The Thompson Okanagan region is home to over 90 communities and hamlets and is roughly 71,600 km² / 27,644 mi² or the same size as Ireland, making it equivalent in size to the 70th largest country in the world. This region has over 3,200 tourism industry stakeholders.
The region boasts a rich diversity in landscapes as varied as the tallest Canadian Rocky Mountain peak, to the arid climate of Canada’s only desert. Given this diversity, there are a wide array of visitor experiences possible. To celebrate the cultures and climates of this unique area of British Columbia, the Thompson Okanagan region is defined by distinct destination areas.
The natural landscape of the Thompson Okanagan includes mountains, valleys, desert, and everything in between. Here foodies flock to the area's renowned orchards and vineyards; families can't get enough of the many sandy, lakeside beaches; and outdoor enthusiasts come for the golfing, hiking, biking and skiing.