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Visit one of the warmest, sunniest, and driest regions in Canada. The Mediterranean-like climate makes the Thompson Okanagan the perfect place for orchards and vineyards, providing award-winning wines for every taste.
During the summer, you can enjoy the hot climate, clear lakes and sandy beaches, and a wide variety of outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, canoeing, golfing, camping and wildlife viewing, along with visits to local renowned wineries. During the winter months, there’s cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing at popular ski resorts, plus try new activities on the slopes like fat biking and snow tubing.
Top things to do
Taste world-famous wines
Taste world-famous Thompson Okanagan wines at your choice of a variety of wineries to choose from, along several wine trails.
Savour farm fresh food
Excite your taste buds with local produce from orchards and farms, or visit U-Pick farms to harvest your own fruits and vegetables
Sample local beers
Sample craft beer at local breweries along the BC Ale Trail.
Enjoy water activities
Fish, kitesurf, windsurf, wakeboard, parasail, jet-ski or take a speedboat on Skaha Lake or Okanagan Lake. Or take it easy and float the Okanagan River Channel between the two lakes.
Hike the Kettle Valley Railway
Hike or bike along the old Kettle Valley Railway, boasting scenic views of orchards and vineyards, over 18 trestle bridges and two tunnels through Myra Canyon.
Adventure to the Okanagan’s oldest city to enjoy year-round activities from hiking trails full of beautiful spring blooms, to an abundance of freshwater lake activities in the summer, to tasting fall’s delicious harvests, to skiing on SilverStar Mountain in the winter, to relaxing and enjoying the scenic views any time of year—there’s something for everyone.
Take a road trip along the scenic Coquihalla Highway to the heart of wine country in the Okanagan Valley to visit Kelowna, known for its sunny climate, golf, wine and orchards. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to fish, water-ski, canoe, jet-ski, paraglide, or hire a speedboat in the summer, and Big White Ski Resort is the perfect place for all your winter fun.
Surrounded by an endangered desert ecosystem, Osoyoos is a vibrant, picturesque town with rich Indigenous culture and an abundance of vineyards with world-class wines.
Drive to the centre of the famous Okanagan wine region to visit Penticton, a four-season recreational hub for water activities, tasty food and wine, plus head to Apex Mountain Resort for all your winter fun. You can enjoy an enchanting blend of small-town atmosphere and urban amenities, while surrounded by a backdrop of breathtaking lake and mountain vistas.
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