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).
- Annual Kelowna Yacht Club Boat & Leisure Show
Apr 25 to Apr 26 » Kelowna Yacht Club
- Small Shop Saturday
Apr 25 » Kelowna
- Celebrate The ARts Workshops
Apr 27 to May 01 » Courtyard Gallery
- BYU Living Legends
May 01 » Chetwynd Airport
- Living Legends - Thrilling International Music, Dance and Stories
May 01 » Kelowna Parasail Adventures
- Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge
May 10 » Opus Framing & Art Supplies
- Meadowlark Nature Festival
May 14 to May 18 » Osoyoos
- Meadowlark Festival
May 14 to May 18 » Penticton
- WestJet Wine Tastings
May 15 » Rotary Centre for the Arts
- Kinda Kenny
May 16 » Creekside Theatre
- Falkland Stampede
May 16 » Falkland, BC
- Peach City Half Marathon & 10K
May 17 » Penticton