Vernon’s SilverStar Mountain has been recognized as one of the top ski resorts in North America for environmental performance.

The Star was the only Canadian resort to receive a nomination for the 2019 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence from the National Ski Areas Association.

Silver Star was up against U.S. giants Vail Resorts, Colorado, Sun Valley Resort, Idaho and Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Mass.

Vail Resorts won the overall award, handed out May 1 in San Diego, along with awards in sustainability, safety, growth and marketing.

“Although we didn’t win the award this time around, we are honoured to be recognized for all our environmental efforts on an international scale,” Silver Star spokesperson Chantelle Deacon said.

The resort doesn’t use snowmakers, which reduces water, fuel and electricity use, has water-reduction efforts throughout the resort, low-emission groomers and sleds as well as free shuttle services to reduce emissions.

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Over the past two months, Destination BC has launched three new HelloBC websites targeted to key travel markets, which feature travel ideas, language and integration points unique to each market.

Users in these markets can access Google Maps with functionality cues and labelling in the local language. Business listings and TripAdvisor API are also integrated with each site, and are presented as English business name titles and descriptions with call-to-action labels and category information written in the local language. Consumers can also engage through connections to market-specific social channels such as Weibo, WeChat and Youku, and can find local tour operators that offer travel to B.C.

The new websites are part of Destination BC’s global digital marketing platform. Explore the new sites here:

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The deDood family has a rich history of dairy farming here in the North Okanagan. John & June began farming in 1983 on the deDood family farm. They raised 4 children, 2 of whom actively participate on the farm to-date.

In 2014 construction began on the state-of-the-art robotic milking barn and on June 1, 2015 – 100 head of Holstein cow’s moved in. The excellent location of the barn made it an easy decision for John & June to decide to open a market attached to the barn. Providing high quality locally grown and crafted items, while educating the public about the dairy industry was apart of the inspiration to open Farmer John’s Market.

Our authentic farmers’ market has fabulous locally produced goods — including fresh fruits and veggies, pasture raised pork and lamb; and backyard raised chicken. You will also find baked goods, preserves, many specialty food items such as locally made artisan cheese and unique crafts by local crafts people.

The Farm is more than an attraction, it is also an experience with their full commercial kitchen  and Red Seal Chef restaurant.  You can enjoy a farm fresh meal or book your next event at their venue.

So much to offer.  A must visit.

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Elements Adventure Company takes a group for a salmon tour in a voyageur canoe.

Elements Adventure Company

Elements Adventure Company connects people through unique wilderness experiences. With a spirit for adventure, tours are designed to connect people to nature, teach life-long skills and provide an atmosphere for reflection and development.

Salmon Tours &  Voyageur Canoeing

Enjoy an intimate and unique perspective of the fall salmon run in the Okanagan. On this tour you will:

  • View the salmon at one of their popular spawning grounds near Enderby, BC;
  • Get to ask all of your questions about the salmon run in BC;
  • Enjoy a customized tour experience just for you & your group.

Tours are operated from Shuswap and North Okanagan / Vernon area.

Prices for day tours are $75 plus tax for adults, $35 for kids 10-16 yrs. Minimum group size is 6.

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Wild Mushroom Tours

Whether you’re a modern day druid, an edible wild mushroom connoisseur, or just enjoy a walk in the woods, come out for a day of wild-mushroom hunting in the Okanagan. As an introduction to mushroom identification, we will visit two local organic farms to find some of the more common, delectable species and then head out into the wild forests of the Monashee.

Wild mushroom tours depart Vernon at 9 am and return by 5 pm. Transportation is included.

*Please note, this is not a mushroom picking tour, but a great way to learn the basics about mushrooms and how to use an identification guidebook.

$75 plus GST including guiding & transport to the Lumby valley from the Vernon Tourist Information Centre (3004-39th Ave) in downtown Vernon BC – and back again. For children aged 5-10, cost is $20 per child. FREE for children 4 and under.

DISCOUNTS: 10% for groups of 3-5; 15% for 6 or more. No individual payments please.

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Camelot Haven Alpacas (founded in 2002) – Home to an array of eco-friendly Alpacas. Where each animal has its own distinct personality and is treated with love and respect.

