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The Province is providing the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Association with financial support of $200,000 each to help with tourism-related impacts from the B.C. wildfires, announced Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Destination BC and the regional tourism associations will […]

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Are you proficient at preserves, brilliant at baking, daft at crafts, well-versed at veggies or adept at flower arrangement? If so, the Grist Mill and Gardens historic site has a great opportunity for you to show off your skills. On Sunday, September 24st the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos will be hosting its fourth-annual HERITAGE FALL […]

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An extensive survey of UK skiers and snowboarders has recognized Canadian ski resort Sun Peaks, in British Columbia (BC), as one of the most likely to be recommended resorts in the World. Published this September, The Ski Club of Great Britain 2017 Consumer Research Report details findings from over 12,000 respondents. The annual survey selected […]

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The finalists for the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards have been announced. The Air Canada Business of the Year Award Eagle Wing Tours Ltd – Victoria, BC Gold Eagle Lodge – North Battleford, SK Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre – Sun Peaks, BC The VIA Rail Community Outreach Award Great Wolf Lodge – Niagara Falls, […]

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The lieutenant governor will be touring the Okanagan over the next few days, recognizing excellence in B.C. wine. The Honourable Judith Guichon, along with members of the Government House Foundation, will present the 2017 Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for Excellence. In all, 11 wineries made the cut, including three in the Central Okanagan and eight in the South […]

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Twenty-seven finalists will be honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 12th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists are competing to take home nine awards in their respective categories. Current Taxi, a new company to Kelowna, was nominated for the Rising Star award. Current Taxi is an […]

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Sparkling Hill Resort, Historic O’Keefe Ranch, Gray Monk Estate Wineries and Oyama Ziplines are hitting the small screen. On Wednesday’s Marilyn Denis Show at 11 a.m. on CTV, Vernon was featured on Marilyn’s, Tommy’s and Lynn’s BC Adventures. Ange Chew, Tourism Vernon manager said it would not have happened without support from Destination BC, The Thompson Okanagan […]

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After partially closing on August 5th, Wells Gray Provincial Park is once again fully open to the public. Current and forecasted conditions have allowed the B.C. Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. to rescind the closure. While the public can once again enjoy full use of the park, a campfire ban remains in place […]

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Opportunity is knocking with the Okanagan Rail Trail, and some Coldstream residents are opening their doors. The district is seeing more bed and breakfasts popping up as the trail starts to attract visitors. “People are just seeing an opportunity to move forward with this,” said Michael Reiley, Coldstream’s director of development. “I believe there were two […]

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Win 2 Nights for 2 at the Kaslo Hotel

The Kettle Valley Express and the Kaslo Hotel & Pub bring you this great opportunity! Book your advertisement in the Kettle Valley Express by September 30th and you will be entered in a draw to Win 2 Nights for 2 at the Luxurious Kaslo Hotel! Call Lisa Now at 250-442-3731 or Cell 250-666-0672 or email […]

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The Kamloops Arts Council’s Art in Public Spaces is a new program that provides local organizations with artwork on a rotating basis. Paintings, photography and other works by local artists are displayed where Kamloops citizens and tourists congregate, such as health care centres, transportation hubs and reception areas. The Kamloops Arts Council and Royal Inland Hospital […]

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The 2017 BC 55+ Games that start in Vernon Wednesday will be an economic boost for the city and the region, according to the City of Vernon’s tourism manager. The big event runs Sept. 12-16. “It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the city to 3,500 to 3,600 athletes who might not have come […]

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Three Okanagan wineries are changing ownership. Black Hills Estate Winery, Gray Monk Estate Winery and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards have all been purchased by Andrew Peller Limited (APL) for a combined price of $95 million. The move makes APL the province’s largest producer of quality wines. APL has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% of Black […]

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Due to recent rainfall and favourable conditions, several Kelowna and West Kelowna parks that were closed due to the extreme fire hazard rating in the region will reopen this week. As of Tuesday, Sept. 12th at noon, park users can once again visit the following parks in Kelowna and West Kelowna: Paul’s Tomb and Lochview […]

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Casino Royale New Year’s Eve At Sparkling Hill Ring in the new year at Sparkling Hill Resort this December. Enjoy our Casino Royale experience complete with casino tables, live entertainment, dancing and more, all part of our 2-night New Year’s Eve Package.   Package Rates starting at $499 Cdn per night for two adults. This […]

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Travel within Canada will start to get cheaper in December. Flair Airlines has announced that they’re adding direct flights from Kelowna to both Vancouver and Edmonton starting on December 15th. From Edmonton, passengers will be able to catch a connecting flight to Toronto through Flair Airlines as well. “We are thrilled to return service back […]

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The Harpur Family is excited to launch their Pumpkin Patch this year in South Canoe. Their first year of pumpkin farming has resulted in over an acre of pumpkins ripe for the picking. They are inviting the community to come to their farm for pumpkins, hay rides, snacks, and fresh hot apple cider made from […]

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Explore BC, TOTA, Destination BC,

Every two years, Destination BC organizes a travel trade event for receptive tour operators (RTOs) based in the greater Vancouver area. Explore BC (formerly Discover BC) is a half day event that connects regional Destination Marketing Organizations with receptive tour operators and allows them to present new export ready products for consideration for tour groups […]

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The Embassy of Canada in France will host a webinar for employers interested in learning more about Destination Canada, Mobilité francophone, Express Entry and other support available for international recruitment. Session in French: Sept. 13 at 10:00am (EDT) Session in English: Sept. 13 at 11:00am (EDT) To sign up please send your name, title and […]

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Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st mark the Wine Capital of Canada Festival weekend in Oliver BC. This weekend is unlike any other. It is two solid days of celebrating all the bounty and beauty the South Okanagan has to offer. The fall grape harvest is in full swing, the salmon have returned to […]

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This year has been nothing short of record-breaking, from record early season rainfall, to some of the hottest weather on record, to one of the driest summers. As organic farmers, while we still have to adjust to conditions, we have more resilient plants that are designed to adapt to conditions. Our grapes have reached veraison (ripening) and as […]

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Liquidity Wines is raising a glass to their most recent wine world wins. The winery’s flavourful 2015 Pinot Noir Estate and 2014 Pinot Noir Equity have earned silver medals at the renowned Mondial des Pinots, the only global competition dedicated entirely to wines crafted from Pinot family grapes. Now in its 20th year, Mondial des […]

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