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).
Mar 06 » Creekside Theatre
- International Days
Mar 10 to Mar 13 » Thompson River University
- Velocity Challenge & FIS World Cup Speed Skiing
Mar 11 to Mar 14 » Delta Sun Peaks Resort
- World Community Film Festival
Mar 12 to Mar 15 » Kelowna
- The Ivy & Bean Musical
Mar 12 to Mar 15, Mar 19 to Mar 22 » Bumbershoot Children's Theatre
- Kamloops Cowboy Festival
Mar 12 to Mar 15 » Kamloops
- The Arrogant Worms
Mar 14 » Creekside Theatre
- St. Patrick's Day with Cod Gone Wild
Mar 15 » Creekside Theatre
Mar 20 » Creekside Theatre
- Annual CHBA Central Okanagan Home Show
Mar 28 to Mar 29 » Kelowna Curling Club
- Okanagan Fest-of-Ale
Apr 10 to Apr 11 » Penticton
- THE COMIC STRIPPERS: a male stripper parody & improv comedy show.
Apr 17 » Sagebrush Theatre