Penticton is a beautiful city nestled between two lakes. This city is lucky enough to enjoy long, hot summers with more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year while still experiencing lovely spring, autumn and winter weather. It is located in the Southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Penticton is known for it's beaches, wine and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and KVR trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Naramata is a lovely village perched on the hillside along Okanagan Lake. It is in the heart of the Okanagan’s wine country, and home to some of the greatest wines in Canada. Naramata has some of the most spectacular natural beauty and climate, and is an outdoor playground waiting to be discover. Visit the 40+ wineries on the Naramata Bench, swim or boat in Okanagan Lake, cycle along the Kettle Valley Railway Trail, golf, eat at the great winery restaurants or just soak in the breath-taking view of the lakes and valley from almost anywhere in Naramata.
Okanagan Falls is located on the south tip of Skaha Lake and is named after the little falls that were situated at the end of the lake where it flows into the Okanagan River. The valley is actually an extension of the Columbia Basin and is the only temperate desert in Canada. Skaha Lake is one of the warmest lakes in Canada and is edged with beautiful sandy beaches and parks all within walking distance of the commercial area. The community also boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada which allows residents & visitors to enjoy the many recreation facilities available. From beaches to bluffs, whether you are cycling along the old Kettle Valley Railroad which runs along the west edge of the lake, or enjoying world-class climbing at Skaha Bluffs and surrounding areas, Okanagan Falls has something for everyone.
Summerland is a small, involved and caring community. It is located on the edge of Okanagan Lake, North of Penticton. Summerland is home to numerous wineries and fruit stands as well as the Kettle Valley Steam Railway Train tourist attraction. Summerland is one of those places that really does live up to its idyllic name. Sun drenched hills, vineyards and orchards slope towards the shores of immense Okanagan Lake, all backdropped by dramatic volcanic mountains. It is blessed with incredible long, hot summers as well as colorful spring and autumn seasons, and short mild winters. This community is truly a hidden gem.
Keremeos is a quaint agricultural village about 45 minutes from Penticton. Cattle Ranching, hay ranging and fruit growing are the economic mainstays here, with cherry, peach, pear, apricot and apple orchards blanketing the landscape. If you visit the town in the summer, you’ll be delighted by the plethora of fruit and vegetable stands in the area – more per capita than in any other fruit-growing area in Canada! The South Similkameen Valley is also home to some of the best grape growing land available. The Similkameen river flows through the valley providing endless possibilities for summer fun, particularly tubing down the river which is a local favourite.
No other community offers you the unique breadth of opportunities that Osoyoos does. Osoyoos delivers operational affordability and business-savvy support networks, a proven track record of nurturing great ideas as they travel from just a business idea to the marketplace, and a labor force that’s experienced, professional, diverse and growing. Canada’s desert is tucked into the southernmost corner of the picturesque Okanagan Valley, and the extraordinary habitat is home to one of North America’s most fragile ecosystems. Osoyoos is a tourist hotspot in the summer and is arguably one of the most desirable vacation destinations for tourists.