British Columbia's Okanagan Valley is a beautiful site to explore on foot, but some more active travellers may be inclined to see the sites on an equine adventure. Guests of the Walnut Beach Resort can head just a bit out of town to visit the Satary Stables, a family institution that lets vacationers ride the trails from atop a stunning steed.
Open year round, the Satary Stables offer vacationers the opportunity to climb up on a horse and embark on moonlit trail rides or arena practice. The courteous and professional staff will train guests on the basics of equestrian riding before leading them on a guided tour of the Okanagan Valley. Even the little ones can get involved, as the stables also offer pony and wagon rides.
Kids who are too shy or small to ride a horse of their own can still have plenty of fun on the stable's on-site merry-go-round, or see some gentle animals up close at the petting zoo.
Travellers can then return to their lakeside accommodations at Walnut Beach, a sophisticated Osoyoos hotel that offers spectacular views of the valley, as well as carefully crafted designer suites that can provide the ultimate Okanagan experience.