Charter & Sightseeing Service
People In Motion is excited to announce that we have developed a new program that will help persons who require lift equipped transportation services or individuals who would rather not drive to get “Out & About”.
This summer, People In Motion is launching a few tour destinations under our transportation program. With a tour through Kelowna and a tour through the Naramata Bench, as well as O’Keefe Ranch we hope to be able to provide an opportunity for individuals to experience some of the Okanagan’s best attractions. We are pleased to say that we can accommodate up to two wheelchair spots per tour and 12 passengers. We will require at least 6 persons per tour to keep the cost of the tours to a minimum.
Kelowna Tour – $50 per person
On our Kelowna tour we will visit four local attractions throughout the city, including Carmelis Goat Cheese, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Sandhill Wines, and BC Tree Fruits Cidery. Complimentary water and snacks will be offered, wine tasting fees are not included which range from $3.00 to $5.00 per winery. Most tasting fees are taken off of the purchase price of wine on site. An opportunity to stop for lunch will be made at Summerhill winery, each individual is reponsible for the purchase of their own lunch. Dates for this tour are as follows: (July: 16, 28) – (August: 4, 25, 27) – (September: 8, 10)
Naramata Tour – $60 per person
The Naramata Bench offers some of the Okanagan’s best wines. We’ll visit four wineries along the bench, including Upper Bench Estate Winery, Red Rooster Winery, Bench 1775 Winery, and Lake Breeze Vineyards. Complimentary water and snacks will be offered, wine tasting fees are not included which range from $3.00 to $5.00 per winery. Most tasting fees are taken off of the purchase price of wine on site. An opportunity to stop for lunch will be made at Bench 1775 winery, each individual is reponsible for the purchase of their own lunch. Dates for this tour are as follows: (July: 23) – (August: 13, 20) – (September: 24)
In addition to these tours, we are offering private tours for six or more people. These tours will operate any day of the week, should you find that you are unable to make any of our available times.
To register for a tour, or if you have any questions, please call us at the People In Motion office in Kelowna at 250-861-3302 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Tours of O’Keefe Ranch offered at $20.00 per person which includes general entry fee to O’Keefe Ranch. A group of at least 8 must be booked. Call or email us to arrange a date. For more information on events and sights at the ranch please refer to this link O’Keefe Ranch
People In Motion’s Wheelchair Accessible Van
(one wheelchair accessible van is available for our members)
People In Motion has a wheelchair-accessible van:
- We have updated our van with a Dodge Caravan rear entry/ramp model with room for 1 wheelchair and 3 passengers plus the driver. This vehicle may be borrowed by members of People In Motion, so that they can easily access and experience the Okanagan Valley’s fabulous array of community & natural resources.
By phoning the People In Motion office at (250) 861-3302, members may borrow a van on a first come – first served basis, in exchange for a suggested donation.
To borrow the van members of People In Motion must supply their own driver. The driver must have the following criteria, (1) minimum valid BC drivers license, (2) is a BC resident, plus 1 of Number 3, 4 or 5 (3) has BC Medical Services coverage, (4) Employed or (5) pay taxes in BC, this is a ICBC requirement. A valid BC class 4 drivers license is required for transporting participants in organized groups or clients. The driver can take members on short weekday trips around town, (not to exceed 100 km from Kelowna, BC) e.g. for important appointments, shopping excursions or visiting friends. Through People In Motion members can book this convenient, door-to-door service for the exact times they need.
With sufficient advance notice given to the PIM office, members may borrow the van for trips of longer duration – a full day or two. This will enable them to experience firsthand some of the Okanagan Valley’s magnificent natural landscapes and regional fairs, festivals & tourist attractions.
When availability allows, People In Motion members may reserve the van for several days at a time. As our name illustrates, People In Motion understands that mobility can be the most important community resource enabling people with disabilities to participate in activities outside their home. This service has the power to deliver happier, healthier & more socially invested citizens with disabilities. These individuals, in turn, may then wish to contribute back to their communities in any way they can. Accessible transportation is the critical puzzle piece that closes our human circle, where everyone can access and enjoy the many benefits of living in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.