Camelot Haven specializes in raising Huacaya Alpacas with quality fleeces that retain their fineness over time. Offered for sale, are a wide selection of Camelot “eco-friendly” Alpaca yarns/rovings from our herd in an array of natural colours. Quality fine Alpaca clothing/accessories, unique gifts, and Camelot’s (all natural) soil enhancer. Please view bottom of page for more Alpaca items offered for sale at Camelot Haven.

Discover the Wonderful World of Alpacas in their natural environment, while learning more about Camelids and their amazing fibre.

Camelot Haven Guided ALPACA Walks. Join us for a country stroll while leading an Alpaca at Camelot Haven, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Located in Vernon, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

We don’t just raise and breed Alpacas, we also care for them and their long-term well being.

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This winter 2018-19, the Spahats Creek Falls viewing platform in Wells Gray Provincial Park will be open to the public as it will be cleared and maintained as part of a pilot project to help develop winter tourism.

“Winter tourism has always been a challenge for our area and creating winter access to key areas like Spahats Falls will help to contribute to a year-round, robust and sustainable tourism industry,” remarked Stephanie Molina, Manager of Tourism Wells Gray.

Tourism Wells Gray is leading the project which is being funded through wildfire recovery funding. Argo Road Maintenance is generously maintaining road access throughout the winter as a Community Service Donation.

“The iconic frozen waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park are an important draw to potential visitors in the winter. The new winter access at Spahats Falls will ensure that visitors and locals alike will be able to enjoy this unique and spectacular sight all year-round. Now, visitors can more easily enjoy seeing the one of a kind ice formations at Spahats Falls—rounding out a winter frozen waterfall tour that includes the already accessible sights at Helmcken, Dawson, Mushbowl, and Moul Falls in Canada’s waterfall Park,” added Molina.

This pilot project is a partnership between Argo Road Maintenance, BC Parks, and Blackwell Park Operations. Throughout the winter, a portion of the road into the Spahats Falls access will be cleared; the trail and viewing platform will also be cleared and maintained to allow for safe and consistent access. Use will be measured during the winter to gauge the success of the pilot project in the hopes of seeing winter access on an ongoing basis.

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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery launched the new Afternoon Tasting Menu on Friday November 2nd!  Focused on a social wine bar experience fused with upscale wine country flavours, this new feature offers light savoury bites meant for sharing.

Happy hour is defined differently by everyone, whether you’re looking for a bang for your buck, a quiet spot to have a quality glass of wine or great food at reduced prices.  With the Vanilla Pod’s famous hospitality and the sweeping lake views, the Afternoon Tasting Menu treats guests to something extra special, taking happy hour to another level.

The Afternoon Tasting Menu is available daily (except Mondays) between 3PM and 5PM, offering a $6 small plate menu paired with $6 glasses of delicious Poplar Grove wine!

$6 Menu items:                                               Poplar Grove paired wines at $6 per glass                       (flight of all 5 for $12 – 2oz each):

Paella Arancini                                               Pinot Gris

Warm Olives                                                   Chardonnay

Octopus Salad                                                Blanc de Noirs (Rosé)

Carpaccio of Beef                                           Syrah

Pizzetta                                                           Merlot

What people are saying:

“… a culinary oasis on the edge of downtown and the gateway to the idyllic Naramata Bench.”

“… this is one of the best vantage points from which to start an evening or stay for their dinner menu.”

“… a refined yet relaxed spot to broaden your wine horizons. Effortlessly cool.”

“… most restaurant menus match wine to food – but the Vanilla Pod turns that on its head, suggesting dishes that will go with your choice of wine. It’s pretty clear that wine is the star here.”


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Poplar Grove Legacy 2014 red blend takes top spot at the fourth annual Judgement of BC at the Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna on October 24th.

“Winning such a prestigious award validates what we’re doing in the vineyards, at the winery as well as the dedication and purposeful work of the team which supports the entire process,” says Tony Holler, owner of Poplar Grove Winery.

Inspired by the “Judgement of Paris” (1976), this made-in BC variant pits the best of BC against international benchmark wines.  Blind tastings were performed with judges grading each wine out of 20 points, according to their own criteria. 24 wines were selected, 12 of which were from BC.

