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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, in partnership with Fairview Mountain Golf Club, is thrilled to invite you to their 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver, BC. We’re thrilled to announce for this year’s golf tournament we are partnering with the Central Okanagan Food Bank. They […]

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It’s that time of year when outdoor markets are a plenty and filling up your house with local food and goods becomes easier. The Sun Peaks Market Day is in full swing for the summer and will run right until September 29. Our market is famed for having a variety of vendors lining the village […]

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Celebrate the best of BC At BC’s best getaway resort! The South Okanagan is the heart of BC’s most beautiful and unique region. Fresh from the farm produce. World-class wines, ciders, and spirits. Canada’s warmest lake. Championship golf courses. Breathtaking hiking trails. Winding country roads for biking.   And Watermark Beach Resort is the perfect […]

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Oliver, BC (July 9, 2019): Covert Farms Family Estate accepted seven medals – four gold and three silver – at the International Organic Wine Award, based in Germany. The family-owned winery emerged victorious against strong global competition consisting of nearly 300 wineries from 28 countries. Now in its 10th year, the International Organic Wine Award has evolved into […]

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Lake Country, BC – Work to replace three public docks along the Okanagan Centre shoreline that were damaged during the Spring 2017 flooding events will take place July 8-26, 2019. With disaster relief funding from the Province confirmed, the rebuilding of the dock just north of the swim bay at Pebble Beach and the dock south […]

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Summer in the Okanagan can be tough on your body. Travelling. Exploring. Hiking. Biking. Swimming. Paddling. Tasting. Really, it can take a toll. At Watermark Beach Resort, we have the solution: Indulging. A visit to the Levia Wellness Spa will balance your mind and rejuvenate your spirit! From the Pure and Simple manicure to the […]

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Wine+ Culture + Food. A celebration that delights all your senses, Sensation is a festival that pairs B.C. wine with only the very best in art, music, food, and culture. As attendees explore the beautiful Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre they’ll see how different wines of the region have been paired with equally elevated […]

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In partnership with WestJet, and Carson Air, the Okanagan Wine Festivals’ ever-popular Fall WestJet Wine Tasting takes place at the Kelowna International Airport in one of the city’s most unique venues, the Carson Air hangar. With the largest capacity of any indoor wine tasting in the Okanagan, this venue design is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Join […]

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Introducing our Province’s most prestigious wine competition – The 2nd annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.  It is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.  A celebration of the best wines from across our Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals […]

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It’s a face-off like no other! Presented by Valley First is the B.C. Wine and Food Truck Face-Off! Enjoy Okanagan wines paired with custom-made bites from seven different local food trucks at this one-of-a-kind, festival-feeling event. Everything from locally-inspired cuisine to samplings from far-off places have been paired with unique local wines for guests to […]

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Welcome to our first monthly newsletter for the Biosphere Adhesion Program! This newsletter will feature highlights of committed Biosphere entities, examples of Biosphere leaders from around the world, and helpful hints and tips to inform sustainable business practices. Each newsletter we will feature a new United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) area and subsequent businesses that are providing leadership in these goals. If your business is engaging […]

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All of us in the tourism industry are well aware that over the past many years there has been tremendous growth in online booking sites. To varying degrees, whether you fully embrace the concept or not, these sites have become one of the mainstream shelves where the industry is able to sell tourism products and services. Most recently we have begun working with the site BookDifferent.com, […]

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Inter-city bus service will be returning to the Highway 3 corridor this month. Mountain Man Mike’s has received approval from the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to operate a pair of routes hubbed out of Kaslo to Vancouver and Edmonton. According to the business’s Facebook page, the first Kaslo to Vancouver run will take place July 13 with […]

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Lake Country, BC – Tuesday, July 2 an updated Official Community Plan (OCP) was adopted by Lake Country Council for the district municipality. The OCP is intended to provide a 20-year vision for the community – until the year 2038; and will be updated every five years in addition to periodic updates and amendments as […]

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International Gateway Kelowna is very pleased to be shortlisted for an iStudy UK language school award for 2020. IGK previously won this prestigious award in 2016/17 and 2017/18 as Canada’s best language school. The award based on reviews and feedback from language travel agents, writers and students worldwide.

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July 2, 2019 – Canada’s favourite summertime adventure, The Amazing Race Canada featured Kamloops in its season opener this evening.  Averaging 2 million viewers per episode, The Amazing Race Canada is the nation’s highest rated TV show and the perfect opportunity for Canadians to get up close with destinations across the country. “The opportunity to work with […]

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Kamloops, BC – Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops released last month exciting news that renovations are complete and the hotel, Cordo Resto + Bar and Grab and Go proudly serving Starbucks are open for business. Rocky Mountaineer guests have had the opportunity to see the new look and renovations while final renovations were completed. These groups […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vernon, July 4, 2019: Things are moving forward for Power Trips Tesla Rentals, a Vernon-based car rental company that opened February 2017. Power Trips rents Tesla vehicles exclusively and, until now, has boasted a small fleet of Tesla Model S — the world’s quickest sedan, that also happens to be 100% electric. […]

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Connect with Your Clan! An all-ages beachfront resort. The heart of Canada’s four-season paradise. Beautifully-appointed family suites. A variety of beautiful event spaces. Excellent food. World-class wine. Endless family fun! Watermark is the perfect place for your family reunion. Our expert team can make every member of your family feel at home (even the four-legged […]

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July 1st, 2019, Canada’s 152nd birthday and the day that most Canadians across the country take time to celebrate the nation. While this country is not perfect, I have to say that after the extensive travel that I had the opportunity to do over the past year, I have never been more proud of being […]

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Summer is officially here! What better way to enjoy it than in Canada’s summer playground? Watermark Beach Resort’s central, waterfront location makes it the ideal home base for all of your South Okanagan excitement. Wineries, golf, hiking trails, dining, shopping, culture & more, right on our doorstep. Award-winning, locally-sourced cuisine. Well-appointed suites with private outdoor […]

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Just in time for summer, Vernon’s newest waterfront park is just about ready to open. What was once Camp Hurlburt, is now Hurlburt Park on Eastside Road and it will open to the public on June 28. The regional district purchased the land from Trinity United Church which operated a youth camp on the site […]

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Vernon, the Okanagan’s oldest community, is home to orchards, lakes, murals, arts, history, and now a new foodie sensation – the “Downtown Discovery” walking food tour! Visit farm to table eateries, locally owned restaurants, artisanal food shops, and tasting rooms for fresh baked breads, tangy southern barbecue, unique power bowls, sweet and savoury chicken and […]

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Sun Peaks, BC (June 27, 2019): Following up on significant infrastructure improvements in recent years, Sun Peaks Resort is pleased to announce replacement plans for the Crystal chairlift at Canada’s Second Largest Ski Area. The new lift will be a Doppelymayr fixed grip quad that will increase uphill capacity by 20%. A key feature of the […]

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The Shuswap Trail Alliance will run the day-to-day operations of the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail. The Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Corridor Governance Advisory Committee endorsed a recommendation to bring the Shuswap Trail Alliance on board, noting their expertise with trail projects in the area. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board, acting on behalf of the BC Rural Dividend […]

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Join Laughing Stock Vineyard’s winemaker Nikki Callaway on a journey exploring different Merlot sites through the South Okanagan. Merlot is a key investment component in LFNG’s Flagship wine Portfolio. The  virtual journey will extend from the Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards, to the South finishing in Osoyoos with the Perfect Hedge Vineyard. Your tasting will […]

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