The TOTA region brand name “Thompson Okanagan” represents the geographic area depicted on the map below. The region gets its name from two major geographic features, the Thompson River and Okanagan Lake. This diverse area ranges from Christina Lake and the Shuswap to the east, Cache Creek and Princeton to the west, Mount Robson in the north, and Osoyoos in the south.
The Thompson Okanagan region is home to over 90 communities and hamlets and is roughly 71,600 km² / 27,644 mi² or the same size as Ireland, making it equivalent in size to the 70th largest country in the world. This region has over 3,200 tourism industry stakeholders. To view a more detailed maps of the Thompson Okanagan Region, please click here.
The region boasts a rich diversity in landscapes as varied as the tallest Canadian Rocky Mountain peak, to the arid climate of Canada’s only desert. Given this diversity, there are a wide array of visitor experiences possible. To celebrate the cultures and climates of this unique area of BC, the Thompson Okanagan region is defined by ten distinct community regions. They are:
Web version of our annual guide for visitors to the region.
Marketing and information for the Travel Trade industry
Market site for a collection of iconic Okanagan experiences