ParksThe Thompson Okanagan region offers beautiful golden grasslands and jagged granite peaks. It is home to some of the more beautiful landscaping in all of British Columbia. You can enjoy a relaxed summer at the lake experience or you can tough it out on mountain terrain. It really comes down to how you want to experience nature.

Thompson Okanagan is home to some of the highest mountains in Canada. It is also home to 50 different species of dragon flies. Walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, running, riding horses, and relaxing are what people come to the parks of Okanagan to enjoy. Fortunately, there are several in this region for you to enjoy including:

  • Mount Robson Provincial Park
  • Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area
  • Cathedral…

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Image Credit: Country is found in the Okanagan Valley and provides plenty of attractions and things to do. It's about 29 kilometres from Vernon and 25 kilometres from Kelowna. Here are a few of the many attractions and things to do within the area.


Some of the best attractions in the area provide plenty of history. Whether you want to enjoy a museum or an art gallery, you'll find what you need in Lake Country. Top attractions include:

  • Gibson House - This house was built in 1912 and provides a historic look into an earlier time. It used to be a place for troubled youth and now it's a museum for historical artifacts. The house also includes a park, playground, beach and swimming area.
  • Lake Country Museum - This museum is full of artifacts…

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A family-friendly place with plenty of great activities, Big White Ski Resort is more than just a place for skiing and snowboarding. Of course, the slopes are the main draw for families, singles and young couples. Here are some of the top activities you can enjoy here.

Outdoor Fun

Along with the skiing and the snowboarding, you can enjoy plenty of fun year-round. Some of the top outdoor activities in Big White include:

  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Guest Ranches
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Ziplining

You can also enjoy the many trails throughout the area.

Water Fun

The Big White Ski Resort doesn't provide a ton of water fun, but you can take a cruise or a boat tour here. Some of the locations throughout also provides swimming,…

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Image Credit: is located in British Columbia, and  is situated on the Okanagan Lake. In the southern part of Canada, Kelowna is the official head of the Regional District of Central Okanagan. The name of this distinguished city comes from the Okanagan language, and means “grizzly bear”. A census conducted in 2011 reported that there were 179,839 residents in Kelowna, which makes it the 22nd largest city in Canada.

Significant Events

  • The first settlers came to Kelowna in 1859. Kelowna didn’t become an official city until 1905.
  • Residents of Kelowna experienced a sonic boom in 1969, which was triggered by one of the members of the American Blue Angels. He was performing a stunt in preparation for an upcoming air show. The sonic boom was a result of him…

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LakeThompson Okanagan is a land filled with over 1,000 lakes. These lakes bring tons of fun, that can be enjoyed in the warm weather that you will find in this region. The best spot for canoeing is Kelowna and Thompson Lake. Clearwater and Adams River are ideal for rafting.

For those who love freshwater fishing, you will have your choice of many targeted locations in this region, as it is known for some of the best fishing spots around. While enjoying the vast amount of water Thompson Okanagan offers, you can soak up some sunshine and witness some of the most stunning landscape found in Canada. Here are some water activities that you can partake in while in Thompson Okanagan.

Beaches and Swimming

The warm weather in this region brings about the urge…

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The Thompson Okanagan area is full of sunshine and receives gorgeous weather nearly all year round. It's the perfect spot for those looking for plenty of outdoor fun. Whether you enjoy rock climbing, biking, golfing or one of the many other outdoor activities, you'll find it here.



One of the most popular activities in the Thompson Okanagan area is biking. You can bike through the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and enjoy plenty of scenery or speed down the mountain bike parks. If you want to mix in a little wine, you can enjoy the Okanagan Wine Tour on your bike, as well. Other biking areas here include the Mission Creek Greenway and Oliver's International Biking and Hiking Trail.


The Thompson Okanagan area is home to over 50 golf…

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WineryIt may have all started with the Mission Hill winery winning an award back in 1994, but it certainly didn't end there. Since the Grand Reserve Chardonnay from this winery won the award for the best Chardonnay at the London International Wine & Spirit Competition, the wine industry has exploded in Okanagan.

The sunny valley provides a perfect place for growing and has been overtaken by more than 30 new wineries popping up over the past two decades. Some are very large and considered major players, while others are simply family farms.

Whether you just want to enjoy a tour of one of the wineries or you want to hit as many as you can this year, wineries can provide plenty of fun. They are great for dates and excellent for plenty of other types of…

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