Rugged. Rustic. Real.

The Similkameen Valley is a land awaiting discovery, an under-discovered region made for adventurous explorers. Come explore the stunning scenery and experience the welcoming spirit of the local people.

The Similkameen River is the heart of the valley, guiding travellers along the Crowsnest Highway with its raw, natural beauty. From the Cascade Mountains the river flows past craggy mountains and rocky bluffs, giving life to small towns, ranchlands, orchards, and vineyards.

Hospitality is as warm as a Similkameen summer, with several accommodations to suit your needs, such as eclectic B&Bs, orchard and vineyard stays, camping, cabins and RV sites, family-friendly motels, inns and lodges, an all season resort, and more.

Four Seasons of Fun

In winter, the Similkameen Valley appears tranquil under a blanket of snow, but adventures mild and wild await discovery. Manning Park Resort is a winter wonderland, with an alpine ski hill, tube park, cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, skating rink, and family-friendly events. Spend the day nordic skiing at the China Ridge Trails outside PrincetonSnowmobile on trails around Tulameen, Princeton, and Olalla. Ice fish or skate on frozen lakes surfaces.

After a day in winter wonderland, warm up with our indoor activities. Tour the wineries around Keremeos and Cawston – wine tasting are available by appointment, so call ahead for an in-depth winter in wine country experience. Fuel up with a taste of the Similkameen at a local eatery. Discover our heritage and history at local museums, filled with relics and stories of the past.

Celebrate winter with a calendar full of events.