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.
Hotels & Motels
The luxurious Watermark Beach Resort is set on the shores of Osoyoos Lake and makes a perfect home-base when exploring the variety of outdoor activities found in the South Okanagan including golf, wine tasting, water sports, hiking, biking, boating and horseback riding.
Location: Osoyoos, British Columbia
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).
- Pedal Car Drop-In for KIDS to age 8
Jul 03, Jul 10, Jul 17, Jul 24, Aug 07, Aug 14, Aug 21 » Kelowna General Hospital
- Summer Concert Series Weekend - Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner
Jul 03 to Jul 05 » Sun Peaks Resort
- Desert Half Iron
Jul 07 »
- Oliver Half Iron
Jul 07 »
- Egad! The Woman in White
Jul 10 to Jul 11, Jul 17 to Jul 18 » Creekside Theatre
- Canadian DH MTB Championships
Jul 10 to Jul 12 » Sun Peaks Resort
- #1 International Kenny Rogers Show & Dance
Jul 11 » Peachland Community Centre
- Sun Peaks Uncovered: Flashback Weekend
Jul 18 to Jul 19 » Sun Peaks Resort
- The North Face Dirty Feet Mountain High Bike Event
Jul 19 » Sun Peaks Resort
- Center of Gravity
Jul 24 to Jul 26 » City Park
- Country Fest
Jul 24 to Jul 26 » Sun Peaks Resort
- Canada's Alpine Blossom Festival
Jul 31 to Aug 02 » Sun Peaks Resort