Thompson-Okanagan is a region in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada. It encompasses wineries and fun-in-the-sun Okanagan Valley, summer boating adventures on Shuswap Lake in the east and the pretty Thompson River valley to the north.
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Map of the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia
Okanagan Centered on the 155km long Okanagan Lake.
Similkameen Less touristed and developed, home of two remote mountain parks.
Shuswap Shuswap Lake is the epitome of cottage country.
Thompson-Nicola Includes the Nicola River valley in the south and follows the North Thompson River to its source in Wells Gray.
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Kamloops - the city sits on the border of both smaller regions.
Kelowna - largest city in the British Columbia Interior, fast growing and very livable
Merritt - home of the annual Mountainfest country music festival
Osoyoos - quite often the hottest spot in Canada in the summer
Penticton - the summer tourist trade doubles this city's population
Princeton - home of several copper mines
Salmon Arm - largest city in the Shuswap.
Sicamous - houseboat capital of British Columbia
Vernon - northern terminus of the regions fruit tree and wine industry
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