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).
- Bass Coast
Jul 30 to Aug 13 » Merritt
- Canada's Alpine Blossom Festival
Jul 31 to Aug 02 » Sun Peaks Resort
- High Country Pottery Show & Sale
Aug 01 to Aug 02 » Sorrento
- "Reach the Peak" Tod Mountain Summit Hike
Aug 01 » Sun Peaks Resort
- Penticton Peach Festival
Aug 05 to Aug 09 » Penticton
- Square Dance Festival
Aug 05 to Aug 08 » Penticton
- Hot Nite in the City
Aug 07 to Aug 08 » Kamloops
- Green Art Festival
Aug 08 to Aug 09 » Sun Peaks Resort
- Okanagan Pole Dance presents Alice in Wonderland!
Aug 08 to Aug 09 » Kelowna
- Downtown Kelowna Block Party
Aug 08 » Kelowna
- Rattlesnake Island Swim
Aug 08 » Okanagan Lake
- 6th Annual Retro Concert Weekend
Aug 14 to Aug 16 » Sun Peaks Resort