Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure
When you think Columbia Cascades, it’s hard not to think of great outdoor adventure. Activities range from laid back to downright challenging with plenty in between. Zipline over valleys filled with wildflowers or climb to the highest peaks. Float on our rivers or ride the white water. Treasure of all kinds is yours to discover in the Columbia Cascades of Route 97.

Water Fun

Water activities are a natural part of the warmer months here. Fish, kayak, canoe, SUP, boat, ski, or just relax by one of the hundreds of lakes and rivers. Explore the lakes of the Shuswap by houseboat or drift along the Thompson, Enderby or Similkameen Rivers during the slower moving times of summer. Tighten up your lifejacket and tackle some white water rapids on the Methow and Wenatchee Rivers in WA, and the Thompson, Fraser and Clearwater Rivers in the Thompson region of BC.

Winter of Adventure

Once the snow flies, the Columbia Cascades are transformed into a playground for winter enthusiasts. Heli and downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and places for snowmobiling and snowshoeing abound. Climb and ice wall, or taste some ice wine. Trek through the woods by dog sled, snowshoe or sleigh and settle down to a gourmet meal at the end of your journey. Grab the kids and head to a tube park or a toboggan run. Strap on some skates and find the closest frozen pond, lake and rinks. Winter throughout Route 97 is a whole new adventure.

Treasure Hunts

For a different type of outdoor adventure, come and search for treasure in the largest geocache area in Gold Country, BC. Geocaching is a fun way to explore the region’s rich history. Use GPS points or treasure hunt clues (letterboxing) to find 144 sites throughout the Gold Country Region. It’s free and fun for every level of geocacher from novice to expert.

There’s still gold in them thar hills! Or at least it’s coming down from the hills in the water. Recreational miners armed with pans, sluice boxes, and suction dredges can be found all along the Columbia River.  Okanogan and Chelan Counties are great spots to search for this fine gold.

Climbing and Caving

With all the mountains and cliffs in the area, rock climbing and caving are a natural fit with the Skaha Bluffs near Penticton BC offering up a series of more than 650 routes with cliffs from up 80 m (250 ft) in height.

Take a side trip towards Quincy and the Grand Coulee Dam and you’ll find Lenore Lake Caves. These shallow caves were created during the Great Missoula flood.  Early native people used these areas as shelters. The area is still used by Native Americans as a sacred area and a gathering ground.

Fast and High Outdoor Fun

Other outdoor activities include whipping though the trees on a zipline, strapping on a rocket pack and soaring above the lake, wake and surf boarding, paragliding, parasailing, skydiving, mountain biking, fat biking, heli-hiking more! There are hundreds of ways to explore the great outdoors in all seasons.

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Recreation Directory

Central Okanagan Region

Address: 4329 Bedford Lane, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Nestled in the heart of South East Kelowna, beautiful hills and surrounding farmland provide a stunning backdrop for Arlo’s Honey Farm. Among the a…
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Address: 4320 Gallaghers Drive West, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Rated as one of the best golf courses in the country, Gallagher’s Canyon is a spectacular par 72, 18-hole championship golf course full of ch…
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Address: 415 Commonwealth Road, Kelowna, BC V4V 1P4, Canada
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Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, this 67 acre four season playground offers fully serviced RV sites and luxury vacation condo…
Address: 4429 June Springs Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1W4C8
(250) 869-8494(250) 869-8494
So many activities! Discover our Ropes & Challenge Aerial Treetop Courses for all ages with Slack Lines, Climbing and Frisbee Golf, Teambuildin…
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Address: 4380 Takla Road, Kelowna BC, V1W 3C4, Canada
Nestled in the hills of South Kelowna against a backdrop of sweeping lake and valley views lies Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, a working family…

Thompson Region

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Address: 4036 Campbell Range Road, Kamloops BC V2C 6W4
We offer all incl. Horseback riding Holidays. Located in the sunny Interior of BC and surrounded by cattle country, mountains, forests and lakes. T…
Address: 10635 Jesmond Road, Clinton, BC, Canada
Surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine mountains, lush valleys, pine forests, and desert canyons, the luxury of Echo Valley is unspoiled in e…
Address: #3-510 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 1W3
We operate a 1912 steam locomotive through the unique Kamloops landscape of windswept grasslands, northern desert and across the South Thompson riv…
Address: 3340 Lost Creek Rd Vavenby, BC V0E 3A0
Guided horseback rides on a scenic, working cattle ranch. Trails offer a variety of landscapes, river frontage, woodland, open meadows. All ages an…

North Okanagan / Shuswap Region

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Address: 5011 Bella Vista Road, Vernon, BC, Canada
Planet Bee Honey Farm showcases the amazing world of the Honeybee for visitors to experience and enjoy. Educational exhibits highlight the amazing …
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Address: 301 Village Centre Place, Vernon, BC V1H 1T2, Canada
It’s special here. You notice that the minute you step into our 1,200 acre backyard. Predator Ridge Resort was created with a great reverence for i…
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Address: 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road, Chase, BC V0E 1M2
Experience a relaxing, authentic getaway at the Quaaout Lodge in beautiful British Columbia. Nestled in a serene setting overlooking Little Shuswap…
Address: Roderick Haig Brown Park, Chase, BC
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We are BC’s Premiere Segway Tour Company. Pure eco-friendly fun in the glorious sunny Shuswap. Tours through the fabulous trails of Roderick Haig B…
Address: 123 Shortt Street Silver Star Mountain BC Canada V1B 3M1
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A big mountain, a small town feel, with all the terrain you’d expect at a larger resort, without the crowds. All with true mid-mountain ski-in, ski…
Address: 5341 Hwy 97A, Enderby, BC V0E 1V3
Grab the lawn chairs, bring the kids and the dogs and head out to Enderby, approximately 30 minutes from Vernon, to the Starlight Drive-In. The scr…

South Okanagan Region

Address: 4145 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, BC V2A 6J7, Canada
Relax at your huge, green, irrigated RV site or stay in one of our gorgeous glamping yurts. We have the largest pet friendly beach in the Okanagan.…
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Address: 18404 Bathville Road, Summerland, BC, Canada
Experience the romance of a bygone era at the Kettle Valley Steam Railway in the beautiful and bountiful Okanagan Valley. Your 90-minute journey ta…
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Address: 21 Lakeshore Drive W Penticton, BC V2A 7M5
July 1, 2018 – Ride the Okanagan Trestles Tour and celebrate Canada Day and the Great Trail. One day recreational  supported mountain bike ri…