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).
- Annual Kelowna Yacht Club Boat & Leisure Show
Apr 29 » Kelowna Yacht Club
- Sun Peaks & Region Farmers' Market
TBA » Sun Peaks Resort
- Nicola Valley Better Breathers: Fighting Depression
May 10 » Merritt
- Music in the Round: Broadway to Brass
May 12 » Thompson River University
- Meadowlark Festival.
May 18 to May 22 » Penticton
- Falkland Stampede
May 20 to May 22 » Falkland, BC
- Peach City Half Marathon & 10K
May 21 » Penticton
- Scotiabank MS Walk - Penticton
May 28 » Penticton
- Walk to Fight Arthritis 2017
Jun 04 » Kelowna
- Flower Power Garden Tour
Jun 17 » Kelowna
- Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
Jul 09 » Gyro Park
- 2017 Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon
Jul 23 » McArthur Island Park