If you are interested in seeing abundant
wildlife in a Park sanctuary setting, you may want to consider staying in the
area in some of the Vaseux Lake vacation rentals.
Vaseux Lake is located 5 minutes from Okanagan Falls and 20
minutes from Penticton in the South Okanagan. The area is well known for
the 12 hectacre Vaseux Lake Park which has been a waterfowl sanctuary since
1923. The focus of Vaseux Lake Park is the preservation of riparian and
wetland breeding habitat necessary to support wildlife. The lake was once
an important part of the canoe route used by the fur traders. The park
preserves an abundant wildlife population including mountain goats, California
big horned sheep, and a wide variety of bird species including great horned owl,
canyon wren, chukar partridge, woodpeckers, sage thrashers and the burrowing
owl. Canada's smallest hummingbird and the magnificent golden eagle can
also be found here. Also toads, beavers, muskrats, rabbits and deer also
make the sanctuary their home.
If you choose Vaseux Lake vacation rentals you
will also be close to the Vaseux Wildlife Centre, located along Highway 97, at the
north end of Vaseaux Lake, between the communities of Oliver and Okanagan Falls.
It was created to provide visitors to the South Okanagan an opportunity to
experience the uniqueness of this beautiful setting. An information kiosk
provides extensive information about the area, the vegetation and the wildlife.
A 20 minute round trip trail leads you down to the marsh and along the boardwalk
through the marshes to the bird blind.
The area has 12 campsites and day use areas
located close to the beach and is ideal for hiking and biking on the Kettle
Valley Trail. Vaseux Lake vacation rentals will also give you access to
area activities including ice skating in the winter, fishing, kayaking, canoeing
and wildlife viewing. The city life is only minutes away with fine dining,
shopping, night life and tours of the many local wineries.
Accommodations and vacation rentals in the Vaseux Lake area
include luxury beach vacation homes as well as townhouses located at the Vaseux
Lakefront Resort, right on the beach on the south edge of Vaseux Lake.