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We are proud to announce that this year’s golf tournament theme is “Drive” for Sustainability, celebrating the Thompson Okanagan’s successful attainment of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We’re happy to announce the Kelowna Foodbank will be joining us as our Zero Hunger sponsor in line with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals! We encourage […]

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So the folks at The Acorn and the Arbor—y’know, the ones who put veggies front and centre on Main Street—are playing around with the whole farm-to-table concept. For one night this month they’re bringing the table to the farm, setting up an exclusive dinner at their longtime produce supplier Klippers Organics’ farm in Cawston. Guests get a guided tour of […]

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Previously, WorksafeBC had requested stakeholder feedback on proposals to strengthen and standardize Certificate of Recognition (COR) policies, COR Audit Standard, and other components of the program across all certifying partners. The feedback was used to establish the proposed future state of the following COR components: Audit Standard – provide a single, scalable audit standard scalable […]

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AUGUST 2018 The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is pleased to announce our shortlisting in the brand new International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by WTM London for “Best in Responsible Tourism”. These awards celebrate the success of national, regional and city tourist boards and recognize outstanding private sector companies and individuals. We are very proud […]

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Read the Full Report Here: Destination Canada – Culinary Research – USA Key Highlights Include: While the quality of the Food & drink offered is the most important consideration (98%), American travellers also consider locals’ recommendations (92%) and the atmosphere (91%) when choosing where to eat on the road. 43% said they love experiencing different foods […]

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Show some love for Kelowna’s Myra Canyon Trestles. The Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society has launched a fundraising bumper sticker drive to help keep the scenic tourist attraction in top shape. Volunteer members of the non-profit charity help BC Parks staff maintain the 12-kilometre rail trail and its trestles, tunnels and scenic splendor. The group’s annual budget is $30,000, supported […]

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September and October are the peak times for wine and agricultural tourism in Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley.  Book your next client for International Gateway Kelowna’s ESL+Wine and Agricultural Tour which begins on select dates in September and October for 7 days. Participatents take English classes in the morning and them go on exciting afternoon […]

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THE LONG GALLERY & STUDIOS ANNOUNCES EXHIBIT OPENING AUGUST 16 DUO SHOW OF TWO CONTEMPORARY FEMALE BC ARTISTS – AMY STEWART AND JENNY LONG Jenny Long of the Long Gallery & Studios in Penticton is pleased to be hosting Vancouver contemporary artist Amy Stewart who is joining Jenny for a two person show. This Exhibit […]

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Couples Escape Package Spark your romance with our couple’s spa package while relaxing at one of B.C.’s most romantic resorts. Sparkling Hill Resort’s beautifully designed guestrooms with Swarovski crystal embellishments are completed with a custom crystal-shaped soaker tub for two under starry lights of a night’s sky, setting the perfect stage for love. Enjoy additional […]

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A quiet summer mid-week escape is possible, and comes with exceptional summer rates! The Cove Lakeside Resort is the perfect location for a quick family, couples’ or girls getaway especially when you take advantage of our “Do Not Disturb” special offer. Located on the waterfront in West Kelowna, situated just 15 minutes away from downtown Kelowna, you […]

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The Cove Lakeside Resort in West Kelowna offers an exceptional collection of hotel deals and vacation packages for your summer escape. Take advantage of adrenaline pumping watersports or a leisurely day on Okanagan Lake with LakeSurf Okanagan, our onsite marina operator. Special offer now available until the end of August for their waverunner rentals, buy […]

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Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd annual Tap & Tapas Craft Beer Tasting at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks. Please join us on Friday, August 17th from 7 to 9:30 pm for a summer evening of regional beer, delicious food, and great music on the grounds of Gallery 2. Featuring beer from Backroads Brewing, […]

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As an official sponsor of Garagiste North, Uncorked Okanagan will have a shuttle available for those wanting to participate in the Garagiste Wine Festival at Sperling Vineyard in Kelowna from Penticton on Sunday Aug 19. Pick up will be at 1:00pm sharp from the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton, and will return right at the closing […]

