THE ULTIMATE OKANAGAN
Silver Star Mountain Resort offers endless possibilities to spend long weekend with your family or significant other and return to work uplifted and happy!
The resort is situated not far from Vernon, on the Silver Star mountain (about 15-20 min drive). Parking is free. We purchased a Gondola ride with hiking option, however there are other options:
- Downhill biking;
- Gondola ride and hiking;
- Horse and pony rides;
- Summer tubing;
- Bungy jumping;
- Wildflower tours;
- SPA packages.
When we arrived to the top of the mountain, we were provided a map of hiking trails and suggestions about the trails. As trail going down at very steady/hardly noticeable pace, most trails are suitable for almost any hiker. There is only one but - it takes about an hour to get down, so I would not attempt this with young children or elderly parents (however that really depends on each individual physical dexterity).
We were able to see deer, various birds (they are very curious birds up there), wild flowers and bear poop! I was quite pleased we did not see the bear, actually.
Please make sure to check your route with the map, as trails overlap and we found ourselves in the situation where we took the next longer trail.
We also tried almond croissant with coffee from Bugaboos Bakery Cafe located in the village- delicious combo to finish the day.
It was a beautiful day filled with fresh mountain air, blue sky, curious deer and birds. It created a memory that will last a lifetime. Dolce Vita!