The knowledgeable staff at the British Columbia VQA Wine Information Centre will tell you what's new at area wineries and help you plan a self-drive winery tour. The center also stocks more than 700 local wines and offers complimentary tastings daily. It's a good place to stop and find out about places to stay and eat.
Hello BC has information about the province, including the Okanagan. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is the main tourism contact for the Okanagan. Towns like Osoyoos, Kelowna, and Penticton have visitor information centers, though not all are open year-round. Some, like Discover Naramata, are virtual only.
British Columbia VQA Wine Information Centre. 553 Vees Dr., Penticton, British Columbia, V2A 8S3. 250/490–2006; www.pentictonwineinfo.com. July–Aug., daily 9–7; Sept.–June, Mon.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. 10–5.
Destination Osoyoos. 250/495–5070; 888/676–9667; www.destinationosoyoos.com.
Discover Naramata. www.discovernaramata.com.
Hello BC. 800/435–5622; www.hellobc.com.
Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre. 250/276–2170; 800/663–5052; www.visitpenticton.com.
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. 250/860–5999; www.totabc.org.
Tourism Kelowna. 250/861–1515; 800/663–4345; www.tourismkelowna.com.