The Okanagan Valley is located in south-central British Columbia Canada. The valley is a well known British Columbia, Canada destination for wineries, fruit orchards, sandy beaches, ski resorts and golf courses. In fact the Okanagan Valley is the oldest wine producing region in BC, Canada! Highway #97 is the main transportation highway connecting the communities in the Okanagan Valley.
The Okanagan Valley follows along the shores of a long chain of lakes providing endless scenery and adventures. Okanagan Lake, Osoyoos Lake and Skaha Lake being the anchor lakes in the Okanagan Valley. Vaseux, Wood, Kalamalka and Swan Lakes are just a few of the many smaller complimentary lakes.
The Okanagan Valley provides the perfect conditions to enjoy many of British Columbia's most popular adventures and activities. Some of the most popular are wine touring, golfing, boating, swimming, rock climbing, off-roading, spa, mountain biking, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and downhill skiing, xc skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing park and trail destinations located throughout the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia includes the Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, White Lake Grasslands Protected Area (Kaleden), Keremeos Columns Provincial Park, Spion Kop Trails (Lake Country), Echo Lake Provincial Park (Lumby), Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR), Rock Oven Park (Naramata), Vaseux Lake (Okanagan Falls), (Indian Head) McIntyre's Bluff, Osoyoos Lake, Hardy Falls (Peachland), Okanagan Lake, Skaha Bluffs (Penticton), Sun Oka Park (Summerland), and the Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park (Vernon).
The most visited sightseeing attractions, art galleries, historical sites and cultural venues in and around the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia include the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kaleden Hotel (Kaleden), Keremeos Grist Mill, Lake Country Museum, Lumby Museum, 1914 SS Naramata, Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (Okanagan Falls), NK'Mip Desert Cultural Centre (Osoyoos), SS Sicamous Museum and Heritage Park (Penticton), Summerland Ornamental Gardens, and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (Vernon).
Travel services important to travelers in and around the communities throughout the Okanagan Valley includes accommodations (hotels, motels, resorts, vacation homes, cottages, bed and breakfasts, hostels), campgrounds, pubs, restaurants, gas stations, liquor stores, grocery stores, wineries, breweries, coffee shops, cell service, internet, banks and transportation services including taxi, bus, marina, and various regional airports. The Kelowna International Airport services all the major airlines and is a main entry point to the Okanagan Valley.