Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

The Thompson Okanagan region with it’s diverse landscape and more sunshine per year than any other region in Canada, boasts a spectrum of golf courses that are second to none.

Described by some as the “Ultimate Golfing Experiece”; The Thompson area with it’s rolling hills, majestic mountains and rugged landscape, create vivid surroundings to the professionally designed courses found within the region. Where else in the world could you ski, play a round of golf, horseback ride, tour a historic site and visit a winery all in one day? Kamloops offers terrific base to explore the areas great golf courses including Tobiano, Sun Rivers, The Dunes, Rivershore and Talking Rock near Chase BC. Salmon Arm and the surrounding Shuswap area in the North Okanagan is a destination for stunning golf. The Salmon Arm Golf Club along with Hyde Mountain and Shuswap National make a wonderful weekend golf excursion.

Where else but the fabulous Thompson Okanagan in British Columbia’s interior. A region of spectacular beauty, agricultural abundance, historic richness and recreational opportunity. From lakeside to mountain peaks the entire Thompson Okanagan is a year-round paradise for nature lovers, adventurers, and recreationalists.

The uniquely varied landscape and moderate, sunny climate are natural ingredients for first class golfing, water sports, hiking, climbing and of course skiing and snowboarding. With such a variety of scenery, activities, wildlife, and the inspiring change of seasons, where else would anyone want to go?

The Thompson Okanagan welcomes you to share in the beauty and the diversity that continues to delight many travellers.

Weather Average Hours of Sunshine: over 2000 per year Average Rainfall: 304.7mm/11in annually (varies by city) Average Snowfall: 139.8cm/55in in the valleys (varies by city). Up to 644cm/253.5in on the mountains Frost Free Days: 120-175 days annually Average maximum temperature (summer): 28.4 C/84 F (it is not unusual for summer temperatures to reach 30C/86 F and higher) Average minimum temperature (winter): -8.8 C/16 F

The Okanagan Valley

More sunshine per year than any other region in Canada.

Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton & Osoyoos

The Okanagan in British Columbia’s interior region offers diverse landscape and more sunshine per year than any other region in Canada. Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley boasting all the amenities of a major city – fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life – yet orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core. A delightful day or afternoon after golf can be spent sampling the award-winning wares of the numerous internationally acclaimed wineries.

Kelowna is situated on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake mid-way between Penticton in the south and Vernon in the north. The lake offers wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming or fishing while the nearby mountains attract hikers and mountain bikers. B.C.’s Okanagan Valley boasts some of the most well manicured golf courses imaginable making Kelowna a golf destination of spectacular beauty. The Okanagan Club with its Quail and Bear courses located within minutes of the airport allow for great golf on arrival and departure days although Tower Ranch, Gallaghers Canyon and The Harvest are all very accessible too. Black Mountain Golf Course is an amazing golf property that brings tremendous value to any package with their fresh approach to hospitality.

Located in the Southern most part of the region is the summer Resort town of Osoyoos. There’s more to Osoyoos than just bright skies and wineries set against gentle sloping hills. While we embrace and proudly showcase our vintner industry, we also have sophisticated lake side resorts and championship golf courses The Osoyoos Golf and Country Club, NK’ Mip Canyon Desert and Fairview Mountain golf courses make a delicious golf line up to pair with unbelievable winery dinner venues. The friendly and intimate resort town, rich in a unique culture and colourful desert history, are notable attributes along with having the nations’s warmest lake.