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Address: 15600 Hwy 97, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-488-2489
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With eleven communities to explore and hundreds of map-points to discover,...

With eleven communities to explore and hundreds of map-points to discover, there is something for everyone on the Bead Trails! Whether you self-drive, walk, cycle or book a wine-tour it's the perfect way to immerse yourself in the life and culture of the Okanagan. If you are looking for family fun; an activity while he's playing golf; or even bridal-shower shenanigans - the Bead Trails is for you!

Bead Trails is a fun activity that encompasses the Okanagan Valley from Armstrong to Osoyoos. (Let's throw in Merrit for good measure!) Follow the Bead Trails quail to experience local wineries, businesses and tourist attractions. Create a bead-bracelet to remember your adventures. Each location has a unique bead and a story to tell. Bead Trails maps are available at most Okanagan Visitor Centers and at participating businesses. Or visit our website to see the maps and beads.

And remember to take a selfie with our Sid, our quail mascot if you see him on your travels. #beadtrailsid.

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Awesome Travel Souvenir!

LOVE the Bead Trails bracelet! A large variety of businesses in the Okanagan region have collectible beads for purchase at their locations. We toured around to several wineries... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
Laura W
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Red Deer, Canada
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Penticton, Canada
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give me a break. $25 for the base metal crap bracelet and then $8 plus for the base metal crap charms. This is a money making gimmick with China and the Bead Trails being the money makers in it. Save your money and spend it on something that truly represents the glorious art that is available in the South Okanagan.... More 

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Thank Karamel338
Karen G, Marketing at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment SueS338 We totally agree that there is an abundance of glorious art and wonderful businesses in the region, which is why we are proud to have created a unique way for visitors to explore B.C and visit places that they might not normally go to. If you have had a problem with a bracelet or... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

LOVE the Bead Trails bracelet! A large variety of businesses in the Okanagan region have collectible beads for purchase at their locations. We toured around to several wineries, a coffee shop, the cheese factory, etc. collecting beads for my charm bracelet. Each bead represents a "stop" and memories of our trip!

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Thank Laura W
Karen G, Marketing at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed touring our region Laura W! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Such a fun way to get to know the wineries, restaurants, boutiques, etc., of our area. You can visit a few in an afternoon, or take a weekend and travel the valley. I will be taking visitors from out of town on this 'excursion' too!

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Thank Barb D
Karen G, Marketing at Bead Trails, responded to this review

We may steal that title Barb D! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We noticed the Bead Trails display at several wineries we visited and quickly realized it would be a great way to collect memories of our trip. We purchased our bracelet and first bead and actually backtracked to the wineries we had visited to get their beads. We have finished our vacation but we have wonderful bracelets to remember each of... More 

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Thank Charlotte S
Karen G, Owner at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We agree that collecting a bead from each location is a fabulous way to remember each stop along your vacation! We are very happy to hear that you had a great time along the trail and an amazing Okanagan experience! Hopefully you get to pop back in soon! Thank you... More 

Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If you like to explore, taste wine, look at art, find unique markets, etc. then go on the Bead Trail. You can find a map of places at the visitor center (and lots of other places) and then explore the whole area tasting their wines, ciders, and other stuff. You got the background stories of the places you visit and... More 

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Thank TS1362015
Karen G, Owner at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your amazing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on the Bead Trail and here in the Okanagan, and that you had the opportunity to experience the area to its fullest. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Kelsey M, on behalf of the Bead Trails team More 

Edson, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

I was on a holiday and ran across Beadtrails. Checked out the information from the Summerland Tourist Centre and had lots of fun searching for the various bead. Good quality and not to expensive. Recommend it for any one who likes jewelry. You could end up with more than one braclet collecting the charms you like. Have not seen any... More 

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Thank Pamela Sue B
Karen G, Public Relations Manager at Bead Trails, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your experience Pamela! Denise for Bead Trails More 

Summerland, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Beautiful bracelets and charms available at many different venues throughout the Valley. A great way to track and remember your trip to the Okanagan!

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Thank Binx31
Karen G, DW on behalf of Bead Trails at Bead Trails, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your journey! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. A great way to promote the Okanagan! Denise, on behalf of the Bead Trail team. More 

Calgary, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I went a little crazy with the bead trail charms. At first, I wasn't sure if I should even buy a bracelet - the plan wasn't to get a charm everywhere I went, really it wasn't. So I picked up an XS bracelet for my niece and started collecting charms. I soon picked up a medium bracelet for myself and... More 

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Thank Wadingmoose
Karen G, DW on behalf of Bead Trails at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's great to hear that you had fun on the trail. What a lovely gift for your niece (and yourself!). Every bead has a story and it sounds as though you have lots of memories and stories to tell about your Okanagan visit! Thanks again, Denise More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We had fun wine touring in Oliver, collecting wine AND beads at each tasting! Super fun! At each stop we met wonderful people and the beads are there to tell the story. Can't wait to wine taste and trail bead in the next wine country! PS... Met Karen and Pat at the Summerland Tourist info centre. Really nice and informative.... More 

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Thank Arleene E
Karen G, DW on behalf of Bead Trails at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Karen and Pat love meeting our visitors and trading stories. Oliver is a great destination - just 8 more communities to explore - have fun! Thanks again. Denise, for the Bead Trails Team More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

We learned about Bead Trails on their very first day when we stopped into the visitor centre in Summerland in April 2014. Had a wonderful conversation with the ladies who were just getting set up. Lots of businesses are taking part and the charms are all quite nice and affordable to boot. I just love them! Spend some time in... More 

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Karen G, DW on behalf of Bead Trails at Bead Trails, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Bead Trails - and Summerland! We are so lucky to be based here and to travel up and down this stunning valley to deliver beads to our businesses! We look forward to your next visit! Thanks once again, Denise - for the Bead Trails Team More 

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