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If your favourite things include romantic, rustic-but-luxurious getaways, sumptuous spa treatments and delicious Thai food, all with a dash of sustainability, then Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is the place for you. Located northwest of Kamloops and just a five hours northeast of Vancouver, this eco-friendly, all-inclusive resort is exactly what you need for a weekend away.   Owned by Norm and Nan Dove, Echo Valley Ranch and Spa offers travelers an authentic Canadian experience, via traditional log-built architecture, activities like gold-panning, fly-fishing and trail rides and evening barbeques followed by campfire sing-a-longs. Conversely, there is also an Asian flavor. …

MonteCreek

How frequently do our out of province guests, in pursuit of quality British Columbian wine, pack up their cars and follow the Trans-Canada Highway south to the Okanagan Valley without realizing that they’ve just passed through one of the province’s most promising viticultural regions? When thinking of Kamloops, one’s first thoughts might not be of wineries, however, overnight this has become a reality in the Thompson Valley. And while one certainly can’t blame the people of Kamloops for wanting to keep their wines to themselves, it’s becoming a region of quality wines which are impossible to ignore. The best way…

MonteCreek

Located only about a 90-minute and very beautiful drive from Kelowna, the Monte Creek area is bursting with appeal for those who want to enjoy a variety of new experiences. It is a burgeoning wine area too, and the recent opening of Monte Creek Ranch Winery is further proof that vineyards can thrive in ranch country. From its gorgeous position looking north to the Trans Canada Highway only a few minutes east of Kamloops, Monte Creek Ranch is poised to become another feather in the area’s cap, which already features, as Tourism Kamloops web site says, 107 Things To Do!…

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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and…a Flavours Trail to guide visitors to the Kamloops areas’ multitude of sources for food and beverages. A brochure (order from tourismkamloops.com/flavourstrail) outlines three Flavours Trails in the region, each designed to provide a sampler that is sure to delight. Wines, craft brews and ciders will help send flavours of fresh salmon, baked goods and much, much more. Welcome to the province’s newest haven for lovers of fresh, local and natural produce! Sunshine is the key, of course. With more than 2,000 hours annually of clear blue skies, the Thompson Valley area boasts…

Tastefull

TasteFull Excursions is strategically located in Kamloops providing travellers and locals with a great opportunity to discover BC’s emerging wine country and enjoy every minute of the wine trails less travelled! Gone are the days when wine tours involved climbing aboard a generic bus and being merely shuttled from one spot to another.  Maatje Stamp-Vincent, TasteFull Excursions proprietor and tour host, launched Kamloops first transportation service specializing in wine tours in 2014 and now operates with two brand new 12 person Mercedes Sprinter vans featuring state-of-the-art safety features. TasteFull Excursions provides half and full day tours in Kamloops, “BCs Newest…

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If you have spent some time in British Columbia’s wine country you are no doubt familiar with the most of the wine regions, but have you explored BC’s newest wine experience, the Kamloops Wine Trail? Consisting of four unique wineries, there is a wine and a winery on this trail for all wine lovers. Where the pioneers once settled in the Wild West, these new wine pioneers are now fully settled along the same trail nestled along the banks of the South and North Thompson. There are more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year in the Kamloops’s Thompson Valley…

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Monte Creek Ranch Winery became the latest addition to the growing Thompson Valley wine scene with the opening in June of a spectacular building on the TransCanada Highway, near the junction with Highway 97 on Miner’s Bluff Road. Constructed on a promontory that looks northward over the TransCanada to one of the winery’s two vineyards, if offers jaw-dropping panoramic views. There was no need for general manager Erik Fisher and his wife Danett, wine shop manager, to create stories for the new enterprise. Monte Creek Ranch already has a cattle and honeybee operation, and the Thompson Valley is steeped in…

Tastefull Excursions

TasteFull Excursions is entering its second year as a transportation service provider specializing in wine tours from a Kamloops base. Kamloops has become BC’s newest wine tour experience and TasteFull Excursions is the first tour company here to promote Kamloops as a wine tourism destination and a gateway to BC wine country. Vehicle comfort and safety are a high priority so that guests can sit back and enjoy the winery and tasting experience. “More than 800,000 people visit BC wineries annually—at Tastefull Excursions I want people to relax and have fun without the risks of drinking and driving.” Two state…

Monte Creek Vineyards

The Thompson Valley, once the true Wild West is now home to a working ranch and the soon to open Monte Creek Ranch Winery. The winery is located 10 minutes east of Kamloops, BC, just off of Highway 1 and will launch their wine tasting room for the first time this June. Frontiersmen and prospectors once roamed these lands and even infamous train robbers, including Billy Miner, ventured here to find their fortunes out west. It’s now a place for friends and family to gather to enjoy some true western hospitality and home to a state of the art winemaking…