The Okanagan, also known as the Okanagan Valley is located in British Columbia and is defined by the basin of Okanagan Lake and the Canadian portion of the Okanagan River. The four major centres comprising the Okanagan are Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Osoyoos.
Kelowna is the primary city in the Okanagan Valley. It's name derives from a native term for "female grizzly bear." Majestic mountains, lush orchards and vineyards, countless activities, celebrations and festivals make Kelowna one of the best vacations spots in British columbia.
Spend a day sampling the award winning wines at our numerous internationally accalimed wineries or fancy a game of golf? Boasting the longest and driest season in Canada, it's no wonder that Kelowna draws enthusiasts from all over the world itching to play one of our several championship golf courses.
Penticton is a four season destination city in close proximity to sandy beaches, fish-filled lakes, ski hills, wineries and golf courses. It also hosts and is known for the annual Peach Festival and world class rock climbing on Skaha Bluffs.
Vernon is a city of serene, natural beauty and is known as an old city by Okanagan Valley standards. It's older residential streets are lined with graceful heritage homes and it is best known for the many heritage-themed murals on it's downtown buildings, rich agriculatural heritage, laid back culture and winter carnival.
Osoyoos is the prime grape-growing region of British Columbia and host to the Spring and Fall Wine Festivals.