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“It’s great to reach 10,000 plates so soon,” said Environment Minister Mary Polak, “I’m thrilled to see so many British Columbians expressing their pride and support for BC Parks through the purchase of their very own BC Parks license plates. It’s such a milestone to reach 10,000 plates, which only shows how passionate people are […]

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The pros are coming to town. PGA of British Columbia announced the 2017 competition schedule with seven tournaments. The association will host its championships in six different communities across the province, including ones in Salmon Arm, Oliver and Kamloops. Hundreds of members will compete against each other and alongside players from their own clubs. “The […]

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Chris, our talented distiller, was weighed down with eight World Spirits Awards medals as Okanagan Spirits received five Gold, one Silver and two Bronze with the pièce de résistance being the repeat Gold medal awarding of our exclusive Laird Of Fintry Single Malt! “As a craft distillery that specializes in producing 100% BC spirits, we […]

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The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) applauds the support and sustainable funding announcements for tourism in Federal Budget 2017. As a part of today’s budget announcements, the government will invest $8.6 million in funding over four years starting 2017-18 through the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, supporting the development of the authentic […]

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The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) applauds today’s budget pledge to provide significant support to help bolster marketing efforts for the Canadian tourism industry. “The Tourism Industry Association of Canada is pleased that tourism marketing continues to be a priority in this year’s federal budget.  Making permanent the $37.5 million per year in temporary […]

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Spring is the perfect time to check in on those green business goals we keep waxing poetic about over here at Green Tourism Canada, and it’s also a great time to check in on your progress. Why? Well, it’s been over three months since the start of the new year, it’s almost the start of […]

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Easter Brunch in PeakFine overlooking the majestic Lake Okanagan

Join Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa for a delectable Easter Brunch in PeakFine overlooking the majestic Lake Okanagan. Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa is home to one of the best fine dining destinations in Vernon, BC. PeakFine has become a fast favorite among Okanagan Valley restaurants not only for our exquisite farm to table cuisine, […]

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oyster gala

The 2017 Osoyoos Oyster Festival will be happening from April 19th – 23rd, showcasing Osoyoos and the South Okanagan as a premier destination for everything Oysters! Enjoy first-class dining experiences, sample Oysters from around the world, sip award winning wine, cider, beer, and spirits, all while celebrating in an event unlike any other. Buy Osoyoos […]

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Christina Lake Tourism Society is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its bid to host a Canada 150 celebration as part of its annual Homecoming/Retrouvailles Summer Festival. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and in part by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, Area “C”. Work has […]

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In it’s second year, Devour! Osoyoos is back bigger and better than ever, showcasing all that Osoyoos has to offer in the way of food, film, and wine. Driven by local agriculture, businesses, and education, the event will utilize BC’s best and budding talents in the form of filmmakers, chefs, tourism and tradesmen, winemakers, and […]

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Celebrate Chief Clarence Louie being named to the Order of Canada with a special lunch next Wednesday! A special speech by Chief Clarence, traditional drumming, and dances will be presented as celebration for this special achievement. Tickets are available in person at Destination Osoyoos – 8701 Main Street, or by phone at 250-495-5070!

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Sun Peaks Resort is pleased to announce major infrastructure projects through a multi-million dollar investment to enhance overall guest experience. After consecutive summer and winter seasons of strong performance, the resort is well positioned to take another significant step forward with complete remodels of two key food and beverage outlets. Sunburst Lodge, located at mid-mountain, […]

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Jousting at Osoyoos Medieval Faire

My Lords. My Ladies. I give you the Osoyoos Medieval Faire. Over two days during the long weekend in May, the high plain above Osoyoos — an oasis set amid Canada’s only desert — will be transformed and returned to the days of the manor, nobility and chivalry. Join us for the adventure of the […]

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Kamloops Wine Trail, Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Kamloops BC, Maeghan Summers

Kamloops, BC, March 20, 2017 – Monte Creek Ranch Winery is thrilled to welcome Maeghan Summers to the team as the winery’s new Tasting Room Manager. Maeghan brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to Monte Creek Ranch Winery. She has strong relations in the local community. Maeghan specializes in hospitality and customer service and […]

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This Easter, adults are invited to join in the hunt through 30 acres of scenic vineyard for Liquidity Wines‘ Third Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, April 15, the vineyard will stash scrumptious treats, coupons, and other surprises and delights within the property’s lush tangle of vines. Also on offer: a pre-search wine tasting […]

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This year has had a chilly start but at Covert Farms Family Estate our team (including our new pigs, our llamas, our dogs and of course the cows) is looking forward to the season ahead with optimism. We invite you to join us at the farm for a tour, to the wine shop to taste our organic wines, to hike […]

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Okay stop what you are thinking…… for all of you that were about to wish me well and thinking thank goodness that Mandziuk is gone…I have some very disappointing news…I’m still here! However we are sad to announce that a very familiar voice on the phone at the TOTA office is leaving us and tourism industry after a tremendous six […]

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With divided highways and passing lanes as proven methods to increase highway safety, Valemount’s Village Council is hoping its membership within the Yellowhead Highway Association will prove valuable. At its Feb. 28 Council meeting, Village of Valemount Council passed a resolution to support the Yellowhead Highway Association advocating for twinning the Yellowhead highway. Council did […]

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Tourism Kamloops partnered with Green Tourism Canada recently to become a leader and mentor employing a sustainable approach to tourism operations. The process included a green audit and action plan for continuous improvement. Tourism Kamloops has achieved a Silver Medal Designation by Green Tourism Canada and the organization looks forward to implementing the report’s recommendations […]

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Presenting at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s (TOTA) board retreat in Westbank on March 15, 2016, directors and TOTA staff were provided a private overview of AtBC’s new corporate plan which is aiming high to get more Aboriginal communities involved in tourism. Major progress is being made in the region thanks to a partnership between […]

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The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce elected its 2017-2018 board at its annual general meeting on Wednesday (March 15). Paul Ross of Emsland and Associates Insurance Services Ltd. is the new president, succeeding Ryan Scorgie, who will continue with the Chamber this year in the role of past president. Other members of the executive include: Joshua […]

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A Kelowna winery is being recognized for the best Chardonnay icewine in the world. Summerhill Pyramid Winery took top spot at the Chardonnay du Monde competition in Burgundy, France. The winery earned a gold medal for its 2014 Chardonnay icewine, described as “a vibrant dessert wine with notes of honey, apricot and poached pears.” “We show up really […]

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2017 is gearing up to be a very interesting year exhibitions, workshops and projects in the works in your community. The first on the agenda is the Young Artists‘ Exhibition for young people between the ages of 16 and 24. The opening reception is Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please join […]

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devour osoyoos

The second annual event in Osoyoos, BC, the world’s largest culinary film festival is making a delicious cross-country stopover in Okanagan wine country in spring 2017. Taking place at Watermark Beach Resort, the culinary pop-up event is a feast on screen and on your plate, as top local and visiting culinary talent create delicious food […]

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Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate will be celebrating Macaron Day in Kelowna on Monday, March 20.   Everyone is invited to share the love of macarons and support the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. “Jour du Macaron” or Macaron Day was started by a Parisian pastry chef Pierre Hermé in 1995. Over the years it has gained […]

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