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WestJet Airlines launching a new discount airline service makes good business sense, says the director of Kelowna International Airport. Sam Samaddar says it’s still unknown what markets the no-frills, low-cost flight option will access. “At this point I don’t know any more than you do, other than I know why they are going in that […]

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Some North Okanagan residents will soon have their say on a proposed recreational corridor. On Wednesday, the Regional District of North Okanagan board approved an electoral approval process to borrow $2.17 million to purchase the former Canadian Pacific line from Spallumcheen to Sicamous. “If we communicate what’s involved, people will understand the value in pursuing […]

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Tourism Kelowna spends hundreds of thousands of dollars each year promoting the city. But, it’s unexpected events like an impromptu visit by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks that help put the city on the map. The Ducks made news across North America when they decided to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Stanley Cup […]

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The 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards were announced May 4 by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, marking the official launch of the 23rd Spring Okanagan Wine Festival. The competition featured 26 different varietal categories, with over 550 wines entered. Fourteen respected judges narrowed the selection down to 141 finalists with one overall […]

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Vancouver to Melbourne and Orlando; Montreal to Lima and Phoenix; Toronto to Belize and St. Vincent. Air Canada announced today the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season: Vancouver–Melbourne, Vancouver–Orlando, Toronto–Belize*, Toronto-St. Vincent*, Montreal–Lima* and Montreal–Phoenix. Flights are now available for purchase at aircanada.com and […]

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Pacific Coastal Airlines announced the addition of a new flight between Victoria (YYJ) and Kelowna (YLW), effective June 5. The additional flight leaves YYJ at 11:45 a.m. and arrives at YLW at 12:50 p.m. The return flight will leave Kelowna at 3:45 p.m. and arrive back in Victoria at 4:50 p.m. “It’s great to see […]

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Apex Mountain Resort has been sold. A new group, calling itself Apex Mountain Resorts Partnership Ltd., has purchased all outstanding shares of the South Okanagan resort, taking over operations immediately. The group is led by Mike Duggan, a B.C. ski industry veteran of over 30 years, who has held senior roles at Sun Peaks, where […]

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Kamloops — The Fishing BC marketing initiative is excited to announce the launch of fishingbc.com, a new microsite aimed at providing anglers with inspirational fishing stories and trip ideas for destinations around the province. Marketing Manager, Matt Jennings says: “The foundation of Fishing BC’s new microsite and content strategy is the recently refreshed Super Natural […]

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The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing this summer at the winery’s spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. The performances include: Canada’s own seminal alternative band Cowboy Junkies on Friday, July 7th; the triumphant return of multiple Grammy […]

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In a tight labour market, what are you doing to recruit and retain staff? What is working and what are some of your staffing pain points? go2HR – BC’s tourism human resource association – invites you to participate in a short survey to gain a better understanding of the labour challenges faced by BC’s tourism […]

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Now that I  have your attention…. I was taught never to vote…. unless I had taken the time to understand what the issues were and where the government I was about to cast my ballot for stood in relation to my concerns. I was taught never to vote unless I had listened to the candidates […]

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The first-ever BC Bacon & Cider Festival is a showcase for some of the Okanagan Valley’s greatest gifts:  great-tasting apples and pears, creative cider crafting, and inspired food pairings, all taking place within the walls of Kelowna’s historic apple-processing facility, The Laurel Packinghouse. The event set for Friday, April 28 has sold out. Some of BC’s very-best […]

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We are very proud to announce our latest video release. Our digital team were able to sit down with Executive Chef, Chris Remington, at the Penticton Lakeside Resort to discuss his passion for using locally-grown ingredients in his dishes. Once again, we are reminded how lucky we are to live in such an abundant region […]

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A View to Remember B&B located in West Kelowna is proud to announce that they have received Gold Level Certification from the world’s largest and most credible sustainable tourism certification program. A View to Remember B&B was the first B&B to be Green Tourism Certified. Their initial rating was Silver giving them the opportunity to […]

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After 18 months of preparations, Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is now open at Greata Ranch, north of Summerland. Gordon Fitzpatrick, president of the vineyards, said the winery had a soft opening earlier this month. Organizers are now planning for a formal opening While the winery is new, the Fitzpatrick family’s connection to the Okanagan wine industry […]

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Whatever you call them — millennials, Generation X or the Internet generation — the people born in 1977 to 1995 are a boon to tourism in Kelowna. “The demographic of the tourists coming to Kelowna is getting younger,” said Tourism Kelowna CEO Nancy Cameron. “Millennials (those aged 22 to 40 this year) are active urbanites […]

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Celebrate our earth for Earth Day, an important part of our Solar System. Discover the world underground; expect to see worms and other living animals, organic material, crystals, and more. Different soils will be out to touch and explore. Compare how they look and what can be found within, using hands lenses and microscopes. The […]

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The community of Salmon Arm is the recipient of nine original teak Chinese wooden dragon boats that were brought to Canada to introduce the sport of dragon boating during Expo 86 in Vancouver BC. These boats are part of a truly unique Canadian collection that also includes six yellow cedar Taiwanese dragon boats. The collection […]

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Rejoice – Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Fest returns to the South Okanagan, May 5 – 7. The festival’s menus and food-inspired films have been finalized, and Osoyoos’ hospitality pros are looking forward to playing host as food and film fans gravitate to this BC hotspot. The weekend-long culinary celebration features some of Western Canada’s best […]

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When you walk through downtown Kamloops, certain things stick out, whether it’s the shops, restaurants or the Sandman Centre. But for some in the city’s hospitality industry, there was something missing. Now there’s a chance for locals and visitors to learn about how downtown Kamloops came to be and what it used to look like. […]

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What better way to create demand for Kelowna and inspire travel to our area than by leveraging some of the beautiful user-generated content (UGC) that’s available?   It doesn’t matter the time of year, you don’t have to look far to see someone snapping a photo of the sunset, the lake, their friends enjoying themselves, or the plate of food […]

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The Liquor Control and Licensing Branch is offering free learning sessions to owners and staff of restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs. Sessions cover a range of topics, including: Updates on recent liquor policy changes Providing safe and responsible service Keeping a licence in good standing Steps to a successful liquor inspection The program will be […]

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A tourism and hospitality career fair took place last Sunday in Kelowna. Restaurants, hotels and wineries from across the Okanagan looking for workers had booths set up inside the Centre for Learning Atrium at Okanagan College for the day. The Okanagan Chefs Association and Okanagan College partnered for the event that ran from 11 a.m. until […]

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The award-winning Abbotsford Youth Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Calvin Dyck will perform a concert at the Shatford Centre for the Arts in Penticton on Sunday, May 21st at 2:30pm The youth orchestra is on an Okanagan tour, performing in Kelowna, Midway and Penticton, and enjoying local activities such as biking on the Kettle […]

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