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Sun Peaks will be buzzing this summer, and not just from the bees in the alpine blossoms. 2018 will see over $60 million in activity completed, or underway, to improve Sun Peaks’ overall guest experience. Highlights include: construction of a highly anticipated chairlift connecting the East Village area, planning for the multi-purpose Sun Peaks Centre, the transformation of the Sun Peaks […]

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Following a successful trial year, the weekend-long Mountain Spirit Festival is returning to Sun Peaks, June 22-24, 2018. The wellness retreat will offer attendees a weekend of inspirational speakers, health and spirituality workshops, healing practitioners, and yoga sessions. Founder of Interior Wellness and creator of the Mountain Spirit Festival, Elizabeth Beeds, sees Sun Peaks as the ideal location […]

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Many of Summerland’s downtown stores will be open late on Friday, May 4 for shopping and for in-store tastings from wineries around the area. Twelve wineries and 13 businesses are taking part in first-ever Summerland Wine Walk, which will go from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the area of Main Street and Victoria Road. Organizer […]

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Kelowna’s Tree Brewing Co. will shut down its Richter Street production facility at the end of the month as it moves much of its beer-making operations to Vancouver. The move comes after the company that owns the Tree Brewing agreed to a joint venture with Calgary’s Big Rock Brewing Company. The agreement will see Fireweed Brewing […]

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Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park has grown by 16.4 hectares after the province recently bought a parcel of private land. The land, known as the Harvard Road vacant acreage and located on the north end of the 7,677-hectare park, was purchased by the government for $947,000. “The parcel of land contains an open forest and grassland ecosystem, […]

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Looking for fun ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with your family this year? … Drop a few not-so-subtle hints that you’re expecting a Mother’s Day brunch.  Join us over farm-to-table dining with an array of the finest local ingredients the Okanagan has to offer. The buffet offers cold and hot stations, a chef attended omelet […]

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Looking for a lovely way to treat your mom on Mother’s Day? The Restaurant at Watermark’s Mother’s Day Brunch features a menu that Chef Adair Scott’s mom would certainly proud of! We know your mom will, too! Join us (and our moms!) on Sunday, May 13th First Seating, 10:00 am Second Seating, 11:30 am Reservations […]

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While there are many ways your tourism businesses can reduce your carbon footprint within your operations, one of the biggest opportunities by far is related to transportation. As guests travel to your destination, as they enjoy their experiences, and even the travel choices made amongst your own staff. Transportation is the largest contributor to global […]

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Christina Lake Tourism invites you to “Rev it up for Summer” Tourism Summit and Annual General Meeting for the Christina Lake Tourism Society on May 14th, 2018 at The Christina Lake Community Hall,  90 Park Road. Starting at 12:30pm. Christina Lake Tourism, Christina Gateway Community Development Association, The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Destination BC will all be […]

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BreakOut West Kelowna 2018

Is your organization looking for a unique way to connect with the community and the lucrative music industry?  Are you interested in VIP access to some of the best music in Canada? The 16th edition of BreakOut West will be comprised of a four-day music conference, a multi-genre music festival, the Western Canadian Music Industry […]

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The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, employees and stakeholders in occupational health and safety (OHS) collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH Week is May 6-12, 2018. During NAOSH Week, employers are encouraged to organize some activities within your […]

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Struggling to hire local service supervisors, managers or other specialized service occupations (e.g. Chefs, Cooks, Bakers, Executive Housekeepers, F&B Supervisors, F&B Managers, etc.)? If so, the Mobilité Francophone stream of the International Mobility program may be of interest to you. On June 1st 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented the Mobilité Francophone stream […]

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TOTA was pleased to once again be in attendance as one of this year’s sponsors of the Southern Interior Local Government Association Conference (SILGA) which took place last week in Revelstoke.  This event is attended by municipal and Regional District government mayors, councils and Directors working collectively on issues and challenges that are common to […]

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Disconnect from the outside world. Leave work and the chaos of life behind. It’s time to kick back on a girls’ spa getaway with special resort offers for your trip. Treat yourself to a well-deserved break and enjoy a girls’ spa day at the largest spa in Canada: Sparkling Hill Resort’s KurSpa. INCLUDED WITH YOUR […]

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Enjoy all the inclusions of an overnight stay, plus a 3-course farm to table style dinner for two at PeakFine. Local rates starting at $329 CAD per night weekday (Sun – Thurs) and $359 CAD per night weekends (Fri & Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY Package Inclusions: 3-course dinner for two in PeakFine […]

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The Okanagan Nation Alliance is pleased to host the Annual Sockeye Fry Release in Penticton, BC where all the Fish in Schools Program participants along with our hatchery do a ceremonial release of Sockeye Fry at the mouth of Shingle Creek. The Fry Release that will take place on May 2, 2018 at the Penticton […]

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The City of Kelowna is in the process of finalizing purchase of the final piece of the Okanagan Rail Trail. Andrew Gibbs, the inter-jurisdictional development team project manager for the trail, says the city is in negotiations with CN Rail to purchase a section of the abandoned rail line in the north end of the […]

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The federal and provincial governments have agreed to fund a feasibility study for a BC Wine Excellence Centre, a facility Penticton is a top contender to host. The centre would act as a platform for wine and tourism for the industry and educate visitors about B.C.’s wine regions and the winemaking process. It would link […]

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A three-day conference for British Columbia’s tourism educators next week, hosted by Okanagan College, is going to be focused on one of the industry’s hottest topics: the future of work in the industry. “Tourism and hospitality businesses are – at their core – about people,” says William Gillett, the Dean of Okanagan College’s School of […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina –The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) was selected from among a group of leading International Tourism Destinations as this year’s winner of the prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Award during the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit in Argentina. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards recognize and celebrate inspirational and world changing initiatives […]

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CENTRAL OKANAGAN TOURISM INDUSTRY SHOWCASE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Laurel Packinghouse, Kelowna BC Tourism Kelowna, working together with the District of Lake Country, Destination Peachland, and the City of West Kelowna is hosting the first Central Okanagan Tourism Industry Showcase. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is very pleased to be taking part in this event […]

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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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