Author: Hannah Parsons

Christmas is a time for festive fun, a time to join together with family and friends and celebrate one of the most popular and globally celebrated holidays! Christmas is also really, really weird! Here are seven wonderfully weird facts about everyone’s favourite time of year.1)...

It’s been five years since the Creepy Kelowna Contest first appeared at McKinley Beach. In that time we’ve had scary selfies, spooky pets, and everything in between. And this year is no different. Except it is! ‘The Creepy-Kelowna Contest 5: Clowning Around’ has arrived!In the...

Guest contributor, Lana Hawkins from Smooth Decorator, took over the McKinley Beach blog this week to share some tantalizing interior design and decorating tips.If you want to give your home a completely new look and feel, the easiest and cheapest thing you can do is...

With the Fall season in the Okanagan comes a whole host of events and festivals for all the family to enjoy. Whether you’re choosing to stay home at McKinley Beach and enjoying the trails and the picturesque Fall scenery, or if you’re looking to head...

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The McKinley Beach development has seen extensive growth over the past four years. From new homes being built and occupied in the Hillside community, to the 110 slip marina and kilometres of biking and hiking trails. The next phases of the development launched last year...

Those local to Kelowna are more than familiar with the Okanagan lake monster known as the Ogopogo. While it’s not the kind of name that strikes fear into people (sounds like a pogo stick toy from the 80s) it’s a myth that’s heavily steeped in...

McKinley Beach residents are fast learning the advantages of ‘living the lake life’. Not only is living near water good for your health it also comes hand in hand with a wealth of accessible amenities, at both McKinley Beach and the local surrounding area. Here are...

The Globe and Mail recently wrote an article about McKinley Beach and the appeal of living close to the water while still having access to urban conveniences. You can find an excerpt from the article below:Grant Bennet calls his full-time home in McKinley Beach in...

Not only does running have a number of inherent health benefits, it’s also a diverse enough sport that you can do it solo, as a couple, or with a large group. With over 20 km of groomed hiking and biking trails at McKinley Beach, there’s...

McKinley Beach started as a vision; a legacy project that would build Kelowna’s first lakeside community. One that would offer the very best the Okanagan has to offer in one glorious location. A place that will make you want to say, “Let’s Stay Home.”The epitome...

Summer is quite literally just around the corner with temperatures already hitting the low 30’s, evenings are sunny and bright, and we’re seeing more and more boats on the water. With all that in mind, it’s important that you’re properly prepped for the Summer months...

Reposted from Kelowna NowHave you ever imagined what your life would be like if you lived only steps away from the beautiful Okanagan Lake? If you were able to do more than just vacation on the beach, but instead live every day there?The opportunity is...

If you like to be up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of interior design, pay attention! 2018 is bringing many beautiful trends perfect to be incorporated into any space and fit for every budget. From geometric floor treatments to statement ceiling designs, you can...

There’s a current design trend that’s growing in popularity. We’re seeing a number of homes looking to incorporate functional spaces that reflect both the indoors and outdoors and cross seamlessly between the two. Not only does it look esthetically pleasing, it’s also a crafty way...

Like anything else, interior design trends shift and change with time. If you’re in the market for a new home or are looking to upgrade your existing home, there’s a good chance you already have a stable of sources to draw from when it comes...

The tech boom in the Okanagan has steadily expanded over the past decade. From 2015- 2017, the valley saw a remarkable 30% growth in the tech sector, with more and more companies and startups choosing Kelowna and the surrounding area to set up shop.There...

It’s a new year and we’ve got a ton of stuff happening at McKinley Beach throughout 2018! From new subdivisions and communities to an expanded trail network, you’re going to be seeing a lot of changes. Other than all the new homes currently under construction...

Kelowna is a true festival town, and while the summer is a great time for live music in the outdoors, hanging out on the water, and enjoying all the joys of the Okanagan heat, the local area does not disappoint when it comes to making...

