A vast variety of things to do and see, plus local treats to drink and eat.
With mountains, lakes, a desert, and rolling hills full of vineyards and orchards and abundant foodlands, the Thompson Okanagan region is a dream destination for food and nature lovers alike. The region spans from the Canadian Rockies to Canada’s only desert near Osoyoos on the southernmost edge of the Okanagan, through the lake-filled regions of the Nicola Valley and Shuswap. In between are vast grasslands, large waterfalls, and sprawling valleys full of fresh fruits, vegetables, wineries, and breweries showcased at dozens of regional farmers’ markets.
The region is known and loved for its culinary and outdoor vistas, with plenty of all-season activities for outdoor lovers and world-class wine produced in the Okanagan Valley.
What’s in Season in Thompson Okanagan
Did you know that beet leaves were actually historically consumed before the roots? A perfect addition to juices and salads, this vibrant vegetable is rich in antioxidants, folate, fibre, and manganese. Roast them for extra sweetness or pair with balsamic vinegar for a more balanced taste!
What's Fresh in this Region?Storage/dried/frozen – apples, beets, carrots, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potatoes, rutabaga
Featured Market Profile
One of BC’s first outdoor markets, still operating four decades later. The Armstrong Farmer’s Market offers fresh fruits and veggies, as well as handcrafted and baked goods. Between 40 and 60 vendors come together and provide a place for locals to gather, shop, snack, enjoy the live entertainment, and chat over coffee. Don’t miss the…