Things to Do
Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway (Andrew Strain photo)
The Thompson Okanagan region gets more sunshine than almost any other part of BC, creating prime conditions for outdoor activities and events.
Cycling and hiking trails abound through spectacular parks, while the many high-calibre ski resorts and golf courses host major ski, snowboard and golf events.
Plentiful sunshine encourages plant life in the rivers and lakes, with over-sized fish the result. It's common to catch trout weighing 10kg/22lb in Okanagan Lake! The weather is so reliably good in the Thompson Okanagan that even theatrical and musical performances are commonly staged out of doors.
Wine festivals occur winter, spring, summer and fall, and most vineyards and orchards welcome visitors for tours, tastings and shopping.