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Thirty of the world’s top slopestyle mountain bike riders will show off their finest airborne tricks at Big White Ski Resort, July 4-7, 2018. The pro riders are competing in the first Big White Invitational Slopestyle competition, a sanctioned event that is the newest addition to the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) World Tour. The […]

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Read the full report here: Unpacking Bleisure Traveller Trends Methodology: Expedia Group Media Solutions commissioned a study, conducted by Luth Research, to unpack the behaviors, influences, resources and preferences of American, British, Chinese, German and Indian bleisure travelers – or business travelers who extend their trip for leisure. Key Highlights Include: On average across the five countries over the last year 60% […]

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Sun Peaks, BC (June 28, 2018) – Music in the Mountains is coming to Sun Peaks, August 25-26, 2018. Spanning two days, the weekend of free outdoor concerts will feature award-winning Canadian headliners, Dan Mangan and Bedouin Soundclash. Two-time JUNO award winner and two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter, Dan Mangan, returns to Sun […]

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Singer-Songwriter Stephen Fearing

The Ryga Festival is thrilled to present an intimate evening with Juno Award winning musician Stephen Fearing, whose latest  album, Every Soul’s a Sailor,  made him the Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Stephen Fearing has released ten albums as a solo artist, featuring such musical guests as Bruce Cockburn, Margo Timmons, Richard […]

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Jenny Long of the Long Gallery & Studios is pleased to be hosting Vancouver Contemporary Artist Peter Ricq. This Solo Exhibit opens July 12th 5-8pm and will run through August 4. This is the first out of town guest artist’s whose work is being shown at The Long Gallery + Studios. Jenny comments, I am […]

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After almost seven years we said farewell to our friend and colleague Howard Grieve, who officially retired from TOTA and his role in Travel Trade and Media this past Friday, June 29th.  Howard was a dedicated tourism professional whom we all enjoyed working with and who will be missed by our entire team, his associates […]

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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is hoping a historic designation awarded last fall is going to raise not the quantity of tourists in the area but the quality, says its president. “We’re not pursuing mass tourism,” says Glenn Mandziuk, president and CEO of TOTA. “We’re not trying to sell our soul to tourism for the sake of tourism. We […]

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Expedia Media Solutions released their study on Canadian travellers profiling Generation Z (18-23) Millennials (24-35), Generation X (36-55) and Boomers (55+). Read the full report here: Canadian-Multi-Generational-Travel-Trends Key Highlights include: Millennials take the most trips, while boomers are not travelling as frequently as other generations, they make up for it in length Millennials and Boomers […]

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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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Welcome to Wine country. Combine a wellness stay at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa with the delight of exploring some of BC’s most renowned wineries. All Wine & Stay Packages are based on double occupancy for two-night stays. Elite Mile Scenic Sip Wine Tour Package Elite Mile Westside Wine Trail Tour Package Sip Happens The […]

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Surround yourself with the beauty of the Okanagan sunshine while you are immersed in a wellness experience at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa. Rates starting at $309 CAD / $239 USD* per night weekday (Sun – Thurs) and $339 CAD / $262 USD* per night weekends (Fri – Sat). Offer is based on single or double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH […]

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LEARN about Indigenous culture BUILD new & better relationships OPEN UP to new opportunities Last Thursday throughout Canada we celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day. Several of our TOTA team attended celebrations that took place throughout this region.  The day weaved together ceremony with celebration, festivity with sombre reflection, timeless rituals with modern adaptations, and all […]

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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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Tournament Details: Date: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 Time: 1:30 pm shotgun start; registration opens at 10:00 am Location: Black Mountain Golf Club, 575 Black Mountain Dr, Kelowna How to Participate: Single Registration: $199.00 + $9.95 (GST) = $208.95 each (includes 18 hole green fees, shared power golf cart, and dinner) Special Offer: Register a team of […]

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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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go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to welcome four tourism industry professionals to its board of directors, joining eleven directors who were re-appointed or continuing their terms. These directors were elected at go2HR’s Annual General Meeting on June 19, 2018. go2HR would like to welcome the following directors: Craig Blize, VP of Operations, […]

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Today BC’s Wine Industry reflects on the extraordinary success of BC Wine Month, with BC Wine sales reaching an all-time high in April. On March 13, the government proclaimed April as British Columbia’s official province-wide wine month encouraging British Columbians to discover, share and choose 100 per cent BC wines. The BC Wine Institute reports […]

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As the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, you can expect an Art in the Park on Canada Day that’s more action-packed than ever. Art in the Park is a part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations along with Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest at Riverside Park. This year, more than 100 artists and artisans will show […]

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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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Prestige Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce it is celebrating its 25th year as BC’s finest family-owned chain of hotels, resorts and inns.  Part of their 25-week campaign includes sending a pair of content creators on a six-week trip to 12 Prestige communities on what they’re calling the ‘Ultimate Summer Road-Trip”. The trip began […]

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The South Okanagan is where you’ll find Canada’s most delicious Red and White this year! With more than 40 world-class wineries on our doorstep, and lush apple and cherry orchards dotting our hillsides, Watermark Beach Resort is right in the heart of Mother Nature’s Canadian flag. Celebrate Canada Day in the heart of Canada’s desert, […]

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Kamloops Wineries were awarded with an astounding ten medals at the 37th annual All Canadian Wine Championships held in Ontario June 12th through June 14th, 2018. A panel of 18 judges tasted and evaluated 1393 wine entries from across Canada to determine medal winners in a number of wine categories.  Three Kamloops wineries, Privato, Harper’s […]

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For the third show in Many Hats’ eleventh season, we’ve selected Self Help an hilarious farce by Canada’s most-produced playwright Norm Foster! Self Help is the riotously funny journey of Cindy and Hal Savage whose acting careers lackluster and the financial rewards they so ardently desire. The doldrums persist until they stumble on the writings of a self-help guru […]

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Tourism is one of the most unique and interesting industries in the world. It brings people together, improves communications, builds relationships, provides education, is an outlet for cross-cultural experiences, promotes understanding and in doing so creates a vehicle for peace.  And notwithstanding all of these lofty outcomes, Tourism can also bring tremendous fun and joy […]

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