Our first night in Canada with the group was spent at the West Bay Beach Resort in Kelowna, aka The Napa Valley of Canada. The rate was $55/night and they let us book a group site although they have pretty strict rules about summer reservations (they only book for a week at a time and they don’t accept dogs during July and August). I don’t know how Leigh pulled it off, but 8 of us rolled in past the vineyards with 4 dogs and it worked out great. If you want a spot close to sightseeing activities in Kelowna and don’t mind not having any privacy, this is a good start.

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We were given a center lawn area with full hookups and parked the best we could — it was cozy, but even Gorilla had a seat.

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The park has 400 feet of beachfront access, a boat launch, and is next door to a llama/alpaca farm (although I only saw 6 animals — that might not be a farm).

We think The Napa Valley of Canada is a fitting description for this place — the rolling hills and lines of vineyards might not be as expansive as Napa, but is there wine tasting? Yes. And that’s what I was looking for.

We hit several vineyards, from the insanely large Mission Hill,

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to, my favorite of the group, the teeny tiny Rollingdale Winery.

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We also went to Quail’s Gate and had an awesome lunch for Brian’s birthday and got to walk through the vineyards and eat some grapes. I mean look at the scenery. Deke stole Leigh’s Happy Birthday Brian pin — seen here. He looks like a soccer dad.

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