THOMPSON OKANAGAN AR:T TOUR

THE BIG ART “#DESTINATIONMURALTOWN” THOMPSON OKANAGAN GOLD COUNTRY ROAD TRIP

Piloted out of Explore Gold Country “ART ROUTE BLUE & GOLD the THOMPSON OKANAGAN GOLD COUNTRY- Destination Mural Town Circle Route!

WITH ALLIANCES with Vernon, Merritt, GOLD COUNTRY, Kelowna, Lake Country, Lumby, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sorrento, Chase and Kamloops! Experience 25 BIG AR:TSPOTS that connect these communities! 

TAKE AN AUGMENTED REALITY TRIP INTO ANOTHER ART DIMENSION

Larger than life art, a camera and a tune blasting from your car, the blue of the sky and the open road with nothing but destination mural town on your mind. There’s simply no better way to creatively experience the people and places of North Central Washington and the Thompson Okanagan Region of British Columbia. This Route is joined to our painted friends at Route 66. we are connecting Route 97 to Route 66 and for Kamloops to the Highway 1 and the Globe. The blue connector! ART ROUTE CANADA.  Experience the corridor through the artist lens. Be the Artist in your story and share your art adventures #destinationmuraltown #artrouteblue #bluewayfinder #paintedpeople #myartstory . In alliance withDestination BC |Gold Country Communities Society |Tourism Vernon|Tourism Kamloops

Experience connected cultures while supporting artists and rural communities in the creative economy.  

​The Basics

  • APP NEEDED -AR:T ROUTE BLUE -Destination Mural Town app
  • LARGE ART -MURALS -MONUMENTS AND ROAD HOUSE PUBS
  • Distance covered: 4,600 kilometers / 2,860 miles
  • Hours driving: About 54 hours, an average of 7 to 8 hours behind the wheel each day
  • Nights: 7 (This number can quite easily be reduced to 4 or 5 if you are willing to drive 10 to 12 hours per day. Of course, an even better option is to add a couple of stops along the way and take even longer).
  • Time zones covered: 4 (Beginning in the Eastern time zone, you’ll move through Central, Mountain and end up in the Pacific time zone). 
  • Currency used: All provinces in Canada use the Canadian dollar, though some, especially those close to the U.S. border, may accept American money. 
  • Safety: Canada is generally a safe country, with strict gun laws and a crime rate much lower than in the U.S. That said, be sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it and your valuables in a safe place. 911 is the emergency number everywhere.
  • Speed limits: Highway speed is between 100 and 120 km/hour depending on your province.