Nature Retreat

California Quail

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Okanagan ...


The Retreat has over 300 acres of natural beauty to enjoy. It is exceptionally diverse with an unusually wide variety of habitats to explore. The trails take you from Ponderosa Pine forest to cattail marsh, from moss-covered forest path through the canyon to lush meadows in the valley. Wildlife abounds in this pristine paradise of nature.

We are open by appointment only, please. And we charge a nominal fee to anyone wishing to spend the day walking, hiking, picnicking, or swimming at the retreat. The property is also the perfect place for small gatherings.

General Information

We invite you to join us on our 340 acre property nestled between the mountains in beautiful Marron Valley!

Featuring:

  • Canadian Wildlife Federation Certified Backyard Habitat
  • The Land Conservancy of BC Wildlife Habitat Steward
  • Private Lake & Secluded Hiking Trails
  • 10 Minutes from Golf Course
  • 20 Minutes from Penticton
  • Birdwatcher's Paradise with Over 100 Identified Species
  • Wedding Ceremonies in Nature

Hazards:

Please avoid any poison ivy you may see, it's not abundant
here but there is a bit of it around. If you encounter ticks
(Rocky Mountain ticks, for example) you are encouraged to
remove and squish them as required.

The Nature of The Place

Here's some info about the flora and fauna
you may see on your walks.

There is much diversity in this area and the Retreat has
all four of the basic terrain types common to the
Okanagan Valley. It is this variety of terrain that provides
a wide range of habitat for such versatility of life here
and is part of the priority habitat for many 'threatened',
'at risk' or 'endangered' species.

The terrains include:

wetland/riparian
rugged terrain (mainly cliffs and rocky talus)
coniferous forest
grassland/shrub-steppe

If you see any species of flora or fauna not on our lists,
especially if they are classified as 'species at risk',
'threatened' or 'endangered' please let us know so we
can add them to the lists and also inform appropriate
agencies or conservation groups about your sighting.

We have included a fairly comprehensive, but not
necessarily complete, list of the most common life-
forms you may encounter on the trails and elsewhere.