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Welcome to the Similkameen Valley

British Columbia, Canada

Rugged. Rustic. Real.

Winter in the Similkameen Valley is magical. As the coldest season descends down into the Valley, our lush, emerald mountains are blanketed with white. There aren’t many other destinations that fit the term “Winter Wonderland” this well. Not only is the transformed setting alluring, but it makes our terrain ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing!

With the arrival of winter, rivers and lakes that once flowed poetically are stilled into becoming outdoor skating rinks and ice-fishing holes for locals and visitors alike. Adventure seekers, don’t fret, snowy escapades are abound. Snowmobiling around Princeton and alpine hikes at EC Manning and Cathedral are two staple Similkameen winter activities. It may be chilly outside but the Similkameen terroir is still available for sample, check out the hours and booking protocols for the Valley’s wineries and cideries! Learn more about what winter in the Similkameen has in store for you.

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