Thompson Okanagan Trip Planner
Welcome to Thompson Okanagan!
British Columbia's Thompson Okanagan is renowned for its moderate climate and stunning mountain, lake, and desert terrain. The region is also famous for its abundance of freshly-grown fruit—few travellers that venture along these highways can resist the allure of a sweet, juicy Okanagan peach. Grapes are another hot commodity—Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton together have over 50 vineyards and wineries that produce some of the Canada's finest wines. Renting a houseboat on the Shuswap Lakes is an extremely popular activity, with Sicamous being the self-proclaimed Houseboat Capital of Canada. There are music festivals throughout the year, including the Merritt Mountain Music Festival in July and Salmon Arm's Roots and Blues Festival in August. The desert surrounding Osoyoos is celebrated at the Nk'Mip Desert & Heritage Centre. In winter, several ski resorts—such as Sun Peaks Resort—in the Okanagan offer world-class skiing and snowboarding, plus a variety of other snow sports. Farther north is Clearwater, located at the entrance to Wells Gray Provincial Park.
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Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in Thompson Okanagan? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- Dance to Fantastic Music of the 60s/70s
Oct 29 » Vernon Recreational Complex
- Peachland Halloween Spooktacular
Oct 29 » Peachland Community Centre
- 8th Annual 'Touch of Christmas' Fair
Dec 03 » Kelowna
- Sun Peaks & Region Farmers' Market
TBA » Sun Peaks Resort
- Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
Jul 09 » Gyro Park
- Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival
Aug 18, Aug 27 » Okanagan Lake