Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll alongside Okanagan Lake or an adrenaline-pumping trek up one of the local mountains, Kelowna has hiking trails for everyone. This post reveals all of our favourite quick Kelowna hiking trails, ranging from easy rail trail paths to more challenging mountain routes.
The Okanagan Valley is one of the best road trip destinations from Vancouver. The journey is remarkable in its own right, as you travel from the lush temperate coast to the dry, hot climes of BC’s interior region. Discover the best places to stop between Vancouver and Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon
The beautiful lakes, vineyards, mountains, pine forests and golden grasslands of the South Okanagan are best seen from the region’s many hiking trails. This list showcases our top picks for South Okanagan hiking trails, from easy rail trail paths to challenging subalpine routes.
Part wine tour, part fun run, timing isn’t everything for the Half Corked Marathon. In fact, timing isn’t even recorded, with the warning that ‘if you come first, you’ve actually lost.’ The most important aspect of this run, you see, is to have FUN. And the organisers make that easy to do, with as many as 19 wine tasting stops along the 19km route through the vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country in southern British Columbia.
Surrounded by three lakes and a gorgeous landscape of rolling hills and mountains, the city of Vernon in British Columbia has all the beauty, amenities and activities you want and need on a short break. Here are our tried and tested accommodation recommendations in Vernon, BC.
If you don’t ski or snowboard, you may not think of visiting Vernon in winter. But this North Okanagan town has a lot more to offer during the colder months. Read on to discover the best things to do in Vernon in winter.
Discover our top five snowshoeing trails in and around the city of Penticton, British Columbia, ideal for beginner or novice snowshoers.
Striking McIntyre Bluff rises 300m above beautiful Vaseux Lake, providing awesome panoramic views of vineyards, orchards and arid lands to those who take the time to hike it. It’s a must do Okanagan Valley trail!
The best accompaniment to outdoor adventure? Great food and drink! The city of Vernon delivers on both fronts, a reason why it’s one of our favourite weekend destinations in BC, Canada. Learn about Vernon’s Tasting Trail and the best places to go for picnic supplies, post-hike drinks and celebratory meals!
Until recently, we had never visited Vernon in fall. But what we discovered on our recent trip has convinced me that Vernon is one of the best places in British Columbia to visit at this time of year! This is particularly true if you like fall activities on the spooky side…
The Enderby Cliffs Trail (also known as the Tplaqin Trail) offers one of the most impressive hiking experiences in the northern Okanagan. The path climbs 700m from the valley floor through a shady forest to the top of towering cliffs, rewarding hikers with spectacular, sweeping views of a patchwork of farmland as well as mountains, rivers and lakes.
Tucked into the interior of British Columbia is a spectacular landscape of valleys, mountains, lakes, desert and grasslands. This surprisingly diverse region is quickly growing a reputation for quality wines and beautiful boutique wineries. Discover more about Okanagan wineries now!
British Columbia’s south Okanagan region is a fantastic place to go camping. Not only is the climate remarkably dry and warm, the scenery is gorgeous! Here are the best places to go camping in the Southern Okanagan
Spending time in nature has long been my favourite relaxation technique. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t say no to a massage, however. We recently discovered a place that combines nature and the spa experience, namely Sparkling Hill Resort, near Vernon. Read on to discover more about this Okanagan oasis in British Columbia, Canada.
With 40+ patio restaurants, you’ll be spoiled for choice for alfresco dining in Penticton, BC! Here are my top picks
Located on a hilly plateau between two gorgeous lakes, Predator Ridge Resort is a stunning setting for hiking. The network includes over 25km of maintained hiking trails. All the details are here, with our top recommendations and more
Magnificently mountainous Okanagan Mountain Park, British Columbia, offers incredible paddling and hiking opportunities – here’s a complete guide, with campground details, trail descriptions, safety tips and more
Pincushion Mountain is a short yet moderately challenging hiking trail with a spectacular payoff. Views from the summit showcase beautiful Okanagan Lake, backdropped by Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park and endless other peaks. All you need to know is here!
Most people know Penticton as a summer hotspot, but this small town still has a lot of exciting experiences to offer in winter. Here are my top picks for things to do in Penticton in winter, from a local viewpoint.
Penticton is usually better known for wine, but per capita, it is actually home to the most breweries in British Columbia! Read on for everything you need to know.