Welcome to the Similkameen Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Rugged. Rustic. Real.
Summer is here in the Similkameen Valley and we welcome back visitors to join 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 trails await 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 and floating the river, check out more things to do in the Similkameen.
Celebrate Summer with the farm fresh choices from Keremeos and Cawston Fruit Stand Capital of Canada and Organic Farm Capital of Canada. Wine-taste with options for a bike route through the vineyards.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winding, easy-riding highways flow alongside the Similkameen River through lush, forested mountains. Motorcyclists rejoice, the Similkameen Valley is the perfect two-wheeled journey.
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.