Okanagan Wine Country Travel Guide
Plan Your Okanagan Wine Country Vacation
If you think that "wine country" and "British Columbia" have as much in common as "beaches" and "the Arctic," think again. The British Columbia region known as the Okanagan, roughly five hours east of Vancouver by car or one hour by air, is a significant wine-producing area. It calls itself the "Napa of the North," and although that's stretching the truth somewhat—Okanagan wine production is a literal drop in the bucket compared to that of the Napa Valley—the Okanagan is a magnet for wine enthusiasts, novice and expert alike.
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Like the California wine regions, Okanagan has attracted gourmands and the restaurants reflect that. They also benefit from... read more
Things To Do in Okanagan Wine Country
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Is it better to visit large wineries or small ones? It depends. Starting your trip at a larger winery can be a useful orientation. The big... Read more
A great source of information about Okanagan wines is the British Columbia Wine Institute (
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