Canada may still be in the Thanksgiving spirit, but that doesn't mean you can't start thinking about Christmas shopping now. The people of Okanagan Valley are starting the holiday festivities early with the Osoyoos Royalty Fall Tea & Fair. This annual event takes place Oct. 19 at the Royal Canadian Legion 173, located only 3 kilometres away from your room at the exquisite Walnut Beach Resort.
When you arrive at the fair, you'll be greeted with tea, sandwiches and warm welcomes from locals. You can browse through stands by a wide array of vendors selling hand-crafted goods and locally-produced foods. Companies that will set up shop here include Purdy's Chocolates, BC Specialty Foods, Gold Canyon Candles and KBCreative. You can also sign up for a raffle to win one of the several door prizes.
There's no need to wait for Black Friday to start crossing off names on your Christmas list. Head to Osoyoos and stay in one of the carefully-crafted designer suite of the Walnut Beach Resort. This hotel offers spectacular lakeside views and all the luxuries of a beach resort.