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A different breed of adventurer follows a different kind of bliss at farms, wineries and restaurants throughout the Thompson Okanagan Here foodies see the progress of their meals from field and orchard to plate. Wine enthusiasts sample vintages, talk with winemakers and walk among the vines. Then it all comes together on the menus of renowned chefs who prove that fresh is best. And between the extremes of backcountry and food country, the region provides exactly the right environment for a host of other leisure activities. Golf course designers revel in the varied terrain, creating championship challenges for players of every skill level. Spas and wellness centres pamper and rejuvenate. Families return to lakeside resorts year after year – generation after generation – building lifelong memories. Galleries host exhibits of regional, national and international works while musicians, actors and dancers light up the stage in dinner theatres, performing arts centres and even a farmer’s field. You’ll find peace in country retreats, excitement on city streets and your ideal getaway in the Thompson Okanagan. North Thompson The untamed wilderness, soaring mountains and imposing waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park give way to forests, lakes and rangeland in a region known equally for summer and winter outdoor adventure. Shuswap Small towns, hundreds of kilometers of often secluded shoreline along Shuswap Lake and networks of highland trails make this region ideal for family vacations and winter sports. South Thompson Kamloops anchors the region with urban amenities and First Nations culture while top rated golf courses and mountain resort activities are minutes away. Gold Country Cowboy lore and pioneer spirit, First Nations heritage and welcoming communities share a landscape of surreal and arresting beauty. Nicola Valley Merritt is the Country Music Capital of Canada in a region known as well for its famous fishing lakes as its abiding ranching traditions and spirit of the west. North Okanagan Rich grasslands brought ranchers to a valley where agricultural traditions still thrive while nearby mountains beckon outdoor enthusiasts summer and winter. Central Okanagan Wineries, beaches, golf and winter sports complement the urban energy and cultural amenities of Kelowna, the vibrant economic hub of the Okanagan Valley. Similkameen The Similkameen Valley is rich in mining history, First Nations culture and agricultural lands where colourful fruit stands are being joined by a host of new wineries. South Okanagan Vineyards and wineries, orchards and fruit stands dominate an agricultural region carved from the arid landscape where First Nations culture still thrives. Boundary This southern stretch of country encompasses a section of the Kettle River Valley on the Canada-US border where historic sites and natural beauty compete for attention. 3 1-800-567-2275

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Thompson Okanagan Vacation Guide 2011

Thompson Okanagan Vacation Guide
How this Guide Works
North Thompson
Clearwater & Wells Gray Country
Lower North Thompson Valley & Barriere
Sun Peaks Resort
The Shuswap
South Thompson
Gold Country
Logan Lake
Nicola Valley
North Okanagan
Armstrong and Spallumcheen
Central Okanagan
West Kelowna & Westbank
Lake Country
South Okanagan
Penticton & Wine Country
NK’MIP Resort
West Boundary, Greenwood & Grand Forks
Golf in the Thompson Okanagan
South Okanagan Golf Trail
Golf Kelowna
Golf Kamloops
Golf Summerland
Golf Directory
Food & Wine
Shuswap Wineries
South Okanagan Wineries
Naramata Bench Wineries
Summerland Wineries
Kelowna Area Wineries
Vernon & Lake Country Wineries
Similkameen Wineries
Arts & Culture
Festivals & Events
Spa & Wellness
Winter Sports
Outdoor Adventure
RV & Camping
RV & Camping Directory
Travel Directory
Visitor Centres
Regional Map

Thompson Okanagan Vacation Guide 2011