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On July 1, Sun Peaks Resort will join the rest of the country in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with iconic Canadian rock band 54.40. Kicking off the festivities at 8:00am with a pancake buffet at Masa’s Bar + Grill, the jam-packed roster of free activities and live entertainment runs all day long, appealing to guests of all […]

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A Hollywood movie filmed in the North Okanagan has made its way to Netflix. Blackway, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles, is about an ex-logger who comes to the aid of a woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest and finds herself harassed and stalked by a former cop turned […]

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A massive chunk of land at one of Vernon’s exclusive golfing communities has changed hands. Some 543 acres of The Rise, overlooking Okanagan Lake, have been sold to Seacliff Properties of Vancouver for $20 million. The sale closed June 5th. “They are a very successful Vancouver developer,” said Marshall MacLeod, vice president of Colliers International. “They will […]

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Big White Resort has announced the opening of a pump track and skills course this summer, to accompany the launch of their new bike park. The pump track and skills course will be free to access and located in the heart of the Village, across from the Village Centre Mall. With construction currently underway, the […]

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SilverStar Mountain Resort is excited to announce the major investment of a new Doppelmayr gondola from the SilverStar Village to the Summit. This project will see the replacement of the existing Summit fixed grip double chair, which has been loading guests since 1970. The new high-speed detachable gondola cabins each provide seating for eight (8) […]

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Kamloops, BC, June 12, 2017 – Kamloops winemakers are grinning with pride after the results of the 37th Annual All Canadian Wine Championships were announced last Friday night in Ontario. Three Thompson Valley wineries accumulated an astounding nine medals in a pack of entries that included 1401 wines from across the country. Twenty respected wine […]

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Speakers, educators and scholars from across the globe will flock to Kelowna this fall when the city plays host to the first ever Wine and Culinary Tourism Futures Conference. The conference, which will take place from October 17-20, 2017, welcomes both academics and those in the industry for a weekend of sharing ideas and practices […]

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The first phase of construction on the Okanagan Rail Trail will begin sometime this fall. That, according to Andrew Gibbs, inter-jurisdictional development team project manager for the Rail Trail project. Gibbs gave Kelowna city council an update Monday on where the project sits. As per the purchase agreement signed two years ago, Gibbs says all […]

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25th Anniversary on aboriginal day Aboriginal Day June 21st Quaaout Lodge’s 25th anniversary Talking Rock’s 10 year anniversary   Schedule: 1:00 PM – Activities  including Drumming, Storytelling , Archery, canoe tours, arts and crafts. And a bird of prey exhibit 4:00PM – Cottonwood Canoe ceremony and maiden voyage. 5:00pm –  Dinner available in Jack Sams […]

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The Original Hungarian Gulash Party….a Super Fun evening in The Wine Capital of the British Columbia Okanagan We invite you to immerse yourself,  your friends, your staff, your family  in a unique and unforgettable culinary experience. Diminish signs of stress from your face and from the deepest fabric of your being. You are a brilliant leader, […]

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Many Hats Theatre Company is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for The Norwegians the third show in our tenth anniversary season! Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Thelma and Louise got lost in Fargo?  Here’s your chance! The Norwegians is a quirky black comedy about heartbreak and what you can do about it, if you […]

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As we grapple with Mother Nature and her most unusual weather patterns I recognize more than ever the correlation between tourism and farming.  Ever dependent on the perfect conditions it seems that lately there is either too much rain, snow or cold closely replaced with too much heat, extreme heat. Winds wreaking havoc on the […]

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It was a packed house at the TRUE Penticton tourism trade show on Tuesday. Opened to the public for the first time, Think Remarkable Unique Experience attendees perused more than 40 booths at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. “This is a trade show we put on for employees in and around Penticton in the […]

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A photo taken yesterday on Big White shows just how much snow is still left on our mountains. Big White Ski Resort’s summer season is set to kick off June 23 and yet there is still a whole bunch of snow to deal with – 200 centimetres to be exact. Natalia Jastrzab with Big White […]

