beaches. The park's seven ziplines?followed closely one after the other over a period of about three hours?range from leaps off 50-foot-tall towers to rides that begin through trapdoors. On Oyama's final double line, two participants fly down a 1,514-foot-long line at up to 85 kilometers per hour, about the speed of cheetah on a leisurely stroll.

5617 Oyama Lake Road
Oyama,
BC
CA

Designed by Canadian course architect Les Furber, Kelowna Springs Golf Club’s 18-hole course invites clubbers to hunt pins across 6,176 yards of connecting fairways and greens. Seven ponds come into play throughout the round, adding a scenic touch as they wait to take the lives of golf balls that depend on inhaling oxygen through their dimples. The 501-yard, par 5 18th hole provides a dramatic conclusion to the round, as golfers play to a green framed by the clubhouse, protected by three cavernous bunkers, and flanked by a pond on its left side. After rounds, duffers can unwind at Legends Classic Grill, where a menu of savoury clubhouse fare sates ravenous hungers built up after a day of driving balls into the cosmos and suppressing unhappy swing thoughts.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,176 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 69.4 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 123 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard
480 Penno Road
Kelowna,
BC
CA

At DanceWorx, competitive dancer and instructor Debra Selzler teaches an everyman approach to dancing—her steps are suited to all body types and can be altered to accommodate dancers of all experience levels. She teaches more than 15 genres of dance, from ballroom to country to swing, in weekly classes that stand alone as self-contained routines. Her classes are very social; attendance is split almost evenly between couples and singles, so partners rotate frequently to give everyone a chance to cut a rug. During classes and dance parties, students whirl across the dance floor with partners of varying skill levels, leading and following styles, and number of left feet cast in lead. The dance parties give pupils a chance to show off their freshly learned moves and in a nightclub setting while learning from others before taking their twinkle toes to upcoming weddings or nights out on the town. For students who want to try a little bit of everything, she leads an all-day Discover Dance program, which introduces fancy feet to five dance styles in 45-minute snippets.

1696 Cary Road
Kelowna,
BC
CA

Adventure Forever's certified mountain guides and first-aid responders enlighten beginning outdoorspeople and seasoned aficionados alike on the intricacies of ice climbing, rock climbing, and easy to difficult day hikes. During full-day treks and lessons, guides escort troupes of thrill seekers up frozen faces and climbing courses, plying their clientele with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle Mother Nature's vertical labyrinths. Each experienced guide carries years of wisdom, capably leading participants through regions stretching across Canada, the United States, and Middle Earth.

Hwy 97 N
Kelowna,
BC
CA

At Lake Country Cycle Ltd., bicycle lover Cameron Donald pours his energy into providing a host of bike services. Using skills acquired at the Winterborne Bicycle Institute in Guelph, where he obtained his professional bicycle mechanic certificate, the shop offers everything from standard tune-ups to full bicycle rebuilds. Lake Country Cycle Ltd. also lubes chains, adjusts bearings, and even custom-builds new wheels for cyclists who thought a roll through the brier patch sounded lovely. If customers require a new ride, the staffers help them choose road, mountain, and kids bicycles from manufacturers including Scott and Louis Garneau.

3175 Woodsdale Road
Lake Country,
BC
CA

The seasoned dance instructors at the core of Latinesque Ballroom and Latin Dance Studio specialize in working with beginners, teaching simple timing and basic individual steps. Instructors adopt a casual, easygoing approach for private lessons and group classes in which students may switch partners multiple times, much like a cop on the edge with nothing to lose. Instructors train their students in 11 social Latin and American dance styles such as the quick-paced cha cha, sultry Brazilian samba, slow rumba, romantic waltz, and dramatic tango.

1607 Pandosy St
Kelowna,
BC
CA