Boundary Bay
Buddhist Temple
Cache Creek
Chase - Okanagan
Hope - Whistler
Hurley River
Kentucky Alleyne
Kookipi Creek
Kootenays
Lillooet-Seton
Lillooet-Harrison
Okanagan Lake
Princeton - Tulameen
Sunshine Coast
Terrace
Tulip Festival
Weaver - Chehalis
Okanagan Lake
2005-October-09

Good things never last and it was time for coming back to Vancouver after having a very relaxing time in some of the Kootenays Hot Springs.  If some day you drive close to Revelstoke and want to have a very nice breakfast, I strongly recommend Frontier Restaurant.  I didn't need more food for the rest of the day.

On the last moment, I did a quick change of plans and I decided to do a scenic drive on Okanagan Lake.  

Okanagan lake is a great spot for swimming and water activities.  The dry grassy hillsides around the lake provide habitat for a variety of snakes, including rattlesnakes.

This is no reason to avoid the area, just remember to wear heavy pants and high boots and avoid putting hands and feet into crevices that you canít see into.

South of Summerland, you should stop on Sun-Oka Beach, this is one of the most superb beaches in the entire Okanagan. The name is shortened version of "Sunny Okanagan."

After leaving Okanagan Lake I started to drive on Highway 3.  Before Princeton, I did a quick stop on Bromley Rock Provincial Park.

Bromley Rock is a striking rock bluff along the Similkameen River where swimmers can enjoy a refreshing dip in a quiet pool.

There are fishing opportunities at this park, though the Similkameen River has a bait ban from April 1-Oct 31 and wild rainbow trout must be released from this area

The day-use/picnic are is great, many of the tables are spread out amidst two old growth Douglas fir which provide ample shade on hot days while the remainder are found along a strip of lawn shaded by smaller deciduous trees and overlooking the river.

Round trip: 1380 km (862.5 miles)

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