BC’s Okanagan is known for its picturesque vineyards and award-winning wines, abundant orchards with road-side fruit stands, lakeside towns, and for being where Vancouverites road-trip to get away from the city.
There’s also the Kettle Valley Rail Trail—decommissioned tracks that are now home to an extensive recreational trail. Explore the trail in Naramata by bicycle, with views of Lake Okanagan on one side and lush vineyards on the other, or explore the trail’s trestle bridges and tunnels via Kelowna’s Myra Canyon.
Distance: Osoyoos to Kamloops is about 280 km (180 mi) and takes about 3 hours to drive. It’s ideal for an extended weekend trip, but there’s enough to warrant a week or more to explore.