Explore Local In The Best Way Possible (Win!)

February 18, 2021

The way we travel has changed, and that’s OK. While long-haul flights and far-flung vacations may not be in the cards for some time, we’re taking this time to explore closer-to-home destinations that are every bit as fabulous and fun. Case in point: Kelowna, where The Cove Lakeside Resort, located only four hours from Vancouver by car, offers British Columbians a luxurious retreat. Here are five reasons why. —Vita Daily

home away from home. Dreaming of tranquil garden surroundings, sweeping Okanagan Lake views and warm, contemporary luxury accommodations? These elements come together beautifully at The Cove Lakeside Resort to create the most unique and inviting accommodations in the Kelowna area. The 100 one-, two- and three-bedroom condo-style suites boast spacious floor plans that range from 700 square feet to 2,400 square feet, with fully equipped five-piece gourmet kitchens with wine fridges, plus upscale furnishings, living and dining areas and expansive balconies or terraces, all non-smoking and with complimentary parking and Wi-Fi (some suites are even dog friendly). The ambiance is warm, inviting and home-inspired—perfect for relaxing after a day of adventure in the Okanagan.

adventure awaits. If you hadn’t heard it before, Kelowna and the surrounding area provide ample opportunities to get out and explore, in all seasons! Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Telemark Nordic Club or sip your way through wine country via the Westside Wine Trail (winter bonus: the “slow” season means more time in the tasting rooms). There’s also plenty of nearby hiking, plus world-class skiing at three resorts within an hour-and-a-half drive from The Cove Lakeside Resort.

on-site spa. Find your happy place at one of the most tranquil and scenic spa resort getaways in the Okanagan. The Spa at The Cove is a sanctuary within a sanctuary; inspired by views of Okanagan Lake and the lush Gellatly Gardens, it is a place for relaxation, replenishment and rejuvenation in a setting of natural splendor. The warm, intimate ambiance and breathtaking views bring a sense of peace that’s the perfect start or finish to a day of outdoor activity. Let the professional Aveda Spa staff tailor a personalized program of massages, hydrotherapy rituals, body treatments, beauty services and facials designed to soothe your mind, restore your body and reinvigorate your spirit.

covid-19 protocols. Situated in a secluded, private location along the shores of Okanagan Lake, the health, safety and security of team members, guests and the community is a top priority at The Cove Lakeside Resort. A “Book with Confidence” Cove Cares Commitment has been designed to enhance safety and to minimize risk for visitors and team members. It ensures that the hygiene and sanitation practices of the resort meet or exceed regulatory requirements and recommendations. This commitment also includes new cleanliness protocols that meet or exceed the resort’s already rigorous standards.

special offers. Whether you’re visiting the Okanagan for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, a friends’ trip or looking for a new adventure, there are plenty of special offers available at The Cove Lakeside Resort, no matter what you’re lusting after or what type of traveller you are! Not to mention, an always-on special BC Residents rate. Bonus!

Win! A $375 Cozy Up at The Cove Package!

Congrats Katherine C. of North Vancouver, B.C., who will receive a $375 Cozy Up at The Cove Package, including a one-night stay in a luxurious one-bedroom lakeview suite for 2 adults; a welcome bottle of Okanagan wine from Quails’ Gate; welcome chocolates from Karat Chocolate; and a $50 Visa Gift Card! Stay will be available until April 30th, 2021. Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Elisabeth C

    February 19th, 2021 at 10:03 am

    A book and coffee!

  2. Heather Jensen

    February 19th, 2021 at 10:04 am

    We miss visiting Kelowna SO much! My favourite way to unwind is reading a good book!! (Esp outside if the weather is right!) 💗

  3. Heather Jensen

    February 19th, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Shoot!! I was so excited I forgot my insta @flowergirl345

  4. Amber olak

    February 19th, 2021 at 10:15 am

    I like to go to the spa


  5. Catherine

    February 19th, 2021 at 11:05 am

    I kick back with a 🍷

  6. Sandra Rankine

    February 19th, 2021 at 11:25 am

    The beach and a good book are my best way to relax

  7. Christina

    February 19th, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Bubble bath!


