If you are looking for Okanagan vacation
rentals you most likely would like to read some information about this very
popular summer tourist destination.
The Okanagan Valley, is located in the heart of British
Columbia in the fertile Thompson-Okanagan region. Cradled between the
Cascade Mountains on the west and the Monashee Mountains on the east, the valley
is roughly 200 km long and 20 km wide. Its landscape of low hills and
oblong lakes, was formed by glacial activity which left loose deposits of
gravel, silt and sand on the bottom and sides of the valley.
valley enjoys some of the warmest and driest weather in British Columbia, and
also has some of the best year round recreational opportunities on the
continent, which is why Okanagan vacation rentals are so popular. At the northern tip of the valley, above the agricultural
center of Vernon, is Shuswap Lake and the neighbouring towns of Salmon Arm,
Chase, Sorrento and Sicamous.
A favourite vacation destination for many
Canadians, Shuswap Lake is considered the houseboat capital of Canada.
Captivating scenery and excellent fishing, skiing and boating opportunities make
it a prime winter and summer playground and an excellent place to find Okanagan
The cities of Kelowna, Westbank and Peachland lie at the center
of the Okanagan Valley. Kelowna hosts a variety of events during the
region's seasonal wine festivals and with an International Airport close by,
serves as a major commercial town for much of the Okanagan. There are also
many Okanagan vacation rentals to be found in this area.
region of the valley extends to Osoyoos, just above the Canada-US border and is
known for having the warmest lake, lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in
Canada. To the north of Osoyoos, Oliver, Okanagan Falls, Vaseux Lane,
Penticton, Summerland and Naramata complete the South Okanagan.
24 k long Skaha Lake and 24k long Okanagan Lake, Penticton is a favourite four
seasons tourist and holiday destination and offers a great selection of Okanagan
vacation rentals. In the heart of wine country, this area and surrounding
communities offer great beaches, hiking, mountain biking, boating, shopping,
nightlife and many other amenities which make for a memorable vacation in the
Okanagan. Penticton is also home to the Penticton Challenge race every August and attracts triathletes from all over the world.
Okanagan Vacation Rentals
Okanagan Vacation Rentals range from numerous bed
and breakfast inns, beach houses, lakeside cottages, condos, luxury vacation
homes and villas with private boat docks. Vacation rentals by owner as an
alternative to staying in a hotel are fast becoming the accommodations of choice
for many people traveling to British Columbia.