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Ogopogo Tours received the Sustainable Resource Industry Excellence Award from the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber. This recognizes their commitment to sustainable tourism including the first Biosphere Industry certification in North America. Their right-sized vehicle policy, alternate fuel use and carbon neutral certification allow them to operate with net zero emissions. The goal of Ogopogo […]

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Kelowna businessman Saug Sekhon is tearing down a perfectly good hotel near the corner of Highway 97 and Highway 33 in Kelowna. “Kelowna is a destination for tourists and this product wasn’t good enough from our experience,” said Sekhon. So it’s coming down. In its place: A brand new hotel with American flair. Microtel — […]

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A new sign that speaks to the Penticton Indian Band’s roots in the Okanagan was unveiled Wednesday afternoon at Manitou Park in Naramata. The idea of assigning an Indigenous name to the park arose through an ongoing collaboration between the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen and PIB. When suggestions for the name “Eagle’s House” came […]

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Effective October 9th, 2018 Hoodoo Adventure Company announced today that together with local investors they have purchased Chute Lake Lodge in Naramata BC and will take over operations effective immediately. The Hoodoo-led investor group intends to invest in renovations to refresh the historic recreation property while ensuring to honor its history in order to offer […]

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The results of the 2018 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards are in, and we are pleased to announce that Monte Creek Ranch Winery took home a medal! In 2018, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, with support from the Government House Foundation, and The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society announced a new partnership in recognizing […]

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O Spa Health & Wellness Centre is proud to have earned our QAA designation. Our achievement as one of only 21 Spas in Canada to have the Quality Assurance Approved Spa distinguishes O Spa as an industry leader. It  sends a clear message to our guests that we adhere to the highest industry standards related […]

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Letter from the Publisher of The Kettle Valley Express travel guide for South Central BC To all our valued Kettle Valley Express advertisers and stakeholders. This year has seen two major events that impacted the economy of Grand Forks and much of South Central BC, which is the coverage area of the Kettle Valley Express. […]

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Ground has been broken on a 15,000-square-foot wine centre and dining lounge at Mount Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna. “Our winery opened in 2001. We are really blessed to have about 200 acres of vineyards across the Okanagan, and this is our moment to have a great winery experience centre to match the vineyards that we farm,” said general […]

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A View To Remember B&B, a Gold Certified Green Tourism Approved Accommodation, is pleased to announce they are the 2018 recipient of the Greater Westside Board of Trade Key Business Award for Sustainable Green Business. As the first B&B in BC to be Green Tourism Certified, and achieving the GOLD certification this last year, we […]

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The countdown to winter has officially begun in Sun Peaks. This list will help prepare you for hitting the slopes on opening day, November 17! LOAD UP ON CARBS AT OUR FALL FESTIVAL Now’s the time to start loading up on some carbs in preparation for those colder months. Save the time and effort of […]

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It’s been a long time coming, but the Okanagan Rail Trail will officially open later this month. The eagerly awaited official opening takes place Sept.27, and everyone is invited to attend the celebration that will begin at 11 a.m. at the Oyama Boat Launch on Wood Lake, 15455 Oyama Rd. The boat launch will be closed for […]

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There are only a few more weeks left this season to get out to the new cidery that opened its doors in Armstrong this past June. Farmstrong Cider Company has already made a name for itself across the North Okanagan. “It’s been fantastic,” said Halee Fried, co-owner, Farmstrong Cider Company. “We’ve had a great response […]

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An Edmonton-based company is looking to take over some of the routes formerly served by Greyhound. Ebus has an application before the provincial Passenger Transportation Board to provide bus service from Kelowna to Vancouver, Kelowna to Kamloops and Kamloops to Vancouver. There would be a minimum of two round-trips daily. Trips between Kelowna and Kamloops […]

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KAMLOOPS — It won’t be long before Kamloops city council decides on the future use of the former golf property at McArthur Island. In May, city staff brought forward a recommendation to engage the two main user groups interested in the space — the Kamloops Naturalist Club and the Kamloops Disc Golf Club — to […]

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Luxury camping at its best If you buy a piece of land at Cottonwood Cove, get ready for a beautiful, amenity-packed RV Resort surrounded by premier Shuswap waterfront in a private, secluded cove. “My idea behind developing Cottonwood Cove was a wilderness camping feel—there’s lots of beautiful Cottonwood trees that dot the shoreline and the property […]

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Words and photos by Aaron Thiesen Riders: Gabe Neron and Elliot Capper. Anyone who has raced DH is familiar with the “course walk”: the practice of inspecting a race course on foot—no bikes—sussing out the shortest lines and mentally mapping the hazards. It’s occasionally a solo endeavor, but more often than not groups glom around […]

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A tremendous accolade for Mission Hill Family Estate and the entire Okanagan Valley as Travel+Leisure Magazine reflects on the 2016 Royal Visit by Prince William & Kate Middleton. Fantastic international exposure for the entire Okanagan region. LINK: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/entertainment/prince-william-and-kate-middletons-favorite-winery-may-surprise-you/vi-BBMXYiN?ocid=ientp  

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Great Estates Okanagan has announced the opening date for its new wine experience centre in Penticton. The Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will throw open the doors on Saturday, Sept. 22. It will serve as a hub for visitors to learn more about the South Okanagan’s wines and wineries, which includes Black Sage Vineyard, Inniskillin, […]

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Pacific Coastal Airlines is set to launch its improved B.C. connectivity to the east and west for YLW passengers. Kelowna (YLW) to Cranbrook (YXC) service has been increased to seven days a week, and the Kelowna to Victoria (YYJ) route will now have an early morning departure allowing for a full business day in Victoria. […]

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Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan-West Kootenay) is happy to announce that he will “Ride the Riding” for the third year in a row. Each of the last two years he decided to complete a bicycle trip through the riding, which gave him a unique chance to meet the people, businesses and industries that make up […]

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The Royal BC Museum will be the new home for a collection of fossils from the McAbee heritage site. About 18,000 specimens have been donated to the museum from the collection of the late John Leahy, who was a teacher from the Kamloops area and known as an “informed-amateur” in the world of fossils. Leahy […]

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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be allocating funds for the Rails to Trails project. The board unanimously approved the decision to secure additional grant money for the project. “The grant application is another step towards creating a trail network along the former railway a corridor from Sicamous to Armstrong,” stated CSRD in a release […]

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Crews from Sun Peaks Resort and Doppelmayr have been hard at work this summer in the early stages of construction of the new Orient quad chairlift. While much of the major work will be completed over the fall, significant progress has already been made on groundwork for the new addition to the resort. A wet spring kept everyone on their toes […]

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High School Experience (ages 12 to 18) – Individuals or Groups – 1 to 8 weeks This camp features morning Practical ESL classes at Kelowna’s original language school, International Gateway Kelowna combined with afternoon classes in Physical Education, Drama, Music, Dance, Cooking and Art at our partner high school, Studio 9 School of the Arts. Starting […]

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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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