  8. Lesley Murphy

    February 19th, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Hot bath

  9. Johane M

    February 19th, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    I like to relax in the quiet of a hotel with a good book – or bath. I also love new restaurant taste experiences. ❤️

  10. Emily Copeland

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    I love relaxing by being outside in nature, and hot springs are a nice plus!

  11. Emily Copeland

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    My comment above ^ haha

  12. Angela Balmer

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Getting cozy on the couch with a book 😊

  13. Angela Balmer

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Getting cozy on the couch with a book 😊 angela_balmer

  14. laurel jones

    February 19th, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    walking in the woods @rosehavenca

  15. Michelle Cox

    February 19th, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Hanging on the couch with my husband, binge watching Netflix 😬


  16. Kelly

    February 20th, 2021 at 6:38 am

    I unwind with a glass of wine and my man.

  17. Jeanna

    February 20th, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Friends, family, good food, drinks, conversations & laughter!

  18. Debbie Kalar

    February 20th, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I like to unwind with yoga and wine!! @debbiekalar

  19. Margaret Helgason

    February 20th, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Sounds wonderful have a 58th wedding anniversary to celebrate this would be perfect

  20. Jan

    February 20th, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Love to unwind with a glass of red and a great book @jan_leeu

  21. Lawrence L

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:24 am

    I like to relax with a good book and a cup of tea

  22. Tammy KlymWolfe

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Warm fire, good friends and great glass of wine. @tklymwolfe from Langley

  23. Alana LeSueur

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:42 am

    I have many ways to relax and unwind, including having professional massage therapy monthly, and reading books while away on holiday, but my all time favourite way to relax is to watch 1-2 hours of PVR’d nightly shows/series with my husband (without all the commercials) @Diamondchick60

  24. Melissa

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:58 am

    I like to unwind with a long hot bath.

  25. heather lane

    February 21st, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Fresh air and sunshine are the best

  26. Katie borrett

    February 21st, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Coffee on a lake view deck

  27. Bonnie

    February 21st, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    A good book and a glass of white wine. @bonnie.sibley IG

  28. Giannina P

    February 21st, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Love to unwind by getting a massage Or if it’s sunny heading to the beach or pool 🙂

  29. Jennifer Parsons

    February 21st, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    My favourite way to unwind is to go on vacation, but when I can’t do that I like to go for a walk or hike with my family. @ontheroadalot

  30. Jada Jennings

    February 21st, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    The Cove looks fabulous for a massage & mani pedi 😉 Gorgeous new spot in my hometown!!

  31. Josie

    February 21st, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    I love to unwind with a glass of wine, some essential oils and snuggles with my kids. @josiefio

  32. Taylor

    February 21st, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I love to unwind with a glass of wine and a good meal!


  33. ANNA NGO

    February 21st, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Can’t wait to visit Okanagan again !

  34. Claudia Andrews

    February 21st, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I LOVE to walk on the trails and enjoy nature! ENTERED on INSTAGRAM! @claudiandrews Did EVERYTHING on Both INSTAGRAMS and did BOTH BONUSES! Thanks a MILLION for this TOTALLY AWESOME CONTEST AND EXTREMELY GENEROUS PRIZE! This would be an ABSOLUTE DREAM COME TRUE and I would be BEYOND ECSTATIC TO WIN THIS INCREDIBLE GIVE AWAY! I’d love to celebrate my husbands birthday as I was born in Kelowna and met my husband there!

  35. Barbara Janicek

    February 22nd, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Feet up, wine poured and fireplace lit. @cariboureport

  36. Kimberley C

    February 23rd, 2021 at 11:55 am

    I love to unwind with a good book!

  37. Kimberley C

    February 23rd, 2021 at 11:56 am

    I forgot to include my IG tag in the above comment!

  38. Tim

    February 26th, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I like to kick back with some wine by the fire!

  39. Tim

    February 26th, 2021 at 2:49 am

    @someguyinvancouver was my IG handle 🙂

  40. Melissa Hannah

    February 26th, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    My favourite way to unwind is with a glass of wine in the bath

  41. Caitlin

    February 26th, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Way I like to relax, enjoying the scenery and great company!

  42. Donna

    March 2nd, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Staring at the lake while having my morning coffee ❤️

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