About Okanagan

The Okanagan Valley is a picturesque region nestled along the shores of Okanagan Lake and Okanagan River, famed for its warm climate, laid-back vibe, and award-winning vintages. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish its many opportunities for adventure while foodies will love its abundance of vineyards and orchards offering fresh culinary experiences. Kelowna provides travelers with plenty of accommodations and dining options, creating an enjoyable stay w ithin this stunning region.

Whether it's fly fishing or just getting away from the rat race



Top Things To Do Around Okanagan

Your options for fun & leisure are limitless in Okanagan. Here are some things that are very popular that you shouldn’t miss out on while you are here.

1. Go Lake Trout Fishing In Hihium Lake At Sky Hi Lodge

The name “Hihium” means “Mother of all Fish” perfectly captures the abundance of pristine fish and local specials like Kamloops Rainbow trout that call this place home. To truly experience all that Hihium has to offer, you have to stay at Sky Hi Lodge. Amazing scenery, private location, great staff and services are what keep the guests coming back for more than 30 years! Book a stay here!

2. Visit Margaret Falls in Harold’s Provincial Park

Prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing Margaret Falls! Nestled in the heart of Harold’s Provincial Park, this stunning waterfall is a natural wonder that will leave you breathless.


Located just 15km (9.3 miles) west of Salmon Arm along Highway 1, you’ll have no trouble finding the park’s day-use parking lot. With multiple trails to choose from, ranging from 0.5-3km (0.3-1.8 miles), you can take your time and enjoy the beauty of the area at your own pace. The lower trail is suitable for all ages, so everyone can stroll through this stunning old forest and make unforgettable memories for themselves.

3. Taste the wine in Larch Hills - the most northern winery in BC

You cannot visit this region without seeing the local vineyards – the birth of some of the award-winning wines. Established in 1997, this family-owned winery is located in the heart of the region and offers some of the most delicious wines you will ever taste. Considered a “cool climate” vineyard, Larch Hills boasts the northernmost winery in BC. Here you can learn about the winemaking process, have a sip of their delicious wine, while immersing yourself in the breathtaking view from their windows.

4. Enjoy the scenery on the largest wooden wharf in North America

Salmon Arm offers visitors a special treat: North America’s longest wooden wharf! Known for its fascinating history and iconic status, this landmark of Okanagan Valley should not be missed! Located alongside Shuswap Lake with breathtaking views, visitors come here year-round to admire the scenery as well as walk along its length, fish from it or feed the ducks flocking around – plus during summer there are even live music and food trucks making for vibrant, community-feel experience and delicious meals!

5. Embark on a historical excursion at O’Keefe Ranch

Experience ranching history in Vernon at O’Keefe Ranch! This historic site, situated near Vernon, should not be missed when exploring this region of BC.

You can take a tour through O’Keefe Ranch and learn the history of its O’Keefe family, who settled here at its endpoint of wagon trails in 1867, explore heritage buildings and museum exhibits; meet farm animals; and experience unique ranching culture and traditions! 

Kangaroo Creek farm

6. Go tubing on the Okanagan Lake

Are you seeking the thrill of an adrenaline-packed experience during your Okanagan Valley travels? Look no further than tubing and wakeboarding on Okanagan Lake, and get to feel the wind flowing through your hair as you grip tight to the tube and fly around the water.

On a beautiful, tranquil lake day, water sports enthusiasts have an ideal playground. If you don’t feel confident enough to operate a boat yourself, no worries: boat rentals with captains available cost around $200 per hour and can accommodate 8+ people! Be warned though – after an hour or two of tubing or wakeboarding sessions you may need a break!

7. Stroll through the Osoyoos Desert Centre

Imagine exploring a unique desert ecology and learning about the conservation of endangered ecosystems all in one place! At this 67-acre interpretive nature center, you can do just that. It’s a perfect spot to spend up to two hours with a guided or self-guided tour on the 1.5-kilometer wooden boardwalk area. You’ll have fun discovering interactive exhibits and a native plant display that will complete the experience. And when you’re ready for a break, why not pack a picnic and take in the spectacular views?

Where To Eat While In Okanagan?

When you’re exploring Okanagan, be sure to fuel your adventures with the region’s rich culinary delights. Here are a few must-visit eateries:

1. Nk'Mip Cellars Patio Restaurant

Located amidst the vineyards and offering a panoramic view of the town of Osoyoos, the Cellars feature an outstanding restaurant. Here, guests can indulge in a menu that boasts local ingredients crafted into extravagant North American dishes, all while seated on the spacious patio. The dining experience is further enriched by the breathtaking sights of the nearby lake and rolling hills. Address: 1400 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V6

2. 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar

Nestled in West Kelowna and offering breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake and Two Eagles Golf Course, 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar is a revered local favourite. The menu exudes a ‘premium casual’ philosophy, showcasing dishes like Certified Angus Beef steaks, slow-braised short ribs, fish tacos, won ton soup, and tempura prawns, among others. Open throughout the year for lunch and dinner, 19 also serves breakfast during the golf season, making it an all-around culinary destination.

Address: 3509 Carrington Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E6

3. Bliss Bakery Bistro

Located across from Okanagan Lake, this charming café in Peachland’s cozy commercial area embodies the “less is more” ideology. It’s the go-to spot for delectable muffins, pastries, and coffee in the region. Their hearty loaves of bread are exceptional, and their lunch menu offers a wide array of delicious sandwiches and soups. Due to high demand, it’s advisable to visit early in the day to avoid missing out on popular items. This café also has branches in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

Address: 4200 Beach Ave #101, Peachland, BC V0H 1X6

4. Miradoro Restaurant

Miradoro Restaurant is a fruitful collaboration between Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and esteemed restaurateur Manuel Ferreira. The restaurant showcases sweeping vistas of the valley beneath, characterized by its sleek design and cozy ambiance. From the high outdoor terrace, one can behold magnificent southward views towards the US border, encompassing a beautiful, rugged terrain. Its menu is anchored in locally-sourced ingredients, all meticulously crafted by an award-winning chef.

Address: 537 Tinhorn Creek Rd, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

5. Okanagan Street Food

Okanagan Street Food is a distinctive eatery specializing in serving homemade comfort food. This hidden treasure is discreetly located on Crowley Avenue, nestled between a salvage store and an electrical contractor, easy to miss for the unobservant passerby. However, those who have sought it out can attest to its worth. The menu boasts delectable items such as seared fish tacos and the much-loved Market Breakfast Wrap. Go here for a quick grab-and-go meal and comforting vibe.

Address: 812 Crowley Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7G7

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