Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-22-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
Bronze Member
 
WAPITI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Posts: 43
Default Best places in the fall

My all time favorite places in the fall are 'anywhere on Vancouver Island' and the 'Okanagan valley'. The weather is usually good this time of year and the crowds are thin. We toured both in our Pleasureway and truely enjoyed ourselves. We have some great memories and met some wonderful people. We have an oceanfront lot at Quatsino which, when we can afford it will become a retreat at certain times of the year, when we retire. We also love the Tofino area as well as the Sooke area.
__________________

WAPITI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 01:39 AM   #2
Platinum Member
 
markopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 7,814
Default

I've yet to visit the Okanagan in an RV. It's on my to do list

I really enjoyed visiting the wineries around Kelowna. I've never been to Quatsino. So many places to see!

Re: the crowds are thin

We arrived at Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island on the last day of their tourism season. I didn't know which spot to pick!



That's us in our Roadtrek!
__________________

__________________
Two bikes on sliding cargo box: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/m...icture206.html & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...vana-5864.html
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
g1g
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 416
Default

Marco that is about as close to boondocking with hookup that you can get.
g1g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
Bronze Member
 
WAPITI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Posts: 43
Default

Marco, some nice campsites that are open in the fall are INK'MP in Osoyoos and South Okanogan and North Okanogan near Peachland. The first two pictures are at Osoyoos (Our pleasure way is the closest in first pic) and the third one is South Okanogan, where we set up a table and chairs on the shore and sipped wine). INK'MP (pronounced ink-a-meep) is open year round and has full hook-up for half price after Oct 1. Okanogan N. & S. are open until Oct 15, but have no hook-up



WAPITI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 08:15 PM   #5
Bronze Member
 
WAPITI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Posts: 43
Default

Sorry about the messed up pics. Still learning imageshack and cut and paste. Here is the first pic from INK'MP
WAPITI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 02:56 AM   #6
Platinum Member
 
markopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 7,814
Default

Great photos! Thanks for posting them and for the info. I definitely have to visit both areas sometime.

--------------------------------------

More info on Osoyoos here:

http://www.osoyoos.ca
__________________
Two bikes on sliding cargo box: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/m...icture206.html & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...vana-5864.html
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 08:03 PM   #7
Platinum Member
 
markopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 7,814
Default

I'm going a little off topic here but wanted to say that I had a glass of NK'Mip Pinot Noir on the weekend (if I remember correctly). I'll have to call the restaurant to confirm.

It was very nice. (not cheap though)

http://www.nkmipcellars.com/

Edited: It was a Pinot Noir
__________________
Two bikes on sliding cargo box: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/m...icture206.html & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...vana-5864.html
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 08:57 PM   #8
Bronze Member
 
WAPITI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Posts: 43
Default

Hi Marko,

Yes, it is a very nice wine, and no it isn't cheap. We tried all four reds and whites and loved them all. When it came right down to it, we didn't find one wine at any of the wineries we didn't like. None were very cheap. We ended up coming home with 2 cases, all from different wineries. We were going to keep a diary of what we liked and didn't like, but in the end, found that we really liked them all!! We were mostly red wine drinkers, but now either will work, depending on the occasion(type of food, etc.) If you want to try all wines from B.C., we stopped at the B.C. Wine Museum and VQA Wine shop in Kelowna at www.kelownamuseum.ca They have an amazing selection of wines and knowledgeble people who know the history.


Brian
WAPITI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 10:06 PM   #9
Silver Member
 
paulm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern Canada
Posts: 67
Default

Yeah yeah nice campsite, but now your talking my language... LOL

Just kidding, nice pictures, scenery is great, but camping looks like a parking lot. But is that common in BC, I've seen lots of other posting here and sites look similar. Or is it just beach front thing.

Anyhow hailing from Ontario's wine region, I did even realize BC had a wine industry. Another good reason for a trip out west. Unless someone wants to send me a case .
paulm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 01:33 AM   #10
Platinum Member
 
markopolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 7,814
Default

There's the full mix of sites in BC. Provincial parks offer larger, more private sites. Sometimes you can't see the RV in the next site through the trees.

Some of the private campgrounds really pack them in tight.

---------------------------------------------------------------------

BC Wine

http://www.canadianvintners.com/woc/bc.html

http://www.winesofcanada.com/her-wines.html

----------------------------------------------------------------------

NK'MIP Resort invites you to experience:

*Aboriginal heritage discovery centre
*luxury resort accommodations
*award-winning winery & visitor experiences
*desert golf course
* waterfront campground & RV Park
* full service spa

golf, spa, RV Park & winery - now that's a vacation !

http://www.nkmip.com/current/home.htm


__________________

__________________
Two bikes on sliding cargo box: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/m...icture206.html & 1997 GMC Savana 6.5L Turbo Diesel Custom Camper Van Specifications: https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...vana-5864.html
markopolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.