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At various times today throughout parts of the world the moon will eclipse the sun, in full or in part, depending on your location. While this phenomenon actually takes place roughly every eighteen months to two years, it is rare for it to occur over land, as it will today. As such, there has been […]

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Sun Peaks Resort LLP is pleased to announce an additional weekend of chairlift operations: Friday, September 8: 10AM – 7PM Saturday, September 9: 10AM – 7PM Sunday, September 10: 10AM – 7PM This will come on the heels of the regular scheduled closing weekend of chairlift operations and Peaks Pedal Fest (Sept 2 – 4). […]

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Note September 8th to 10th, 2017 in your calendars as Startup Weekend is making a big comeback with Techstars, the world’s starting point for entrepreneurship. This fifty-four-hour event is a platform where designers, developers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts can come together to launch startups. As part of a global movement, Kamloops is one of over […]

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The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival is back on track. The festival, which is in its 25th year, kicks off Thursday, Aug. 17, and according to artistic director Peter North, the mood is upbeat. “Things are really good on the ticket sale and enthusiasm front,” North says. Just a few years ago, the event […]

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Free Wi-Fi has come to the aid of weary travellers at rest stops along B.C. highways. The Britton Creek rest area, a common stop for motorists at the summit of the Coquihalla Highway, is the first rest stop in the province to be equipped with public Wi-Fi. Free internet has also been set up at […]

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Visiting in Osoyoos this month? Black Hills Winery is excited to offer a free shuttle service from our Osoyoos hotel partners until the end of this month during our Sunset Happy Hour series, which runs every day from 4 pm to 7 pm. Simply make your reservation at the Black Hills Wine Experience Centre online, […]

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Big White Ski Resort Ltd is in the process of building new staff accommodation housing in the Black Forest area – the first of four buildings planned for the present site on Black Forest Road. $3.5million will go towards this new building, which will contain five four-bedroom units, each with a common area and kitchen, […]

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72-hour End of Summer Flash Sale valid until Sunday at midnight! Available for August midweek stays (Sundays – Thursdays). Starting at $299 CAD / $236 USD* per night for 1-night stays using promo code: FLASH; and $269 CAD / $213 USD* per night for stays 2-night or more using promo code: FLASH2. https://www.sparklinghill.com/flash-sale Limited space […]

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As workers fitted one of the last solar panels onto a large structure at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery on Monday, owner Jim Wyse looked on with satisfaction. Wyse and his winery off Black Sage Road north of Osoyoos have long been involved in environmental projects. He’s supported re-establishing the endangered burrowing owl, which the winery […]

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Join us this month for the Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience! Watermark Beach Resort is proud to be an accommodation partner for this awesome event. Spend four amazing days with some of Canada’s top chefs and winemakers, celebrating the incredible Okanagan wine country. Yum! #ChefMeetsBCGrape #bcwine #okanagan #foodnetworkcanada

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Adam Semeniuk has had a dream of opening his own brewery for several years, and now that dream has become a reality. The 33-year-old opened Red Bird Brewing on August 5th after building the business from the ground up. Semeniuk started the long journey to achieving his dream back in April of 2016. KelownaNow caught […]

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“The most stunningly beautiful location I have ever had the pleasure of working,” said actress Rachael Leigh Cook of the Okanagan Valley while on the Today show. Cook has been touring talk shows promoting her new movie Summer in the Vineyard, which was filmed right here in the Okanagan Valley. The star of “She’s All That” and […]

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South Okanagan – West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings is hopping onto his bicycle to “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Cannings will tour the riding using a combination of rail trails and highways between Aug. 22 and 30. In a news release, Cannings said the cycling trails are important attractions for […]

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MIDWEEK SUMMER SPECIAL – Starting at $309 CAD / $245 USD* per night midweek, offer is based on double occupancy. Your stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European-inspired Buffet Breakfast Resort-wide Wireless Internet Valet Parking Access to our 40,000 sq.ft. KurSpa: o   7 Aromatherapy Steams and Saunas o   4 Nature Themed Experience Showers o   Indoor […]

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….and we’d like you to join us!  This year we are taking the Thompson Okanagan Region on the road to assist our regional tourism stakeholders with next year’s employee recruitment and we are starting in October! The Thompson Okanagan is an ideal location for students and graduates of hospitality, business, and culinary programs in our […]

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Are you currently struggling to meet the hiring demand of this year’s summer season due to labour shortages and already dreading similar challenges for next summer? go2HR and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) are planning a trip to Alberta colleges to proactively promote Thompson Okanagan summer 2018 job and co-op opportunities to their tourism, […]

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The Allan Brooks Nature Centre is going on the wild side. The 16th annual Wine and Wild Things Gala takes place Sept. 23 at Sparkling Hill Resort. “The best part is it’s truly a social night,” said Vicki Proulx, ABNC events and communications co-ordinator. “You’re not stuck sitting at a table with the same people […]

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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is proud to announce the historical two-year sponsorship agreement to support Canadian World Cup athlete and 2018 Olympic hopeful, Erik Read. MWHS founder and owner Mike Wiegele, feels that this significant partnership showcases a new era in slalom and giant slalom ski racing in Canada and is honoured to support Read […]

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From 6-10 pm in Oliver Community Park discover the exciting outdoor concert and wine tasting event hosted by Oliver Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Association (OOWA) and the Oliver Tourism Association (OTA). Uncork the Sun is the official fundraiser for the Oliver Sunshine Festival, which provides a day of free […]

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Mission Hill is proud to announce that their 2015 Terroir Collection No. 43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir has earned the title of ‘Best Canadian Pinot Noir‘ and ‘Best Canadian Red Wine‘ at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London, U.K. on May 25, 2017. With a record 17,200 entries, Decanter presented only 134 Platinum […]

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Big White is celebrating the road to the 2018 Winter Olympics by financially supporting homegrown national team athlete, Ian Deans. 26-year-old Ian is a ski cross athlete on the National Team; he grew up in Lake Country and started skiing at Big White at the age of two. He joins Kelsey Serwa and Tess Critchlow, […]

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Watermark Resort has partnered with the amazing Blue Mountain Winery in OK Falls to showcase the exceptional South Okanagan. We want to see the many ways that YOU experience all our region has to offer! Until August 18th, take part in the #BlueMtnLife Photo Contest. Post pics of you enjoying Blue Mountain wines on Instagram […]

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Produced in the picturesque setting Shuswap Lake, Roots and Blues is a festival that takes place on the third weekend of every August.  From humble beginnings of stand alone folk shows in Salmon Arm community halls, Roots and Blues has grown into a major western Canadian outdoor event that attracts visitors from around the world. The festival has also […]

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But a fire bead and help the Red Cross

BeadTrails is donating our fire department-shield bead to raise funds to assist the Red Cross to provide short-term and long-term aid. We also want to take this opportunity to add our thanks and appreciation to the dedication of the BC firefighters and emergency crews. 100% of funds collected will be donated to the Red Cross […]

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Summer Promotion of the Route 97 region is focused on the BC and Alberta markets through our PPC campaign and social media activities. For more information on the Route 97 Program visit http://totabc.org/programs/route-97/ New Content A series of Road Trip video shoots with drone footage are happening throughout the summer and into the fall. The […]

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Tourism Kamloops and Tourism Sun Peaks together with Destination BC and TOTA are pleased to be presenting the 3rd Remarkable Experiences Workshop this fall. The program consists of two, 2-day workshop sessions that assist stakeholder in analyzing and adjusting their tourism experience(s), reviewing and updating their digital presence and ensuring they are effectively harnessing the […]

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