Bead Trails News

  • Trails Within Trails: Barn Quilts

    Written on March 5th, 2019
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    The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and community partners have introduced BC’s first Barn Quilt Trail. As with BeadTrails the trail is a fun way to entice travelers to leave the highway and discover places that they might not have visited otherwise.Rural landscapes are changing, barns and farms are disappearing ...
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  • Follow the BeadTrails Quail

    Written on February 14th, 2019
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    From our beginnings, way back in 2010, we have had a silver quail charm as our signature bead; if you live in or have visited the Okanagan - you will know why! Then serendipitously four years later Sid hatched from an egg of yarn and in true BeadTrails fashion we ...
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  • A Free Resource for the Accommodation Sector

    Written on January 1st, 2019
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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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  • Fenn's Treasure

    Written on December 17th, 2018
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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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  • Five Things To Do in the Okanagan in Winter

    Written on November 21st, 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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  • What is the BeadTrails Experience?

    Written on October 30th, 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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  • Not Just Wineries!

    Written on August 27th, 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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  • Win a pair of signature quail earrings!

    Written on August 20th, 2018
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    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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  • What to do in the Shuswap: Part One

    Written on June 28th, 2018
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    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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  • Beads Blossom Across BC

    Written on March 12th, 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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