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Lake Country, BC – The Lake Country Public Art Commission just released a Public Art Call for an outdoor permanent Indigenous public art installation along the Pelmewash Parkway. “The goal of this public art project is to provide an opportunity for Indigenous Okanagan artists to create and implement artworks that will enhance the Pelmewash Parkway corridor,” […]

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Photography & Words: Chris Pilling Presented by Sun Peaks Resort 20 years, 20 summers of some of the best mountain bike lift access that the BC interior has to offer. In the bike park’s earliest days the resort’s trail crew doubled as medics while they worked to scratch the first trails onto a blank canvas. And […]

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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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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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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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Join us at Memorial Park for Canada Day! Canada Day Pancake Breakfast 8 – 10:30am Len Wood Middle School volunteers will serve up a pancake breakfast by donation – all proceeds go to their new playground project, Welcome Tent Opens 10am – information and Canada Day SWAG Canada Day Colour Party Procession 10:50 am Armstrong […]

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Tourism Valemount is proud to announce the completion of the Website Re-development of VisitValemount.ca with services provided by Symphony Tourism Services, a subsidiary of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. Check out some of our new features: New Social Wall: What People Are Saying About Valemount (Instagram posts) Improved Business Directory Listings Improved Event Listings New: Blog Posts New and […]

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A Vernon café has launched a reusable coffee mug program designed to vastly reduce the amount of waste of to-go drink orders. Ratio Coffee and Pastry drew inspiration from a program that has has successfully garnered high levels of acceptance in Australia and other countries. The HuskeeCup is made from repurposed coffee husks and non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. The cup features […]

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International Gateway Kelowna is the only school in Canada offering EIKEN. The current  program runs until the end of June. EIKEN is an abbreviation of Jitsuyo Eigo Gino Kentei (Test in Practical English Proficiency), one of the most widely used English-language testing programs in Japan. It is offered at 7 levels: Grade 1, Grade Pre-1, […]

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It’s lights, camera, and action at West Kelowna’s Quails’ Gate Winery. The musical film documentary The Lake/N’-ha-a-itk has begun filming at the winery. The film is an expansion of live performances that took place at Quails’ Gate in 2014. The production was based on B.C. composer Barbara Pentland’s 1952 opera and a true-life event in the […]

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Two prolific South Okanagan winemaking regions are now able to market themselves as distinct regions on bottle labels. The Naramata and Skaha benches are the two latest sub-appellations to be approved by the provincial government, allowing wineries to differentiate themselves from the rest of the Okanagan. “The Okanagan Valley has always been known as one […]

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The federal tourism minister is coming to the Okanagan for lunch next week. The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is bringing in Melanie Joly to speak about Canada’s new federal tourism strategy and how it will create new opportunities for jobs and generate economic growth that benefits everyone. The lunch will be held […]

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A major movie industry conference will be held in Kelowna early next month. ShowCanada 2019, an annual conference that brings together all sectors of the film industry from Canada and the U.S., will take place June 4-6. It is co-ordinated by the Movie Theatre Association of Canada. “Our delegates look forward to experiencing new parts […]

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Ironman is coming home to Penticton. City council voted unanimously Tuesday (May 7) to have city staff move forward with negotiating a five-year agreement with Ironman Canada to bring the iconic race back to the city. “Ironman coming back to Penticton is like a divorced couple getting back together again,” Coun. Julius Bloomfield said, explaining […]

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One of the ‘HOTTEST’ programs at International Gateway Kelowna for ages 30+ is Practical ESL+’Hot’ Yoga in conjunction with the Hot Box Yoga. This year we have hosted students from Quebec, Switzerland and Japan for this unique 2 week program. This program begins weekly year round for ages 19 and up. International Gateway Kelowna (IGK) […]

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The team at Penticton’s TIME Winery is celebrating today (May 9) and checking stock levels, after capturing the inaugural Best of Show award at the Okanagan Wine Festivals BC Best of Varietal competition. TIME Winery CEO Harry McWatters and winemakers Graham Pierce and Nadine Allander attended the awards ceremony, and the trio was thrilled when it was announced that TIME […]

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The Regional District of North Okanagan has started working on enhancing a portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail at the 3.7 kilometre mark. Additional funding has been received from a private donation for the improvement and restoration of select areas along the Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, Lake Country and the RDNO. Improvements will include […]

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Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain has been recognized as one of the top ski resorts in North America for environmental performance. The Star was the only Canadian resort to receive a nomination for the 2019 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence from the National Ski Areas Association. Silver Star was up against U.S. giants Vail Resorts, Colorado, Sun […]

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86 years since the family business was first established in Vernon, Davison Orchards is now open for another busy season of agri-tourism. Vernon’s favourite family destination is ready for what’s to be expected as the best year on record and that’s a tall order. In 2018, over 300,000 people came to experience everything the farm […]

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Crowds gathered on the banks of the Penticton Channel Thursday morning to see thousands of sockeye salmon babies off on the start of their journey to the ocean. The annual Okanagan Nation Alliance fry release is part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the sockeye salmon population in local waterways, and educate the public about […]

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Taste the delicious wine and indulge with a locally inspired alfresco artisan menu while relaxing amongst stunning views of the South Thompson River. Monte Creek Ranch Winery is delighted to announce their new partnership with Chef Romeo and Uptown Chefs Catering & Events. Chef Romeo’s passion for showcasing local ingredients that represent a sense of […]

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Join International Gateway Kelowna’s worldwide network of more than 1300 travel agents and make great commission on all individual and group bookings. Here’s an example of what you can earn: IGK is currently hosting a Mexican youth group (ages 8 to 17) for a customized morning ESL and afternoon activity and cultural program for 9 […]

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Listening to Kevin Johnson talk, you can’t help but get lost in the long history surrounding the property he and his wife Darcie now watch over. It all got started, he says, approximately a century ago. The combined population of Kelowna and Penticton was a mere 7,000, and the First World War was just wrapping […]

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In celebration of Earth Day, we are proud to announce that the Kelowna Visitor Centre has received Gold Certification from Sustainable Tourism. This certification comes on the heels of Tourism Kelowna becoming a Biosphere Committed Entity earlier this year. During construction, the visitor centre task force was focused on making the building as efficient as possible. By entering into […]

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