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Like the California wine regions, Okanagan has attracted gourmands and the restaurants reflect that. They also benefit from the amazing fruit harvest here. From summer to fall, every month reaps a harvest of different fruits, from cherries and plums to nectarines, peaches, and several varieties of apples.

The wine industry has added a quiet sophistication with the development of higher-end lodgings and boutique inns geared to wine-and-food lovers. This means that from July to September you need to reserve early, especially if you're planning on visiting on a weekend. The Kelowna region is more urban (and less picturesque), but it has a greater range of accommodations and other services. The Naramata and Oliver/Osoyoos areas are both prettier and more rural.

FEATURED PLACES

  • Sonora Room Restaurant

    Sonora Room Restaurant

    100 Burrowing Owl Pl. 250-498–0620, 877-498–0620
  • Bench Artisan Food Market

    Bench Artisan Food Market

    368 Vancouver Ave. 250-492–2222
  • Bliss Bakery and Bistro

    Bliss Bakery and Bistro

    4200 Beach Ave. 250-767–2711
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