North Okanagan Shuswap

Community Resources
Leisure and Travel

Arts and Culture

Caravan Farm Theatre
Professional outdoor theatre company on
an 80 acre farm NW of Armstrong
www.caravanfarmtheatre.com
4886 Salmon River Road, Armstrong
1.866.546.8533


Friends of Fintry Provincial Park Society
Research, restoration of buildings and
grounds, building archives, fund raising.
Large campground, boat launch
www.fintry.ca 250.542.4031


Greater Vernon Museum & Archives
Diverse, colorful history of North
Okanagan is portrayed through exhibits
www.vernonmuseum.ca
3009 32 Avenue Vernon 250.542.3142
See our ad on pg. 23, article on pg. 34


Heritage Murals of Downtown Vernon
One of Canada’s largest collections of
outdoor public art. Guided tours Jun-Sep
www.downtownvernon.com
101-3334 30 Avenue (Sun Valley Mall)
250.542.5851 See DVA article on pg. 21


Historic O’Keefe Ranch
Est. 1867, historic site and museum,
open May-October. Tours, exhibitions,
unique displays. Seniors 60+ discount
www.okeeferanch.ca
9380 Highway 97 North, Vernon
250.542.7868
250.542.2178 Cattlemen’s Club Restaurant
See our ad and article on page 18


Lake Country Museum and Archives
Saving our past for our future
www.lakecountrymuseum.com
11255 Okanagan Centre Road West
Lake Country 250.766.0111


Mackie Lake House Foundation
Open year round, rents for meetings,
seminars, small receptions and events
www.mackiehouse.ca
7804 Kidston Road, Coldstream
250.545.1019
See our ad and article on page 8


Okanagan Symphony Orchestra
Concert events in Vernon, Kelowna,
Penticton. See web site for 2017-18
performances, locations, dates
http://okanagansymphony.com
250.763.7544 Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
250.549.7469 Vernon Ticket Seller


Powerhouse Theatre
Fall, Winter and Spring productions on
web site. Schubert Connection Matinee.
See web site for special pricing packages
www.powerhousetheatre.net
2901 35 Avenue, Vernon
250.542.6194


R.J. Haney Heritage Village &
Museum
Where people, young and old, can see,
touch, feel and smell Salmon Arm history
www.salmonarmmuseum.org
751 Highway 97B NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.5243
See our ad and article on page 28

 

Salmon Arm Arts Centre
A place to enjoy, experience, exhibit the
arts, a record of our shared experience
www.sagapublicartgallery.ca
70 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.1170


Shuswap Theatre
Entertaining the Shuswap since 1977
Seniors’ Theatre-best 2 hours of your week!
www.shuswaptheatre.com
41 Hudson Avenue NW, Salmon Arm
250.832.9283


Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Premier entertainment venue
www.vdpac.ca
www.facebook.com/vdpac
3800 33 Street, Vernon
250.542.9355 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
• Ticket Sales & Inquiries (Box Office)
www.ticketseller.ca > Theatres/Venues
3800 33 Street
250.549.SHOW (7469)


Vernon Community Arts Centre
Operated by the Arts Council of the
North Okanagan. Offers a wide array of
visual, dimensional and performing arts in
classes, workshops and drop-ins
www.vernonarts.ca
2704A Highway 6 - in Polson Park
250.542.6243
• Arts Council of the North Okanagan
Umbrella organization representing 28
not-for-profit arts groups and over 600
individual and family members
www.acno.ca


Vernon Public Art Gallery
Quality exhibitions and programming.
Consider supporting the VPAG with your
time, expertise, or financial assistance and
help us continue to provide quality service,
art education, beneficial experience for all
www.vernonpublicartgallery.com
www.facebook.com/vernonpublicartgallery/
3228 31 Avenue
250.545.3173


Leisure

Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Provides a first hand opportunity to see
and learn about the Okanagan’s unique,
diverse natural heritage. Open Tue-Sun 9
am to 4 pm April to Oct. 65+ discount
www.abnc.ca
250 Allan Brooks Way, Vernon
250.260.4227


BC Fishing Licences
Basic annual licence for 65+ $5.00
Basic annual licence for disabled $1.00
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences/
Purchase online www.fishing.gov.bc.ca
or at Service BC or licensed vendor


BC Parks
Individual campsite reservations
through Discover Camping Campground
Reservation service from April to Sept/
Oct. 50% discount for BC residents 65+
from day after Labour Day to June 14 of
following year for frontcountry campsites
www.discovercamping.ca
www.bcparks.ca
1.800.689.9025
• Campsite Fees for Seniors
www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/senior.html


