Tourism

Tofino-area First Nation considering closing doors to visitors again

Swamped with tourists, scared of COVID-19, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation says more support needed

 

COVID-19 prompts Summerland railway to cancel operations

Kettle Valley Steam Railway will not hold Christmas trains this year

 

Salmon Arm Visitor Information Centre closed

Facility closure follows city’s termination of contract with chamber

 

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Penticton, Kelowna, Osoyoos among most searched travel spots for Canadians

New data from Google shows many Canadians are searching for a vacation in the Okanagan

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

  • Aug 6, 2020

Tours connect North Okanagan to history

Museum makes August all about field trips

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.

Peachland joins South Okanagan Tourism Alliance

Council supported the decision to help restart economic recovery for the district

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

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

Mayor Basran gives thumbs up to tourism in Kelowna

Messaging around inter-provincial travel in phase three of B.C.’s restart plan has been amended

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

SilverStar earns climate action award

Vernon ski resort recognized for environmental efforts