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Fourth annual CrossFit-style competition will take place at the South Okanagan Events Centre The fourth annual Okanagan Valley Throwdown returns to Penticton, January 28 and 29. The CrossFit-style event, co-presented by Hoodoo Adventures and Evolution Athletics, and fuelled by Muscle MLK Canada, features more than 350 athletes competing in a variety of CrossFit activities over the […]

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Fat bikers have a place to call their own. No, not overweight cyclists, downhill shredders who are into the latest biking craze. Big White Ski Resort has designated two trails to fat biking, the trend in which riders pedal mountain bikes with extra-wide tires to handle snow and all kinds of terrain. Fat biking will run […]

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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday: Shape the Parks Canada of tomorrow. Consultation open January 9 – 27, 2017. Let’s Talk Parks, Canada! invites all Canadians to share their views on Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas and on the Parks Canada Agency. For the first time ever, all Canadians are being […]

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It’s that time of year again! Thompson Rivers University’s Co-operative Education Program currently has more than 250 students from a wide range of disciplines available for 4, 8, or 12 month paid work terms beginning this May. TRU Co-op students offer skills and experience in: Arts (Project Management, Research, Community Programming, Event Management, GIS) Business […]

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The Caetani Centre is launching a series of new youth theatre programs. Classes are not yet full, and there is still time to register for the ongoing sessions starting January 24. With the new Caetani Studio Gallery space now available, the Centre has begun to expand its programming and is welcoming new audiences, filling a […]

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Big White Ski Resort is excited to announce that the Falcon Chair will now run daily, from 9:00am – 3:15pm, for the rest of the season. Historically, the Falcon Chair has only run on Saturdays and Sundays, or daily during holiday periods. This will be the first time in ten years that the double-seater chair […]

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Not everyone wants to escape winter with its crisp cold air and the cozy warmth that blankets you as you relax by an outdoor bonfire after a day of snowshoeing adventures. We learned firsthand through our friends at Southern Queensland Country Tourism in Australia the enormous marketing potential that snow and cold weather can really […]

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A Penticton campground operator is predicting last year’s whopping federal government tax increase could be a death knell for the industry. “It will likely impact about 75 per cent of campgrounds across Canada. Out of the 2,400 campgrounds the majority of them are going to be affected,” said Barefoot Beach Resort president Max Picton. With […]

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The outlook for the tourism industry across the region is for a third consecutive year of growth, says the president of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. Glenn Mandziuk, president of TOTA which is headquartered in Kelowna, says tourist visitor statistics released by the provincial government reflected another boom year for tourism in 2016. The international […]

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Baldy Mountain is hosting #WorldSnowDay this Sunday, January 15, 2017. This annual international event encourages kids to head outside and celebrate everything snow. Here’s the lay of the day, all events are FREE: 9 to 10 am: Kids lesson at Magic Carpet (rentals and lift ticket not included) 10 to 11 am: Fun slalom race at […]

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There is still time to sign up for the last 3 cooking classes of the winter season at Predator Ridge Resort. Each month join a different guest chef to upgrade your skills around seafood, poultry and beef. Dates remaining include: January 19th – Seafood Cioppino February 2nd – Creative Poultry Preparation March 9th – Preparing Classic […]

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This year, Canada’s 150th birthday will bring a major spike in summer tourism. Plus, we’re facing even more changes to the TFWP. Are you ready for a year that’s set to break every record? Tourism and hospitality operations across the country will be competing for the same small pool of available labour – and as […]

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The 2016 Half Corked Marathon was in a tight race to be recognized as Canada’s event of the year. Winners of this year’s Canadian Tourism Awards Gala were announced Nov. 30 in Gatineau, Quebec, where the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association was nominated for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award. The event […]

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The new Travel Penticton Society is continuing the grants program supported by previous Penticton Tourism organizations. Funding grants will be available in 2017 for festivals, events and tourism-related marketing projects. Any eligible groups are invited to apply for consideration. Grant recipients last year included Challenge Penticton, Gran Fondo, Meadowlark Festival, arts festivals, and other events […]