BC Seniors Games Society
55+ BC Games are one way to help those
55+ enrich their lives, get active, keep
fit. Although competition is an important
aspect, active participation in sport,
recreation and culture is the goal. See
web site for Zone 5 & 8 contacts. Games
in Vernon & Area Sept. 12-16, 2017,
in Kimberley/Cranbrook Sept. 11-15, 2018
www.55plusbcgames.org
778.426.2940


Davison Orchards Country Village
Destination for farm food and family fun
www.davisonorchards.ca
www.facebook.com/davisonorchards
3111 Davison Road, Vernon
250.549.3266


Farmers’ Markets (BC Association of)
www.bcfarmersmarket.org
• All Organic Farmers’ Market
Wednesday 2:30-5 pm May to October.
Check web site for Winter Market dates
from Nov-April. Biweekly Weds 3-5pm
Uptown Askew’s, Salmon Arm
www.wildflightfarm.ca
250.838.7447 Wild Flight Farm
• Armstrong Farmers’ Market
Fresh local produce, local meats, cheeses,
honey, preserves, handcrafts, baked
goods, bedding plants, organics,
Saturday 8am-noon, April-October
IPE Grounds, 3371 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Facebook.com/armstrongfarmersmarket
250.307.8336 Arnold
• Celista Hall Farmer’s Market
Wednesdays 9am-1pm, July & August
Celista Hall building. Produce, crafts,
baking, live band, kids activities
www.facebook.com/CelistaHallFarmersMarket
250.955.2978 Patsy
• Chase Farm & Craft Market
Fri 10 am-2 pm, May-Sep. Chase Plaza
www.facebook.comchasefarmandcraftmarket
250.577.3410 Nancy
• Cherryville Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April to October 9am-1pm
1187 Highway 6 (behind Frank’s store)
Nov to March 10am-1pm Community Hall
Facebook.comCherryville-Farmers-Market
250.547.6056 Heather
• DeMille’s Farm Market
Fresh fruit & produce, DeMille’s Sweet
Corn late July thru Sept, fresh baked
bread & home baked goods. Open all
year, 7 days/week, 8 am to sunset
www.demillesfarmmarket.com
3710 TC Highway SW, Salmon Arm
250.832.7550
See our ad on page 75
• Enderby Open Air Farmers Market
Fridays - 8:30 am-12:30 pm, late April to
mid-Oct. Parking lot behind City Hall
Winter Market - October to February.
Dates, time, and location to be announced
250.306.6582 Gabriele

• Lake Country Farmers’ Market
Friday 3-7pm Swalwell Park June-Sept
Fresh local produce & foods, handcrafts
www.lakecountryfarmersmarket.webs.com
250.826.7100 Shayne
• Lumby Public Market
2nd Sat in May - 2nd Sat in Oct. 9am-1pm
Community Park Oval on Glencaird St.
www.LumbyMarket.com
778.473.0013
• Salmon Arm Farmers’ Market +
Shuswap Farm & Craft Market
Fresh produce, local crafts. Late April
to mid-Oct. Tue & Fri 8 am-12:30 pm
Westgate Public Market, 2090 10 Ave.SW
www.facebook.com/shuswapmarket/
250.804.3387 Gene
• Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market
Mothers Day to Thanksgiving weekend
Sat. 8am-noon. Sorrento Shoppers Plaza
www.sorrentofarmersmarket.ca
250.515.1265 Susan
• Vernon Farmers’ Market
April thru October, Mon & Thur 8am-1pm
Kal Tire Place parking lot
Vernon Indoor Farmers’ Market - on select
Fridays - Nov-Mar. Noon-4pm Kal Tire Place
www.vernonfarmersmarket.ca
250.351.5188 Ingrid


Kal Tire Place, Vernon
Check web site for Walking schedule
(4 laps = 1 km) Also Events & Drop In
Skating & Shinny Hockey schedules.
25% public skating discount for those 65+
www.kaltireplace.ca
3445 43 Avenue 250.542.5623


Okanagan Science Centre
We want to make science fun for everyone
55+ seniors discount. M-F 10-5, Sat 11-5
www.okscience.ca
2704 Highway 6, Vernon 250.545.3644


Old Time Dance Club
First Fri. of month Oct to May-except Jan.
Fun & great physical & mental exercise.
Open to all ages. Enderby Drill Hall
Adults $8, Teens $4-includes light lunch
250.546.6186 Estelle 250.515.1176 Jim


Planet Bee
Honey Farm & Meadery, Tours ‘n Tasting
www.planetbee.com
5011 Bella Vista Road, Vernon
250.542.8088 1.877.233.9675


