Aug 7

Tips for Families Travelling with Air Canada Vacations


Create lasting family memories. Turn your daydreams into dream days!

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time together during your next family getaway.

Book early. You want to be sure to book a hotel that has all the amenities you need for your perfect family vacation. Booking early means you’re sure to get the destination, hotel and room category you’re looking for. Often times, you’ll also be able to take advantage of awesome promotions like saving $400 per family when you book with Air Canada Vacations.

Getting kids ready for an exciting vacation. Build anticipation by making a countdown calendar. Get them involved in the travel planning by making a list of items that they wish to bring. They will be thrilled to pack their own bag.

Travel with basic medicines. An easy way to ruin a day of travel or possibly an entire trip is to have a sick family member. Whether your child has an upset stomach from the bumpy bus ride to your destination, or an ear pain from the changing altitude when flying on an airplane, you want to be prepared to make the sick family member feel better as quickly as possible. It’s always a good idea to take a few over-the-counter medications your family might need while traveling.

Fly direct. If you’re flying with kids, you probably have strollers, backpacks, stuffed animals and favourite blankets to carry along with you. The best way to stay stress free is to book direct. Air Canada Vacations offers multiple daily direct flights to destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

Whether you plan to lounge on the beach or go on your own adventure, use these tips to plan ahead so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Jul 15

Get Ready for your Housewarming Party in the PNE Prize Home

Stressing over welcoming guests to your home is a thing of the past!
With the amount of open space on the main level of this year’s Prize Home, you can entertain and celebrate with more than just a few guests. Whether it’s for the holidays or your highly-anticipated housewarming party, the 2019 PNE Prize Home will not disappoint.

They say first impressions are the most lasting and we are glad this is the case. Be proud to welcome your guests through the large foyer and into the dining room, living room and kitchen.

Start them off with a glass of wine in the dining room as they enjoy your view of Kelowna’s scenic Lake Okanagan. Escort them to the dining nook or the dining table so you can shed some light on the night’s menu and on some of your latest recipes.

The open-concept kitchen with KitchenAid Appliances supplied by Coast Appliances, and dining room make it easy to interact with your guests and keep them entertained throughout the evening. You can also keep the main kitchen clean by making dinner in the prep kitchen!


When the party becomes too loud, withdraw to this serene tea room for a change in ambience. Large windows fill the room with warm sunlight that bounces off the lively wallpaper, and accent chairs from Yaletown Interiors – making you feel inspired and refreshed. So go on and sip on your favourite cup of tea (or glass of wine) and catch up with some family and friends.

There is so much room for activities here in the PNE Prize Home! Come see for yourself at one of our hosted tours in person or virtually (on our website)!

Remember, this home could be yours! Visit to purchase your lucky ticket now!

Jun 26

A Masterclass in Luxury


What makes a house feel like home for you? Is it the comfort of a familiar bed that you fall in love with every night? Is it the unique aroma of fresh laundry that puts you at ease, the warmth of soaking in a large bathtub, or the conveniences that usually only royals have?

When it comes to the PNE Prize Home, the king/queen of the castle gets to sleep in the largest room, unwind in a grand ensuite and reap the luxurious benefits of a beautifully laid-out walk-in closet. All these features may feel like a fantasy but can become the heaven on earth experience for the eventual Master of the 2019 PNE Prize Home.

The key to a good night’s sleep is a large, comfortable bed. This king-sized bed from Yaletown Interiors features soft and airy memory foam that provides cooling and supportive comfort, surrounding you regardless of your sleeping positions and ensuring that you’re on cloud nine until you wake. The upholstered headboard and dove white nightstands add a personal touch to the master bedroom, keeping you feeling extra cozy. Getting up also gets a whole lot easier when you get to wake up to the scenic Kirschner Mountain landscape right outside your bedroom balcony.


When it comes to a relaxing pampering session, nothing beats spending some time in a warm bath on a cool day. The master bathroom is highlighted by a minimal but timeless design, and features a pearly white grand bathtub. The dual sinks set in marbled countertops mean there’s room for both of you to get ready for the day (or sleep) at the same time.


Somehow we always run out of space in our closets. With this enormous walk-in closet, you’ll be clutter free with plenty of space to hang up all your favourite garments (or tuck away those that spark a little less joy). The closet also has an island for preparing outfits, vanity, plus display/storage shelves for your prized purses and shoes.

The placement of the laundry room is something we never knew we needed in our home. With entrances off the master closet and second floor hallway, the laundry room – outfitted with the Whirlpool washer and dryer from Coast Appliances – is conveniently situated, so you can easily drop off dirty clothes, or move clean garments back into your closet.

Take a look and experience the home for yourself with the virtual tour found at the PNE Prize Home website.

Stay tuned to see what the rest of this luxurious Prize Home has to offer. This home can be yours – visit to purchase your lucky ticket now!