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86 years since the family business was first established in Vernon, Davison Orchards is now open for another busy season of agri-tourism. Vernon’s favourite family destination is ready for what’s to be expected as the best year on record and that’s a tall order. In 2018, over 300,000 people came to experience everything the farm […]

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Crowds gathered on the banks of the Penticton Channel Thursday morning to see thousands of sockeye salmon babies off on the start of their journey to the ocean. The annual Okanagan Nation Alliance fry release is part of an ongoing effort to revitalize the sockeye salmon population in local waterways, and educate the public about […]

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SuperHost Foundations of Service Quality is a comprehensive, practical introduction to the principles of providing a quality service experience. This one-day course is ideal for people who are either entering the workforce for the first time or after a significant break, or are fairly new at working in a front-line, customer-facing role.For more information about Foundations […]

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Taste the delicious wine and indulge with a locally inspired alfresco artisan menu while relaxing amongst stunning views of the South Thompson River. Monte Creek Ranch Winery is delighted to announce their new partnership with Chef Romeo and Uptown Chefs Catering & Events. Chef Romeo’s passion for showcasing local ingredients that represent a sense of […]

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Join International Gateway Kelowna’s worldwide network of more than 1300 travel agents and make great commission on all individual and group bookings. Here’s an example of what you can earn: IGK is currently hosting a Mexican youth group (ages 8 to 17) for a customized morning ESL and afternoon activity and cultural program for 9 […]

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On behalf of the TOTA Board of Directors and our staff and management, we wish to thank the Minister of Citizen’s Services, the Honorable Jinny Sims who joined us in Kelowna last Friday at our TOTA office to formally announce our recent receipt of a Rural Dividend Grant. These funds from this grant will be […]

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The Snowboardcross World Cup is coming to the Okanagan next year. Big White will host the Barrels & Berms Snowboardcross World Cup next January  20 – 27. This will be the first Snowboardcross World Cup in Canada since 2013. The event will feature both an individual World Cup and a team event World Cup. As […]

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The Quad Riders ATV Association of British Columbia is pleased to invite you to join us May 3, 4 & 5! All ATV and Outdoor Back Country Enthusiasts, Local Communities, Business, Tourism and General Public Welcome! The Annual Spring F2F meeting hosted by the Quad Riders ATV Association of BC is an information and networking […]

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Looking for the perfect gift? There’s a big push these days to give experiences, rather than things. At Watermark Beach Resort, we support this trend! A visit to our Osoyoos waterfront resort is an incredible adventure. Let them make it their own with a gift certificate to Watermark. Explore this beautiful, bountiful South Okanagan playground: […]

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We’re celebrating Canada Day all weekend long, with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy! SATURDAY SCHEDULE: Family Fun Zone – 10:00am to 4:00pm Climbing Wall – 11:00am to 4:00pm Matt Henry Big Bubble Show – 11:30am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 4:30pm Uncle Chris the Clown – 12:00pm to 4:00pm Mountain of […]

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Listening to Kevin Johnson talk, you can’t help but get lost in the long history surrounding the property he and his wife Darcie now watch over. It all got started, he says, approximately a century ago. The combined population of Kelowna and Penticton was a mere 7,000, and the First World War was just wrapping […]

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In celebration of Earth Day, we are proud to announce that the Kelowna Visitor Centre has received Gold Certification from Sustainable Tourism. This certification comes on the heels of Tourism Kelowna becoming a Biosphere Committed Entity earlier this year. During construction, the visitor centre task force was focused on making the building as efficient as possible. By entering into […]

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The results are in. The residents of Penticton do not like Air Canada’s new schedule at the Penticton airport. The City of Penticton has released the results of a survey it launched after Air Canada announced it would be cutting its early-morning and late-night flights in and out of the community in favour of larger planes. The changes are […]

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The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival is bringing indigenous arts and culture to the Okanagan this summer. Gellatly fields and Johnson Bentley Memorial Park in West Kelowna will be hopping with the sounds of Traditional and contemporary indigenous music and there will be a treat for the eyes with art and fashion on display. […]

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The Restaurant at Watermark Beach Resort is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day! What does every mother want on this special holiday? To spend time with her family (and to be treated like a queen!). Show your mama a little love! Come down to the Beach and share in the delicious delights: Watermark’s Chef […]

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The annual Spring Wine Festival is set to unfold in the Okanagan over the first two weeks of May. The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has more than 90 events planned between May 1 and 12. There are five signature events, including the Spring WestJet Wine Tastings that will feature more than 200 under one roof. […]

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On Wednesday, May 15 R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum, located at 751-Highway 97B in Salmon Arm, opens for the season.  It is a lovely place that offers a unique and authentic experience for visitors to come and explore our rich Heritage. Set on 40 acres of the prettiest farmland in the Shuswap, the Heritage […]

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Join us for an exploration into great creations by Chef Darin Paterson, complimented by wines and an overview of the vintages by Winemaker Derek Kontkanen of Inniskillin as they guide you through a 5-course wine paired dinner. A delicious evening of great wine, food and conversation! **No discounts applied on ticket price.  Net proceeds go […]

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In an intimate guest setting, visit the cellars of Laughing Stock Vineyards to enjoy a structured exclusive tasting, then off to Black Sage Hall for an educational Wine & Food Pairing with our wine educators, fi nishing the day with Steve Ward at the Great Estates Wine Experience Centre to enjoy a selection of the […]

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Read the Full Report Here: 2017 Destination Canada Australia Public Summary Report Key Highlights Include: Market Potential: The immediate potential market increased significantly from the previous year: 2.67 million travellers are definitely or very likely to visit Canada in the next 2 years (versus 1.95 million in 2016). Competitive Environment: Although results are consistent to 2016, […]

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Enjoy this brunch buffet with a cold station, hot station, pastry presentation, and chef carving stations in Sparkling Hill Resort’s luminous PeakFine Restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended: 250-275-1556 ext 4021 $32 per adult *Please note that Sparkling Hill Resort is a 16+ Adult Only Facility* CHEF ATTENDED STATIONS Chef Carved Local Honey Roasted Ham Chef […]

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Last week I was very honored to be in attendance to receive the International Place Marketing Award at the 7th Annual Place Marketing Forum hosted, this year, in Lille France. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association received this honor in recognition of our ongoing work in Responsible Sustainable Tourism and as part of this recognition I […]

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