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A couple walking through Evolve Cellars Vineyard in Thompson Okanagan towards Okanagan Lake and the mountain

Thompson Okanagan, BC


OVERVIEW

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.

Thompson Okanagan map with BC Ferries routes and nearby cities

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The exterior of Predator Ridge Resort surrounded by golf courses and mountains in Vernon British Columbia

Vernon

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.

Person walking through an orchard farm in Kelowna BC holding a basket to pick apples on a summer day

Kelowna

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.

The scenic view of Osoyoo and surrounding mountains from Haynes Point at swiws Provincial Park in British Columbia

Osoyoos

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.

Two bikers cycle past a vineyard while enjoying the views of the Penticton and the mountains across Okanagan Lake

Penticton

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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