Okanagan Lake Travel Guide
Mission Hill Winery
Historic Mascot Mine
Kelowna vineyards and Lake Okanagan
Take a closer look as you speed through the area
While some might enjoy car travel, this is a nice area to do just this. It's along the old highway, and although still very much in use, it's still not as busy as the major route. Here you can take your time (within reason) pull off when you spot something of interest. This...
Visit a winery - Don't look at this -wrong picture
2Sep05Waiting for the multi-picture feature Just like in California, many of the local wineyards offer tours. We got to tour the winery (which was not in use at the moment as we visited in early August before any grapes were ripe).
Summerland - Kettle Valley Steam Railway
The Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers a unique 2 hour journey on one of British Columbia's few remaining fully operational steam railways. Passengers enjoy a tour along a preserved ten-kilometre section of the original Kettle Valley Railway constructed between 1910 and...
Penticton - sternwheeler SS Sicamous
The S.S Sicamous, the largest remaining steel-hulled sternwheeler in Canada, is located on the southern shores of Lake Okanagan in Penticton, British Columbia. Built in 1914 at Okanagan Landing for Canadian Pacific Railway and British Columbia Lake and River Service, she...
Chase - Adams River/ Roderick Haigh-Brown Park
This 988 hectare park is popular not only for its stunning scenery but its wildlife. 10 million salmon climb up this river every four falls (most recently in 1998) to spawn and lay their eggs. In other years the salmon run is less dramatic. By the time the salmon have...
Penticton - Okanagan River Channel
This 7 km long channel is the straightened-out path of the Okanagan River between Okanagan and Skaha lakes. Locals go rafting on the channel on hot days, connecting an early swim on Okanagan Beach, finishing with a swim on Skaha Beach (you can rent dinghies and inner tubes...
Canada's only desert is located here.A journey east along Hwy. #3 will take you to summit of Anarchist Mountain, where you'll be treated to dazzling views of Osoyoos. The west side of Lake Osoyoos offers some fun attractions. Horse racing buffs will head for Desert Park...
Spawning salmon runs
One of the few reasons you might make a special journey to the Salmon Arm area is to watch the huge migrations of spawning salmon that take place around October. Anything up to two million fish brave the run from the Pacific up to their birthplace in the Adams River - one of the most famous spawning grounds in the province - which during the peak week of the run attracts around 250,000 visitors. This short stretch of river is protected by Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, reached from Salmon Arm by driving 46km west on the Trans-Canada to Squilax and then 5km north on a side road.
Written Feb 25, 2003
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Melange a fruits....
As soon as you drive into the Okanagan area, every 5 miles there is a fruit stand waiting for you...if you drive by one, don't worry, there will be another right after it. These fruit stands are great, they are well priced, and there are tonnes of fruit, vegetables, and...
Kelowna, Okanagan Lake area
Kelowna, is the centre of a fruit, vegetable and wine-growing region around Okanagan Lake. The area now grows about 1/3 of all of Canada’s apples. Kelowna is the area’s governmental centre, and is birthplace to two BC premiers,. W.A.C. Bennett, and his son R.B. Bennett.The...
Penticton, Okanagan Lake area
This city sits at the southern end of Okanagan Lake, nestled between it and Skaha Lake. The towns name is the Salish word for "the place to live forever." The extensive beachfront on the two lakes on the northern and southern end of the town are the focus of summer...