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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

British Columbia's Okanagan Region

British Columbia's Okanagan region is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the province. Dry grassy hills, warm lakes, endless orchards and vineyards and unique attractions provide fun, relaxation and entertainment for the whole family. Located only four hours away from Vancouver, the Okanagan consists of the valley and lake between Vernon and south to Osoyoos with many interesting towns and stops between. The Okanagan offers year round amenities but it most popular from May long weekend to Labour Day when fruit stand dot the highways, visitors descend on the many parks, campsites and vacation homes, and of course when the region's main attraction, Okanagan Lake, is most inviting. Come visit British Columbia's Okanagan region - you won't be disappointed!

The Kettle Valley Railway which operates in Summerland, British Columbia is an ideal trip along the historic railroad which first connected Canada's East and West Coast.Keep an eye out for interesting flora and fauna found only in the Okanagan such as this California Quail.Keep an eye out for the famed Okanagan Lake dweller, the Ogopogo which has been likened to Scotland's Lockness Monster!The Okanagan's beautiful landscape is home to a wide range of mammals including Mountain Goats which can be spotted feeding on the hillsides.British Columbia's Okanagan region is very warm and sunny - making it an ideal location for orchards and the growth of an abundance of other crops!Looking for the ideal getaway? Located four hours from Vancouver, British Columbia's breathtaking Okanagan region is one of the Province's most popular playgrounds for people of all ages and interests. The Okanagan region is sandwiched between the town of Veron and stretches to the desert city of Osoyoos. A unique mesh of history, nature, orchards, wineries and good weather offers summertime escapes for suburbanites and endless adventures.

Hop aboard the Kettle Valley Railway for an adventure on a restored steam train which winds along the hillsides, overlooking the orchards, wineries, mountains and lakes. Don't miss the opportunity to cycle or walk the KVR's Myra Canyon trail which offers thirteen trestles and stunning views. Stop at one of the dozens of fruit stands along highway 97, check out a local winery - some of the best in Canada - or just relax on the beach. Stunning views, scenic hikes and even a desert await visitors to this ideal vacation spot.

It is highly suggested to visit British Columbia's beautiful Okanagan region!Peach orchards offer delicious peaches during the summer and can be spotted throughout British Columbia's Okanagan region.Grapes are the most valued crop in the Okanagan - producing some of Canada's finest wines (the Okanagan is also the location of the town of Oliver which is considered the Wine Capital of Canada)!Taste the bounty of British Columbia in the Okanagan - such as these delicious ripe peaches!

Be sure to visit some of the Okanagan's rare attractions such as Spotted Lake near Osoyoos which has 365 distinct circles on its surface!






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