Photo Du Jour – Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan Valley

I love coming across locations in Canada that break my preconceived ideas of what Canada “looks like”. It’s all too easy to sum up Canada as a big giant nation with mountains, lakes, some arctic regions, a few prairies and a whole bunch of trees. However, there’s many places across Canada that defy that notion. One of which is the Okanagan Valley.

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Located in Southern British Columbia near Kelowna, the Okanagan Region is roughly two-thirds the size of Belgium. There are a bunch of award winning Vineyards in the area, hundreds of fruit orchards & some amazing lakes & rivers for swimming and fishing. The dry desert climate in this area makes it perfect for growing all types of fruit. The fact that this place actually has cactus growing wild completely blows my mind, which just adds to the exotic factor of this location.

Ever been to the Okanagan? How awesome is it!?

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  • Kelly Knights

    I visited the Okanagan last October, for the Fall Wine Festival, and it was amazing — I had no idea there were places that looked like that in Canada! I cant wait to return =)

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin Fraser

      Haha I hear ya! The Okanagan is one of those awesome wildcards of Canada. Thanks for commenting :)

  • http://www.chasingtheunexpected.com Angela

    This is one beautiful shot, Canada must really offer breathtaking views.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thewarison Jono Edwards

    I live here in the Okanagan man. It’s awesome. Definitely not something I expected to see coming from Australia but it is beautiful.

  • http://www.okanagan-valley-guide.com/ okanaganlover

    I moved to the Okanagan in 1995 and this is where I am going to retire. It i s so beautiful and if you love the outdoors there is no better place to be.

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