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Welcome to the Similkameen Valley

British Columbia, Canada

Rugged. Rustic. Real.

Areas of the Similkameen are expereincing challenging times due to flooding in some areas. Consult our travel info-to-know page to stay current.

Fall is here in the Similkameen Valley and we invite you to visit us in a responsible way. Our wide open spaces and special places provide solitude and opportunities to re-connect with each other and the land.

The fall temperatures are ideal for hiking and biking throughout the valley, check out China Ridge Trails near Princeton or many of the other choices in the valley. Cathedral Lakes and Manning Park offers lots of variety of outdoor adventure. Throughout the Similkameen there is fishing, camping, RVing check out more things to do in the Similkameen.

Fall harvest with the farm fresh choices from Keremeos and Cawston Fruit Stand Capital of Canada and Organic Farm Capital of Canada are ideal at this time. Wine-taste and enjoy farm to table cuisine at vineyards and local restaurants and cideries.

A day on the golf course is always a relaxing way to spend time. The slow paced drive through the Similkameen will lead to adventures along the way and the roads are fun for motorcycle touring.

Keremeos and Cawston boast Fruit Stand Capital of Canada and Organic Farm Capital of Canada. Cathedral Lakes and Manning Park offers lots of variety of outdoor adventure.

Top Rated Experiences


How about the anticipation of fresh water trout, cooked over an open campfire, and placed hot and steamy on your plate. So good you can almost taste it!

Fishing the Similkameen

Camping & RVing

For some, counting the stars in the night sky is more important than thread count. Camping and RVing are one of the best ways to experience our area.

Camping & RVing top rated experience

Fruit Stands & Orchards

The easiest way to taste the Similkameen is to spend time experiencing our family run fruit stands and roadside markets. Some have been here for more than a century.

Fruit Stands & Orchards

Floating the River

Grab an inner tube or even a blow-up air mattress and plunge right in! You can float for hours between Bromley Rock and the Red Bridge or the Red Bridge and Cawston.

Floating the Similkameen River

Cathedral Lakes

Get off the beaten path! Come and take a rugged ride or an extreme hike to Cathedral Provincial Park. View 360-degree vistas of sapphire lakes, wildlife and jagged mountain peaks.

Cathedral Lakes

Motorcycle Touring

Winding, easy-riding highways flow alongside the Similkameen River through lush, forested mountains. Motorcyclists rejoice, the Similkameen Valley is the perfect two-wheeled journey.

Motorcycle Touring Similkameen Valley

Valley Events

Whether it’s sporting events, or a traditional music fest, a celebration of Syrah, or the salute to Similkameen pepper, we know how to kick up our heels and have a good time.

Wine tasting at a winery