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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards has announced the opening of its new winery at Greata Ranch just south of Peachland, specializing in sparkling wines and still wines specific to the area. Gordon Fitzpatrick, president of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, said after 18 months of construction, the lakeside winery and bistro is ready to welcome the public. “It’s a […]

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RauDZ has welcomed one of the South Okanagan’s most celebrated wine country restaurants, Terrafina at Hester Creek, into its family of restaurants and bars. In 2016 OkanaganLife Magazine Best Restaurants awarded, Terrafina was voted Best Dinner and Best Winery Restaurant in the South Okanagan Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled amongst the vines of […]

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You can’t go wrong naming a winery Liber after the Roman god of wine, viticulture, fertility and freedom. As such, Nicole and Mike Dowell are going with the Liber Farm label for their new winery along the Similkameen River in Cawston. The Dowells bought the 14-acre vineyard in March 2016, but grapes have been grown […]

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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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Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association recently partnered with Tourism Kamloops and the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club to recognize individuals that go above and beyond in the hospitality and tourism industry. TOTA was the sponsor for Top Scorer in Tourism Services. “Whether it is a local guide or the sucker with the biggest muscles carrying your luggage […]

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Harry McWatters

Call him the pioneer, father, grandfather, godfather or whatever other adulatory term you like, of the modern B.C. wine industry. Harry McWatters is a star in the vinous galaxy and has been recognized as such with the Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional Award. Notice how the acronym for the award is an […]

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Through the efforts of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), Destination BC, sub-regional partners and Destination Canada, journalists, editors, producers and bloggers are pitched story ideas, hosted in region and then write and publish stories, shows and blogs. These stories are referred to as earned media and have significant reach in many markets targeted by […]

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Through the efforts of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), Destination BC, sub-regional partners and Destination Canada, journalists, editors, producers and bloggers are pitched story ideas, hosted in region and then write and publish stories, shows and blogs. These stories are referred to as earned media and have significant reach in many markets targeted by […]

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The Luxury Travel Guide is pleased to announce Vine to Wine Tours has been nominated as a potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards. Over the past 12 months votes have been collected from individuals and companies worldwide from Travel Guide subscribers, hotel guests, travel agencies and industry experts. Celebrating & rewarding […]

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OKANAGAN First Nation have been harvesting plants, roots and berries in Canada’s British Columbia province for centuries. So it makes sense in a way that they would take so well to growing grapes. While some native chiefs were reluctant to allow alcohol production on Indian reserves, which were established in the 1800s after European settlement, […]

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Through the efforts of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), Destination BC, sub-regional partners and Destination Canada, journalists, editors, producers and bloggers are pitched story ideas, hosted in region and then write and publish stories, shows and blogs. These stories are referred to as earned media and have significant reach in many markets targeted by […]

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GRAND FORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – February 2, 2016.  Phoenix Mountain has joined an international consortium of community and independent ski areas, known as the Mountain Playground Group.  Facilitated by the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA), participating ski areas will band together to increase skier visits and share best practice and marketing strategies. “Mountain Riders Alliance has been studying […]

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Mallard Mountain Lodge, Mallard Peaks in background, and Mallard Creek in foreground

Canadian Adventure Company’s Mallard Mountain Lodge has been listed by TRIPS TO DISCOVER in the top nine mountain lodges of British Columbia. British Columbia’s Top Mountain Lodges Mallard Mountain Lodge offers guided ski and snowboard touring in the winter, & hiking in summer (llama hiking coming soon). With only seven guests at a time, and access […]

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BC Rail Trail Map

The Kettle Valley Express Adventure Travel Guide to BC Rail Trails and other trails in South Central BC, is currently soliciting advertising for their 4th annual issue with booking deadline, December 1, 2015. The Kettle Valley Express has a robust, free access, companion website with archived issues and downloadable pdfs of the magazine and map, […]

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Through the efforts of Thompson Okanagan Tourism, Destination BC, sub-regional partners and Destination Canada, journalists, editors, producers and bloggers are pitched story ideas, hosted in region and then write and publish stories. These stories are referred to as earned media and have significant reach in many markets targeted by TOTA and Destination BC. Below you […]

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South Thompson Inn

At the South Thompson Inn & Conference Centre, our team understands that our guests have a multitude of accommodation options available to them, and we are honoured that our guests have chosen us to be a part of their Kamloops experience. Our team is continuously striving to exceed guest expectations and appreciates the importance of […]

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