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).
Oct 31 to Nov 01, Nov 07 to Nov 08 » Creekside Theatre
- Little Treasures SHow and Sale
Nov 15, Dec 24 » Courtyard Gallery
- Wes Barker
Nov 15 » Creekside Theatre
- Barra MacNeils' East Coast Christmas
Nov 19 » Vernon
- Okanagan Artisans Guild Annual Show & Sale
Nov 21 to Nov 22 » Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge
- The Louisiana Hayride
Nov 22 » Creekside Theatre
- The Joy of Acrylic Painting Workshop in ENderby
Nov 22, Nov 29 » Enderby, BC
- A Christmas Carol
Dec 17 to Dec 21 » Creekside Theatre
- Okanagan Bridal Expo
Jan 11 » Prospera Place