Okanagan Corridor

3 to 7 days, 254.17 km (157.93 mi)

Indulge in fresh local produce on a road trip through the Okanagan. Taste your way through the Okanagan Valley’s many wineries.

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Part 1

Vernon to Kelowna

Kalamalka Lake | Andrew Strain

Depart Vernon and head south on Route 97. Kalamalka Lake is an ideal stop for a photo. This unique body of water gets its vibrant hues from limestone deposits left by receding glaciers. When the lake warms, crystals form to reflect the sunlight, creating its distinct colours. As you continue south to Kelowna, enjoy the landscape of Lake Country and stop for fresh fruit along the way.

Part 2

Kettle Valley Rail Trail (Myra Canyon)

Myra Canyon | Grant Harder

Take McCulloch Road down to Myra Canyon Station. From there, hike, rent a bike, or take a guided tour through this scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Highlights include the two tunnels and 18 trestle bridges running along Myra Canyon. You will see mountain wilderness, canyon views, and experience a piece of Canadian history.

Part 3

Kelowna to Penticton

Okanagan Lake | Kari Medig

Cross the bridge that spans Okanagan Lake and continue south on Route 97. The drive between West Kelowna and Penticton winds through wineries and along the Okanagan Lake shore. As you pass through the charismatic towns of Peachland and Summerland, you’ll find numerous beaches and parks where you can stop and enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle. Allow yourself enough time to get outside and explore, or enjoy a wine tasting.

Part 4

Naramata

Naramata Bench | Grant Harder

The Naramata Bench is a must for food and wine enthusiasts. Naramata Bench Road winds through vineyards perched on sun-soaked hills. Start at Hillside Winery near Penticton for a short bike ride on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. For a longer route, start at the Smithurst parking lot and bike through the Little Tunnel and down through the Naramata vineyards to Penticton.

Part 5

Penticton to Osoyoos

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park | Kari Medig

On the east side of Skaha Lake near Penticton lies Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park, home to more than 650 rock climbing routes with terrain towering over 80 m (262 ft). These ancient gneiss cliffs are home to protected wildlife and offer an array of hiking trails. Continue south on Route 97 and stop to birdwatch at Vaseux Lake, or visit one of the many wineries. Once you reach Osoyoos and Canada’s only desert, make sure to visit the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre for an authentic Indigenous experience.

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Beaches & Lakes, Parks & Wilderness Areas

Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park

Phone: (250) 387-4609

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Adrenalin

Skaha Rock Adventures

Skaha Rock Adventures Ltd. celebrates it's 25th Anniversary as the Okanagan's premier rock climbing and mountain school, providing unparalleled...

Phone: (250) 493-1765

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Biking, Horseback Riding & Ranches, Hotels

Myra Canyon Adventure Park

New Ownership 2019 !!! Overlooking the town of Kelowna in British Columbia, on the edge of the beautiful and historic Myra-Bellevue Provincial...

Phone: (250) 764-9731

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Biking, Museums & Heritage Sites

Myra Canyon Bike Rentals

ONSITE BICYCLE RENTALS on one of British Columbia's wonders. Experience a part of the historical Kettle Valley Railway route built between...

Phone: (250) 878-8763

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Wineries & Wine Tours

Wineries & Wine Tours

Sample award-winning vintages with winery visits or tours.

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Spas & Wellness, Hotels

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

We are a 12-room Boutique Heritage Hotel in the heart of Okanagan Wine country. Come relax in our quiet and charming Inn with comfy linens,...

Phone: (250) 496-6808

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Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions, Indigenous Culture

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

The Nk'mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive centre that exhibits 2 films, the Inkameep Day School Art Collection, indoor...

Phone: (250) 495-7901

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Thompson Okanagan Connector Visitor Centre

Our Visitor Centre is at the gateway to the Thompson Okanagan. Our staff are welcoming and provide knowledgable travelling advice for the...

Phone: (250) 860-5999

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