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Tourism industry stakeholders gathered today for Tourism Kamloops’ 2nd Annual Summit event, titled “Bold U” (short for “Bold University), to learn more about the organization’s new brand and marketing initiatives. The educational focused session was designed to get industry excited about Tourism Kamloops’ new brand and to deliver the tools necessary to get involved with […]

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Following its Annual General Meeting earlier this week, the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society formed its new Board of directors for 2017-18 that include three new directors. “Several Board members including long-time directors Stu Wells and Denis Potter as well as Phillip Harfman and Sean Van Horne, have stepped down,” explains President Birgit Arnstein. “We […]

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This self-guided Flower Power Garden Tour includes six gardens, big and small, with blooms and edibles perfect whether you are a non-gardener just enjoying the beauty and hard work of others, a novice home gardener looking for inspiration and a few tips, or the experienced horticulturalist, this tour checks all the boxes. Our gardens include: […]

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Kelowna’s Flair Airlines has bought the discount flight seller NewLeaf Travel Company. NewLeaf made a splash when it launched last summer, offering deeply discounted flights across Canada. Not an actual airline itself, the company sold cheap tickets and chartered Flair’s planes and pilots to transport its customers. Today, Flair Airlines announced it had bought NewLeaf, a […]

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Well known Penticton artists Jan Little and Jenny Long are pleased to announce that they are opening their new Studios and Gallery on June 20 at 374 Main Street, Penticton. Little Long will be a hive of artistic activity. In addition to Jan and Jenny, four other artists will have studio spaces at Little Long. […]

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Let Sun Peaks entertain your family with FREE kid-friendly events during your summer mountain holiday. Family Weeks is on from July 17th to August 11th, 2017. These events are suitable for all ages. Enjoy activities such as golfing, bungee jumping, interactive drumming and plays, art classes and much more!

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Interior Wellness Presents the Mountain Spring Festival at Sun Peaks Resort June 24-25, 2017. Hear inspirational speakers, enjoy yoga and meditation and browse the Sunday Market all in a refreshing mountain environment. SATURDAY SPEAKER SESSIONS 12 inspirational speakers give their most potent, life-changing talks to elevate you! A full day with the speakers, book signings and autograph sessions plus exclusive exhibitors and time […]

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Sun Peaks Resort welcomes Trooper on Saturday, August 26, for the final installment of our 6th Annual Summer Concert Series! It goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, a Juno Award for Band of the Year and ongoing sold-out shows across Canada. Universal Music acknowledges them as “one of Canada’s top five selling bands […]

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Sun Peaks presents the 8th annual Retro Concert Weekend–featuring live tribute bands over three days. Bands will cover music by Janis Joplin, Bad Company, The Eagles, Santana, David Bowie, Heart and Pat Benatar.

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The Sun Peaks village will be host to entertainers and activities, including a free Outdoor Concert featuring Jesse Roper. The kid zone will be open all weekend.  Be sure to bring the kids to see Tickles the Clown on Sunday This time of the summer season is when the alpine wildflowers are at the height of […]

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Join Sun Peaks on Canada Day weekend, there will be lots to see and do! Kids are encouraged to enter the Canadian kids bike parade. Decorate your bike in red and white with a Canadian theme and meet other riders at the Upper Village games area. Riders will make their way through the village to […]

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This is a perfect opportunity to bring local, sustainable food to your family’s dinner table. Enjoy live music in the village as you browse products from local farmers, ranchers, and artisans. You’ll find fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood, arts, crafts, beauty products, and more. It takes place every Sunday starting June 18, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

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It was June 10, 1967, during Canada’s 100th year, when Kelowna Centennial Museum opened in its first permanent space at the downtown corner of Ellis Street and Queensway Avenue. That means the facility, now called Okanagan Heritage Museum, is half a century old and deserving of a party just prior to Canada’s sesquicentennial. The shindig […]

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