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The team at Monte Creek Ranch Winery welcomes wine lovers and farm fresh food fans to stop by and experience the beauty and bounty that first brought pioneers West. Witness for yourself the lure of this new frontier with a relaxing meal overlooking the Lion’s Head Vineyard and South Thompson River. Our patio season is […]

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On April 15th the sun set on the final day of the 2017-18 ski season. We wanted to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to all of our season pass holders, international, Canadian, and Kamloops guests, locals, staff, and volunteers for another incredible winter here in Sun Peaks! This season was a record […]

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Everything’s coming up Spring in the South Okanagan! Take advantage of our sunshine and pleasant weather this season. Watermark Beach Resort has a special rate for spring. Enjoy our well-appointed, full-kitchen suites, the freshest local farm-to-table fare at the Restaurant at Watermark, and the perfect temperatures for biking, hiking, or lounging by our beautiful pool, starting […]

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Okanagan Falls, BC – April 17, 2018 Who says lightning cannot strike twice? Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery is proud to announce that it has won Best of Show at the 2018 Cascadia Wine Competition held recently in Washington State, for its 2017 Pinot Gris. Last year Wild Goose won best of show for the […]

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It’s time for your Spring renewal. Focus on whole body wellness with this special May local offer from Sparkling Hill Resort. Local rates starting at $239 CAD per night weekday (Sun – Thurs) and $269 CAD per night weekends (Fri & Sat). Offer is based on single or double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY Resort Inclusions: Daily Hot European-inspired […]

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The federal government is donating $1.3 million to the development of the Okanagan Rail Trail. “Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna–Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was in Lake Country Thursday to announce the federal funding for the Okanagan Rail Trail project,” according to a Government […]

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The Okanagan Rail Trail received a big boost Thursday afternoon in Lake Country. Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr announced $1.3 million in federal funding on behalf of Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi. The 50-kilometre multi-use trail project spans four communities: the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, Okanagan Indian Band and Regional […]

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Traveller numbers soared at the Kamloops Airport during the first three months of 2018. YKA recorded its busiest first quarter on record, welcoming 92,471 travellers through January, February and March. It reflected a 5.8% increase over the same period in 2017. Airport managing director Heather McCarley said she couldn’t attribute the surge to anything other […]

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A long-standing attraction in Cache Creek, B.C., is taking a shot at making a combeback. Semlin Valley Golf Course shut down after over 30 years in operation, because of last summer’s devastating wildfires, owner  Brenda Whitehead says. The property, mostly ranch land, is owned by Whitehead and her common-law husband. They have decided to take a […]

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The embers are still hot on another record-breaking winter season at Big White Ski Resort, which closed on Sunday, April 8, following the second annual Season Ender Slush Cup. Big White Ski Resort would like to thank all its season passholders, guests and the local communities for the continued support for what was truly a […]

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Celebrate the wonderful women in your life all throughout May with our Mother’s May Special package. Rates starting at $299 CAD / $234 USD* per night weekday (Sun – Thurs) and $329 CAD / $258 USD* per night weekends (Fri & Sat). www.sparklinghill.com/mothers-day-offer Package Inclusions: • $100 KurSpa credit • In-room truffles upon arrival • […]

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Summer Break is right around the corner, and Watermark is ready to welcome you! The South Okanagan is a great place for every member of the family. Check out our list of exciting and unique family attractions. Watermark Beach Resort offers families well-appointed suites with full-kitchens, excellent amenites, and a perfect location right on beautiful […]

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British Columbia is building an international reputation as a paradise for craft beer lovers, with new breweries popping up all over the province and no shortage of tasty locally-brewed drops being produced. Sun Peaks is lucky to have three fantastic local breweries just down the road in Kamloops: Red Collar Brewing Company, The Noble Pig Brewhouse, and Iron […]

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An inflatable water park company is one step closer to shoring up in Osoyoos after Monday’s town council meeting. Council members passed the first two readings to amend a foreshore and lake zoning bylaw for Okanagan Wibit, which plans to open an inflatable water park just north of Gyro Beach. The rezoning is required because the location […]

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Construction on Valemount Glacier Destinations ski and sightsee resort (VGD) will not start until the summer of 2019, says VGD spokesperson Tommaso Oberti, who works for the resort’s design firm Pheidias Project Management. He adds it will take two years of construction before the resort can open to the public. Oberti will be in Valemount […]

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Evan Klassen has been hired as Western Canada Theatre’s new managing director. Originally from Winnipeg, Klassen was most recently the director of artistic operations at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and succeeds outgoing Executive Director Lori Marchand. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be accepting this post at Western Canada Theatre. I’m really excited to be moving to […]

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A new chairlift providing improved mountain, village, and ski-in, ski-out access highlights a massive development year at Sun Peaks Resort. Approximately $60 million in activity will be completed or underway this year. The new chairlift is a project that has been highly anticipated by guests and locals alike. A new four passenger, fixed grip lift […]

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Peachland district council could approve a letter of support for a proposed linear park and trail project connecting them to the town of Summerland at their meeting Monday night. The Regional District of the Central Okanagan requested the letter in support of their Crown land tenure application for the 3.6-kilometre Fir Brigade Trail area, on which they would develop […]

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Big White Ski Resort’s athletes shined during the Sport Chek National Championships in the snowboard cross and ski cross disciplines this weekend with three podium finishes. Tess Critchlow took home the top spot at the Sport Chek Speed Nation Snowboard Cross Nationals on her home course at Big White. Kelsey Serwa also placed first at […]

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Not very often in your lifetime does there come the chance to turn your dreams into reality and now is that time at Baldy Mountain Resort. The McKinney subdivision is now open for purchase, get in fast to take advantage of early bird pricing. At Baldy Mountain Resort you can enjoy everything that nature has […]

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It’s big news for Baldy Mountain Resort. In a world where small businesses struggle to compete against the large corporations, the ski industry is no different. In 2014 Baldy Mountain Resort was forced to close for an entire winter season. The local community was undeniably devastated, the resort was not just ‘the local hill’, it […]

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A pair of Naramata Bench wineries are moving through the public engagement process to expand operations. Moraine Estate Winery is replacing an existing tasting room and patio with a 10,500 square foot facility consisting of a retail, tasting area, manufacturing facility, exterior patio lounge and residence. The new building will bump up the winery’s interior […]

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Spring skiing at its best! Celebrate Spring Break in Osoyoos. There’s still plenty of time to take advantage of this incredible season at Baldy Mountain Resort.   Through April 1st, there’s so much to do in the snow. Plenty of on-mountain activities and events are planned every day!  Winemaker’s Cup and St. Patrick’s Day – […]

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MERRITT — The Merritt arts community’s dream of adding a performing arts centre look a little closer to reality this week. The city has received $500,000 through the BC Rural Dividend Program to be put towards the construction of a theatre complex, a plan that’s been in the works for seven years now, according to […]

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