A Pristine Wilderness Full of Modern Comforts

A day’s drive inland from Vancouver will have you passing through some of the greenest valleys, densest forests and most majestic mountains you’ll ever see. Bigcity worries disappear as you travel further into the serene countryside and finally, a great sense of calm and carefree wanderlust will wash over you. That’s the feeling of being in Okanagan, southern British Columbia.

The more temperate inland climate of the region makes cities like Kamloops, Merritt, Salmon Arm and Kelowna (among others!) buzzing hubs for exciting seasonal activities. Warm summers have locals indulging in lakeside activities or flocking to the water parks in the area, while cool winters transform the region into a perfect skiing destination for friends and families alike. Year-round attractions include renowned art galleries and beautiful heritage museums, so there’s no shortage of things to do, no matter when you visit.

Okanagan is also home to an endless host of world-class restaurants, serving everything from top-notch comfort foods to high-end cuisine and creative takes on modern Canadian cooking. Add to that a series of wineries that make for an unforgettable outing set against the backdrop of the sprawling BC wilderness, and you really couldn’t ask for a better getaway.

In short, Okanagan is one of the rarest of destinations: world-class and vibrant, yet somehow still a great wilderness escape.

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