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Sixth annual festival dishes up delectable oysters, remarkable craft beers, memorable wines, and the joy of winter’s end. The sixth annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival returns to the South Okanagan, April 19-23. The festival offers the perfect opportunity to dive into spring with outstanding dining experiences, tastings of oysters from around the world, and glasses brimming […]

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An evening dedicated to showcasing the very best of the Okanagan Valley, including the finest wineries, culinary talent, and new this year, the growing craft beer industry. This premier networking event provides a tasteful and relaxed atmosphere to meet students while learning what the Okanagan School of Business has accomplished this year. The event will […]

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RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. Is proud to welcome one of the South Okanagan’s most celebrated wine country restaurants, Terrafina at Hester Creek into it’s family of restaurants and bars. Terrafina is a gorgeous Tuscan style restaurant nestled amongst the vines of Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver. This unique vineyard dining experience provides the perfect […]

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In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Liquidity Wines is proud to announce the launch of a series of exhibits, artist workshops, free events and lectures taking place throughout 2017. Located in the Heart of Wine Country™ in Okanagan Falls, the Liquidity experience extends beyond wine and food; art installations in the vineyard go along with […]

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The Shuswap, British Columbia – “The work partners throughout the Shuswap have done to enhance tourism and grow outdoor recreational opportunities is remarkable,” said Shuswap MLA, Greg Kyllo, announcing a funding commitment of $98,061.43 to support new trail work in the region through the Shuswap Trail Alliance. It was a very welcome announcement on the […]

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West Kelowna, Canada, March 2017- HotelsCombined, the Australian based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within Canada. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating them to an official Recognition of Excellence. The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence is not a ranking list […]

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Over the past three months, TOTA has been working with the bright young minds of UBCO Management Students as part of their fourth-year Capstone Management Consulting program. The UBCO Capstone Program challenges students to apply the knowledge and skills they learned throughout their degree to real world problems. Capstone matches a group of three to […]

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Hot on the heels of WestJet’s announcement earlier this week of more non-stop Kelowna-Toronto flights, Air Canada on Thursday revealed it will beef up its offerings between the two cities. “This just happens to be coincidental timing,” said Kelowna airport director Sam Samaddar. “This is the time of year when airlines release their spring and […]

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The BC Winter Games are returning to Greater Vernon. It was announced Friday that the province’s largest winter sports event will be in the North Okanagan Feb. 24 to 27, 2022. “The whole event will be wonderful,” said Juliette Cunningham, Greater Vernon Advisory Committee chairperson. The community hosted the Winter Games in 2012 and in […]

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Big White will be hosting hundreds from the Canadian Ski Patrol for a conference at the end of March. Canada’s largest organization of volunteer first responders will hold its annual leadership conference from March 30 to April 2. 2017 will mark 77 years of serving Canadians. The Big White Ski Patrol has been recognized twice in the last 10 years for […]

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What do all of the following names have in common…..Android, Blogger, Chromebook, Froogle, Gmail, Myactivity, Doubleclick and Youtube?  If you answered that they all are Google products you would be correct.  Of course that is only a small sampling when compared with the more obvious additional Google services that most of us use daily including […]

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  Stay up to date with all Co-Operating Marketing Program Reserved Pool opportunities, click here Route 97 – Book NOW for 2017 Print Guide and Spring Digital Campaign Bundle! The Route 97 2016/17 Touring Program is TOTA’s flagship destination marketing initiative that promotes the entire region. This integrated marketing program includes exposure for your business […]

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Mobilize is filling labour shortages across Canada. If you aren’t familiar with Mobilize, it’s a new staffing model that works on a rotational placement basis, supplying tourism, hospitality, resorts, golf courses and food services businesses with a continuous supply of hard-working young employees from across Canada. Mobilizers rotate to different locations seasonally so businesses always […]

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Awaken your senses this April with this Thompson Okanagan local offer.

Awaken your senses at Sparkling Hill Resort this April with this Thompson Okanagan local offer. April local starting rate $199 CAD based on double occupancy per night midweek and $229 CAD per night weekends. Your stay will include: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European-inspired Buffet Breakfast Resort-wide Wireless Internet Valet Underground Parking Access to our 40,000 […]

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It’s a special year for the owners of Gray Monk Estate Winery. Founders George and Trudy Heiss are celebrating a unique year of anniversaries as they look back on 55 years of marriage, 45 years of the vineyard and 35 years of the winery. The duo said their success comes from years of hard work […]

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The global experiential tourism trend is starting to catch on in the Okanagan. The concept of combining hands-on instruction with local food and wine is spreading rapidly around the world. It’s similar to dude ranches where tourists pay to help drive cattle or shear sheep before finishing off the day with a fabulous meal and […]

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Bear Valley Highlands is getting ready for another season of workshops, activities and eco friendly tourism. Besides different types of off grid accommodation, such as a mongolian yurt, a Sioux style tipi lodge as well as 2 handcrafted log chalets, they also host a variety of workshops. This year’s season will start with a painting […]

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B.C.’s wine industry continues to be a major economic driver, contributing $2.8 billion to the economy in 2015. A recent Canadian wine and grape industry research study revealed the number, noting that B.C. wine accounts for 31 per cent of the country’s $9-billion wine and grape industry. They say B.C. is the second largest wine […]

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Kamloops, BC — Jurors’ Choice prizes were awarded at the opening of the Kamloops Arts Council’s  Art Exposed Regional Exhibition on Friday, March 3. The awards came with $100 (1st) and $50 (2nd) cash prizes in each category, with a special prize of $50 in the youth age 8-14 category. Photos of the winning artwork can be found on […]

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An amateur skiing competition among professional winemakers and winery staff drew record numbers at Big White last weekend. About 70 wine industry staff skied or snowboarded the slalom course at the 10th annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup located at Big White’s Lower Speculation run. Penticton’s Pent?ge Winery Proprietor and Winemaker Paul Gardner completed the course in […]

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The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is delighted to announce the 23rdBritish Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Competition presented by Grant Thornton, Farm Credit Canada, ContainerWorld and TricorBraun Winepak. This provincial wine competition is held to recognize the top British Columbia wine varietals as part of the kick-off to the 2017 annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, […]

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During an already successful conference the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, added to the good news announcing the creation of a stable funding formula so Destination BC can continue its work of growing British Columbia’s tourism industry. Minister Bond spoke about how tourism is a […]

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Tourism Kamloops is pleased to announce the release of the Kamloops 2017 Trail Guide. A result of extensive community collaboration and strong partnerships with passionate, local trail enthusiasts, Tourism Kamloops’ Trail Guide presents over 200km of trails that visitors can explore and enjoy 12-months of the year. “Whether you are planning a relaxing family getaway […]

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WestJet made the announcement on Monday that the new service would become available starting on May 18th. “YLW is happy to announce this added service to Toronto as it increases connectivity options for our travellers,” said Sam Samaddar, YLW’s Airport Director. “With just one stop in Toronto, our passengers can travel to a number of […]

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If you remember those words it will likely conjure up a picture in your mind of Lily Tomlin as the telephone operator “Ernestine” which she brought to life on Rowan and Martin’s break out comedy show Laugh-In. Well we have definitely come a long way Ernestine! From party lines to land lines to mobile devices; […]

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