Kelowna & Penticton, BC

The Okanagan Valley, located in British Columbia - just an hour flight from Seattle - is home to a dozen cities ranging from small to large, including two that should be at the top of your travel list: Kelowna and Penticton.

The main city of Kelowna, on the shore of huge Okanagan Lake, is surrounded by pine forests and provincial parks. The city is know for its wineries -- there are as many in town as there are grapes in a bunch! There are a handful of gay-owned and gay-friendly spots in Kelowna, but overall the town is laidback and accepting no matter where you go.

Penticton is nestled right between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes. Since the summers are warm, these lakes, with their golden beaches and crystal clear waters, bring the tourists to town. Despite not having any bars or restaurants geared specifically to the LGBT community, there's plenty to do, from kayaking and boating to fishing and floating on inner tubes. Visiting during the winter months? Don't miss skiing at Apex Mountain Resort.

Whether you are visiting Kelowna or Penticton, you will feel welcome the whole time!

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