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Valemount, BC (December 10, 2019) –  Visitors to one of Canada’s most breathtaking destinations, Mount Robson Provincial Park, have a new place to stay with the opening of the Comfort Inn & Suites in Valemount. This new build addition to the area is located close to the entrance of Mount Robson Provincial Park, the highest […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLUE RIVER, BC – The first guests of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS)’s 50th Anniversary season have arrived in Blue River, and the operation is excited to embark on the festivities at the resort throughout the next four months. In 1970, MWHS was established by founder, owner and heli-skiing pioneer Mike Wiegele. Today, MWHS […]

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Kelowna, BC – Joining forces to create greater economic impact: that’s the goal of a first-ever partnership between the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) and Tourism Kelowna. The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly leverage the region’s key industry sectors to generate business investment and attract […]

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After winning a prestigious national tourism award and being named best ski resort in the Okanagan last week, Big White Ski Resort has another reason to celebrate. Local chalet, Crescendo, was voted “Canada’s Best Ski Chalet” at the 7th Annual World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel, Austria this past Saturday. Upon learning the news, Crescendo owner, Mitch Perlman, said […]

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Big White Ski Resort is honoured to be chosen as winner of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s 2019 Pursuit Attraction and Adventure Award. The award ceremony, which took place Wednesday night in Ottawa, celebrates the best in Canadian tourism. “What a thrill to be honoured in the nation’s capital in front of the best […]

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Sun Peaks

We are open! On Saturday, November 23, Sun Peaks Resort was the first BC interior resort to kick off the 2019/20 ski and snowboard season! Competition for first chair was fierce this year, with a challenge thrown down in the early morning hours of last winter’s Opening Day leading to two groups showing up within minutes […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mother Nature pulled through and SilverStar will open about 25 kilometres of groomed, packed and tracked set trails in the upper alpine trail system, this Saturday. The Nordic trails opening this weekend are accessible from the village via Cross Mountain Trail or Pinnacles Trail near the Brewer’s Pond Base. “We […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SilverStar Mountain Resort is excited to release a one-of-a-kind video created by well-known filmmaker Mike Douglas with Switchback Entertainment, out of Whistler. The film, Storybook Adventures, is meant to take skiers, boarder’s and bikers into an enchanted wonderland revealing all the aspects that make SilverStar so unique. “The film displays […]

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The countdown to opening day of the ski and snowboard season is on! With several October snowfalls already giving us a taste of the good stuff, stoke for another awesome winter is building fast. From new businesses in the village to new events, there are plenty of exciting changes in store this season at Canada’s second largest ski […]

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For Immediate Release OLIVER, B.C.: Funding approved by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC) facilitated the protection of Baldy Mountain Resort, the community, and the resort’s future sub-divisions with a 350-metre-wide fuel break. The last wildfire moved through the area in the 1930s. Since that time, a stand of dense fire-prone trees has grown back. The […]

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Big White Ski Resort is honoured to be included as a finalist for the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s Pursuit Attraction & Adventure Award. The award, presented annually, recognizes a Canadian organization that provides outstanding outdoor adventure tourism experiences. “For many years, Big White Ski Resort was known simply as a regional mountain in the […]

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Penticton, September 25, 2019 – Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University are seeking public participation to help them understand the demand for local food in Okanagan restaurants. Starting today and through to the end of October, Okanagan residents are being asked to complete a 10-minute online survey about their preferences […]

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Valemount College is now accepting applications for the First Nations Cultural Tourism Certificate, a 24-week program starting January 6, 2020. Overview:  Share the unique Indigenous culture of the Interior First Nations people through the First Nations Cultural Tourism Program. This program provides graduates with a foundation in tourism, interpretation, Interior First Nations Culture, and natural history. […]

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Moccasin Trails, an emerging Indigenous Tourism Company owned by TOTA Indigenous Specialist, Greg Hopf, and Board Chair, Frank Antoine, are launching a West Kelowna Cultural Tour. After running successful canoe tours throughout the Shuswap, the 100% Indigenous-owned business is thrilled to be bringing a tour to the Central Okanagan. Moccasin Trails specializes in taking guests […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Apex Mountain Resort are excited to announce a new season pass holder reciprocal program that provides enhanced access to winter product lines at two well-known local ski resorts. This upgraded program will see all winter alpine season pass holders from each destination receive two free […]

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The City of Merritt is pleased to announce that effective immediately Will George shall be taking on the new role of Manager of Economic Development, Communications and Tourism. This change consists of Will stepping into the role of leading the new Communications team with the support of the Human Resources Manager. The Communications team will assist the City of […]

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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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