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Welcome to the Similkameen Valley

British Columbia, Canada

Rugged. Rustic. Real.

Spring in the Similkameen Valley is a little different this year as we continue to monitor and respond to the travel advisories during the global pandemic. While only essential travel is recommended at this time, we encourage safe travel at all times.

Melting snow at higher elevations give way to increased river flows and trails are revealed for long-awaited hiking and biking throughout the valley, check out China Ridge Trails near Princeton.

While many events are on pause, we to celebrate Spring with the blossoms, new borns at the farms, wineries re-opening and farms full of abundant organic offerings, golf is back and a drive through the Similkameen is always relaxing.

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.

Dream of summer with fishing, camping, RVing, floating the river and wine and cider tasting!

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