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Things to do in the Okanagan before they close for the season

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October 02, 2015 - 10:30 AM

VERNON - So much to do, so little time.

Mere weeks remain before a number of Okanagan attractions close down for the season — and that means you’ve got to get moving, or wait until next year.

The Kalavida Surf Shop in Vernon closes its doors for the season on Oct. 4, although special arrangements can be made by appointment for anyone brave enough for an autumn excursion on the lake.

Your last day to take a swing on the Oyama Zipline is Oct. 11 and you have up until Oct. 12 to experience the magic of the Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke before it closes for the season. The clock is ticking at other outdoor adventure parks like WildPlay in Kelowna, which is open until Nov. 1.

The last day to pet or hold a kangaroo at the Kangaroo Creek Farm in Lake country is Oct. 31.

Tasting rooms like the BX Press Cidery in Vernon are also getting ready to shut down for the year. Your last opportunity to sample the ciders at the BX Press on East Vernon Road is Oct. 31. Call ahead to other Okanagan cideries and wineries for open hours through the fall and winter as they may be different.

The outdoor Penticton Farmers Market on Main Street winds down on Oct. 31 and your last chance to explore the historic SS Sicamous is mid-October.

The last day of action at the Penticton speedway for the season is Oct. 25, and promises a Day of Destruction.

Time is running out for local golf courses as well. Depending on the weather, most shut down between October and November. Predator Ridge Golf Course in Vernon has its last day Oct. 18, while Hillview Golf plans to be open until Nov. 11.

There’s only so much time left to jump out of a plane as well. Okanagan Skydive in Vernon expects to close around the middle of November. Meanwhile, it's already too late for paragliding in the North Okanagan. Paraglide Canada won't be taking anyone out until next April. 

Other attractions like mountain biking at Silver Star, hiking the trails at Big White, or getting a tour of the historic O’Keefe Ranch in Vernon are already closed for the season.

Luckily, there’s always next year.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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