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Nostalgia Beads, a New Partner and Other News!

Published May 19th, 2022

Happy May Long!

May long weekend is upon us! Get out there, enjoy the sun, and visit some of our local businesses! The Okanagan is unique for its fun, creative, and adventurous businesses! Visit our online map of Okanagan tourist destinations to find them.

Did somebody say, “let’s go bead hunting?”

From everyone at The BeadTrails Experience, we hope you enjoy your May long weekend.


Okanagan in May

We’re Bringing Things Back


Okanagan businesses beads on a bracelet

That’s right. Beads retired from The Trails are here again! These ‘Nostalgia Beads’ have a limited supply. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Come into our HQ in Summerland and get the beads you missed from past years while you still can!

We’ve Got Company…

The Ryga Arts Festival is finding a temporary home at our HQ! From May until the end of August, they will be settled into one of the offices at our HQ in ArtVine Creative Spaces!

In their own words, here is a little about them: "Summerland’s Ryga Arts Festival is a multi-day arts festival featuring live music, play readings and artistic workshops, symposiums, and more – all with a connection to – or that are inspired by – internationally performed Canadian playwright, novelist, poet, and Summerland resident George Ryga."

They will be using the office to sell tickets and perform admin duties. Come check them out if you're interested. We're thrilled to be a part of this!


Ryga Arts Festival

Tourism Information



It’s been a challenging past couple years for our local small businesses.

As a community tourism stakeholder, we love sharing news, information, and data with our fellow community stakeholders that they can gain insights from. Some of the best sources of information on the current state of the BC tourism industry can be found at Destination BC and The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.