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Dog-friendly vacations in British Columbia

When your dog is a member of the family, it just makes sense to bring him along on a family vacation. But where to go? It's easy to find pet-friendly accommodation— many hotels and lodges allow dogs, and some even have special treats and bedding for your furry friend— but the real trick is finding activities that allow pets to take part in the fun. Happily, British Columbia has many options for dog-friendly vacations that you've probably never thought of. For example, did you know man's best friend can join your next golf trip to Predator Ridge? Here are...

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WestJet increases service from Kelowna this winter

Airline offers 23 more weekly flights for Okanagan travellers WestJet today announced more flights between Kelowna and Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, effective November 2017. The additional service is part of the airline's schedule for the winter of 2017-18 and represents a significant increase in flights from KelownaInternational Airport. "WestJet is proud to be the largest carrier in Kelowna with more seats, flights and destinations than any other airline," said Brian Znotins, WestJet vice president. "Increased service this winter represents better connectivity, more choices and greater access to WestJet's growing network, as well as low fares and friendly, caring service...

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Win big at YLW’s spring travel event

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) will host its annual Spring Travel Event on Feb. 27, when the public will be able to meet with air carriers, travel agents, hotels and resorts to get helpful travel tips and information on popular vacation destinations. “This is a great opportunity for local residents to learn about exciting new travel options from YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “We also have a fantastic line up of prizes for the draw, with all money raised going to Metro Community.” This year, YLW and its partners are giving away five prize packages, including: -Tickets for two...

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Okanagan getaways: Winter staycation

Forget the headaches of foreign travel; relax and get away from it all right here in the Okanagan When family commitments sidelined all hope of a warm southern getaway, I didn’t despair — though that great honkin’ snowstorm prompted a tiny twinge of jealousy for all my absent neighbours. Still, I figured if thousands of people travel to my home patch for their vacations every year, surely I could come up with a suitable break right here in the Okanagan. Maybe in the summer, you counter, but if you’re not into skiing or boarding, what are you going to...

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WestJet flys to wine country; inaugural Penticton flight

WestJet will launch new daily non-stop service between Calgary (YYC)  and Penticton with its inaugural flight to wine country on Sunday, October 26, 2014. "We're excited to be bringing our low fares and remarkable guest experience to the South Okanagan," saysPaul Harvalias, WestJet Vice-President, Revenue Management. "With fares starting as low as $99 including taxes, fees and charges, we continue to liberate Canadians in smaller communities from the high cost of air travel. "Whether it's skiing and snowboarding through the champagne powder at Apex Mountain Resort in the winter or wakeboarding on Okanagan Lake in the summer, it truly is a community with year-round...

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