Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway
There is welcoming warmth in BC’s South Okanagan. A place to sip and savour in the surroundings of rolling hills and vineyards that skirt the shoreline of warm lakes. Spend a day cycling over canyon trestles and orchards before enjoying a gourmet meal prepared with ingredients from nearby farms and perfectly paired with a local vintage. Or relax beside warm lakes and on winery restaurant terraces and admire the views.
Cycle through vineyards and across gorge-spanning trestles along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. This 455-km/282-mi rails-to-trails conversion runs from just south of Kelowna all the way to Penticton and passes several wineries along the way. Pedal into Poplar Grove Winery for a sip of Pinot Gris or stop for a vineyard-side meal at Hillside Estate Winery & Bistro.
The Okanagan is a region of culinary abundance. The rolling hills are filled with fields of... Read more fresh produce, vineyards, farmer’s markets and fruit stands. Many wineries are home to restaurants where renowned chefs create locally inspired dishes and pair them with award-winning wines. Enjoy farm to table, alfresco dining at places like God’s Mountain Estate, where Joy Road Catering serves a weekly dinner right in the vineyard.
Swing a club among the ponderosa pines at Summerland Golf & Country Club or at Penticton... Read more Golf & Country Club. Kick back on the sandy shores of Okanagan or Skaha lakes, or do like the locals and beat the heat by floating in an inner tube down the Penticton River Channel. Take a few hours to ride the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and learn more about the area’s history at the SS Sicamous Paddler Wheeler and Heritage Park.
Taste the sun in every sip at the Okanagan Wine Festivals. Each year, three signature wine... Read more festivals (Fall, Spring and Winter) draw thousands of visitors to tastings, dinners, seminars and parties. The big one is the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival (October), with more than 165 events throughout the valley.
With more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, what better way to beat the heat than a trip to... Read more the beach? The Okanagan is famous for warm water and sandy beaches – Trip Advisor named Okanagan beaches among the best in Canada. In Penticton, enjoy sandy beaches on both Okanagan and Skaha lakes, or do like the locals do and ride an inner tube between the two lakes along the Penticton River Channel.
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Penticton is a scenic 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver on the Coquihalla Highway or along the US... Read more Border via Highway Three. There are direct flights from Vancouver or it's about an hour’s drive from Kelowna International Airport.
The Thompson Okanagan is a scenic four-hour drive from Vancouver. Choose from the dramatic high... Read more altitude Coquihalla Highway for Kamloops and Kelowna, or meander along quiet Highway 3, or the Crownest Highway, for Oliver, Osoyoos and the Golden Mile. For an unforgettable road trip, take Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, through the deep chasms of the Fraser Canyon. Flying? Kelowna’s International Airport has direct flights from Toronto (about 4.5 hours) as well as Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Seattle (about an hour each).
In Kelowna, why not sip, swirl and let someone else do the driving? Several local companies... Read more offer half and full-day wine tours, some with sommeliers as guides. Try Distinctly Kelowna Tours or Wicked Wine Tours. You can even visit wineries in vintage cars, on a bicycle, or from the air on a wine tour with Valhalla Helicopters.
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