Thompson Okanagan

The Okanagan Valley is one of the warmest and driest regions in Canada. Like the Mediterranean, its rolling hills, beautiful desert and sparkling lakes provide the perfect climate for premier vineyards and enjoyable living. It has Canada’s only true desert, the highest peak in the Rockies and a waterfall twice the height of Niagara Falls. The khaki-coloured hills are dotted with grass and host wildlife such as bears, deer, caribou, moose, cougars, bighorn sheep and wild horses. During the summer, visitors enjoy the hot climate, clear lakes and sandy beaches, and a wide variety of outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, canoeing, golfing, camping and wildlife viewing, along with visits to local renowned wineries. During the winter months, there’s cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing at popular ski resorts.

Top 5 things to do

  • Visit renowned vineyards and wineries
  • Hike or bike along the Kettle Valley Trail
  • Ski or snowboard at one of many resorts
  • Take a tour on horseback
  • Enjoy the many lakes and golf courses