Okanagan Valley

Travel Guide
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Visit this valley to find British Columbia’s largest wine country and a breathtaking surrounding landscape of glaciers, massive peaks and five extinct volcanoes.

Choose your own adventure from the wide range of attractions in the Okanagan Valley. Make it a leisurely visit by sampling wines at some of the 170 wineries and playing golf at the 50 courses on offer in the region. Seek out the valley’s extreme activities: Hike around the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, see a massive waterfall and descend deep into an old gold mine.

Originally settled as gold mining territory, the Okanagan Valley has developed into British Columbia’s largest wine-growing region and a highly popular tourist area. At the center is Kelowna, the valley’s largest city. Stay here for easy access to the rest of the valley and to enjoy the town’s beautiful Lake Okanaga shoreline. Fish, kayak or swim in the lake’s warm waters.

Learn the history of the region’s wine-growing industry at the BC Wine Museum in Kelowna. Visit during the evening on the first Thursday of each month for a free tasting of regional wines. Head to Princeton in the southwest part of the valley to see the Mascot Gold Mine and learn about the industry that once ruled the area. Climb up into the mountains, descend a heritage walkway and go deep into the old mine.

Explore the northeast end of the valley to find its most picturesque natural areas. Wells Gray Provincial Park sits among the Cariboo Mountains. Hike the region’s trails to find a volcanic cave or see the majestic Helmcken Falls cascading 463 feet (141 meters). Head farther into the mountains to Mount Robson Provincial Park, centered on the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Take the popular Berg Lake Trail to cross paths with Berg Glacier.

Reach the Okanagan Valley by driving 4 hours inland from Vancouver. You can also fly into the Kelowna airport from Vancouver and Seattle. Once there, get around easily by car or make use of the bike paths that traverse the valley and the surrounding hills.

Where to stay in Okanagan Valley

Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
3 out of 5
3914 - 32nd st, Vernon, BC, V1T 5P1
The price is CA $130 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Vernon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
"The creek running through the property,staff was warm and friendly,"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Prestige Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre
Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
2429 Highway 97 N, Kelowna, BC, V1X 4J2
The price is CA $169 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,535 reviews)
"Friendly and Nice"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Kanata Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre
Hyatt Place Kelowna
Hyatt Place Kelowna
3 out of 5
1915 ENTERPRISE WAY, Kelowna, BC, V1Y9S9
The price is CA $179 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (396 reviews)
"Rooms had an amazing layout for families."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Hyatt Place Kelowna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
3 out of 5
7310 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0
The price is CA $131 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Osoyoos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (824 reviews)
"Surf side was awesome. Will definitely stay there again"

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Desert Surfside Waterfront Accommodations
The Shore Kelowna
The Shore Kelowna
2 out of 5
3499 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3S9
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Kelowna. Enjoy free WiFi, 7 restaurants, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Orchard Park Mall and Boyce-Gyro Beach Park ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (72 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

The Shore Kelowna
Ciliegia Villa
Ciliegia Villa
3 out of 5
12795 87th Street, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V2
The price is CA $195 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly villa in Osoyoos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (232 reviews)
"Quiet place with Awsome views friendly staff ."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Ciliegia Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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