Lakestone Named Canada's Community Development of the Year for 2020
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Awarded Development of the Year

Lakestone has been awarded the National Award for ‘Community Development of the Year’, and was also recognized for one of the Best Sales Centres in Canada at the Canadian Home Builders Association 2020 National Awards for Housing Excellence. The prestigious competition recognizes the best in Canadian new homes and community development with over 700 entries received from coast to coast.


This ‘Development of the Year’ award acknowledges the strong commitment Macdonald Communities Ltd., Developer of Lakestone, has for creating communities with an active rural lifestyle in an amenity-rich urban environment.

The architecture of the Sales Centre is “contemporary park board”, recalling the structures often found in historic parks. An outdoor terrace provides vantage points to all neighborhood amenities while inside guests glean the Developer story and the Masterplan, site influences and infrastructure, lot availability and pricing.

Congratulations to all award winners, runners up and builders recognized at the 2020 National Awards for Housing Excellence. To watch the award ceremony or for more information on the award winners and runners up, click here.

For information on lake view homesites now selling the Benchlands and Highlands neighbourhoods, REGISTER today. Visit the Lakestone Information Centre located at 9678 Benchlands Drive Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday/Sunday from Noon to 4pm (by appointment). Our Parade of Showhomes are located just around the corner and are open Tuesday to Sunday from Noon to 4pm (closed Mondays). Alternatively, you can call 250-766-1213 and speak to one of our representatives. Lakestone’s four show homes are also available by VIRTUAL TOUR.

Stay connected and up-to-date with Lakestone by joining our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Hiking Trails of Lake Country

Lake Country has so much to offer the hiker who’s looking to get outside and connect with nature. From Lakestone’s hiking paths to community waterfront multi-use pathways, these hiking trails let you explore the most beautiful regions of Lake Country:

Lakestone Trails: A 28.8 km network of excellent hiking trails runs from the lake shore to Summit Park, spanning a 300-metre grade. Views from the summit are panoramic. With Duck, Wood and Kalamalka Lakes to the east, and Okanagan Lake to the north, west and south, these vistas are truly unparalleled in the Okanagan Valley. A series of trail head markers at specific entry points serve to orientate hikers so they can navigate specific routes throughout the site.

Okanagan Centre Beach Park Trail: Stroll the beach path along Okanagan Lake while trekking through ponderosa pine trees. These trees are a food source for birds and attract raptors who perch high above.

Spion Kop: The beautiful Spion Kop recreation area offers a diverse mix of adventures that range from easy strolls to difficult hikes. Currently Crown Land, over 350 hectares is home to 7 marked trails that will keep you exploring all summer long!

Okanagan Rail Trail: On the east side of Wood Lake, this four season playground connects Okanagan communities. Not just for hiking, the 52 km trail (when complete) is a great wide path to be enjoyed by the biking enthusiast too!

Pelmewash Parkway: This multi-use pathway on the waterfront of Wood Lake is a continuous route from Winfield to Oyama and connects to the Okanagan Rail Trail. 

For more information about Lake Country’s trails, click HERE

Book a private appointment to discover Lakestone by REGISTERING HERE and let us know when you would like to come for a show home tour during our scheduled hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm until 4pm. Alternatively, you can call 250-766-1213 and make your appointment with our sales team. Lakestone’s four show homes are also available by VIRTUAL TOUR.

Stay connected and up-to-date with Lakestone by joining our social media pages.

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More trails in the Okanagan

Visions of linking the Okanagan by a fully connected cycling and hiking trail is gaining much enthusiasm. The trail will get cyclists off the highway and open up safe access to the small parks along the lake. It will connect communities between Sicamous and the US Border at Osoyoos.

Okanagan Rail Trail efforts have made tremendous progress in developing a linear pathway from Kelowna to Vernon. Efforts by the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail Society to develop a linear pathway from Vernon to Sicamous are well underway. And the Gellatly Bay and Parks Society is active in pathway promotion from the Bennett Bridge to Peachland. The Trail of the Okanagans Society vision is to link these efforts south to the US Border.

Read the full article here > http://bit.ly/2w4sUZw

For information on lake view homesites now selling in our Benchlands and Highlands neighbourhoods, REGISTER today. Visit the Lakestone Information Centre located at 9678 Benchlands Drive from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and our 4 Show Homes located just around the corner. The Show Homes are open 12pm to 4pm everyday except Monday. Call 250.766.1213 to speak to one of our representatives.

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*Lakestone offering and prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice.

FOUR SHOW HOMES IN BENCHLANDS ARE NOW OPEN

What It Feels Like To Come Home to the Lake

Have you ever dreamt of coming home to a place where the summers are long, the majestic lake view is as long as you can stretch your neck from side-to-side, and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing? If that is your heart’s desire, it is time to take a closer look at the benefits of living by the lake and why Lakestone is one of the Okanagan’s fastest growing lakeside communities. What better opportunity to get the feel of lakeside living than to actually walk through Lakestone’s beautiful show homes. Located within the Benchlands neighbourhood, these show homes offer a glimpse into some of the finest lake view homes and the possibilities that exist at Lakestone!

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No Speculation Tax

Unlike the city of Kelowna, the district of Lake Country is exempt from the speculation tax. Property owners at Lakestone are also excluded from this British Columbia wide tax designed to discourage housing speculation and people from leaving homes vacant.

