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Founded by Karen Griggs of Summerland in 2010, BeadTrails was created to connect people to the places and experiences that memories are made of. The educational marketing adventure sees businesses on the trails supplied with their signature bead, which visitors collect and add to memory bracelets. A modern-day tour guide ...
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Written on August 15th, 2019
We are expanding
Composed of four distinct regions, and seasons, the Niagara Peninsula is a vibrant destination and the newest member of the BeadTrails Experience.While visiting, one can immerse in the wonder of winter in the romantic village of Niagra-on-the-Lake, or partake in the annual Ice-Wine Festival where culinary masters tempt hungry palettes ...
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Written on July 9th, 2019
Tags: Niagara
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Nk’Mip means hello and good-bye in the Okanagan Syilx language befitting a winery that has you at hello! Steps away from Spirit Ridge, Nk’Mip Cellars focuses on pairing food and leisure with world-class wines. Nestled in the desert hills of the Southern Okanagan, this winery boasts bold and beautiful reds, ...
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Written on July 8th, 2019
Tags: explorebc, bcwine
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Recent archeological excavations suggest that in 1649 A.D., well before Europeans settled the region, thousands of Indigenous people lived where Little Shuswap and the mighty Thompson formed a trade route to the west coast. The BeadTrail is akin to a travellers trade route, leading visitors to a collection of experiences ...
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Written on July 7th, 2019
Tags: Shuswap
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Whether you run a hotel, bed & breakfast, campground or guest ranch we know that customer service is a priority for you. The BeadTrails Experience has a free tool to help enhance your visitor's experience of the area; a simple map that directs tourists to up to 200 venues in ...
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Written on January 1st, 2019
Posted in Bead Trails News |
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When mentioned in the local media, the BeadTrails Experience has been compared to geocaching and Pokémon GO, as well as a traditional treasure or scavenger hunt. We usually go with the latter, but however you describe it, it’s a wonderful way to discover new places and collect mementos of your ...
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Written on December 17th, 2018
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It is our mission to introduce you to the delights of the Thompson Okanagan in every season so here’s a short list of places and activities that you might enjoy in the coming months.Always, always at any time of the year you can follow the BeadTrails and explore and collect, ...
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Written on November 21st, 2018
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When it's a fun way to discover new destinations!The BeadTrails Experience encompasses far more than the act of tracking down bead charms; it is about exploration and discovery.We love it when visitors come into BeadTrails HQ and first discover the BeadTrails concept, their faces light up with the idea of ...
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Written on October 30th, 2018
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It is true that the BeadTrails Experience began by creating a unique trail from winery to winery in Summerland, but it quickly expanded to include businesses, artists and organizations. Now, eight years later wineries, cideries and distilleries make up around a third of the BeadTrails, which means that there are ...
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Written on August 27th, 2018
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Competition Aug to Sept '18
The quail earrings could be yours!We have created a special pair of earrings from our signature quail bead charms. To go into the draw visit Beads and Maps and tell us which bead belongs to which business. For extra entries into the draw send us a photo of one or ...
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Written on August 20th, 2018
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