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The Board of Directors of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) has authorized the execution of a Conditional Purchase and Sale Contract for the CP Rail corridor that runs from Sicamous and Armstrong, excluding a number of sections owned by the Splatsin, in partnership with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD). While the agreement […]

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Break away from the every day with a spring escape to Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos BC. Spring is in full bloom here: the sun is shining, the golf courses are open and the wineries are welcoming wine tastings. Spring Dining Package Includes: $100 credit in The Restaurant at Watermark & Patio Starting From 199 […]

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Kamloops has made Expedia’s list of the 34 ‘Most Breathtaking Places in North America.’ Canada’s Tournament Capital comes in at lucky 13 on the list, just ahead of Durango, Colorado. The popular travel website cites the trails of Peterson Creek Park as justification for the ranking, as well as Kamloops’ burgeoning wine industry. Penticton comes […]

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The Beaverdell community hosted Trails to the Boundary Society (TTTBS) on Saturday at the Beaverdell Community Hall. Locals met with trails coordinator Ciel Sander to learn about the potential for trail-related economic development, both within the community of Beaverdell and across the region. The section of the Trans Canada Trail that runs through the Boundary […]

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Big White has now officially closed for the 16/17 winter season. Thanks to the support of Big White’s Season Passholders, visitors, and local community, this has been Big White’s biggest season to date – including record snowfalls, new events and exciting resort developments. Please click here to watch our season wrap-up video.  On November 30th, […]

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An action-packed events calendar, return guests and some fantastic late season snowfall were contributing factors to another record setting winter season at Sun Peaks Resort.  As of the end of March 2017, Sun Peaks’ resort-wide room nights increased by 12% compared to the same period last year. A new record was also set for overall […]

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Kelowna will soon be home to a state of the art production studio. The Okanagan Film Commission says Eagle Creek Studio plans to build a studio in Kelowna on Spectrum Court near the Kelowna airport. Film commissioner, Jon Summerland, said the studio is a coup for Kelowna. “This kind of facility will create the infrastructure […]

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More than 29,000 people flew through the Kamloops Airport last month, down just 1.5 per cent from the same month in 2016. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is still down nearly six per cent. Manager Fred Legace says traffic is slowly recovering after a quiet January and February. “The first two months of the year were marked […]

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A newly proposed fishing pier in Peachland has received a large donation from the Freshwater Fisheries Society. The 400-foot, wheelchair-accessible pier gives the opportunity for families and individuals to enjoy the water front. Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. donated $25,000 to the project on Sunday. “We’re extremely grateful to the Society for this significant gift, […]

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A new 10-year lease on the Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos gives the operation much-needed stability, says Chris Mathieson, founder of Mathieson Heritage Services, which operates the site. “We can start to go for markets that require a year or two advance planning, like tour buses, conferences and things like that,” said Mathieson, who […]

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MOTHER’S DAY SPA GETAWAY Dine & Stay this Mother’s Day with a $50 KurSpa credit starting at $349 CAD per night midweek (Sunday – Thursday). Your Stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European Buffet Breakfast for Two in PeakFine Restaurant $50 KurSpa Credit Towards Treatments One 3-course Dinner for Two in PeakFine (per night booked) Access to KurSpa (40,000 […]

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Vernon is in the big leagues when it comes to tourism. FlightNetwork has named 20 of the world’s best tourism organizations for 2017, and Tourism Vernon is 18th. “It’s pretty awesome,” said Ange Chew, the City of Vernon’s tourism manager. “It says what we’re doing is right. Just because you’re small doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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STAY THIS MAY Stay this May with this rate offer starting at $229 CAD per night midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and $259 CAD 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: 7 Uniquely Themed Steams and Saunas 3 Nature Themed Experience […]

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The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) broke records in March when they reported their busiest month ever serving 173,504 passengers. YLW broke the previous record set in December 2016, when the airport served 166,537 passengers. The number of passengers served in March 2017 is up 14.2% compared to March 2016, when the YLW served 151,909 passengers. […]

