Greater Vernon area

Some of the coziest places to visit in Canada are here

Vernon, West Kelowna, Osoyoos and Sun Peaks make the cozy list

  • Dec. 10, 2016 7:00 a.m.

According to, four of the 55 coziest cities in Canada are right here in the Thompson-Okanagan region.

Vernon, West Kelowna, Osoyoos and Sun Peaks made the cut based on the user-submitted comfort ratings on Expedia.

“We analyzed thousands of verified hotel user reviews from our 2015 data, and found the top Canadian cities with the highest comfort ratings,” explains

“These reviews referenced everything from pillows to fireplaces and anything in between.”

While there were no B.C. locations in the top then – of the local locations to get a nod Sun Peaks ranked 22nd, Vernon ranked 32nd, West Kelowna got 41st spot and Osoyoos ranked 50th.

Other B.C. cities to make the cut include Sydney, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Squamish, Tofino, Courtenay, Richmond, Victoria, Whistler, Nelson and Fernie.




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