Thompson Okanagan

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    You may not remember the ‘60s – or weren’t even born yet – but you’re guaranteed to have a groovy time at the 60th Vernon Winter Carnival happening Feb. 7 – 16, 2020. 

    Community: Vernon
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
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    Inspire. Transform. Unite. These three words are the theme of the 2019 Indigenous World Tourism Conference which aims to “Accelerate Indigenous Tourism growth.”

    Community: Kelowna
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
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    There’s no better place to raise a glass of delectable B.C. wine and celebrate the fall grape harvest than in Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, B.C.

    Community: Oliver
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
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    Once that crisp air creeps into October, the city of Vernon warms up to autumn in a big way. The month-long celebration fills up the calendar with a pumpkin festival, corn mazes, spooky Halloween fun and a chance to watch the salmon spawn from the seat of a canoe.

    Community: Vernon
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
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    It’s March and that means the madness on the slopes begins. And at SilverStar Mountain Resort, the lineup of activities and events is, well… earth-shaking. This is the first tremor of the SilverStar SEISMIC Spring Mountain Festival 10-day event, but expect an annual repeat of the collaboration of sport, music, art, food and prizes in years to come. Trust me, this festival will bounce off the Richter scale!

    Community: SilverStar Mountain
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
  • Sun Peaks Resort

    "Take a look at you. Lord have mercy!” Gordie Johnson exclaimed as he took the stage at Sun Peaks Resort on Canada Day weekend. “Canada, I know you can handle it."

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    The Kalamalka Classic is back, on beautiful Kalamalka Lake, just minutes from Vernon, B.C., - and that's something to celebrate! Featuring events for all ages, recreational and competitive, it's the kind of event that combines both competitive sport with the Aloha of the Okanagan region. Choose from a vareity of events throughout the weekend.

    Community: Vernon
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
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    There's no festival in Canada as large and great as the Funtastic Sport and Music Festival. Since 1985, Vernon, B.C. is visited by people from all over the country to play in the Slo-pitch tournament on the July long-weekend. People also come for the three nights of live classic rock entertainment.

    Community: Vernon
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
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    Get ready for two days of catching air and other daredevilish acts at Silver Star Freeride Festival. The FMB sanctioned event features a crazy lineup of fun for all levels. 

    Community: Vernon
    Region: Thompson Okanagan
    Province: British Columbia
  • Home to some of the best biking in Canada, the South Okanagan is a standout destination, especially in May when the weather is perfect, the 50-plus wineries in the area are open and the summer crowds have yet to show up. Throw in a few stellar community bike events and there’s even more reason to visit.