The first “Judgment of BC” was hosted in 2015 by the BC Wine Institute in honour of Steven Spurrier’s visit to British Columbia.  Spurrier is the internationally revered British wine expert who organized the so-called “Judgement of Paris” in 1976, which unexpectedly elevated the status of California wine and promoted the expansion of wine production in the New World.

Although the tastings are blind, judges spent four days in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys attending informative masterclasses, regional tastings, industry forums and interactive wine and food pairing experiences.  Here they had the opportunity to learn, taste and celebrate the Wines of British Columbia.

Tony Holler: “Winning this award will bring attention from many angles, resonating strongly with the Canadian consumer who sees a Canadian product on par with some of the best wines in the world.  Prominent awards like this one enhance awareness and interest in the Okanagan Valley, our wineries and their wines”.

Poplar Grove Legacy 2014 is a Bordeaux-inspired blend originating from the following vineyard locations – Osoyoos 65%, Oliver 15%, Penticton 13%, Naramata 7 %.  The blend comprises 44% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.

DJ Kearney, head judge, wine educator and global wine expert had this to say about the winning 2014 Legacy:

“It has that wonderful crossover character with old-world structure and quality and new-world fruit generosity and weight, and our signature acidity. It is so well made and so well balanced, a worthy winner.”

Adding further credence to the world-class quality of Okanagan red blends, the #2 spot was claimed by another Naramata Bench winery, Laughing Stock, with their 2015 Portfolio. That’s what we call “Bench-strength”!

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Effective October 9th, 2018 Hoodoo Adventure Company announced today that together with local investors they have purchased Chute Lake Lodge in Naramata BC and will take over operations effective immediately. The Hoodoo-led investor group intends to invest in renovations to refresh the historic recreation property while ensuring to honor its history in order to offer a world-class adventure destination in Naramata.

Under Hoodoo’s management, Chute Lake Lodge will become a year-round recreation and adventure destination, serving locals and attracting tourists looking for an energizing vacation. Mike and Lyndie Hill, Owners of Hoodoo Adventure Company are extremely excited about this opportunity to further their adventure offering in the Okanagan Valley.

“Chute Lake Lodge is an adventurers’ dream nestled right on the Kettle Valley Rail and bordering the Okanagan Provincial Park, it has amazing potential. We look forward to working with our partners to create a unique destination to stay, play and take advantage of all that the Okanagan has to offer, said Lyndie Hill.

Mike Hill added, “In our business, we see firsthand the positive impact outdoor adventure offers all ages. In today’s world, there is a greater need than ever to unplug and get outdoors. We are excited to develop Chute Lake in an eco-friendly to allow more people to access adventurous activities.”

Renovations at the resort are commencing immediately and Chute Lake Lodge is aiming to re-open Dec. 1st to the public this winter for individual, group and corporate bookings for accommodation, activities and catered functions. For more information and bookings contact or call 250-492-3888.  For project updates, please visit

Hoodoo Adventure Company is the largest Adventure Tour operator in the Okanagan, hosting thousands of travelers each year from around the World specializing in unique adventure experiences that highlight the best that the Okanagan has to offer year-round. Hoodoo has received multiple Business Excellence and Luxury Travel awards as well as being ranked for the 3rd Best Kayak Tour in Canada.


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Ground has been broken on a 15,000-square-foot wine centre and dining lounge at Mount Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.

“Our winery opened in 2001. We are really blessed to have about 200 acres of vineyards across the Okanagan, and this is our moment to have a great winery experience centre to match the vineyards that we farm,” said general manager Jesse Harden.

The wine centre and dining lounge are expected to open next fall.

Harden says the space won’t have the typical winery feel.

“We are going to be a little different. The restaurant, for example, is going to be a bit more casual. It’s going to encourage people to come in with flip flops or a tuxedo, whatever you want.”

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TasteFull Excursions Inc., the Thompson Valley’s premier shuttle provider for Sun Peaks Resort has responded to the demise of Greyhound Bus Line by increasing their services to include both shared seating and private charter rates with daily/weekly schedules to a myriad of locations including the most requested route: to/from Vancouver International Airport.

