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).
- The Pillowman
May 12 to May 14, May 19 to May 21 » Kelowna
- The Pillowman
May 12 to May 14 » Creekside Theatre
- The Okanagan Flow Festival
May 13 to May 15 » Kelowna
- Scotiabank MS Walk - Penticton
May 15 » Penticton
- Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge
May 15 » Opus Framing & Art Supplies
- Meadowlark Nature Festival
May 19 to May 23 » Osoyoos
- Meadowlark Festival.
May 19 to May 23 » Penticton
- Valdy returns to the Creekside Theatre
May 20 » Creekside Theatre
- Falkland Stampede
May 21 to May 23 » Falkland, BC
- Peach City Half Marathon & 10K
May 22 » Penticton
- "Oh What a Night "
May 27 » Kelowna
- Jeff Piattelli
May 28 » Creekside Theatre