About Thompson Okanagan
Millions of years ago, massive icy ice floes carved out a valley, creating an ideal place for orchards and wineries. This is the Thompson Okanagan. A land of contradiction and flourishing wealth, unique rivers, tranquil lakes and wide open plains.
Peaches, nectarines, plums, berries, and lush vineyards overflowing with grapes. Why not take an up-close look at a fascinating process and tour a winery?
In summer, the warm lakes and the white sand beaches make the area a vacation paradise. Stay at one of the many resorts dotting the lakes. Or rent a houseboat.
Try a fantastic whitewater rafting experience on the Thompson, Fraser, or Adams Rivers. It's not just the fish that attract visitors.
Saddle up and explore. Follow a canyon trail. Or round up some wayward cattle. Where you stay depends on your idea of roughing it. Some guest ranches come with pools, tennis courts, and spas.
With over 50 courses in some fantastic settings, the area is home to some of Canada's best. Predator Ridge near Vernon. Gallagher's Canyon and the Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna. Fairview Mountain in Oliver. Rivershore and The Dunes in Kamloops.
Attractions in the area:
Canyon Creek Ranch
S.S. Sicamous Sternwheeler & Museum