South Okanagan

PentictonThe South Okanagan has a climate so temperate and appealing, you can be hiking alpine meadows in the morning and eating fresh fruit on the beaches of Canada's warmest lake in the afternoon. 

Visit the Tudor-themed downtown Summerland, with the colourful gardens and the sweets factory for delicious jams and candied fruit.  Trout Creek Canyon is nearby, the sight of a breathtaking metal trestle bridge, and the Provincial Trout Hatchery is a delightful experience for everyone

Penticton, nestled on the shores between Okanagan Lake and  Skaha Lake, is world-famous for its hospitality and recreation  facilities. Houseboating, water skiing, power boating, sailing,  wind-surfing, mountain climbing, or canoeing are just some of your summer activities here.  Just 20 kilometers away are 45 ski trails,  for winter fun.  Visit the R.N. Atkinson Museum & Archives to see  fine exhibits of Hudson's Bay artifacts. 

In nearby Naramata, sample the distinctive flavours of a variety of  Okanagan honey or take orchard or winery tours. 

Looking North from Summerland - Okanagan LakeJust south of Penticton, are the towns of Kaleden and Okanagan Falls.

View the many heritage buildings and variety of specialty  confectioneries including chocolate-covered fruit and dried fruit snacks in Okanagan Falls. 

Oliver is a must visit for naturalists, featuring Vaseaux Lake Bird  Sanctuary, the Oliver Heritage Society Museum & Archives, and a giant radio telescope at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory.   

Enter the Okanagan's hottest climate in Osoyoos, which is also the  home of Canada's warmest lake.  Stop by the Osoyoos Museum, tour the 1816 replica windmill or visit a tropical greenhouse where you'll see exotic plants like grapefruit, kiwi and lemon. 

Scotch Creek Cottages on Shuswap Lake
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