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Access means everything to the Tourism Industry and it is certainly a critical component of “driving or flying”  tourism revenues into the Thompson Okanagan. On the ground, this means ensuring we continue to lobby for improved road systems through lane twinning, increased passing sections and the use of more electronic adjustable speed limit signage.  We […]

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Team BC Representing Destination BC at the Quartzsite RV Show in Arizona.

Billed as the largest gathering of RVers in the world, the town of Quartzsite, Arizona sees as many as 1,000,000 people travelling in RVs visit the area every year. In combination with a large gem and mineral show, the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV show sees attendance of almost 150,000 people over the ten days […]

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Western Canada Theatre’s next big production is set to take the stage next week, and it’s sure to score a lot of points with audiences. Glory is a swinging hockey story based on a real-life Canadian championship women’s hockey team of the 1930’s. Fighting through the depression and with political tensions rising in Europe, four […]

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A boutique hotel in a vineyard is just what the area needs, according to the owners of Poplar Grove Winery. “I think it is desperately needed for Penticton,” said Tony Holler, explaining he has often heard visitors expressing the desire to stay in a smaller chateau-style hotel in the actual wine growing areas. Holler said […]

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Introduction to Social Media Marketing Tuesday February 20th, 6-8pm Caetani Centre Studio Gallery $50.00 per student To register visit: www.caetani.org Social media has taken over modern society and is solely responsible for most of the viral crazes and break-through artists and businesses of the last five years. One of the best free marketing tools in […]

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The Rotary Club of Sun Peaks is proud to present the first Annual Sun Peaks Art Summit. A premiere artist show and sale held outdoors throughout our village stroll on July 28 in beautiful Sun Peaks, as part of the Alpine Blossom Festival. Applications are JURIED and based on the originality, quality and craftsmanship of the […]

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The BC Family Day weekend at Big White Ski Resort was a huge success with perfect bluebird conditions, a packed family-friendly events schedule and 1191 BC residents taking advantage of the 50% off lift tickets on the holiday Monday. “It’s been a beautiful weekend with lots families and beginners out enjoying the sunshine,” says Josh […]

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A new, built-in-the-Okanagan rototiller will join the valley’s milfoil control fleet this year. The Okanagan Basin Water Board was updated this week on its construction, which should be complete by April. Built by Multi-Power Products of Kelowna, it will complement three other machines plying Okanagan lakes. The older equipment is between 14 and 34 years old. The […]

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R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum and The Mall at Piccadilly have partnered to celebrate Heritage Week, from February 19-24, 2018.  The Heritage Week Celebration showcases our rich local heritage and you are invited to come and explore! This year’s heritage week theme is “Heritage Stands the Test of Time” and is meant to encourage British Columbians […]

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Looking for a vacation that includes excellent amenities for your four-legged family members? Watermark Beach Resort is ready to welcome your furry friends. You’ve seen your puppy running in his sleep…make his dreams come true! Book a stay in one of our beautifully appointed, pet-friendly suites, and let his little doggy legs fly along the beaches […]

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Melt away the stresses of daily life with this exclusive March offer. Local rates starting at $209 per night midweek (Sun-Thur) and $239 per night weekends (Fri & Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY Luxury Accommodation European-inspired Buffet Breakfast Complimentary Wireless Internet Valet Parking Access to 40,000 sq. ft. KurSpa: 7 Steam Rooms and Saunas 4 Experiential Showers Indoor Pool & […]

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A pair of South Okanagan distilleries won gold medals for their products at the inaugural Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, recently held in Vancouver. Heritage Vodka, from Penticton’s Old Order Distillery, won gold in the vodka category of the competition, while Noteworthy Gin, a product of Oliver’s The Dubh Glas Distillery, earned gold in the gin category. The […]

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By 2045, the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is anticipated to serve 3.5 million passengers annually. That’s more than double the current traffic and with such a high growth rate, they are planning for the future. Today the YLW delivered a preliminary design for the future expansion and improvement of the airport terminal building to the […]

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From the crowning of royalty to feather fanciers, the 58th Vernon Winter Carnival is now in full swing, with events taking place all over town. Carnival in Wonderland kicked off Feb. 2 with activities for all ages. Shriners in mini cars at the parade, Proclamation and Coronation of Queen and Princess Silver Star LVII and […]

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Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair Register Your Business Today for a Booth at the Upcoming Job Fair – March 15th Kelowna BC Get a head start on your summer hiring! Showcase your business and attract job seekers at the Thompson Okanagan Regional Tourism Job Fair, the largest tourism and hospitality career fair in the […]

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Don’t forget! Still looking for a great Valentine’s Day surprise? Watermark Beach Resort has the answer! Select one of our special love-themed packages: Wow your sweetheart on the 14th with Chef Scott Adair’s intriguing and delicious Valentine’s menu Keep the celebrations going with a romantic dinner + movie date night on the weekend Surprise your […]

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February 16-24, 2018 Shuswap Film Society presents the Shuswap International Film Festival. All films are shown at the Salmar Classic (360 Alexander Street) in Salmon Arm. 13 International Films • Opening Night Gala • Closing Night Festivities • Prizes For more information visit the Shuswap Film Society website

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We’ve extended Valentine’s Day to the whole month of February! Indulge in romance and fall in love again, with our Room for Romance Package, available Feb 7 – Feb 27, 2018. Enjoy an array of gifts, lovingly handpicked by our team for the perfect night away with that special someone. Our package includes a complimentary […]

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How did you find one of your first jobs? Many of us who are over the age of 40, found those important first time positions through family, friends, a local ad or an ad in the newspaper. I remember my first real job (as in not working for my dad), happened because I actually walked […]

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SIXTH ANNUAL VERTICAL & VINTAGES WINE WEEKEND WITH NARAMATA BENCH WINERIES TASTING EVENT APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT, SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH The Naramata Bench Wineries Association and Apex Mountain Resort are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Vertical & Vintages Wine Weekend. Centered around a Saturday night wine tasting event hosted by the Naramata Bench Wineries, 18 […]

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Three Big White Ski Resort sponsored athletes are heading to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games to represent Team Canada. Tess Critchlow was nominated to the women’s snowboard cross team while Kelsey Serwa was nominated to the women’s ski cross team and Ian Deans was selected as an alternate for the men’s ski cross team. […]

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Nine of the Vernon region’s most skilled Emergency Services teams will present thrilling demonstrations and showcases at SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day, on Saturday, February 17, benefitting Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF). The all-day event honours first responders and everyone who steps up to help people in crisis situations. From a heli-winch rescue to […]

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The District of Lake Country launched its new website (www.lakecountry.bc.ca) this week following six months of design and consultation.  The site is designed with a focus on improved communication, ease of navigation, accessibility and search functionality, complete with emergency alerts, maps and email notifications to subscribers.  Emphasis of the design was on creating a positive […]

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The Grist Mill and Gardens Historic Site is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new “Pantry Share” program inspired by the popularity of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives. C.S.A. is a program of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters. It links people directly with their source of food, providing them with the most […]

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You have the fluffiest towels, the best views, the most intimate experiences with nature or the most amazing [insert your top guest benefits here.] Sound familiar? Research by Xavier Font, Islam Elgammal & Ian Lamond, published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, has demonstrated that most tourism businesses focus their marketing and communications exclusively on the […]

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