Tour with Confidence
The Thompson Okanagan Tour Operators Association represents the area’s best tour operators. Our independent members offer a wide variety of tours throughout the Thompson Okanagan region including wine tours and adventure tours.
When you choose to tour with a Thompson Okanagan Tour Operators Association member, you can be confident that your tour will meet the highest safety and quality standards. Discover the best this region has to offer!
Our members are in compliance with KEY BC Traffic Laws and Driving Regulations including:
- National Safety Code number
- Passenger Transportation number (displayed on every vehicle)
- Liability insurance ($5,000,000)
- Proper ICBC insurance on all vehicles ($5,000,000)
- Commercial Vehicle Inspection every 6 months on all vehicles
Our members must also meet the following requirements:
- Compliant with applicable Municipal Licenses
- Food Safe Level 1 Certification if handling food on tours
- Guides request that guests who appear under the age of 25 present photo Identification, prior to commencement of tour
- Guides do not consume alcoholic beverages while on tour with guests
- Guests are not required to drive their own vehicle, under the influence of alcohol, at the conclusion of the tour
- Tour Vehicles provide appropriate accommodation for guest comfort
- The company must be in operation for a full calendar year from date of their appropriate licenses prior to applying to be a member
- Positive and professional reputation with wineries, hotels, other venues and other operators.
- All information and promotional materials including websites, advertising, and signage are an accurate reflection of the company.