RV Owners Lifestyle Seminar
An annual event at Okanagan College
Kelowna Campus, 1000 KLO Road
Opportunity for new, or seasoned
or wannabe RV owners to gain
valuable knowledge on RV operations,
maintenance and safety. Also travel tips,
health on the road, destinations, full-time
RV living and much more. 21st Annual
Lifestyle Seminar June 22-25, 2018
www.okanagan.bc.ca/rvlife
250.762.5445 ext. 4424 Nancy
778.489.5057 Joan - RVDA


SASCU Recreation Centre
Aquatic centre, fitness room, gym/
auditorium, meeting rooms, Squash,
Pickleball, racquetball courts, table tennis.
See web for Activity Directory
www.salmonarmrecreation.ca
• Active Salmon Arm provides maps of
a variety of healthy walks throughout the
Shuswap; Virtual walk of Shuswap Trail
2550 10 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.4044
• Shaw Centre
Public skating/shinny, arena walking loop
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
2600 10 Avenue NE
250.832.4044


Salmon Arm Curling Centre
Curling supplies, lounge, leagues
Adult Learn to Curl league
www.salmonarmcurlingclub.com
691 28 Street NE
250.832.8700


Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Junior ‘A’ Hockey, senior 61+ discount
www.sasilverbacks.com
Shaw Centre (south entrance)
2600 10 Avenue NE
250.832.3856 ext. 108 Box Office

 

Shuswap Storytellers
Gathers at Askew’s Uptown Community
Room, 7 pm, 1st Tue of the month Oct-
June. Everyone welcome whether you like
to tell stories or just listen. Call for info
250.546.6186 Estelle or
250.832.2548 Irene


Silver Star Mountain Resort
Skiing, mountain biking, hiking trails
www.skisilverstar.com
250.542.0224 1.800.663.4431
250.542.1745 Snow conditions
Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
World class cross-country skiing,
Reopening November 10, 2017
www.sovereignlake.com
250.558.3036 1.877.768.5253
250.260.5335 Snow Phone


Sun Peaks Resort
Canada’s Alpine Village
www.sunpeaksresort.com
1280 Alpine Road, Sun Peaks
250.578.5474 Guest Services
250.578.7232 Snow Report
1.800.807.3257 Central Reservations


Vernon Curling Club
Pro Shop, Lounge, Senior Leagues
www.vernoncurlingclub.com
3400 39 Avenue 250.542.6713
Vernon Lawn Bowling Club
Summer and winter activities
www.vernonlawnbowlingclub.com
Polson Park, Vernon
250.549.4100 Leave message


Vernon Outdoors Club
Enjoying outdoor activities in the North
Okanagan. Hiking, biking, snowshoeing
www.vernonoutdoorsclub.org


Vernon Vipers
Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club, Senior discount
www.vipers.bc.ca
3445 43 Avenue Kal Tire Place
250.542.6022


 

Travel

Air Canada
Services for customers with disabilities.
Identify special needs when booking
www.aircanada.ca
www.flyjazz.ca
1.888.247.2262


BC Ferries
BC seniors 65+ travel at a 50% discount
on most BC Ferries routes Mon-Thur
except holidays. Passenger fares only
www.bcferries.com
1.888.223.3779 Reservations
*223 on Rogers or Telus Mobility networks


Friendship Force International
Provides opportunities to explore new
countries and cultures through home
hospitality, local hosts
www.thefriendshipforce.org


Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
Call individual airlines for reservations
For flight information, parking and ground
transportation options, packing tips, retail
and other airport services, go to our web
site ylw.kelowna.ca or our mobile page...
ylw.kelowna.ca/mobile
email: airport@kelowna.ca
250.765.5125 Airport Administration
250.765.5612 Airport Parking Booth
250.863.3714 Wheelchair Assistance
778.753.3735 Valet Parking


National Geographic Expeditions
World wide travel - with boundless
chances to be surrounded by natural
wonders and exotic wildlife
www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com
1.888.966.8687


Road Scholar
Not-for-profit world leader in lifelong
learning since 1975. Educational
adventures created by Elderhostel
www.roadscholar.org
1.800.454.5768 M-F 5am-6pm PT

Super, Natural British Columbia
About BC, places to go, things to do,
trip ideas, transportation and maps,
accommodations, travel deals
www.hellobc.com


Traveller Information System
Road and weather conditions, webcams,
plan your route, mobile traveller info
www.drivebc.ca
1.800.550.4997


VIA Rail
60+ discount - Economy Plus fare
www.viarail.ca
1.888.842.7245 1.800.268.9503 TTY


Visitor Centres
• 101-20 Hudson Ave. NE, Salmon Arm
www.sachamber.bc.ca/visitors.php
250.832.2230 1.877.725.6667
• 3004 39 Avenue, Vernon
www.tourismvernon.com
250.542.1415 1.800.665.0795


