Leisure 1: The Okanagan Hockey Academy and The Okanagan Hockey School
Villa Orion Penticton is our high-end HOCKEY, SKI, WINE, WEDDING, ANNIVERSARY, BUSINESS and BEACH rental villa built in 2007 on 3260 sf in our 4 ½ acre magnificent property with sensational views!
Leisure 2: Villa Orion on Google Maps
Explore on Google Maps the stunning location of Villa Orion (= Orion Consultings Ltd.= the owner).
Canadian and American Families using Villa Orion as Holiday Lettings Supporting Talented Hockey Kids
Penticton has a famous International Hockey Academy, Hockey Club and gorgeous Ski Resorts
Leisure: Canadian and American Hockey Families using Villa Orion as Family Reunion
Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA is a 3-year program) was established in 2002 as the first hockey specific sport school recognized by BC Hockey and Hockey Canada. In 2008, OHG expanded its operations to St Polten, Austria and then in 2012 to Swindon, England in the UK. OHA’s success can be seen in the long list of players who have moved on to play at the WHL, Junior A, University and International levels. OHA is one of the premier private hockey programs worldwide.
The Okanagan Hockey School has three specific programmes designed for following successive levels of players, from ages 5-15 years old: a Development Camp, an Advanced Development Camp (12- 15yrs) and an Integrated Goaltending Programme.
Leisure 3: Living in Villa Orion you are Fan of The Penticton Vees
Penticton Vees is a junior “A” Ice Hockey Team, playing in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League. Canadian & American families are visiting their Penticton Vees’ son or daughter between November till April during their Hockey Competition Matches. With their (grand)parents Vees’ professionals are getting together in Villa Orion.
Leisure 4: Villa Orion is your Ski Holiday Accommodation for 7 Okanagan Ski Resorts
SEVEN Okanagan Ski Resorts relevant for your stay at Villa Orion Penticton: 1, 2, 10, 11, O, P and T.
Leisure 5: More Winter Activities
Winter in the Okanagan offers much more outdoor opportunities in a mild climate with plenty of sunshine:
Snowmobiling, Nordic Skiing, Heli-Skiing, Dogsled Tours
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country (Nordic) skiing are popular. For something different, try heli- or cat-skiing, or take a dogsled tour through scenic trails.
The South Okanagan is the perfect location for ice fishing, and not just fun in the sun.
The group of everyday anglers devote their time to the sport of fishing with conservation efforts first in mind.
Their mission is to introduce people to the sport of fishing and encourage the new generation to become connected with the outdoors. Recently a video produced by BC Fishn’ promotes several lakes around Osoyoos for ice fishing as well as giving some tips of the trade for the winter sport.
The team visited Yellow Lake, just 20 km southwest of Penticton off of Highway 3B, to film; the same spot where Ice Fish Day will be held on Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ice Fish Day is organized by the B.C. Wildlife Federation, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
The event is for all ages; however those 16 and over require a BC Freshwater Fishing License. Ice fishing gear and bait will be supplied, as well as a hot dog lunch.
Yellow Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Kokanne by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.
For fishing tips to prepare for the big Ice Fish Day check out the video below and BCfishn.com