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Soon, people living with mobility challenges will be able to better access Cranberry Marsh in Valemount. Gord Peters, A Valemount resident, first initiated the idea for The Cranberry Marsh Mobility Trail — as the project will be known — as he first approached the Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA) with an idea to upgrade the […]

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Tourism Wells Gray will contribute funding to allow the Wells Gray Information Centre in Clearwater to open two weeks earlier. Beginning April 17, the Information Centre will be staffed seven days a week and six hours a day to provide visitor services. The Information Centre will resume regular operation on May 1. “Having visitor services […]

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A Chardonnay icewine made in British Columbia’s picturesque Okanagan Valley won the top prize at a prestigious international Chardonnay competition in France. Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s 2014 Chardonnay Icewine beat 706 wines from 38 countries to take first place at the Chardonnay du Monde competition in Burgundy. Two other wines from Okanagan – the 2016 See ya Later […]

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As a twentysomething, Harry McWatters’s preferred way to spend a summer night was driving his 1965 Beaumont hot rod from Vancouver to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. He had a few cool cars back then, but the Beaumont was a favourite, with a custom burnt-amber paint job and jet-black upholstery. He’d cruise up and down the valley, […]

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Mathieson Heritage Services, stewards of the Grist Mill and Gardens Provincial Heritage Site since 2013, has accepted a ten-year lease of the site with the Province of BC effective immediately. As part of the lease arrangement, “Mathieson Heritage Services” will turn into “Grist Mill CCC”, a new Community Contribution Corporation (C3). [Details here.] “We’re thrilled […]

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A group of film and television industry representatives from Vancouver were given the grand tour of the Okanagan Thursday, with the hopes of bringing work from the Coast. Jon Summerland, Okanagan Film Commissioner, took the group of 20 industry men and woman around Kelowna and Vernon, stopping at several studios, facilities and local businesses. “We’re […]

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The artists of Courtyard Gallery have teamed up with the Royal Canadian Legion in Enderby to paint a Poppy Art Mural on the Legion wall to celebrate Canada’s 150. The help us succeed, donations are welcome.

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Big White Ski Resort hosted the Ski Mag team from Montreal last month. The result was a 22 minute TV show that aired in Quebec, garnering impressive viewership. The segment features skiing and terrain as well as Snowshoe Sams, the Village Center Mall, the Kettle Valley Steakhouse, Sundance Cabins, and Sundance Resort in the first […]

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The new viticulture diploma at Okanagan Culture received $600,000 in funding from the provincial government today. Penticton MLA, Dan Ashton, made the announcement today at Poplar Grove Winery. “The agrifoods sector is continuing to exceed growth expectations, and the province wants to ensure that our future generations have the skills and training that B.C. needs […]

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The Tesla Model S is the world’s fastest sedan and you can now rent this 100% battery powered, electric vehicle in the Okanagan through Power Trips. Owner, Ryan Silverthorn, explains “we offer something very unique in the Okanagan Valley, an experience that is luxurious and exhilarating, yet environment friendly. After having noticed an increased interest […]

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A lifelong local resident has gifted the Okanagan Rail Trail a very large donation to help kick off the spring community campaign to finish the trail. “When I first heard about the CN abandonment and the concept of rails to trails, it was a distant vision with huge potential,” said retired businessman and philanthropist George […]

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Orofino Winery is proud to announce that they have received Gold Level Certification from the world’s largest and most credible sustainable tourism certification program. Orofino opened its doors in 2005 with Canada’s first energy efficient strawbale winery and later added a significant solar power component to the tasting room. Recently owners John and Virginia Weber […]

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An agreement to transfer the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce’s Festival of the Grape to the Oliver Tourism Association in 2018 is moving forward faster than originally expected. Oliver Tourism assumed control of the festival Saturday, a year ahead of schedule, to allow the Chamber to work more with its business partners. “We have come to a […]

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News Release: April 1, 2017 The Shuswap, British Columbia – It was a very very good news day for Shuswap trails Friday morning with the announcement of Provincial support to assist with purchasing the Sicamous-to-Armstrong abandoned rail corridor. This is a game changing step closer to realizing the vision of a continous greenway trail corridor between Sicamous and […]

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