The team at McKinley Beach love the festive seasons, as you may well know. Since ground was first broken at the new McKinley Beach community, we’ve embraced all sorts of fun in the spirit of the season including summer giveaways, April Fools jokes, Halloween shenanigans,...

The McKinley Beach team is all about having fun around the holidays. In the past we’ve run summer photo contest highlighting the best of the Okanagan, Christmas giveaways, April Fool’s jokes and giveaways, but nothing bring out the spooky and the creative like the Creepy...

The leaves are changing colour, and the mornings are cool and fresh. Fall is here! Now, what to do? Fortunately, we’ve assembled a Fall To Do List with events, places, and attractions to help celebrate the season . . . 1) CABARET - The Kelowna Actors...

You’ve purchased your lot at McKinley Beach, construction on your new home is underway, now you’re looking for some inspiration for your new home’s interior decor. We’ve listed seven unique interior design blogs, each with different styles, which you can browse for inspiration.Mood/dream/design board at...

McKinley Beach features urban living set against a beautiful rural background. Your backyard is rich with all the Okanagan amenities you could want; hiking & biking  trails, beachfront, a marina, outdoor gym, rock faces for climbing, etc. It’s truly a place that embraces the ‘natural...

Some kids love the idea of going back to school while others dread the end of the September long weekend. In a similar fashion, many parents are practically elated at the concept of their kids getting back into a routine while others are saddened not...

A Collection of Architecturally Unique, Smart-Sized Lakeview Homes Forest Hills is the newest phase of the McKinley Beach development located at the end of Shayler Road, Kelowna. Initial development took place at the lakeside of the development, while Forest Hills is a part of the Hilltown...

Reposted from the Vancouver Sun, May 22nd, 2017. Article by Shawn Conner.For many Lower Mainlanders, the prospect of buying in Vancouver is prohibitively expensive. But they love the province, and they love nature. And when they start looking at their options, Kelowna usually tops the...

It’s exciting to see how the McKinley Beach community has grown over the past few months with more and more people coming out to visit the area along with new residents moving into their newly constructed homes. A number of people have shared images on...

McKinley Beach offers nearly a full kilometre of beachfront, a private marina, and numerous hiking and biking trails. The location of Kelowna’s newest lakefront community, ideally placed on the shores of the Okanagan Lake, sets it apart from other communities thanks to the natural surrounding...

It's time to Kick Off the Summer at McKinley Beach and Celebrate the Beachhouse Grand Opening!Come out and visit us on Saturday June 3rd from 12pm - 3pm at McKinley Beach. We're having a special event and EVERYONE is invited! Bring the entire family and...

The Boathouse at McKinley Beach is now taking reservations from the public and residents of the McKinley Beach community. Outdoor boat storage during the summer at our private 92 slip marina means your boat is always ready to take to the open water. But when...

At McKinley Beach, we’re building a community based around lifestyle and balance. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is exercise. Love it or hate it, exercise can do wonders not only for your physical well-being but it also contributes heavily to a healthy mindset. But...

The McKinley Beach community is growing in leaps and bounds. The Marina is open and ready to serve the public this summer with SUP and Kayak rentals, and captained tours of the Okanagan Valley. Many houses are under construction with some already having reached completion...

The Okanagan Valley plays host to over 2,400 hectares of planted vineyards and over 120 wineries. Future plans for McKinley Beach’s very own Winery & Wellness District complete with vineyards and a winery will soon be a reality. But until then, we wanted to highlight...

While there are basic health and wellness trends that are perpetual (exercise, diet, etc.), no matter the year, new studies and fads tend to shift the popular ways of living a health-conscious lifestyle.The McKinley Beach community believes in natural health and wellness solutions and provides...

In 2016, we opened the McKinley Beach private 92-slip Marina, we opened our show home at 3322 Shayler Road, construction began on multiple homes, roads were built, and Stages 1 & 2 lots were sold. It was a busy year with lots of development and...

This month, McKinley Beach is excited to welcome its first residents to the lakeside community. Construction began on the first homes last year with a number of on-site amenities being completed, including the marina, hiking trails, and beachfront cooking areas. This year, more and more...