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It was a record year for the Kelowna International Airport. YLW served 1,732,113 passengers in 2016, an increase of 8.7% or 140,000 passengers from their 2015 numbers. “This is great news not only for YLW, but also the entire region,” said Airport Director, Sam Samaddar. “The increase in passenger traffic means an increase in tourism, […]

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B.C. welcomed the Duke and Duchess and their two children to the province over summer and it’s safe to say residents were pretty excited. What you may not have expected is the positive effects it has had on the province. According to Destination BC, BC’s tourism industry has been reaping the benefits ever since Prince […]

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January 11, 2017 –  The Tourism Kamloops Hospitality Awards have arrived!  Need an opportunity to nominate for your fellow hospitality ambassadors who continuously serve up customer service excellence with a side of awesomeness?  That’s exactly what we’re up to! These awards highlight and honour the best of the best on the front lines providing exceptional […]

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Looking for top notch Baldy Mountain Resort video content? Baldy wants to share this amazing promotional video with you. With the twenty-five feet of natural snow last season and a fantastic start to this one, you should be dreaming of pillowy lines through open bowls and face shots in perfectly spaced trees. Check it out! […]

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Red & White Do-It Exhibition Opening Reception:  Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7pm Exhibition:  January 21 to February 25, 2017 Coffee Break: Thursday, February 16 from 2pm to 4pm. ATC Trader Tuesday:  Tuesday, February 14 from 3pm to 4pm Gallery Hours:  Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm Sponsored by:  The Stacer Team The Art Gallery is […]

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Does your business offer a winter experience? Let us know by emailing info@route97.net It’s that easy! Your website URL will be listed on the Wonder of Winter Activities web page on Route 97!   Your winter experience will be recorded in our Winter Inventory so we can communicate with you and promote our Winter Experiences. To […]

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$10 Fridays are back for the season! With $10 lift tickets, $10 rentals, $10 tubing and $10 dinner deals, it’s some of the best fun you can have on a Friday without hurting your wallet. NEW this season are $10 beginner lessons on Friday nights! Drop-in guests can get a 1.5hr beginner lesson and learn […]

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Unplug and Play Kick-off At the Henry Grube Education Centre (245 Kitchener Crescent, Kamloops) Free entry. The Annual ABC Family Literacy Day in Kamloops, developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada, sponsored by KELLI and more. Entertainment stage and activities for parents and children to do together. Our goal is to create awareness that early literacy […]

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We are happy to announce the Winter Series commencing January 19th, 2017 with Measure of a Man.  We have 6 films this series leading up to the 2017 Film Festival.  Every Thursday at 7pm. Tickets will be available at Moviemart January 14th, online and at the door. Our first film is MEASURE OF A MAN, directed by Stephane Brize, […]

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Weather was spectacularly clear and cool – with lots of smiles all around. Vacancies are available this winter for ski and snowboard touring guided or self-guided catered or self-catered 3, 4 and 7 night stays at the Lodge For more pictures of Winter 2017 to date, visit http://photos.canadianadventurecompany.com/FullScreenSlideShow.aspx?gallery=4792579&mt=Photo

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Local Valentine Package Offer

STAY THIS VALENTINE’S Stay at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon this Valentine’s with this rate offer starting at $319 CAD / $238 USD* per night midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and $349 CAD / $260 USD* per night weekends (Friday & Saturday) Your Stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European Buffet Breakfast for Two in PeakFine Restaurant One 3-course Dinner for […]

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Local February Starting Rate

STAY THIS FEBRUARY Stay at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon this February with this rate offer starting at $219 CAD / $162 USD* per night midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and $249 CAD / $184 USD* per night weekends (Friday & Saturday) Your Stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European Buffet Breakfast for Two in PeakFine Restaurant Access to KurSpa (40,000 sq.ft.) including: […]

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