Cycling in the Okanagan
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Thompson Okanagan Biking Tours

The Thompson Okanagan region is cycling central. Spend a summer’s day pedalling through vineyards and across abandoned rail trestles, or plan an epic ride across ranching country.

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Bike Parks at Mountain Resorts

In Kamloops, hone skills on jumps and stunts at Kamloops Bike Ranch. An hour north, Sun Peaks... Read more Resort boasts 825m/2,707ft of vertical and 36 runs ranging from cruising to hair-raising. There’s more downhill, freeride, single-track and cross-country routes, plus rentals and skills camps galore, at Silver Star Bike Park near Vernon.

Silver Star Mountain Resort - Summer

Silver Star is exploding with activities and fun things to do throughout the summer. We are one of BC's best mountain bike parks with bike runs for everyone. Trail difficulties range from green to double black.

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Sun Peaks Resort - Summer

Our year-round community has evolved into a regional summer hub for weekly festivals & events from July to September. Stroll through the village, listen to live concerts, explore the shops & restaurants, or choose an outdoor activity. Lift-accesse...
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Panorama Mountain Resort - Summer

Imagine a place...where families discover a life outdoors, where adventure seekers test their limits, where you're at home in the mountains. You've arrived at Panorama Mountain Village and the name says it all.

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Kamloops Bike Ranch

Pine trees, sage brush and open grassland surround the Kamloops Bike Ranch and there is something for everyone. Jumps and stunts, a BMX course, and cross country trails will keep two-wheeled enthusiasts busy for days.

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Biking in Ranch Country

Explore the Nicola Valley and the peaceful cross-country and technical trails in the rolling... Read more ranchlands near Merritt (pick up a map at the British Columbia Visitor Centre in Merritt). Post-ride, rest tired legs at the Quilchena Hotel, a historic boutique hotel built in 1908. More gold rush ambience abounds at Historic Hat Creek Ranch near Cache Creek. After cruising the hills, bunk down in a miners’ tent, a teepee or a traditional First Nations winter home, called a kekuli.

Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Step back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Our guides dressed in 1800's attire are happy to give you a tour of our 1860's Roadhouse and Shuswap Native Interpretation Site, stagecoach rides, gold panning, archery, licensed restaurant, gift sho...
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Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Ride across gorges and pedal through vineyards on an unforgettable bike ride along a reincarnated railway. The 455-km/282-mi Kettle Valley Rail Trail follows the century-old railway route, and takes anywhere from about five to eight days to complete, but cyclists can join it anywhere en route. A highlight is the Myra Canyon stretch (an easy day trip from Kelowna), which crosses 18 gorge-spanning trestles.
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Mission Creek Greenway

Ride from lakeshore to canyon along Kelowna's Mission Creek Greenway. This 17-km/11-mi route follows the shady banks of Mission Creek, along Okanagan Lake to the geological formations of Gallagher’s Canyon. Walkers and joggers also use this level, multi-use trail through town; further into the canyon the path gets both steeper and more scenic. Pick up the trail on Lakeshore Road or at points en route.
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Monashee Adventure Tours

Celebrating 25 years in business in 2016. We offer excellent cycling, walking and winery tours along with a great selection of ready made multi-day adventure tours. See historical Myra Canyon with 18 trestles and 2 tunnels above Kelowna. Breweries...
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Wine Country and Penticton Cycling

Discover a new route in wine country. The 18-km/11-mi International Bike and Hike Trail follows... Read more the Okanagan River from just north of Oliver to Osoyoos Lake. The route is car-free and covers an area so rich with wineries it’s been dubbed the Golden Mile. Pedal along the riverside, past farmland, with mountain views and wineries at every turn.

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa

Surrounded by the rolling vineyards and sun-drenched landscapes of wine country in the South Okanagan, Spirit Ridge offers a travel experience that you won't soon forget. Spirit Ridge is the only full-service destination resort in Canada's only de...
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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

As a leading winery destination evoking classic south Okanagan terroir, Tinhorn Creek proudly crafts estate grown wines produced from grapes grown on our Black Sage and Golden Mile Bench vineyards. Carbon neutral and sustainably farmed, Tinhorn Cr...
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is located in the South Okanagan of British Columbia, and has been producing World Class wines for 20 years. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is best known for its handcrafted red wines that are made to cellar and improve wi...
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Places to Eat

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Cabana Bar and Grille

Lat: 49.8454819
Lon: -119.4875412
Bars, Canadian (New)
15 reviews
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Los Huesos

Lat: 50.26349
Lon: -119.27018
31 reviews
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The Bench Market

Lat: 49.50301
Lon: -119.58672
Grocery, Delis, Cafes
63 reviews
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The Restaurant at Watermark

Lat: 49.0326895572992
Lon: -119.462982751429
Wine Bars, Tapas/Small Plates, Tapas Bars
18 reviews
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Places to Stay

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Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre

Kamloops' premier 3-star hotel boasts spectacular views and features an indoor, natural chlorine swimming pool, children's wading pool, hot tub and sauna, in a tropical courtyard. Our freshly renovated (2013), 4 Green Key, eco-rated property, offe...
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Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport

The Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport is all play and business with some of the best skiing, golf, watersports and wineries Canada has to offer right in our backyard.

Featuring 120 guest rooms and suites with air-conditioning, compl...

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Prestige Hotel Vernon

Step into the comfort of the family owned Prestige Hotel in charming Vernon. Located conveniently on Highway 97N, the hotel provides easy access to downtown shopping, nearby beaches and parks, and other local attractions.

The hotel provi...

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Walnut Beach Resort

One of the best luxury resorts on the shores of picturesque Lake Osoyoos, opened in April 2008. Features 108 suites set on meticulously landscaped 245 metres (800 feet) of lakeshore with 90 metres (300 feet) of private sandy beach and now BC's fir...
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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to the Thompson Okanagan

The Thompson Okanagan is a scenic five-hour drive from Vancouver. Choose the Coquihalla Highway... Read more for Kamloops and Kelowna, or meander along quiet Highway 3, the Crownest Highway, for Oliver, Osoyoos and the Golden Mile. For an unforgettable road trip, take Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway, through the Fraser Canyon. Flying?  Kelowna’s International Airport has direct flights from Toronto as well as Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Seattle. Kamloops and Penticton have direct air service as well.  For rail travel, VIA Rail’s cross-country train service, called The Canadian, stops in Kamloops.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail's flagship train, the Canadian, travels through 4,500 km of some of Canada's most spectacular landscape. Operating year-round, this land cruise between Vancouver & Toronto takes 3 days & 4 nights, departing 3 times per week in each direct...
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