Lakestone’s newest release in the Highlands neighbourhood is selling quickly. For information on these spectacular lakeview homesites, REGISTER today, or visit the Lakestone Information Centre & Show Homes. Current hours and location here > https://bit.ly/2FhEJOs Call 250.766.1213 to speak to a Lakestone representative.

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*Lakestone offering and prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.

Records Set in Lake Country

Lake Country issued a record-setting number of permits last year valued at almost $100 million and construction continues to surge during the beginning of 2019. The building boom shows no signs of slowing down as development projects including Highlands at Lakestone and 190 new homes adjacent to Main Street draw residents who otherwise would have settled in Kelowna or West Kelowna.

While Lake Country has many draws, it’s what this community lacks that is also attractive.  Lake Country has a handle on homelessness and a recent count found not a single homeless person. As well, Lake Country residents are not subject to the controversial speculation tax applied to neighbouring Kelowna.

Read the full interview with Mayor James Baker here > https://bit.ly/2EqK0T8

For information on lake view homesites now selling in our Benchlands and Highlands neighbourhoods, REGISTER today. Visit the Lakestone Information Centre & Show Homes, open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 4 pm (closed on Mondays). Information Centre is located at 9678 Benchlands Drive and our 3 Show Homes are just around the corner.  Call 250.766.1213 to speak to one of our representatives.

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*Lakestone offering and prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice.

Lake Country Excluded from BC’s Speculation Tax

The lake view homes at Lakestone will not be included in the province’s newly proposed real estate tax.  The Government of British Columbia has named Lake Country as an area where the tax will not be imposed.  Designed to capture foreign and domestic speculators, the tax will not affect the master-planned community of Lakestone.  Lakestone is located outside of the designated urban centres deemed taxable by the housing-related tax which is scheduled to took effect in the fall of 2018.

Lakestone is a master-planned community located just 12 minutes from the Kelowna International Airport and a 20-minute drive from the vibrant culture of Kelowna.  Lake Country is a world-class leisure destination with endless recreation adventures all year round including water sports, cycling, golf, hiking, skiing, the arts, wineries and fine dining.

For more information on lake view homesites now selling in our Benchlands and Highlands neighbourhoods, REGISTER today. Visit the Lakestone Information Centre & Show Homes, open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 4 pm (closed on Mondays). Information Centre is located at 9678 Benchlands Drive and our 3 Show Homes are just around the corner.  Call 250.766.1213 to speak to one of our representatives.

*Lakestone offering and prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice.

Wine Touring in the Okanagan – Lake Country

Raise a glass and experience the quintessential vineyards and wineries in Lake Country. You will revel at the prestigious wineries set along the banks of the spectacular Okanagan Lake. These Scenic Sip vineyards boast diverse micro-climates with sites comprised of glacial and fluvial deposits that offer a diversity of styles of wine and grape varieties.

Spend a few days in Lake Country exploring these world-renowned wineries, some with winery restaurants and terraces, serving up farm-to-table dishes, wood fired pizzas and intimate private events:

– Ex Nihilo
– 50th Parallel
– Arrowleaf Cellars
– Blind Tiger
– Gray Monk
– Intrigue Wines
– The Chase
– Ancient Hill

Create your own route and go at your own pace as the Lake Country wineries are all within a 15-minute reach. Alternatively, you can choose a guided tour experiencing the best of Lake Country wineries with advice from vineyard owners and winemakers. Sip Happens Wine Tours recently won an award for Excellence in Tourism from the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. Whether your wine adventure is self-guided or with a tour expert, you are sure to taste artisan wines from small, family wineries as well as award-winning bottles from high-profile wineries.

Businesses Are Growing

Lake Country is regarded as one of the fasted growing areas in Canada due to its ability to draw home based and commercial businesses. Freelance and home office business licenses continue year after year to be the most significant percentage of business licenses applied for in the district.

The home-based operator’s desire to live a healthy and work balanced lifestyle is readily fulfilled by the areas access to multiple lakes, two world-class ski resorts and the soon-to-be completed Okanagan Rail Trail. The proximity to award winning wineries and the Kelowna International Airport make Lake Country the repeated choice for businesses of many types.

Read the full article > CLICK HERE

For more information on lake view homesites now selling in our Benchlands and Highlands neighbourhoods, REGISTER today. Visit the Lakestone Information Centre & Show Homes, open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 4 pm (closed on Mondays). Information Centre is located at 9678 Benchlands Drive and our 3 Show Homes are just around the corner.  Call 250.766.1213 to speak to one of our representatives.

*Lakestone offering and prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice.

Lakestone’s Builders Recognized at 2018 Tommie Awards

Canadian Home Builder Association recognizes Lakestone’s builders for numerous 2018 Tommie Awards.

For the past twenty six years, The Tommie Awards have been celebrating the achievements of the Central Okanagan’s finest builders. The awards have given builders a platform to showcase their vision, talent and excellence in home building.

A special congratulations to Gibson Contracting in receiving multiple 2018 Tommie Awards. Gibson Contracting offers the highest level of excellence in building new home masterpieces.
Lakestone’s choice homebuilders have been selected carefully for their vision and expertise while building innovative and quality lakeview homes near Okanagan Lake in Lake Country.
Read the full article > CLICK HERE
Discover Lakestone, and it’s Preferred Builders >  CLICK HERE
For more information on Lakestone’s lots for sale, the Information Centre is open 7 days a week from 11am-3pm and is located at 9295 Okanagan Centre Road West in Lake Country, BC.
*Lakestone offering and prices are subject to availability and subject to change without notice.
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