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Sightseeing Suggestions


Here are some quick suggestions for visitors with limited time in the area: The schedule is only a suggestion -- you may have more fun, or wish to take more time than mentioned below.



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One Day Stay

To capture the essence of this city, here are suggestions for your first day (especially if its your only day) in the Okanagan. Starting at the northern end, here are the things you should make an effort to see:

  • Sicamous, the narrows that join Shuswap and Mara Lake, home to hundreds of houseboats
  • Kalamalka Lake Lookout, just south of Vernon has a great view of this beautiful lake
  • Without picking favourites, stop at any of the 20 wineries in the valley. All offer free samples (to those over 19) and many offer tours. The first is Grey Monk, beetween Vernon and Kelowna, and you'll see them every few miles down to the US border.
  • Kelowna's City Park, downtown just east of the Floating Bridge offers great waterfront views and a pretty downtown shopping district on Bernard Street.
  • Knox Mountain Park, north of downtown on Ellis Street, offers great views up and down the Lake.
  • Giant's Head Mountain, just above the town of Summerland, looks like a Giant's Head, and has a road and then a short hiking trail to the top
  • Penticton's Okanagan Beach, Main Street shopping district, and Skaha Beach on the south of town are a tight visual feast for visitors. (There are several wineries north of Penticton on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake.)
  • If you have time left, be sure to head down to Osoyoos, just north of the USA border, to see the only true desert in Canada, and a banana tree orchard!
  • From here you would catch the Number 3 highway, either heading east through the Crowsnest Pass into Alberta or west through Manning Park into the Lower Mainland.

A Longer Stay

If you are able to spend more time in the area, there are many things to see and do, depending on your interests. Check out all the Okanagan Area Attractions, organized by category or each of the communities.

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Okangaan-Shuswap Accommodation & Attractions

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Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:

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Okanagan-Shuswap AccommodationsSuite Escapes BC Bed and Breakfast

The suite faces the Shuswap Lake and spectacular mountain views. Features a king size bed and a hide a bed. Sleeps a total of four. Includes a four piece full bathroom, kitchenette and games room with television. A/C. Extra room avail. for more $.

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Okanagan-Shuswap AccommodationsWest Bay Beach Resort

Stay our our wonderful campground, and enjoy the great outdoors… see our website for details

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Okanagan-Shuswap AccommodationsLakeside Resort

Situated on Tuc-el-Nuit Lake, a spring fed oasis amidst the splendor of Canada’s only true desert. Relax and enjoy the peaceful views from our park-like 5 acre grounds with its own 500 foot private beach or paddle in one of our boats

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Okanagan-Shuswap AccommodationsPenticton Lakeside Resort

Onshore of Lake Okanagan, full-service resort has handicap fac, lounge, meeting rooms, health club, jacuzzi, sauna, spa, swimming pool, tennis, casino, convention centre, pc hookup inrm, pets accepted,

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Okanagan-Shuswap AccommodationsDays Inn Kamloops

62 air conditioned suites with queen sized beds. Hotel includes pub and banquet/meeting rooms, free parking, and an outside play area. CP 24 hrs; small pets ok.

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Okanagan-Shuswap Travel & AttractionsLittle Straw Vineyards Estate Winery

A family-owned winery established in 1996, known for exceptional Pinot Noirs and the only Auxerrois Icewine in Canada. The majority of grapes we use come from our own vineyards situated on lower slopes of Mount Boucherie near Kelowna

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Okanagan-Shuswap Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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Okanagan-Shuswap Travel & AttractionsKettle Valley Winery

With abundant sunshine, cooling lake breezes, and an optimal temperature range, the Naramata Bench is one of the premier grape growing regions in Canada.

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Okanagan-Shuswap Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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Okanagan-Shuswap Travel & AttractionsTwin Lakes Golf & RV Resort

Located in Canada's only desert region, Twin Lakes features spectacular golf in a serene mountain setting. This beautiful 285 acre resort is nestled in a scenic valley surrounded by towering rock cliffs. Just 12 miles southwest of Penticton

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