The La Casa Mirador Guest House is located on Toledo Drive, just north of the West Kelowna bridge along the lakefront. Not only can you enjoy the nearby Okanagan Lake beaches but in the other direction are plenty of trails for hiking, walking, and horseback riding. These are all part of the Fintry Provincial Park area. This is just one of the many outdoorsy places that guests at La Casa Mirador can spend their time. Walk the trails, do some birdwatching, and snap some group photos.
What is Fintry Provincial Park?
Fintry Provincial Park spans over 360-hectares of what used to be “Fintry Estate.” This heritage site spans delta areas, forested areas, plenty of ridges and deep, scenic slopes, all surrounded by picturesque mountains and canyons. You’ll also see Shorts Creek, which spawns from itself a series of pools and waterfalls. Across the park, there is room for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
Some tourist hot spots include the Manor House (an old octagonal barn), several other farm buildings, a small wetland area near the Packing House, and Special Feature-Natural Conservation Areas that are great for sight-seeing, walks, and taking pictures. Maybe you will even find Fintry’s spectacular triple waterfall!
How Close is Fintry Park to La Casa Mirador?
Fintry Provincial Park is literally in our “backyard”, so to speak! Here’s a map to demonstrate where the La Casa community sits compared to the park. La Casa Mirador, located to the left of Westside Road, backs right onto the start of the park grounds. The border of the park is within walking distance from the Guest House. Plus, if you want to explore deeper in the park, you will find that we are quite close to the sanctioned motorized access to the park roads and trails network.
Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour
Fintry Provincial Park offers this self-guided walking tour pamphlet to visitors, which outlines all there is to see and do along the trails. The tour is broken into two parts: the Delta and the Waterfalls. The Delta is a flat, easy one-hour hike that is suitable for all ages and skill levels. The Waterfalls boast some spectacular views but also include steep slopes and slippery areas that may not be ideal for younger children.
Along the Delta walk, you’ll see the Manor House and its gardens, plenty of walking paths, the Pump House, and the Packinghouse. If you keep going towards the barns, you will also see the Octagonal Dairy Barn and the old Horse Barn. On your way to the falls, you’ll see haysheds, bunkhouses, towering cliff faces, and more. You can also ask about “the Labyrinth” at the Manner House. If it’s open, you’ll be allowed to wander through a “maze-like” property area.
If you decide to keep trekking, the waterfalls come next! There are 3 different falls in the gorge but the lowest one is the only one accessible to visitors. However, it boasts some of the best views by far! On your way up, you’ll catch a nice view of the cascade, pop by an observation platform, and pass a rest area with a bench. Keep following the stairs to reach the third and final vantage point. Don’t forget your camera!
Ready to Book Your Visit?
Contact us for availability and rates. We can’t wait to welcome you into the Guest House and show you all that the area has to offer.