Chute Lake Resort, RR1, Site 16, Compartment 16, Naramata, B.C. V0H 1N0; (250) 493-3535, http://www.chutelakeresort.com . It has an antiques museum full of local history in back, a restaurant, hot showers, lodging, campsites and boat rentals. Doubles in log cabins $40-$65; rooms in lodge $40; 20 campsites, $11-$18.
In Penticton, the Lake Skaha Tent and Trailer Park, 3700 S. Main St., Penticton, B.C. V2A 5J8; (250) 492-6322, http://www.geocities.com/lake_skaha_tent_and_trailer_park . Friendly, family-run campground near beach has many repeat customers. Hot showers, close to restaurants. About $18 a night for a tent site; RV sites $22.
In Oliver, we stayed at the Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery, 32830 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0; (888) 484-6467, http://www.tinhorn.com . Its "Winelovers' Club" package includes a three- or four-night stay in a suite in the middle of a vineyard, with meals, estate tour, winemaking tutorial, wine-and-food-pairing workshop and a guided tour of neighboring wineries. From $700 for a three-night package for two.
Monashee Adventure Tours, 470 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9V8; (888) 762-9253, http://www.monasheeadventuretours.com . Mountain bike rentals start at $22 per day; shuttle to Beaverdell $109. Guided three- to eight-day Kettle Valley Railway cycling tours from $127 a day (equipment rentals, meals, transportation included).
Kettle Valley Trail Tours & Shuttle, Box 186, Naramata, B.C. V0H 1N0; (250) 496-5220, http://www.kettlevalleytrail.com . Shuttles and KVR cycling tours from the Okanagan Valley side (Naramata to Chute Lake). Guided three-hour tour including bike rental, $36. Our return shuttle from Oliver to Kelowna cost $109.
Great Explorations, 305-1510 W. 1st Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4S3; (800) 242-1825 or (604) 730-1247, http://www.great-explorations.com . Seven-day, six-night guided camping trips are $645; with lodge stays costing $845. Longer and shorter trips are available.
TO LEARN MORE:
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Assn., 1332 Water St., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9P4; (800) 567-2275, http://www.totabc.com .
I found Trans Canada Trail/Kettle Valley Railway Links town.princeton.bc.ca/newpages/parksandrec/transcantrail.html, an informative site.
— Carl Duncan