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  • Wintering in BC’s Okanagan? Check Out Things To Do Oliver to Osoyoos

    Anarchist Mountain Lookout over Osoyoos

    Anarchist Mountain Lookout over Osoyoos

    The towns of Oliver and Osoyoos, located on the southern end of British Columbia’s Highway 97, are popular with outdoor enthusiasts year-round and attract thousands of snowbirds and RVers in the winter months. Continue Reading

  • Winter Activities On British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast

    Douglas Bevans of Sunshine Coast Art Tours and guests after an enjoyable visit to Motoko's Fine Art Gallery in Garden Bay. Credit: Sunshine Coast Tourism/Shayd Johnson

    Douglas Bevans of Sunshine Coast Art Tours and guests after an enjoyable visit to Motoko's Fine Art Gallery in Garden Bay. Credit: Sunshine Coast Tourism/Shayd Johnson

    From the artistic community of Gibsons northeast to the harbour village of Lund, mountains meet the sea along the Sunshine Coast, a mainland area uniquely only accessible by ferry, boat or plane. Winters are typically mild and range from 2 to 10ºC (20 to 50°F) during the day. In lower elevations, rains keep the flora and forests lush, while higher areas see snow. Continue Reading

  • Wintering in BC’s Okanagan? Check out Things To Do from Kelowna to Penticton

    Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Penticton

    Snowbirds and off-season RVers head to British Columbia’s mid-Okanagan, sometimes called the “Napa of the North”, for more than its sunny and mild winter days. There are plenty of activities and things to try, both out of doors and in. Continue Reading

  • Snowbirds! Spending Your Winter in the Vancouver Area? Check Out This Side Trip – North Vancouver to Whistler

    Festive Lights at Whistler Province of BC

    Festive Lights at Whistler Province of BC

    The Sea to Sky Highway hugs the coastline as it winds its way north offering up stunning views across Howe Sound and to the mountains beyond. It then heads inland north of Squamish to the year-round destination of world-famous Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. Mt Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Mountain are all popular winter activity destinations, two of which are included in this trip. Continue Reading

  • Vancouver Island, British Columbia Off-Season Adventures

    SnowShoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Snow Shoeing Mt Washington, BC

    Canada's Mediterranean', is how I like to refer to Central Vancouver Island. It offers more year-round outdoor recreational opportunities in mind-blowing scenery, than I'll ever have time to enjoy in one lifetime. But I’m trying-- and the best part is that so many activities are absolutely free! Continue Reading

  • Spring Activities Abound in the Okanagan

    Okanagan Blossoms

    Blossoms in the Okanagan | Thompson Okanagan Tourism

    There are a variety of activities available in early spring, especially because the temperate climate of the Okanagan is so warm early in the season. Continue Reading

  • Getting back to Nature Any Time of Year

    Some of the most popular activities for winter campers is snowshoeing. A popular destination near Kamloops is Stake Lake. Image by Mary Putnam, courtesy of Tourism Kamloops.

    Snowshoeing at Stake Lake near Kamloops. Photo Mary Putnam, Tourism Kamloops

    The Thompson Okanagan has a variety of camping locations that are available year-round, offering amenities and services for short and long-term camping; your choices abound. Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Wine Country, Okanagan, British Columbia

    SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

    SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

    As cooler temperatures emerge, and the snow blankets the vineyards, the valley transforms from a sun-soaked paradise to the ultimate winter destination. From champagne powder to frozen waterfalls to theatrical sleigh ride shows, the winter can be a magical time to explore the Okanagan. Continue Reading

  • Osoyoos, BC: Desert Camping in the Winter

    Nk'Mip Campground and RV Park

    Nk'Mip Campground and RV Park

    We decided to check out Osoyoos a little more closely in the winter since it is such a popular destination in the summer. It is known for often having short, dry winters and is an attractive destination for snowbirds. Continue Reading

  • 5 BC Places to Visit for Outdoor Fun and Winter Camping

    SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

    SilverStar Mountain Resort. Photo Credit Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

    British Columbia is fast becoming a destination for RVing and camping, particularly with those who live in colder climes. Here are 5 blogs that we have published during the past year that showcase some of things to do and places to camp in BC’s winter months. Continue Reading