Escape to the Kootenay Rockies in the southeast corner of BC, next to the Alberta border to discover vibrantly coloured lakes and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. Home to four of BC’s seven national parks and four mountain ranges, the area is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure of mountain biking, hiking or skiing. The area’s abundance of lakes and hot springs also make for a relaxing getaway.
Top things to do
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Enjoy panoramic views
Go adventuring and hike the Canadian Rockies and local mountains like Mt Fisher and enjoy gorgeous viewpoints along the way.
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.
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.