Gordon Stamp-Vincent, Director of Shuttle Services began to feel the impact of Greyhound’s demise early this summer. “The bulk of our business is moving people to/from Sun Peaks Resort from the Kamloops Airport. Many of these guests arrive via Vancouver or Calgary from as far away as Europe, Australia, US and eastern Canada. With the challenge of winter travel, we have historically assisted the airlines with ensuring stranded winter travellers make their vital flight connections by transporting them to Vancouver or Kelowna. Basically, we are simply expanding this level of service to become an integral part of our schedule – and identifying it as TasteFull Transportation.” The company has hired additional professional drivers who are trained with the Super Host program and are familiar with the challenges of winter driving.

“This year already, we have confirmed bookings on behalf of international travel agencies with visitors arriving in Vancouver who prefer driving into the Kamloops area for both the convenience and the peace of mind of having all of their luggage remaining with them,” he continues. Their fleet of vehicles are equipped with secure rear luggage compartments, multi-zone temperature controls, complimentary WIFI, charging outlets for both Apple and Android devices, plus blankets and pillows for the longer trips.

Most importantly, TasteFull Transportation has all of the required licensing as regulated by the National Safety Board and the Passenger Transportation Authority of British Columbia. “These past few years the transportation industry has been inundated with newcomers who have not always educated themselves with all of the requirements to operate under the high standards that have been set by the government.”
Stamp-Vincent states. “It is imperative for anyone climbing onboard a shuttle or other modes of transportation ensure that both the driver and the vehicle are safety-certified. Not only does your personal safety depend on it, but insurance coverage could be affected if there are any unfortunate incidents on the road.”

Focusing on safety, service and convenience – TasteFull Transportation is positioned to be the first-choice in transportation after the demise of Greyhound Bus Lines. Sun Peaks Resort already recognizes the company as their official shuttle service provider, travel agencies have increased their bookings, and now everyday travellers can enjoy the expertise the company and their team provide.

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The Construction on the 79,000-square-foot winery began in June 2017, after nearly two years design work with famed Napa-based architecture firm Backen, Gillam, & Kroeger.

The Bai family travelled extensively in search of the ideal vineyards to realize their dream of building one of the leading wineries in Canada. Ultimately, that search took them to the Okanagan’s Black Sage Bench.

They are fortunate to be stewards of two of Canada’s historic vineyards: Becker Vineyard and our namesake Phantom Creek Vineyard.

Becker Vineyard was originally developed in 1977 as part of the pioneering Becker Project, which demonstrated that traditional European grape varieties could thrive in British Columbia.

Their first vintage was in 2016, and will be ready for release in Spring 2019.

They are fortunate to be able to work with Olivier Humbrecht MW, France’s first Master of Wine, who is guiding our transition to organic and biodynamic certification.

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If you want to learn about Indigenous culture where do you go? Do you search online? Go to a museum? Take a course? You could do all of these things but Moccasin Trails is now touring to give people an authentic experience of the Indigenous culture.

They wanted to bring people from around the world on the ancestral paths their people walked, have them taste the food they ate, sing the songs they sang, hear the stories that were passed down orally from generations ago, and travel down the rivers they canoed.

In order to truly learn about their culture they felt the only way was to touch, smell, see, hear, and feel it. Their journey started hundreds of years ago but your journey will start right now with them at Moccasin Trails.

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Oliver Osoyoos Winery Country and Sun Peaks Resort have partnered for a weekend of food, wine and winter adventure with Savour the Sun, December 7-9, 2018. The three-day event will bring some of the region’s most celebrated winemakers to the BC interior destination.

Anchored to three signature evening events, snow lovers can spend the day on the slopes before savouring rare finds and terroir expressive wines, paired with delicious food by Sun Peaks Resort’s culinary team.

The festival weekend kick-starts with Savour the Sun at Sunburst on Friday, December 7, a ski-in ski-out, mid-mountain reception that will focus on private collection, hard-to-find wines presented and poured by the winemaker. This intimate event will allow guests time to engage with each winery, learning the nuances of their winemaking philosophies and discovering the passion behind their rare and unique wine portfolio. Wine tastings will be paired with delicious food stations, all in the spectacular setting of the mid-mountain Sunburst Bar + Eatery after the slopes have closed to the general public.

For those looking for a more informal evening, Savour Bubbles is a progressive-style tasting at Masa’s Bar & Grill, focusing on sparkling wines and terroir expressive varietals from nine Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country winemakers. The last event, Uncork Your Senses, at The Annex rounds out the weekend with an elegant evening of food and wine, featuring twelve of the region’s most respected wineries.