Worldwide Quest
Experiential travel since 1970.
Expert-led small group tours in nature,
culture and the arts
www.worldwidequest.com
1.800.387.1483 6am-2:30pm PT M-F


Activity Centres

Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre
Activities for 50+ include dance, carpet
bowling, snooker/pool, crib, Income Tax
program, Friendship Club, Potluck suppers
www.armstrongseniors.ca
2520 Patterson Street, Armstrong
250.546.1118


Canoe Senior Citizens Association
9 am coffee Mon & Fri, Mon bingo 12:45
Fri night crib, Pancake breakfast 3rd Sat
Potluck dinner 2nd Wednesday 5 pm
7330 49 Street NE, Canoe
250.832.8215

Chase Creekside Seniors
Carpet bowling, shuffleboard, crib, bingo,
snooker, canasta, wood carving, bimonthly
dinners, Tuesday singing group
542 Shuswap Ave., Chase 250.679.8522


Enderby & District Senior Citizens
Bingo, crib, Tai Chi, Fun ‘n Fitness, pool,
bridge, square dancing, monthly dances
3rd Friday 2-4 pm, quilting, monthly foot
clinic. Wheels to Meals Wed noon
1101 George Street, Enderby
250.838.7541 Seniors Centre
250.838.6398 or 250.838.6679 Mel


Falkland Seniors Branch 95
Activities include billiards, darts, card
games. Potluck lunch last Mon. Annual
garage sale. Hall rental with kitchen $30
5706 Highway 97, Falkland
778.474.0018 Dave


Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre
Cards, billiards, keep-fit, chess, table
tennis, darts, music, line dancing, singa-
long. Full course nutritious noon meals
weekdays September to June.
www.5thaveseniors.org
170 5 Avenue SE, Salmon Arm
250.832.1065 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm


Halina Centre
Bingo, Canasta, Bridge, carpet bowling,
dancing, crafts, pancake breakfasts, darts,
billiards and shuffleboard, floor curling,
dancing to live music, dinner dances,
pattern dancing, floor curling, Lunch &
Learn. Cafeteria. Bus tours. Hall rental
www.facebook.com/HalinaSeniorsCentre
3310 37 Avenue, Vernon 250.542.2877
See our ad & article on pages 36, 37


Senior Drop-In Centre (Lumby)
Saddle Mountain Place Drop-In Mon-Wed-
Fri 9am-1:30pm, hot, nutritious noon meal
$6. Bingo, field trips, crib, darts. Good
Morning, Intergenerational & Wellness
programs, crafts, exercise, sing along
www.whitevalley.ca
1751 Glencaird, Lumby
250.547.8821


Lake Country Seniors’ Activity Centre
Activities include wood shop, cribbage,
sewing, Tai Chi, line dancing, Osteofit,
Songster group, Scrabble Meet, bridge.
Prime Time Entertainment Monday 1 pm
9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road
250.766.4220 or 250.766.4568


Lakeview Community Centre
Carpet bowling, arts & crafts, Hawaiian
dance class, games room, bridge
and cribbage, library & puzzles, table
tennis, bingo, Country Gardeners, A/E
Chorus. Monthly Rise ‘n Shine breakfast.
Emergency Preparedness Centre
www.lakeviewcommunitycentresociety.com
7703 Squilax-Anglemont Road
Anglemont 250.955.2218
250.317.0012 Karen


Schubert Centre
Vernon’s Hot Spot Community Centre
Scrabble, whist, crib, bridge, canasta,
500, floor curling, wellness clinic,
line & square dancing, crafts, OAPO,
woodcarving, Tai Chi. Hall rental,
Catering, Coffee Shop, Bargain
Basement. Meals on Wheels
www.schubertcentre.ca
3505-30 Ave., Vernon 250.549.4201
See our ad & article on pages 24, 25


Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Society
aka Seniors Drop In Centre
Sat. evening bingo, billiards, beginners
to experienced painters clubs, computer
lessons, Spiritual Church Tue & Sun
31 Hudson Avenue NE, Salmon Arm
250.832.3015


Sicamous Seniors Centre Society
Wii, pool, darts, shuffle board, computer
training, ping pong. Mon-Soup & Bun free
Wed lunch-by donation. Friday lunch $5
www.sicamouseniors.ca
1091 Shuswap Avenue 250.836.2446


Sorrento Drop In Society
Quilting, cribbage, Wheels to Meals,
snooker, Scottish Country dancers, wood
carvers, card games
1148 Passchendaele Drive, Sorrento
250.675.5358

 

 
 

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