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By Sanaz Busink
The Shuswap is a thriving gateway to a world of adventure, and a stunning place to start your beadtrailing exploits. Whether you are exploring mountains, towns or alpine meadows you will inevitably be drawn to the sparkling centrepiece that is Shuswap Lake. It won’t take you long to discover why ...
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Written on June 28th, 2018
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It is amazing to look back seven years and see how the BeadTrails Experience has taken root and grown. Starting with just a handful of beads to create a trail between wineries in her hometown of Summerland, Karen Griggs has created an experience that is designed to help businesses and ...
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Written on March 12th, 2018
Retail Excellence Award
What a night! Thank you to the Summerland Chamber, and everyone who worked so hard to provide thrilling entertainment and top-notch food and beverages! Congratulations once again to all the nominees and award-winners. Here are the Summerland Chamber criteria for the Retail Excellence Award:"Skilled retailing requires an attention for detail ...
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Written on March 6th, 2018
Cupcake Bead
The BeadTrails Experience isn't a jewelry store. Well yes, technically it is, but we are so much more! BeadTrails promotes businesses and communities in and around the Okanagan, and that includes those in need. We recently raised over $1300 by offering a fire-bead in return for donations towards the BC ...
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Written on March 3rd, 2018
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Now let’s be clear, it’s not just the physical bead itself that our beadtrailers are addicted to, it’s the whole BeadTrailing Experience. I have to be upfront here and admit that this was a deliberate strategy; over the years we have built up the Trails to include almost 200 quality ...
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Written on December 13th, 2017
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BeadTrails Team
Last year we finally outgrew the space at the Summerland Visitor Centre and made the move into the busy downtown area. .We caused quite a stir when we sourced extra shelving and storage for our growing business! The new space meant that there was more work space for preparing and ...
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Written on September 12th, 2017
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BeadTrails Team
vernon blog Vernon is proud of its heritage, as can be seen in the twenty-seven colourful murals that depict the region’s history, culture and stunning scenery; this makes it one of the largest public art displays in Canada! In addition, Vernon’s rolling grassland hills, jutting ... Read the rest of this entry »
Written on August 1st, 2016
Tags: BC, Vernon, Tours, Vacation
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Oliver soaks up 2000 hours of sunshine a year so it’s easy to see why the area is home to more than 400 farms, around 100 vineyards and over 30 wineries! The Oliver Bead Trail currently features 17 wineries and an artisanal distillery. The sign that reads ‘Wine Capital of ...
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Written on July 14th, 2016
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Okanagan Adventures with Annette & Lorraine

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Annette couldn't spend Mother's Day with her mom so they made a plan to spend the following weekend together. They decided their first stop would be their long-time favourite, Davidson Orchards in Vernon. Annette had ... Read the rest of this entry »

Written on June 28th, 2016
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Wine Tours in the Okanagan


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Photo courtesy of Distinctly Kelowna Tours.

There are many ways to enjoy the BeadTrails experience. You can follow the maps and take a self-guided tour; walking or driving. Or as of this year you can book ... Read the rest of this entry »

Written on May 2nd, 2016