At all three events, the delicious portfolio of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will be expertly paired with food from Sun Peaks Resort’s culinary team, featuring local Okanagan and BC ingredients. Highlights include Misoyaki wild BC salmon with artisan greens and wasabi-yuzu dressing (Uncork Your Senses), Okanagan winter vegetable pakoras (Savour Bubbles), Brohm Lake duck confit with lentil and root vegetable cassolette, and steamed Quadra Island halibut cheeks with soy vinaigrette (Savour the Sun at Sunburst).

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The new Coast Oliver is ready for business. Coast Oliverfeatures 80 bedrooms, an indoor pool, breakfast room and future restaurant. Standards will include triple sheeting and complimentary high-speed in-room WiFi.

Approximately 100 parking stalls surround the hotel.

“The hotel is intended to have a modern architectural feel, and colours will be reflective of the local natural landscape,” said Coast Hotels executive director Sarah Kirby Yung.

The branding of the hotel will be done with Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc. who purchased the lot (Centennial RV Park location) from the Town of Oliver.

The company, headed by president Ron Mundi, currently has two Coast-branded properties in Kamloops and Lethbridge, and owns five more hotels.

“We made the decision to expand our relationship with Coast Hotels as the brand flag for Oliver, given they share the same values, performance focus and community approach we do.”

Coast Hotels president Victor Komoda said the new Oliver property builds on the brand’s strength in its home province, bringing its total to 36 properties in western North America covering two provinces, two territories and five US states.

“Expanding our footprint in the popular Okanagan wine region will add value to our customer base,” said Komoda.

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Tourism Kamloops’ #YKA360 Kamera Krew Campaign has been selected as the winner of the Best Travel Online Video Campaign Award for 2018. The award was recently announced by the Internet Advertising Competition, which is hosted annually by the Web Marketing Association.

The Web Marketing Association (WMA) was founded in Boston in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and corporate web development on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest for improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to corporate Web sites.

“It is an honour to be recognized by the Web Marketing Association for our #YKA360 Kamera Krew Campaign,” said Tourism Kamloops CEO, Beverley DeSantis. “The Tourism Kamloops team worked hard to bring this campaign to life. Our goal was to feature our amazing city to the world and this award shows that Kamloops is being noticed internationally.”

The #YKA360 Kamera Krew Campaign was launched by Tourism Kamloops in conjunction with the organization’s rebrand in May 2017 and ran throughout the year. The Kamera Krew intercepted visitors and locals, presented them with challenge cards, captured their boldly unscripted moments on video and posted them online for the world to see. The campaign was designed to literally take people off the highway to experience Kamloops and to showcase those experiences online.

The Best Travel Online Video Campaign Award winner is selected by a panel of marketing industry experts who base their decision on seven criteria, including: creativity; innovation; impact; design; copy writing; use of the medium; and memorability. As the award winner, Tourism Kamloops has been recognized on the Association’s website, social media channels and through media. Tourism Kamloops has also received a crystal statue and bragging rights for setting online video campaign trends and making online video campaign news.

#YKA360 Kamera Krew videos can be viewed on Tourism Kamloops’ YouTube channel –

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In recent years, more and more of the best vineyards have sought to make a statement not just with their wines but with the design of their facilities, enlisting star architects from Renzo Piano to Zaha Hadid. That means wineries are no longer mere side trips en route to the main attraction—they’ve become destinations in their own right. World-class food and drink, stunning architecture, luxury lodgings, idyllic settings—this is the stuff epicurean dreams are made of. In advance of the grape harvest (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least), Architectural Digest takes a look at some of the most beautifully designed wineries around the globe. In vino—and venustas—verities.


Mission Hill Winery

West Kelowna, Canada
Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig designed Mission Hill Winery’s 120,000-square-foot hilltop complex in West Kelowna, British Columbia. The dramatic buildings are clad in board-formed concrete and surround a central courtyard, which features an 85-foot-tall bell tower with bells by the foundry that cast the bells of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and the Sacré Coeur in Paris. The Wine Education Centre displays a Marc Chagall tapestry and houses a small theater.

