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Little Engine Winery In Winter

The Best Things to Do in Penticton, BC in Winter

Penticton, a town that's perfect for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, beer aficionados and wine lovers alike, is located in the south Okanagan Valley. Home to about 35,000 full-time residents, it has plenty to offer both locals and visitors on a year-round basis. Even though winter is a quieter time to visit, there are still lots of things to do in Penticton, as you'll see below. Bike a section of the Kettle Valley Railway, visit wineries, go…

Biking The KVR Through A Tunnel

5 of the Best Bike Rides in the South Okanagan

Did you know that some of the best bike rides in Canada are in the South Okanagan area of British Columbia? May is an especially great time to visit as the weather is sunny and warm, the regions numerous wineries are open and the crowds have yet to materialize. There are also a couple of standout events like the Giant's Head Grind that will appeal to both bikers and hikers. I would suggest these 5…

Biking Le Petit Train Du Nord

10 of the Best Bike Trips in Canada

Here are what I think are 10 of the best bike trips in Canada - all personally tested. The bike rides described below take you from British Columbia to Newfoundland with lots of great choices in between. Enjoy a variety of landscapes on all of these bike trips in Canada including west coast and east coast scenery, the Rocky Mountains along with the beauty and steep hills of Cape Breton Island. Quebec is one of…

Biking the Kettle Valley Railway in the Okanagan

Biking the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR), an old, abandoned railway bed that has a new lease on life, is one of the top things to do the Okanagan Valley in spring, summer and fall. Located in southern British Columbia, it was once named by Outside Magazine as one of the "top 10 trails to cycle." The Kettle Valley Railway is broken into subdivisions or sections with a total length of approximately 600 kilometres. In theory …

Bike Myra Canyon on the Amazing Kettle Valley Railway

If you're visiting British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and you love biking I'd recommend a full day on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR) or at the very least a bike ride over the Myra Canyon trestles. The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) is an abandoned railroad track that winds across the Okanagan and Similkameen region in southern BC. All told it offers over 650 km of cycling. The 80 km section from Myra Canyon near Kelowna…

Chute Lake Resort On The Kettle Valley Railway

Where to Stay if you Bike the Kettle Valley Railway

One year I had planned to bike the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) from Brookmere to Midway, a distance of 331 km (199 miles). I spent quite a bit of time working on the logistics of the trip especially the accommodation as my husband and I were trying to avoid camping. The thought of lugging a tent, sleeping bag and cooking utensils on the Kettle Valley Railway wasn't what I had in my mind though it's…

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