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Winter Adventure in the Thompson Okanagan

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Fat Biking along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in the Thompson Okanagan

When it comes to vertical thrills, British Columbia delivers. Canada’s westernmost province is home to 10 mountain ranges and 13 ski resorts—plus heli- and cat-skiing were born here. But there’s more to entice when the snow flies.

Here are five ways to bundle up and experience the Thompson Okanagan region this winter.

1. Slip into Snowshoes

Explore former railway trestles by snowshoe near Kelowna, and take in dramatic canyon views.

2. Use Your Pedal Power

Fat bike along snowy trails and earn a little street tred.

3. Make Cross-Country Tracks

Schuss along Canada’s largest network of groomed cross-country ski trails at SilverStar Mountain Resort.

4. Go for a Spin

Lace up the skates on an outdoor rink at a ski resort.

SilverStar Mountain Resort
Big White Ski Resort
Snowmobiling in the Thompson Okanagan region

5. Blaze a Trail

Rev the sleds for a tour through seemingly endless groomed trails.


Discover more winter fun in and around Kelowna.

Cover image: Fat biking in the Thompson Okanagan | Matt Clark

WRITTEN BY: Carla Mont

From: Vancouver
Carla Mont is a former Prairie girl who lives by the ocean. A full-time DBC staffer, she is passionate about Canadian authors, artists, designers, and chefs. A fan of fantastic food, Carla can often be spotted sampling the latest offerings at local kitchens—preferably with a glass of BC bubbly.


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