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The South Okanagan Events Center or SOEC is a very large complex and home to many events every year. It covers over nine acres of land and is a part of a larger complex. The SOEC Complex covers 95,000 square feet with three ice sheets, plenty of meeting space and more. It’s the premier entertainment and sports venue in the area.

Upcoming Events

There are many events held at the SOEC Complex every year. Some of the upcoming events include:

  • Okanagan Valley Throwdown - February 7th and 8th - This event is one of the largest fitness competitions in the Western Canada area.
  • So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Tour - February 10th - This amazing show will showcase the Top 10 finalists and will provide one of the best award-winning shows of…

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Adega on 45th Estate Winery started in 1966 in East Osoyoos, Canada. It all started when a family began producing exceptional tree fruits. By 2009, the fruit trees were used to grow premium grapes. Their goal was to blend new world technology with an old world charm to create the perfect wine recipe. It’s the type of wine that you can enjoy with your family and friends. Here is a look at what you can enjoy at the Adega on 45th Winery.


The winery is a great place to visit for tastings, tours and the panoramic views of the city. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of Osoyoos which is well-known for having amazing sunsets and blowing the warm desert air. The owners believe that their home is your home and love to host tours for the public to…

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The 50th Parallel Estate is owned and managed by Curtis Krouzel and Sheri-Lee Turner-Krouzel. This duo placed all their desire and poise into creating a business that would thrive in all areas. The Krouzel’s have devoted the last 15 years to successfully starting numerous businesses all over Western Canada.

Curtis has managed to make his name known in the winemaking industry, while Sheri has successfully dominated the marketing side of their business endeavours. This dynamic duo has brought a new definition to the wine industry.

Grant Stanley is no stranger when it comes to managing a vineyard. He worked the vineyards for Pinot Noir in Martinbrough for 15 years. Grant then moved on to work with Quails Gate Winery for 10 years. With all of this…

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Who says winter time has to be boring? There are some exciting activities occurring in Okanagan this February. There are a number of events that the whole family can enjoy, including outstanding culture, art, food and wine activities. Here are some of the events to look forward to.

BC Heritage Week

This event will present in a number of neighbourhoods, all over Okanagan. This is a grand celebration to remember the heritage that formed the British Columbia area. It is a yearly event that focuses on history and culture. The third Monday in February, on national Heritage day, this event begins. It will continue for a full week.

Vernon Winter Carnival

This carnival has taken on the title of being known as one of the best events in the Okanagan…

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Locolanding Adventure Park is Okangan kids’ favorite place to go. It’s an adventure park built in 2001 that was intended for families to come and have fun together and create memories. It started with a simply 18-hole miniature golf course and each year a new attraction has been added to make 9 attractions total. This family business is located in Penticton and offers attractions, food, and activities and it’s even available for parties. Here is a look at all you can enjoy through LocoLanding Adventure Park.


The Adventure Park now offers several great attractions for the whole family to enjoy. There are thrilling rides like the Go Karts where you can race around the outdoor track or ride with your children in the same cart, or try…

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The 3 Mile Estate Winery is found in the Penticton area of British Columbia. This winery provides many different vintages available for purchase. The wines are available all throughout the area, as well. Here's a look at what you can expect from this winery.

The Wines

This winery provides a few different vintages including:

  • 2012 Gewurztraminer
  • 2012 Pinot Gris/Viognier
  • 2011 Syrah
  • 2010 Cabernet Merlot

Many of these wines are only produced in small batches ranging from about 100 cases to a little over 300 cases. They sell out rather fast because of the smaller batch size.

The Wine Experience

At 3 Mile Estate Winery, you can stay in one of the guest rooms and enjoy a very luxurious experience. The winery is found in the…

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Dining in Okanaga is easy with so many options. For those seeking a barbequed treat, there are eight great places to fill up on sweet, spicy and hot barbeque options. Check out Duffy’s Pub in Kamloops, Deadwood Junction in Greenwood or Diamondback Grill & Patio at Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver. Here is a look at the best BBQ options near Okanagan.

Diamondback Grill & Patio at Fairview Mountain Golf Course – 13105 334th Avenue, Oliver

The Fairview Mountain Golf Course offers an excellent dining option called the Diamondback Grill. They serve BBQ, burgers and steaks anywhere from $11 to $24. The dining room has been rated one of the top restaurants in South Okanagan because of the relaxing atmosphere and fine cuisine. You’ll get to enjoy…

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The Okanagan area provides plenty of places to dine and enjoy all types of cuisine. Italian restaurants are quite popular and there are plenty of choices within the area. Here are some of the best Italian eateries found near Okanagan.

Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room - 21 Lakeshore Drive W, Penticton Lakeside Resort

If you're looking for a great experience for dinner, this may be the best place to go in the area. The restaurant provides comfortable indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of great pasta dishes and tapas on the menu. The ingredients used come from fresh and local sources. They even have a garden on site, which they use for many of the ingredients.

Bufflehead is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 4:30pm and going…

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Okanagan has plenty of great restaurants throughout the area. Some of the restaurants provide Asian Cuisine, which is a favourite of many diners. Here are some of the Asian restaurants found throughout the area.

Hoja Mongolian Grill - 256 Victoria Street, Kamloops

This Asian restaurant provides some of the freshest fast food you will find. It has taken over the market and makes the dining experience something you just cannot find anywhere else. Healthy food, fast is what they provide with all types of Asian dishes.

It starts by selecting the meat, noodles and vegetables you want. Then, you get to choose the sauce you prefer and let the chef stir-fry all your ingredients into a great meal.

The restaurant is open from 11am to 8pm, Monday…

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