Tourism

All aboard the Kettle Valley Railway

  • posted Jun 3, 2011at 10:00 AM

The Kettle Valley Railway is still going strong on a portion of maintained track in Summerland.

Dust off your Blue Suede Shoes, the King has found a new place to dwell

  • posted Jun 3, 2011at 10:00 AM

There will be no heartbreak as performers and fans check into Penticton for the annual Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival .

Each year the event gains more and more attention as some of the best Elvis tribute artists take the stage in both amateur and professional categories.

The Okanagan... discover our wine country and micro breweries

  • posted Jun 2, 2011at 4:00 PM

Over the decades the Okanagan Valley has grown by leaps and bounds and is renowned all over the world for its vineyards and award-winning wines.
The South Okanagan, especially, has carved a place for itself in the world of wine thanks to the beauty of the area as well as the quality of the vintages produced.
Naramata, a quaint hamlet surrounded by stunning visions of vineyards and architecturally impressive wineries dotting the landscape, is a mainstay when it comes to wine.
The Naramata Bench, home to old and new wineries, is a must-see just outside Penticton.
The newly created Similkameen Wineries Association sees eight wineries banding together in an attempt to encourage visitors to rediscover the area, which is often overlooked.
Until recently, many of the grapes grown in the Similkameen have been sold to wineries in the Okanagan contributing to their awards lists. Now the Similkameen region has 11 wineries, is a bona-fide wine country itself and is starting to show the quality of wine the terroir can produce.
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Car enthusiasts to gather for Penticton beach cruise

  • posted Jun 2, 2011at 4:00 PM

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise is set for June 24, 25 and 26 and will feature over 600 vehicles from western Canada, the northwest USA and as far away as Arizona and Texas. The fun kicks off Friday evening with the parade of vehicles from...

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