Okanagan Valley

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The State Of Canadian Wines Is Robust

"He was going on and on about how tough it was to make it in the ball-bearing business in Canada. After he was done, it was my turn to speak. So, I went up there and the first words I said were, 'Ladies and gentlemen, if you think it is hard being in the ball-bearing business, try being in the business of selling Canadian wine to the world.' And the place erupted in laughter."

The Spa That Heals You at -110 Celsius

The cryotherapy lab at Sparkling Hill Resort, just outside of Vernon in the Okanagan Valley, takes the concept of being cool to another new level. Set at minus-110 Celsius degrees (-166 Fahrenheit), North America's only Ice lab offers sought-after treatment for those suffering from arthritis, depression, or muscle and joint pain.

Naramata: Best of the Bench

I'm not quite sure what first drew me to Naramata, a small village situated on the east side of B.C.'s Okanagan Lake. It may have been the sparkling view of the lake below and the warm breeze that hits you as you meander your way through the winding roads. It could have been the easy access to some of B.C.'s best wine producers.