The hidden part of British Columbia, but should be on every visitor’s list. It is full of vineyards, golf courses, warm weather and of course the ubiquitous beautiful British Columbia scenery.

Conveniently situated between Vancouver and the Rockies, it has splendid lakeside resorts, charming b&bs and good restaurants. It has mountains and valleys good for hiking and biking.

Best of all, if you are a wine lover, it has wineries, where for as little as $2.50 you can have a wine tour and tasting. It even has its own desert!