DoTheOkanagan.com was born out of the desire to help people - locals and visitors alike - find amazing things to do in the Okanagan. It started small - with listings for play spaces and our favourite brunch spots - and has grown into the website you are visiting now: A comprehensive resource for all things fun to do from West Kelowna to Armstrong, and everywhere in between!
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Part blog, part directory, and part events calendar, DTO is choose-your-own-adventure website that connects you with things to do and places to visit, with the added benefit of insider’s reviews, stories, and tips you won’t find anywhere else. That might mean pointing you in the direction of the best pizza joint (as voted by our readers!), sharing all free, the kid-friendly events happening on a Friday afternoon, telling you where you need to park at the Kangaroo Farm (and that you will need cash), or highlighting local businesses we think you should check out.
Whether you call this beautiful region home, or are just passing through, we’re here to help you plan your day, weekend or vacation, so you get the most out of the time you spend here.
Our goal is simple: To get people out, rain or shine, and exploring all the amazing things the Okanagan has to offer.
ABOUT THE TEAM
We love the Okanagan. There are so many places to visit and things to do. But … we always found it hard to find the information we needed to make the most out of the region. So, we decided to solve the problem on our own - by creating dotheokanagan.com. Follow along with us here, on Facebook or Instagram, as we Do the Okanagan! We promise to be real, and funny(ish).
Heya, my name is Saffron.
Saffron Quist | Owner, Sales + Marketing Director
The Okanagan is such a magical place (although I am bias having been born and raised here). But, true story, I have experienced days of skiing Silver Star Mountain in the morning and sipping (drinking (crushing)) wine in a bikini on the boat later the same day. We have these amazing diverse seasons that weave together like a fine fabric and a rad selection of activities to go along with it.
I’ve been an active Realtor since 2006 which means that I’ve literally been all over the map and have discovered all sorts of nooks and crannies around town and down the back roads.
My main hobby is simply getting out of the house -usually with my miniature side kick, Solla. I love being active and connected by finding fun events, new things to try and outdoor adventures.
We hope to share our love of the Okanagan Valley with you.
Hey, I’m Kristen.
Kristen Thompson | Owner, Chief Writer
I’m a transplant to the Okanagan Valley. For most of my life I split my time between Toronto and Vancouver, where I worked in the fast-paced world of journalism as a reporter and photographer. And while I do miss the madness of the city, now that I’ve discovered life among the orchards and vineyards, I’m not sure I can ever go back.
I’ve travelled across this amazing country (from Vancouver to Halifax, and everywhere in between), and wished for an online resource to help us find the best wings in town, the nearest indoor play space for the kids, and the nicest dog park for our four-legged adventurer. Now, the Okanagan has just this resource!
When I’m not writing about all the amazing things there are to do here, I work as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor.
Thanks for stopping by!
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