5 Reasons to Love Trailhead at the Ponds

Building a new home in the breathtaking area of Upper Mission means that you’ll be surrounding yourself with plenty of top-notch amenities, local favorites, and a community that is second to none. Here are some of the reasons why people are saying ‘yes!’ to a home at Trailhead at the Ponds.

It’s a Dream Come True for the Outdoor Enthusiast

The homes of Upper Mission enjoy access to great pathways and an abundance of parks, recreational areas, and green spaces – perfect for the family that loves an outdoor adventure! Walk and bike on paths overlooking scenic landscapes or visit one of the family-friendly parks nearby such as Curlew, Quichena, Providence, and Tulameen. 

All regional parks are open year-round from sunrise till sunset every day, with hours shifting based on the season. This means there are plenty of options for every time of year whether you love a spring hike or a winter snowshoeing session!

 And while you’re out and about, don’t forget about Fido! Upper Mission is a stone’s throw away from the largest off-leash dog beach in Kelowna – Cedar Creek Park! Seven-hectares of roaming space for you and your furry companion are located right off the shores of beautiful Okanagan Lake, with nearby boat launch, beach, swimming area, and some of the most stunning hiking trails on the map.


There is an Abundance of Exceptional Wineries Nearby

Trailhead at the Pond homes readily enable the active wine connoisseur in your life. Walk along Lakeshore Drive in Upper Mission and be treated with views of the St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery vineyards. Stop by for a bottle of their award-winning, organic Pinot Noir – you won’t be disappointed.

The WineAlign award winner CedarCreek Estate Winery is just a stone’s throw away from Lakeshore Drive. This beautiful winery offers scenic window views of nearby Okanagan Lake while you sip your way through their stunning seasonal collections.

CedarCreek Estate Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery & Bistro is also nearby, offering stellar visuals of the lake and their expansive vineyards as you sit down for a meal and a glass (or two) of wine. We highly recommend checking out their happy hour – $7 glasses of wine every day from 3pm – 5pm. It’s hard to find a better deal than that!

Incredible Farmer’s Markets and Unique Local Shops Close By

If locally produced and high-quality food, arts, and crafts are what you live for, then you’ll enjoy every minute of the Mission City Farmers Market. It takes place every Saturday morning during the spring, summer, and early autumn, giving its surrounding community direct access to local products that can’t be found anywhere else.

Top off your morning with a trip to the Kettle Valley neighbourhood, the shopping hub for Upper Mission residents. There are over 20 locally owned businesses in this area, offering everything from delicious dining experiences to one-of-a-kind retail stores, to handcrafted health and beauty products.

Local favorites include Kettle Valley Coffee & Scoops, Kettle Valley Fitness, and the New You Day Spa… but honestly, there’s something here for everyone to love!

Stunning views of Lake Okanagan

Maybe we’re a little biased… but you will be too once you see the jaw-dropping view of Lake Okanagan enjoyed by those in Upper Mission.

While some homes overlook the water toward the West Kelowna community, others offer breathtaking views of both the lake and nearby wineries.

If you want to experience the lake firsthand, venture down to nearby Bertram Creek Regional Park. It offers great beaches for swimming, boating, or just relaxing on the sand with a good book. Picnic tables are spread throughout the park for public use or, for bigger gatherings, you can also rent a pavilion. Beach side birthday party, anyone?

Access to Top Tier Schools

The Upper Mission neighborhood has some of the most highly rated schools in the Central Okanagan School District. Offering options for English and French Immersion, parents can rest assured that their children are getting a top-tier education, from quality teachers, in safe and exceptionally kept institutions.

Nearby schools include Chute Lake Elementary, Okanagan Mission Secondary, Dorothea Walker Elementary, KLO Middle School, and Kelowna Secondary.

For more information about the Upper Mission community or our custom Trailhead at the Ponds homes, contact us today. We’d love to help support you in finding a forever home that both you, and your family, can fall in love with.

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