Let your curiosity fuel you as you embark on your journey to the Thompson Okanagan region. Here you will find some of the most diverse outdoor and cultural experiences of British Columbia.
The natural landscape of the Thompson Okanagan includes mountains, valleys, desert, and everything in between. The highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies is here, as is a waterfall twice the height of Niagara Falls, and Canada’s only true desert environment.
This is a region that truly has something for everyone. Foodies flock to the area’s renowned orchards and vineyards; families can’t get enough of the many sandy, lakeside beaches; and outdoor enthusiasts come for the golfing, hiking, biking and skiing.
The history and culture of the region – from its Aboriginal peoples to European fur traders to wine makers and food producers – is strongly tied to the land. This is reflected in many of the area’s museums, heritage sites, and much of its artwork, where the colourful past is brought to life for visitors.
Here are three experiences unique to the Thompson Okanagan region:
Sparkling Hill Resort, built in 2010, is the premier wellness resort spa destination in North America. Offering 149 luxury rooms and penthouses, 40,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art health facilities at KurSpa, and a breathtaking setting on Lake Okanagan, Sparkling Hill Resort offers a range of amenities and services that is unprecedented in North America. By combining a European-style approach to wellness hospitality with cutting-edge crystal architecture and state-of-the-art spa facilities, Sparkling Hill in Canada provides guests with an extraordinarily unique destination spa resort experience.
Visit the iconic wineries of the West Kelowna Wine Trail including Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Quails’ Gate Estate Winery. Sample the award- winning wines from each of these sought after wineries, and enjoy a vineyard lunch featuring a delicious entrée from the chef-inspired Sampler Menu at The Old Vines Restaurant. Then continue onto to one final winery along the picturesque wine trail. This relaxing tour is perfect way to begin your day in beautiful Okanagan Wine Country!
Corcelettes is a family run boutique winery located on 15 acres of hot, dark rocks in the pristine Similkameen Valley. Our conviction is to grow grapes of elite quality and produce wines that appeal to wine enthusiasts and professionals alike. Our team is driven by passion for our product and we believe wholeheartedly in what we create. Bordeaux style varietals flourish on our Estate vineyard, as well as our distinct Pinot Noir and Syrah vines. We have a noteworthy portfolio of wines that are as unique as they are exquisite. Our vineyard is iconic in the Similkameen Valley, and hugs the mountain of the Upper Bench. It is here where we place our greatest care and efforts as we believe in making our wine on the vine. Grow exceptional grapes, and exceptional wines emerge.
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