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Tina & Peter offer photography workshops and photo tours in the beautiful Boundary Country. These leisurely outings are easy walking for everyone. You bring your camera, phone or tablet. They teach in classroom at The Board Room Cafe’ in Grand Forks, BC  and on location.


They are local photographers who know the area and have chosen the best places for photographing such as Christina Lake, Cascade Falls, Son Ranch Timber Company and the Granby Valley.  They offer classes and tours every Wednesday and some Saturdays. 


The Boundary Country is Great for Photographers!

For more information visit: :—peter-photo-tours



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This week sees the launch of an exciting new tourism marketing campaign called “Chain of Events”. The project is a collaboration between Travel Penticton, Tourism Summerland and Discover Naramata with funding and support from Destination BC.

“The ‘Chain of Events’ project actually started a couple of years ago and focused on promoting cycling activities, particularly in the shoulder seasons” said Thom Tischik, Executive Director for Travel Penticton. “ We soon learned that the cycling enthusiasts visiting were also interested in other activities, such as culinary, arts & culture or wine touring so we decided to expand the ‘Chain of Events’ concept.”

In April, 2018 the three partner communities got together and resubmitted a proposal to Destination BC that would see the ‘Chain of Events’ project take a fresh new direction.

Project Co-ordinator, Charnock explains, “We have developed a series of itineraries and signature experiences for each community,  geared towards four specific traveller types: The Adventurer, The Athlete, The Foodie and The Family”. “Many of the visitors to our region only have a few days to spend here and this is a great way to help them get the absolute most out of their stay.”

The ‘Chain of Events’ itineraries have also been really well received by national and international media, as they provide a clear outline of things that make each of the partner communities unique and appealing consumers.

Over the summer ‘Chain of Events’ will be promoted at local visitor centres and via the new website – and Facebook page  During the fall and winter there will be digital and print campaigns offering package deals to encourage visitation in the quieter tourist seasons.

If you would like to find out more about ‘Chain of Events’, please contact:

Jo Charnock
Project Co-ordinator
Travel Penticton

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Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort is joining the “Unbound Collection” by Hyatt brand, the sixth in the world and the first in Canada.

The change comes with a $5.2 million renovation.

The franchise agreement between Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the Spirit Ridge Owners Association takes effect on Dec. 11, it was formally announced Thursday.

The Unbound Collection by Hyatt was launched in March 2016 and is a collection of properties considered to offer unique and story-worthy experiences, Hyatt says in a news release.

Spirit Ridge will undergo a $5.2 million renovation in the coming year to enhance the guest experience and will remain open while upgrades are taking place, Hyatt says.

“Spirit Ridge is an exciting addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, and we are delighted it is our first Canadian property for the brand,” said Scott Richer, vice president, real estate and development Canada at Hyatt.

“With its rich history, Hyatt guests will be able to experience the incredible historic and indigenous culture that this resort has to offer and create new stories at Spirit Ridge,” Richer continued.

The decade-old resort sits on land that has been the home of the Osoyoos Indian Band for thousands of years.

“Rich in culture and historical relevance, the iconic resort’s design embraces the Okanagan First Nations people and celebrates their deep spiritual connection to natural surroundings,” Hyatt says in its news release.

The adobe-style resort features suites and villas accommodations ranging in size from one to three bedrooms.

Suites and villas include fully equipped kitchens, outdoor private terraces and sweeping vistas of the surrounding vineyards, desert mountains and Osoyoos Lake.

The resort includes a 7,000-square-foot conference centre, 226 suites and villas, private beach access to Osoyoos Lake, food and beverage offerings, several pools, hot tubs and private cabanas.

Also next to the resort are the Nk’Mip Cellars Vineyard, the nine-hole Sonora Dunes Golf Course and Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.

The renovation will upgrade guest suites, public areas, swimming pools, meeting rooms, restaurants and fitness centres. The first phase of renovations is due for completion by spring 2018.

The resort employs 130 people under the leadership of Executive Director and General Manager Daniel Bibby, along with Shantell Paisley, director of sales and marketing.

Current properties in the Unbound Collection include The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas; The Royal Palms in Phoenix, Arizona; The Confidante in Miami Beach, Florida; the Hotel du Louvre in Paris, France; and Carmelo Resort and Spa in Uruguay. The Coco Palms Resort in Kauai, Hawaii is scheduled to undergo revitalization.

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