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Air Canada Rouge has confirmed it is renewing a summer flight schedule from Kamloops to Toronto for 2019. The three-times-weekly return flight launched in June but won’t run over the winter. Airport Manager Heather McCarley says the return of the flight next spring indicates Air Canada must be happy with passenger loads. “This is good […]

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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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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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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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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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THE THOMPSON-OKANAGAN, BC Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Kamloops Photography, Words & Video: Peter Wojnar Presented by Mountain Biking BC0 Watch full video The Okanagan is famous for its excellent wineries and omnipresent orchards and fruit stands, as well as a quickly growing number of great breweries. And while it’s true that much of the Okanagan is […]

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This week sees the launch of an exciting new tourism marketing campaign called “Chain of Events”. The project is a collaboration between Travel Penticton, Tourism Summerland and Discover Naramata with funding and support from Destination BC. “The ‘Chain of Events’ project actually started a couple of years ago and focused on promoting cycling activities, particularly […]

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SUNRISE HIKE ON MT. MORRISEY Fresh air will put an extra bounce in your step sans caffeine. We recommend packing your thermos to the top. Take in the beautiful sunrise and scenery while enjoying a warm cup of coffee. CREPES AT TOD MOUNTAIN CAFÉ Tod Mountain Café has a variety of fresh crepes on their menu. […]

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At a community BBQ July 5th hosted by the Village of Valemount and Valemount Community Forest, Valemount Glacier Destinations spokesperson Tommaso Oberti spoke about the status of the roughly $100M ski-sightsee resort planned for the Premier Range west of Valemount, saying he hopes to share good news soon. In a subsequent interview with the Goat, […]

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Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad has introduced a new label to coincide with its cellar’s recent organic certification. Free Form is the name of the new label, and it will offer five wines: an ancient method sparkling wine, a skin-contact white, a Vin Gris, a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Franc. Current releases are the Free […]

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Mt. Eneas Wildfire 2018 Central Okanagan, B.C. – It was a positive night for crews monitoring the Mt. Eneas (south of Peachland) and the Good Creek (within Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park) wildfires, describing them as stable this morning. The BC Wildfire Service classifies the Mt. Eneasopen_in_new fire as remaining out of control, as it now encompasses a number […]

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Mt. Eneas Wildfire 2018 Central Okanagan, B.C. — An Evacuation Alert has been issued for 198 properties in the upper Glenrosa area of the City of West Kelowna due to the Law Creek wildfire.  Approximately 495 residents affected by this new Alert, should be ready to leave their homes on short notice for an extended period […]

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Mt. Eneas Wildfire 2018 Central Okanagan, B.C. – Three properties that were under evacuation orders have been changed to evacuation alerts. 303, 305 and 307 Log Chute Road have been changed to evacuation alert, meaning those residents can return to their property but must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Residents will be given […]

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Development of a national park in the South Okanagan is moving along at a snail’s pace, but supporters of the idea say they are satisfied things are finally moving in the right direction. While formal talks have not started yet, Parks Canada tells Castanet News they are now meeting with the province and local First […]

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A new digital visitor information platform created by a local tech startup has been used by more than 7,500 people since it launched a month ago. The platform is called VIKE (pronounced VICK-ee), which is an acronym for Visitor Information Kiosk Experience. Touch Tourism, the local company that created the technology, credits the owners, managers […]

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A popular website dedicated to all things beer is raving about Penticton’s burgeoning craft beer industry and the City as an outdoor tourism mecca. The website BC Ale Trail has recently published an article called The Penticton Ale Trail – One of B.C.’s Best Kept Craft Beer Secrets. The article starts with, “The name Penticton […]

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The Okanagan Valley is swiftly gaining recognition as a premier wine-growing region on the international stage. The area is known for its intense growing season – with higher and longer daytime temperatures than other neighbouring regions. The dry and moderate climate and distinct soil provides exceptional growing conditions for grapes. In fact, the Okanagan region […]

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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, Grade 2, Grade Pre-2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5. The total number of examinees since 1963 exceeds 95 […]

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Acclaimed British Columbia winery Vanessa Vineyard has brought home a combined nine honours from three prestigious international competitions — an exceptional feat for a winery of such relative youth. The 2018 edition of the All Canadian Wine Championships (Canada’s oldest wine competition), held June 12 – 14 in Prince Edward County, Ontario, awarded three medals […]

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If all goes to plan, Penticton’s first downtown winery will be open this weekend. Assuming TIME Winery passes its final inspections this week to obtain its occupancy permit, the business should be able to hold a soft opening Saturday (July 7). Christa-Lee McWatters Bond says construction delays associated with transforming the former Penmar Theatre into […]

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A Kelowna winery has been rated No. 1 in Canada with users on Trip Advisor. The rankings, released Thursday, show the Okanagan Villa Estate Winery and Vibrant Vine Tasting Room at the top of the list of the 21 top wineries in the country. Owner Wyn Lewis said he is thrilled with the recognition from […]

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Watermark Beach Resort is so fortunate to have Ingrid Jarrett at the helm. Ingrid’s unique approach to hotel management has led her to success after success in this industry. Her passion for BC and all of its delights have helped to bring our province (and especially the South Okanagan) into a global spotlight. Now, Ingrid […]

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Do you have a budding Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, or Annika Sorenstam on your hands? We love seeing junior golfers hitting the links here at The Golf Course at Sun Peaks Resort! This year we’ve made it even easier to turn your kids into golfers with our weekly specials and kid friendly events: KIDS GOLF […]

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It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us, and a lot’s changed since the end of the winter season. The snow’s been melting, the bike and hiking trails are reappearing and the wildflowers are peeking through… that’s right, summer is here, and we have some big announcements. For the first time ever, Big White has now […]

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An Okanagan business owner has been named one of the top 10 foodies of the year by Western Living. Christine Coletta, who founded Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, was announced as one of the honourees today. Coletta has been a leader in the B.C. wine industry, most notably creating a B.C. wine and Alberta food […]

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The hotel is situated in the heart of Kelowna and conveniently located on the corner of Highway 97 and Highway 33. Just steps away from many major businesses, shopping and a great variety of restaurants. Our central location awards guests easy access to numerous sporting venues, championship golf courses, and world-class wineries. The 120 room Holiday Inn Express […]

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