Not So Handy in the Kitchen? Get Thanksgiving Dinner To Go!

Nothing brings family and friends together like a delicious holiday meal. Of course, not everyone has Chef Adair’s culinary skills or wants to spend their day in the kitchen (although the kitchens in our suites are fabulous!). Luckily for you, that’s where we come in! Watermark Beach Resort’s Thanksgiving Dinners To Go is back by popular demand this year. This delicious Thanksgiving dinner was such a hit that we just had to bring it back again! Relax and unwind while our own Chef Adair and his team prepare a homemade Thanksgiving dinner like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Imagine a

Give Thanks With a Delicious Thanksgiving Sparkling Brunch

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday in Canada and a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family. In the South Okanagan, Thanksgiving marks the harvest season and local vineyards, wineries and farmers are busy gathering up the delicious fruits and vegetables that our region is known for. Our team at Watermark Beach Resort knows that we have a lot to be thankful for and we want to share the best of our region with you and your family. On Sunday, October 11th, you are invited to join Watermark’s own Chef Adair for a very special Thanksgiving Sparkling Brunch.

5 Tips For Attending The Festival of the Grape in Oliver

Since 1997, Oliver’s Festival of the Grape has been upping the ante for wine events in the South Okanagan, drawing in thousands of wine lovers to celebrate at the Fall Wine Festival’s largest outdoor event. Presented by the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce, more than 50 wineries attend the popular annual event each year, giving wine lovers an excellent opportunity to taste and experience the best from each local winery in one convenient location. This wine tasting event is a whole lot of fun for the entire family, so check out our tips to make the most of your day

Missing Summer? Join Us For a Special Midweek Quickie!

Do you feel like summer just flew by and you didn’t have a chance to relax? You’re not alone! While the temperatures begin to cool down and the air gets chilly in cities like Vancouver and Calgary, things are still looking bright and sunny here in Osoyoos. In fact, throughout the month of September, the average daily high in our peaceful South Okanagan community stays above 20°C and the lake is still warm enough for an afternoon dip. Basically, it’s the perfect time – and place – for a Midweek Quickie at Watermark!     Escape the stresses of work

Upgrades for the Kettle Valley Rail Trail from Oliver to Osoyoos

The Okanagan Valley is a haven for cyclists with multiple events and races taking place throughout the year; you can even do a wine tour by bicycle! In a region that is well-known for its excellent cycling opportunities, it was only a matter of time before improvements were made to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, a popular multi-use pathway that offers a great ride for cyclists. Constructed between 1910 and 1915, the Coast-to-Kootenay portion of the Kettle Valley Railroad connected the Kootenays and Okanagan region to the West Coast. Originally constructed as a means to maintain Canadian sovereignty during a

Oceans to the Okanagan Dinner Celebrates Okanagan Salmon

Salmon in the Okanagan Valley are experiencing a challenging year, to say the least. Drought conditions have significantly reduced water levels and the summer heat has increased the temperature of the water, causing a higher than normal mortality rate in the fish. Earlier this year, it was being predicted that 2015 would be a banner year for salmon in Osoyoos Lake. Now, it looks like only 18,000 to 45,000 of the originally projected 375,000 fish will survive the journey. It’s a sobering look at how delicate the balance of nature is. In the South Okanagan, salmon are an important part

Share Your Food and Share the Love – A New Way to Dine!

Tapas is a Spanish word that means small savory dishes of food, much like appetizers or snack-sized plates. In more recent years, these small plates have evolved to become a full dining experience where foodies order several dishes and share their plates between the table. In western cultures, this has had a remarkable impact on the dining experience as people find it easier to converse with one another, rather than focusing on finishing the meal in front of them. Needless to say, the team at Watermark Beach Resort are big fans of this social dining style!     The restaurant

Like Food & Wine? Put These Okanagan Events On Your List!

You can’t spend time in the Okanagan Valley without developing a great love and appreciation for food and wine. When you are in a region surrounded by lush, fresh produce and renowned vineyards, the culinary world seeps into every conversation and permeates your daily life. The South Okanagan is also a place where we celebrate. A lot! Local wineries and restaurants are always finding a reason to host a party or celebrate a special event and, in a couple of weeks, Black Hills Estate Winery and Orofino Winery will be doing just that. Starlit Supper at Tinhorn Creek The South

Join Family Movie Night at Watermark Beach Resort!

Families who are staying at Watermark on Tuesdays this July have received an extra special treat thanks to our team… Family Movie Night is the latest activity to be added to the vacation itinerary at our Osoyoos resort! Nicole, our Catering and Events Manager, has worked with our new concierge team to bring awesome family movies to the Vineyard Ballroom here at Watermark Beach Resort. Just $5 per person gets you admission into our “theatre” for the evening’s movie, plus a bag of popcorn and a pop. For the grown-ups, we do have alcoholic beverages available for an additional cost,

How To Have a Relaxing Wedding… It’s Possible!

There’s a long-standing belief that weddings are stressful. The expectations are high and when you aren’t busy pinning away on Pinterest and poring over wedding magazines, you still have your “real life” to deal with. If that weren’t enough, by the time the day finally arrives, everything is a whirlwind, you can’t sleep, and you didn’t even get to try the delicious cake that you carefully hand selected. Watermark Beach Resort is here to tell you a secret… There’s a better way! If you feel like your wedding is beginning to spiral out of control and it’s taking you with