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Canoe On Shuswap Lake
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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Published on July 7th, 2019
women on the beadtrails
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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Published on January 1st, 2019
Searching BeadTrails British Columbia
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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Published 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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Published on November 21st, 2018
Beadtrails Adventure
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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Published on October 30th, 2018
Mark Baron Eagle British Columbia
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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Published on August 27th, 2018
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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Published on August 20th, 2018
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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Published on June 28th, 2018
Handful of beads
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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Published 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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Published on March 6th, 2018