Winter Adventure in the Thompson Okanagan

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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.

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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.

Bonus:

Discover more winter fun in and around Kelowna.

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

POSTED 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, and designers—not to mention chefs. A fan of fantastic food, Carla can often be spotted sampling the latest offerings at local kitchens, preferably with a glass of BC bubbles.

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