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Set in a breathtaking alpine landscape, and showcasing award-winning culinary films, the best of BC authentic cuisine & world-renowned chefs, the festival promises an unparalleled experience to all its patrons. The Program includes an opening gala, food & wine tasting, film screenings & mingling with the filmmakers, cooking workshops and competitions, art with wine workshops […]

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Okanagan Foodie Tours is excited to announce a new walking food tour to their downtown Kelowna lineup. The “Bites on Bernard Tour” offers guests a fast paced, eat-on-the-go tasting experience. Every Tuesday afternoon this 2.5-hour food tour stops at 8-10 different eateries and participants get to try everything from chicken and waffles to sushi to […]

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As part of Destination BC Explore BC Program, FREE point-of-sale (POS) materials are available to industry for displaying and distributing to BC residents and visitors. In 2018, Destination BC continues to encourage BC residents to travel within BC during the shoulder season which is April-June and September-November. This presents an opportunity for us to motivate […]

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It is hard to believe that while we are just half way through our summer season, in less than 17 weeks we will be together with stakeholders, communities and partners at the annual TOTA AGM and Summit. This year we are looking forward to being in Osoyoos at Spirit Ridge Resort November 14th and 15th […]

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An inflatable waterpark planned on Osoyoos Lake likely won’t be popping up this year as was originally planned. The Town of Osoyoos passed zoning on June 4 for Okanagan Wibit to set up just off the shore from Gyro Beach, but, two months later, the provincial government has not yet provided a lease which the company still needs. The […]

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Join Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club for their last evening of live music for the summer with an amazing dinner performance by singer/songwriter Joshua Smith. Try the feature dinner menu created by Executive Chef Tim for $29.95/person and live music from 6-9 pm. Reservations are recommended at 250-861-4290

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Dinner & Show • Dinner at 5:30 pm and Show at 7:00 pm Join us for a night of laughs and an amazing dinner buffet.  The Okanagan Comedy Festival is hosting a hilarious night at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club on Saturday, August 25th at 5:30 pm. Appearing:  Stephen McGovern, Ben Miner, Tim Nutt Limited tickets are […]

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Travel Penticton was recently notified about a scam that has been operated at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Summerland Waterfront Resort. The hotel receives a same-day booking under the name of Barbara Johnson from Nelson for 2 rooms/suites and are given credit card information over the phone. Later in the day, Jennifer and Shaun Brown […]

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Okanagan Adventures is now GiftGator.ca!  GiftGator continues to provide bookings for Okanagan Experiences, but now we’ve started including uniquely Okanagan products as well. Why the rebranding?  Owner, Ayn Lexi, explains. “We wanted to shift our intent somewhat. Instead of just focusing on booking really cool Okanagan Experiences, we wanted to broaden our offerings as well […]

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(Penticton, BC) The legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are bringing over fifty years of performing folk, rock, bluegrass and country blues together, to the South Okanagan Events Centre for one unforgettable night on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. Fresh off their 18 month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as […]

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The Caetani Cultural Center and its passionate group of volunteers and artists are pleased to announce the upcoming “fun”raising event, A Splash Of Red, to be held in the Caetani Gardens on Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon, Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. A Splash Of Redis an elegant Italian themed evening, hosted in the beautiful gardens of the Caetani […]

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50 tickets left for The Mile High Wine Festival at SilverStar Mountain Resort Get your tasting tickets to the Mile High Wine and Food Festival before they sell out! Only 50 tickets are remaining for Canada’s highest outdoor wine tasting event at SilverStar Mountain Resort on Saturday, August 11, 2018. A must-do for wine and food enthusiasts, visitors will have […]

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Read the Full Report Here: 2017 Destination Canada – Global Tourism Watch Key Highlights Include: Market Potential The immediate potential market has increased significantly: 9.57 million travellers are definitely or very likely to travel within Canada in the next year, outside of their province or region (up from 8.73 million in 2016). British Columbia continues to […]

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