Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway
There is welcoming warmth in BC’s South Okanagan. A place to sip and savour in the surroundings of rolling hills and vineyards that skirt the shoreline of warm lakes. Spend a day cycling over canyon trestles and orchards before enjoying a gourmet meal prepared with ingredients from nearby farms and perfectly paired with a local vintage. Or relax beside warm lakes and on winery restaurant terraces and admire the views.
Swing a club among the ponderosa pines at Summerland Golf & Country Club or at Penticton... Read more Golf & Country Club. Kick back on the sandy shores of Okanagan or Skaha lakes, or do like the locals and beat the heat by floating in an inner tube down the Penticton River Channel. Take a few hours to ride the Kettle Valley Steam Railway and learn more about the area’s history at the SS Sicamous Paddler Wheeler and Heritage Park.
Taste the sun in every sip at the Okanagan Wine Festivals. Each year, three signature wine... Read more festivals (Fall, Spring and Winter) draw thousands of visitors to tastings, dinners, seminars and parties. The big one is the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival (October), with more than 165 events throughout the valley.
Penticton is a scenic five hour drive from Vancouver on the Coquihalla Highway or along the US... Read more Border via Highway Three. There are direct flights from Vancouver or it's about an hour’s drive from Kelowna International Airport.
The Thompson Okanagan is a scenic five-hour drive from Vancouver. Choose from the dramatic high... Read more altitude Coquihalla Highway for Kamloops and Kelowna, or meander along quiet Highway 3, or the Crownest Highway, for Oliver, Osoyoos and the Golden Mile. For an unforgettable road trip, take Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, through the deep chasms of the Fraser Canyon. Flying? Kelowna’s International Airport has direct flights from Toronto (about 4.5 hours) as well as Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Seattle (about an hour each).
In Kelowna, why not sip, swirl and let someone else do the driving? Several local companies... Read more offer half and full-day wine tours, some with sommeliers as guides. Try Distinctly Kelowna Tours or Wine Your Way Tours. You can even visit wineries from the air on a wine tour with Valhalla Helicopters.
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