Cosens Bay in the North Okanagan
located on the sparkling, turquoise shores of Kalamalka Lake
. Only a 40 minute drive on Hwy 97 North from Kelowna International Airport, this serene bay offers enjoyment both summer and winter
. Vacation rentals, chalet rentals, villa rentals, accommodations, villas and lodgings are well located to enjoy hot, dry weather on the beach, or powdery piles of snow on the hills. Located right in Kalmalka Provincial Park, it has access this stunning crystal clear lake while just a short distance to world glass golfing in the summer and world class skiing and boarding in the winter.
Enjoy the 14 km of hiking trails meandering through the grasslands and over rocky bluffs. You may be able to watch a soaring eagle or two hovering over this tranquil nature paradise. Renting a vacation rental, villa rental, chalet rental, accommodation or villa here will give you access to exploring the 4209 hectares of land encompassed by this park. Be prepared though, not only do white tailed deer, mink and birds make their home here but also rattlesnakes, and the odd bear or cougar can be part of the local habitat
. Watch for signs that explain the flora and fauna in the area as well as the wildlife. Filled with overgrown Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir trees, their sweet scent fills the forest with the heat of the sun. Pack a picnic lunch from your vacation rental, villa rental, villa, condo rental or accommodation and spend the day at Cosens Bay, laying on the beach soaking up the sun.
If you want to explore the trails via other modes of transportation both mountain biking and horseback riding are allowed in the park, watch for signs to indicate which trails to use
. The park also offers great kayaking, canoeing and fishing, maximum is two kokanee with a fishing permit so you may have to throw some back. Traditionally this area was used by the Byok Indian Band so there is tremendous native history in this area
. Kekuli pits, lithic artifacts and evidence of a small village cluster remain in the park today and give us insight to a time passed. With Vernon
only ten minutes away from vacation rentals, condo rentals, villa
rentals, chalet rentals, lodgings and accommodations in this area, it is a quick drive to access numerous great restaurants, cafes and stores. Downtown Vernon is a quaint small town with old character building lining the main street downtown, it is definitely worth a trip to check .out the small local shops and grab a coffee at the local Bean Scene. Cosens Bay offers nature at it's best with loads of activities easily accessible throughout the area to further add to this premiere resort destination.