For those who picture Canada as uniformly mountainous, cold and wintry, the Okanagan region of British Columbia is a revelation. Here is a place of orchards, vineyards and warm lakes, deserts and beaches, a spectacular region renowned for dry hot summers and dry moderate winters when foot upon foot of powder-snow descends and world-class winter sports take over.
The attractions of this valley are many and various: from picking a peach in a warm orchard in Penticton to cruising the legendary powder at Big White. The key word in the Okanagan is recreation. This area caters for every activity.
The Okanagan Valley is dominated by long, interconnecting, deep blue lakes surrounded by orchards and wineries. The area gets more than 2000 hours of sunshine a year.