scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,265
Come with us as we explore British Columbias Okanagan Valley located in the provinces southern interior It is a region ripe with fruit culture and great Canadian scenery The name Okanagan is the English reference given to the Interior Salish First Nations tribe who first settled in the valley Derived from a Salish term translated roughly as place of water Click on a topic to find out more about this vibrant region Lying 400 kilometres east of Vancouver along the Canada-US border the famous Okanagan Valley stretches approximately 20 kilometres by 250 kilometres in the BC Interior It makes up only the small northern tip of a western desert that extends intermittently between the Coastal Mountains and the Cordilleras into the Great Basin Desert of Oregon From Vancouver via the Trans-Canada either join the Coquihalla Highway go north to Merritt and east on Highway 97c to Kelowna or stay on the Coquihalla until Kamloops and head south on Highway 97 from the east turn south at Sicamous Highway 97 joins the valleys municipal centres and provides excellent views of orchards and vineyards as it winds along Okanagan Lakes clay cliff shoreline From Vernon to Osoyoos the highway stretches 180 kilometres The valleys four main centres from north to south are Salmon Arm in the north OkanaganVernon Kelowna and Penticton With the smaller towns and communities these cities make up the BC Interiors most populated area Development continues to expand with industrialization agriculture manufacturing construction transportation and retail and tourism doubles the valleys population during the summer months The North American Cordillera located along the West Coast of the continent encompasses several mountain ranges Most of the mountain systems in this area are oriented in a north-south direction parallel to the Pacific coast and the major valleys follow suit The Rockies - probably the best known range - include a narrow range of peaks less than 160 kilometres wide west
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA