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).
- Kinshira's Memory Park
Oct 10, Oct 16 » Creekside Theatre
- Harvest Wishes
Oct 17 » Salmon Arm
- Dead Serious - A Seriously Thrilling Mystery
Oct 23 to Oct 24, Oct 29 to Oct 30 » Creekside Theatre
- The Louisiana Hayride Christmas Special
Dec 02 » Creekside Theatre
- Kamloops Education & Career Fair
Dec 09 » Interior Savings Centre
- Global Experts Meeting & Expo on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Apr 25 to Apr 27 » Cherryville, BC
- Peachland Annual Triathlon
TBA » Cousins Park