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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

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
21 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, BC
The price is CA $212 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
Located in Penticton, this beachfront resort is in the city center, just steps from Rotary Park, Peach, and Okanagan Beach. Penticton Art Gallery and Penticton ...
3.9/5Good! (927 reviews)
"Proximity to beach, stores and restaurants."

Reviewed on May 29, 2021

Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
4 out of 5
1310 Water St, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $314 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
This family-friendly Kelowna hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Tugboat Bay and Waterfront Park. City Park and Knox Mountain Park ...
4.2/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
"The staff were fantastic. Friendly & Happy. The free use of kayaks & bikes were a added bonus that we enjoyed."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Manteo at Eldorado Resort
Manteo at Eldorado Resort
3.5 out of 5
3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $289 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in South Pandosy, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, just steps from Columbia Mountains and Okanagan Lake. Kelowna General Hospital is 1.9 mi ...
4.4/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Another excellent stay at the Manteo. Can’t wait to come back when we have a bit more time."

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2021

Manteo at Eldorado Resort
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Borgata Lodge
Borgata Lodge
3 out of 5
3185 Via Centrale, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $109 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Quail Ridge, this golf aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from UBC-Okanagan. Okanagan Golf Club and Shadow ...
3.9/5Good! (66 reviews)
"Very clean and quite. Good to place to come back to after a day on the beach."

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2020

Borgata Lodge
The Shore Kelowna
The Shore Kelowna
2 out of 5
3499 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
The price is CA $286 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Nestled on the beach, this South Pandosy aparthotel is just steps from Boyce-Gyro Beach Park and Okanagan Lake. Okanagan College and Kelowna General Hospital ...
4.3/5Excellent! (23 reviews)
"Location is fantastic. Furnishings a touch Spartan but overall it’s a brand new building close to many amenities"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2021

The Shore Kelowna
Casa Del Mila Oro 2 Bdrm Condo w/ Pool/hot Tub/ Private Beach & Dock
Casa Del Mila Oro 2 Bdrm Condo w/ Pool/hot Tub/ Private Beach & Dock
Osoyoos, BC
Situated on a lake, this condo building is steps from Cascade Range, Columbia Mountains, and Osoyoos Lake. Haynes Point Provincial Park and Rattlesnake Canyon ...
Casa Del Mila Oro 2 Bdrm Condo w/ Pool/hot Tub/ Private Beach & Dock
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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