Thompson Okanagan

The Thompson Okanagan region of BC has semi-arid deserts, vast wilderness parks, and some of the most fertile farmland in the province. There are mountains, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills, and thick forests. Read More

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On the cultivated side, there are large fruit orchards, vineyards and some of the finest wineries in the country. It is also an outdoor enthusiastÂ’s paradise year-round, with activities range from golf, fishing, hiking and biking, to canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and skiing.

The indigenous peoples of this area are the NLaka’pamux, Okanagan and Secwepemc nations, each with distinct cultures and traditions. The NLaka’pamux are known for expressing the landscape of their homeland, their dreams, and their experience through their clothing, face-painting, and jewelry. The Secwepemc people carry forward their knowledge of plants for food, medicine and tools. The Okanagan First Nations lived in harmony with the land, and now educate others through the Nk’Mip Desert & Heritage Centre in the southern Okanagan.

Guests of the Thompson Okanagan area are invited to tour the native kekulis (pit houses) and sweat lodges, participate in aboriginal craft making and story telling, learn about a local winery, adopt a rattlesnake or take in a round of golf. There are interpretive centres, botanical gardens and reconstructed villages, as well as modern lodges, resorts, inns and campgrounds.

Visit the Thompson Okanagan area of BC and experience the hospitality and culture of the NLaka’pamux, Okanagan and Secwepemc First Nations people.

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Gift ‘n Gab Trading Post

The Gift ‘N Gab Trading Post believes in supporting Canadian artisans from all areas of the country with a particular focus on local artisans. They carry handmade aboriginal arts and crafts and ...

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Indigenous World Winery

Experience world-class VQA wines and indigenous culture while taking in a beautiful view of Lake Okanagan. The modern facility features a wine tasting room, native themed gift shop, picnic area ...

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Kekuli Cafe in Westbank

Kekuli Cafe Westbank is a First Nations inspired restaurant located in the Heart of the Okanagan of Westbank BC, serving breakfast, lunch, specialty coffees, Saskatoon-inspired beverages and ...

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Kekuli Cafe in Merritt

Kekuli Café Westbank (est. 2005), is the original First Nations inspired restaurant located in the “Heart of the Okanagan” in Westbank BC.  Their second location, Kekuli Cafe Merritt ...

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Nk’Mip Cellars

Nk’Mip Cellars (Pronounced in-ka-meep) is North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery, featuring premium VQA wines and locally inspired cuisine in a dramatic setting ...

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Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan First Nations people during an experience focusing on the the unique aspects of their ...

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Nk’Mip RV Park

Welcoming families to Osoyoos since 1970, NK’MIP RV Park is one of the South Okanagan’s largest parks and is perfectly situated on the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the warmest lake in Canada. Owned ...

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Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort

The Quaaout Lodge, overlooking over 1800 feet of beachfront in Shuswap Region of BC, was renovated in 2010 and features 70 beautifully decorated guestrooms, a Conference Centre, Spa & 18-hole ...

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Red Fox Club

Red Fox Club is an Aboriginal inspired restaurant with a casual approach to dining. They use local greenhouses, farms, and cheese makers to source their ingredients. The restaurant is located on ...

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Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park

Visit and view the attractive museum exhibits, which incorporate the oral history and legends of the Secwepemc People along with historical photographs, illustrations and artifacts. Visit the ...

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Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort

Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort brings all the treasures of the Osoyoos, BC area together in a one-of-a-kind lodging experience, infused and immersed with wine, golf, possibility and culture ...