Tourism

Pilot offers helicopter tours taking off from Sicamous golf course

Alex Wenezenki has been enjoying showing people a bird’s eye view of the Shuswap this summer.

 

Thompson Okanagan tourism takes a hit

Lack of international travelers coming to the region causing a devastating impact

 

Summerland Ornamental Gardens remain closed

Staff and volunteers continue to weed and maintain plants

 

Summerland steam train to begin operations

Reduced schedule, physical distancing planned for Kettle Valley Steam Railway beginning July 18

After slow start, Summerland sees more tourism activity

Majority of visitors come from within British Columbia

Northern communities welcome tourists as province opens to in-B.C. travellers

Officials have asked British Columbians to be careful as they travel this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020

B.C. accommodators need phone lines to light up as in-province travel given green light

Travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have decimated the tourism and hospitality industries

  • Jul 5, 2020

Vernon nature centre celebrates 20 years

Popular attraction opens July 1 with new play area, view boards and displays, and COVID rules

B.C. Liberals criticize Horgan’s economic recovery plan for excluding tourism sector representation

The Economic Recovery Task Force began meeting weekly on conference calls in April

Village of Keremeos prepares to welcome in-province travellers

B.C. has loosened travel guidelines for residents within the province

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen plans for Phase Three of reopening

Board chair urges visitors to respect provincial directives to slow spread of COVID-19

Program to help Vernon tourism businesses recover from pandemic

Vernon Tourism will put up to $50,000 into its local tourism recovery program

SilverStar earns climate action award

Vernon ski resort recognized for environmental efforts

Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19

Sparkling Hill ready to reopen following more than two months of being closed

O’Keefe Ranch updates Vernon council on plans for COVID-19 reopening

O’Keefe Ranch in Spallumcheen will open under social distancing rules Wednesday, June 17

Armstrong-Spallumcheen chamber rolling in grants

Chamber approved for nearly $40,000 in grants to help with projects; visitor centre opens this week

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Kids raise $10,000 to feed Kamloops wildlife

Bottle drive initially set out to raise $2,000 to feed the animals at the wildlife park

Almost half of shops in Vernon mall reopened

Reduced food court capacity, curb-side pickup program en route