North Okanagan, or formally known as the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), is situated in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is comprised of a group of communities that include the cities of Armstrong, Enderby and Vernon, the district municipalities of Coldstream and Spallumcheen, the village of Lumby, and the regional district electoral areas from North Okanagan B up to North Okanagan F. Promising a diversity of exciting activities, as well as four distinct seasons, the North Okanagan proves to be a very popular travel destination to both local and international tourists. Tourism plays a big role in the economic activity of the region. And with an abundance of accommodations for rent available in the area, such as those beautiful vacation homes, a tourist will surely have a hassle-free and enjoyable vacation.
A tour to each of the cities in the North Okanagan region will prove to be worth the time and effort. Begin with a visit to the town of Armstrong, which is celebrating its centennial this year. Important places to visit include the site of the old Armstrong Machine Shop which now holds the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery, the Old School House and (in August/September) the IPE (Interior Provincial Exhibition). Book one of those cabin or chalet rentals at Silver Star Provincial Recreation Area, cited as the most popular winter attraction area in the Okanagan Valley, and enjoy a thrilling and rewarding round of skiing and snowboarding activities. Do not leave this area without checking out the Armstrong Farmers’ Market and sampling the popular Armstrong Cheese.
Another city worth visiting in North Okanagan is Vernon. It is a year-round tourist destination, with numerous lakes and beaches providing lovely beachfront vacation rentals, and a seemingly endless prospect of exciting and fun activities during summertime, as well as popular skiing and hockey activities and the annual Vernon Winter Festival come winter time. Vernon is also home to a number of golf courses and golf vacation rentals, the most notable of which is the esteemed Predator Ridge Resort, ranked as one of the top 25 golf courses in Canada. Another popular attraction is the Vernon Curling Club and the Vernon and District Performing Art Centre.
Enderby, on the other hand, is a mekka for various outdoor activities, including canoeing the Shuswap River, snowmobiling at Hunters Range Trail System, hiking the Enderby Cliffs and cross-country skiing at Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Trails. Other places of interest include the Starlight Drive-In Theatre, which is the largest drive-in movie theatre screen in North America, and the Deep Creek Tool Museum, which is home to the world's largest reel lawnmower.
A tour of the North Okanagan region will never be complete without stopping at Coldstream, which is best known for the Coldstream Ranch. It is also popular for its assortment of beach-combing and swimming activities. Coldstream is home to one of the area’s most popular beaches, Kal Beach, as well as other lovely beaches including Sovereign Beach, Tamarack Beach, and Juniper Beach. Coldstream also borders on a park called Kalamalka Provincial Park, where tourists can enjoy the scenic views, the natural environment, and the various hiking trails. Consider getting one of the North Okanagan vacation rentals by Owner Direct to find that perfect vacation accommodation.
Across Town Delivery, a Vernon delivery company that has been prestocking and restocking kitchens and bars of local vacation home rentals for years. We deliver to Silver Star, Predator Ridge, the Outback, Westside; even to boats at the Blue Heron Marina on Okanagan Lake.