The desire to travel is instinctive; to see what's ahead of us, around the corner, or across the sea. We've been curious about the world since time began. So get out there, see the world, have an adventure, have fun, live! This part of British Columbia may have some of the most diverse landscape anywhere in Canada: from the high mountains at the western edge of the Rockies, to the desert climates of the Okanagan, to the thick forests outside Kamloops. The author knows the area intimately and provides all the details you need: where to stay, where to eat, shopping, the best walks and hikes, camping options, how to get around, what to see and do. Includes photos throughout. Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon - these are the major towns of the Okanagan Valley and there are some 50 wineries here, Each town and winery is detailed, with complete information on what to see and do, where to stay and eat, how to get around. Then we move on to Kamloops, Revelstoke, the Arrow Lakes, Glacier National Park, Golden and the Kootenays. The mountains are magnificent here and the author tells you what you need to know to climb them, to take the dozens of hiking trails in this region, where to camp in the beautiful valleys, how to spot the abundant wildlife, and much more. Loaded with color photos.