The 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.
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.
- 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