From the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies to the only true desert in Canada, the Thompson Okanagan is packed with remarkable adventures. Ski the champagne powder, take in the magnificence of beautiful and diverse lakes, and enjoy the local flavours of the region.
Mount Robson – UNESCO World Heritage Site and highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Wine Country – Greatest number of wineries in Canada and renowned Okanagan Wine Festivals.
Champagne Powder – World class heli-skiing. Canada’s largest ski in/ski out resort is Big White with accommodation for 17,000 guests.
Sun Peaks Resort is Canada’s second largest ski resort.
One of the world’s largest inland temperate rainforests – Abundant natural habitat for bear viewing.
Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run – Largest Salmon run in British Columbia.
SS Sicamous – the largest surviving stern wheeler in British Columbia.
Cryotherapy – North America’s only -110°C (-166°F) cold sauna.
Myra Canyon Trestles – A national historic site, part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Warmest Lakes in Canada – Osoyoos Lake 24°C (75°F) and Christina Lake 23°C (73.4°F).
Houseboat Capital of Canada – Sicamous, Shuswap region.
Deadman Valley, Vidette Lake – Confluence of three valleys spiritually considered the Centre of the Universe by some.
Pocket desert, Osoyoos – Canada’s only semi-arid desert ecosystem.
Wells Gray Park – Murtle Lake, largest non-motorized lake in North America, Helmcken Falls, significant geological features.
Skaha Bluffs – Western Canada’s largest rock climbing school.
Douglas Lake Ranch – Canada’s largest working cattle ranch.
Historic Gold Rush Trail – Corridor where the colonization of British Columbia was initiated.
Okanagan Hockey School and BC Hockey Hall of Fame.
NK’MIP First Nations Desert and Heritage Centre. Explore our desert heritage.