Tourism

Over 3,300 people have gathered at the South Okanagan Events Centre for the Regional Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses. (Black Press Media file photo)

6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses to gather in Kelowna

A convention will be held at Prospera Place, June 16-18

 

Adventurers enjoy paddle rafting at Kumsheen Raft Resort In what is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings in the Lytton area since the 2021 wildfires, more than 200 former employees will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kumsheen Rafting Resort this long weekend. (Kumsheen Rafting Resort)

200 former employees to descend upon Lytton’s Kumsheen resort for 50th anniversary

A yearlong celebration set to kick off for the May long weekend

 

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway in Summerland has acquired a railway coach from Kamloops. (Contributed)

Summerland steam train acquires coach

Transporting railway car from Kamloops involved a five-hour drive

 

With Stihl Timbersports athlete Stirling Hart watching, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce executive director Leanna Kemp fires up a chainsaw and cuts through a log. Hart was in town Monday to promote the Stihl Timbersports National Championship, which is coming to Chilliwack Aug. 12-13, 2023. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Stihl Timbersports nationals coming to Chilliwack in August

The Chilliwack Coliseum will host a pro and women’s competition featuring chopping and sawing events

With Stihl Timbersports athlete Stirling Hart watching, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce executive director Leanna Kemp fires up a chainsaw and cuts through a log. Hart was in town Monday to promote the Stihl Timbersports National Championship, which is coming to Chilliwack Aug. 12-13, 2023. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
The City of Kelowna applied for a provincial grant to refurbish the Island Stage in Waterfront Park in February, 2023. (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Okanagan communities collect cheques from tourism ministry

Kelowna’s island stage and West Kelowna’s Boucherie Road multi-use path get funding

The City of Kelowna applied for a provincial grant to refurbish the Island Stage in Waterfront Park in February, 2023. (Photo/City of Kelowna)
The mirrored, geodesic dome of Science World at the end of False Creek in Vancouver makes is a perfect location for a last light photograph. (John Enman photo)

Science World to get $20M from B.C. for leaky dome repairs

Province also announcing additional $30M for tourism projects across B.C.

The mirrored, geodesic dome of Science World at the end of False Creek in Vancouver makes is a perfect location for a last light photograph. (John Enman photo)
Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance Randy Boissonnault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn)

Kelowna perfectly poised heading towards FIFA World Cup 2026: Tourism minister

Games will be held in Vancouver, Toronto, as well as Mexican and American cities

Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance Randy Boissonnault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn)
Federal Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault answers questions during a Kelowna Chamber Speaker Series on April 6, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes Captial News)

Indigenous tourism, inflation, healthcare discussed in associate minister’s Kelowna visit

‘I do see a few more tough months for people who are on fixed incomes’

Federal Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault answers questions during a Kelowna Chamber Speaker Series on April 6, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes Captial News)
Federal Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault answers questions during a Kelowna Chamber Speaker Series on April 6, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes Captial News)

Indigenous tourism, inflation, healthcare discussed in associate minister’s Kelowna visit

‘I do see a few more tough months for people who are on fixed incomes’

Federal Tourism Minister and Associate Finance Minister Randy Boissonnault answers questions during a Kelowna Chamber Speaker Series on April 6, 2022. (Photo/Gary Barnes Captial News)
Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort

Indigenous B.C. wilderness resort recognized as one of best new hotels in the world

One of Klahoose Wilderness Resort’s biggest assets is its location, AFAR Stay List 2023 says

Klahoose Wilderness Resort is located in Homfray Channel. Photo courtesy Klahoose Wilderness Resort
People make their way along the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tourism shot up in 2022, but still far short of pre-pandemic levels: StatCan

For the full year, national tourism spending jumped by 45 per cent

People make their way along the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
B.C. sex workers are preparing for their busy season, which can be dangerous. (Unsplash)

Sex trade workers, outreach organizations prepare for busy Kelowna tourist season

HOPE outreach urges people to pay for the services they solicit as though it’s a legal industry

B.C. sex workers are preparing for their busy season, which can be dangerous. (Unsplash)
Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport Lana Popham (front row second from left), Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Future Skills Selina Robinson (front row third from left) and Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina (front row right) were on hand for the announcement for a new food, wine and tourism centre for the college. (Photo/Gaary Barnes)

Province cooks up new centre for tourism, culinary arts at Okanagan College

The province is providing OC with $44.8 million for the centre

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport Lana Popham (front row second from left), Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Future Skills Selina Robinson (front row third from left) and Okanagan College President Dr. Neil Fassina (front row right) were on hand for the announcement for a new food, wine and tourism centre for the college. (Photo/Gaary Barnes)
The houseboat that sits on Highway 1 in Sicamous will no longer have an occupant as of the end of April and council is deciding what to do next with the building. (Black Press file photo)

Sicamous council discusses future of houseboat landmark along Highway 1

The building greets visitors to the houseboat capital of Canada

The houseboat that sits on Highway 1 in Sicamous will no longer have an occupant as of the end of April and council is deciding what to do next with the building. (Black Press file photo)
Raylene Watts, left, and Alex Tuele, both from Fanny Bay, visit the Port Alberni waterfront looking for treasure on Wednesday, March 9, 2023. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Treasure seekers scour British Columbia for pot of ‘gold’

B.C.-based scavenger hunt offered $1,000 if someone could solve five riddles

Raylene Watts, left, and Alex Tuele, both from Fanny Bay, visit the Port Alberni waterfront looking for treasure on Wednesday, March 9, 2023. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Minister of International Development Harjit S. Sajjan. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Big bucks for Central Okanagan businesses to boost tourism

Sixteen projects to benefit from $2.5 million in funding across Thompson Okanagan

Minister of International Development Harjit S. Sajjan. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
People walk past carnival game stands below a ferris wheel during the Pacific National Exhibition Fair, in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. introduces $30M fund to support festivals, events over next 2 years

One-time grants come as event organizers cite increased costs, supply chain issues, trouble hiring

People walk past carnival game stands below a ferris wheel during the Pacific National Exhibition Fair, in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff tourism report seeks fewer private vehicles, more public transit in park

‘Vehicle traffic is one of the single biggest challenges in terms of…our ability to be sustainable’

The empty streets of Banff are seen as Parks Canada is restricting vehicles in the national parks and national historic sites in Banff, Alta., on March 24, 2020. Banff tourism officials are joining the call for better management of visitor traffic in the most heavily visited parts of the national park. In a document outlining its development plans for the next decade, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism says it wants to reduce damaging traffic bottlenecks through improved public transit and fewer private vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A young boy who arrived on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong wears a face mask and face shield at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hopes high in B.C. as China lifts border rules, but tourism recovery may take months

Chinese travellers were the second biggest international market for B.C. in 2019

A young boy who arrived on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong wears a face mask and face shield at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
With no many adventuring options, there’s no end to the gift ideas for the adrenaline enthusiast on your list. Courtesy of tourismkelowna.com / Okanagan Flyboard

These outstanding Okanagan experiences are the right size for any holiday stocking!

From high-octane thrills to kid-friendy fun, you won’t go wrong in gifting these Okanagan adventures

  • Dec 12, 2022
With no many adventuring options, there’s no end to the gift ideas for the adrenaline enthusiast on your list. Courtesy of tourismkelowna.com / Okanagan Flyboard