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Come and Play in the Great Outdoors

A mere five-minute drive on Hwy 3, just down the road from Keremeos, is the tiny hamlet of Cawston (population 975). What Cawston lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in personality.

Cawston Top 10 List

  1. Oktoberfest at Crowsnest Vineyard
  2. Go fishing in the Similkameen River
  3. Enjoy a wine tasting tour of the area
  4. Take a leisurely walk through the town
  5. Hike one of the several trails in the area
  6. Visit the underground caves at Seven Stones winery
  7. Get yourself some of the organic goodness grown here
  8. Check out Canada’s only strawbale winery at Orofino Winery
  9. Visit Harker’s Organics for some great organic produce and delicious fruit wines
  10. Catch a groove and bite into some freshly baked pizza at Friday Night Pizza Night at the Crowsnest Wood Fire Oven Bakery

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Visitor Info Centre

Visitor Info Centre
Cawston Area

417 – 7th Ave, Keremeos, BC
250-499-5225

Excellent farm country
Excellent Farm Country

Small but Mighty

There is much more here than meets the eye in small-town Cawston. Nestled in the valley, surrounded by lush agricultural land, 40% of the farms here are certified organic. In fact, Cawston is the Organic Farm Capital of Canada! This is a stamp of pride for our region, and these cultivators take their craft seriously. The rural landscapes make it a popular home for hobby farms, horse ranches and nature enthusiasts.

Get Out!

Head out on a trail, and you’re likely to find almost every terrain imaginable. Be prepared because you’ll find everything from small to midsize cactus and sagebrush in a desert-like environment to lush sub-alpine meadows. Be sure to check with the Keremeos Visitor Centre to determine which trails would be best suited to you.

Apple orchard on the Upper Bench
Apple Orchard on the Upper Bench

First Nations

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band’s office is in Cawston. The Similkameen people, or Smelqmix, have a long history here that encompasses areas in southern British Columbia and North Central Washington. Their reserve lands run from Cawston, through Keremeos and up towards the Hedley area. The language of the Smelqmix is Nsyilxcn and is spoken throughout the Syilx Nation from the Upper Nicola Valley to the Colville River Valley and over to the upper reaches of the Columbia to the Methow Valley in the US.

Indigenous dancers
Indigenous Dancers

Wine Away the Day

There are several great wineries in Cawston (one of them has a tasting cave!) and a cidery. They create award-winning fares that will have you wondering why you didn’t discover them sooner. Spend your day sipping in the sunshine as you relax on a winery patio or meander through the vineyards. Take a guided tour, or get a map from the Visitor Centre and explore on your own.

Wine tasting at the Crowsnest
Wine Tasting at the Crowsnest

Where to Stay in Cawston

Take your time and stay overnight in this charming hamlet. In Cawston, there are some lovely B & Bs, including guest suites at an organic farm, a luxury stay at a winery and adventure centre, as well as lodging at a local vineyard and winery. Accommodation is also available up the road in Keremeos.

Cider event at Twisted Hills
Cider Event at Twisted Hills

In Case of Emergency

Medical services are available at the South Okanagan Similkameen Health Centre or 45 minutes away at the Penticton General Hospital.

Contact us or visit our service directory for a complete listing of businesses and services in the Cawston area.

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Crowsnest Vineyards
2035 Surprise Drive, Cawston, BC V0X 1C0
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Crowsnest Vineyards is nestled in the Similkameen Valley on the Upper Bench near Cawston. This site has a wonderfu […]

Eau Vivre Winery
716 Lowe Dr, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2, Canada
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We invite you to savour the wines from our family-run boutique winery, in Cawston, in the Heart of the Similkameen […]

Farmersdotter Organics
2036 Osprey Lane, Cawston, BC V0X 1C1, Canada
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Organic farmer, Artisan salt maker. Baker of pie, real bread & jam. Bad Friend. Garlic. We grow stuff out of t […]

Forbidden Fruit Winery
620 Sumac Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3
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A must stop thru the world of temptation, Forbidden Fruit Winery is dedicated to producing wines from certified or […]

Harker's Organics
2238 Hwy 3, Cawston BC Canada V0X 1C2
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https://youtu.be/pz6h5wut3zo Harker's Organics is a 5th Generational Organic Family Farm located in the Heart of C […]

Harvest Moon Guest House
620 Sumac Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
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Retreat in beauty and surround yourself in a pristine, natural setting on the Similkameen River. Nestled on a slop […]

Horseshoe Found Winery
715 Lowe Drive, Cawston, BC
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Horseshoe Found winery is operated by Pavel and Michaela Horak. Our focus is on quality grapes and healthy environ […]

Klippers Guest Suites
2200 Ferko Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2
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Nestled right in the heart of the Similkameen Valley, Klippers Organics offers spacious and luxurious accommodatio […]

Little Farm Winery
2155 Newton Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C1, Canada
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Little Farm Winery is the small hands-on operation of Rhys Pender MW and Alishan Driediger. It started with a pass […]

Orofino Vineyard
2152 Barcelo Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2, Canada
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Orofino is a family-run winery producing small lots of award-winning wines. Our winery was built using unique eco- […]

Rustic Roots Winery
2238 Hwy 3, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2, Canada
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Rustic Roots Winery is part of Harkers  5th Generation Organic Family Farm in the Heart of Cawston. All of our win […]

Seven Stones Winery
1143 Hwy 3, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
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https://youtu.be/a3nqFNbzYOo Seven Stones Winery cultivates 20 acres of bench land overlooking BC's spectacular Si […]

Twin Lakes Golf Course and RV
79 Twin Lakes Road (S26B C8 RR1) Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0
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Twin Lakes features spectacular golf in a serene mountain setting. Our beautiful 285 acre resort is nestled in a s […]

Twisted Hills Craft Cider
2080 Ritchie Drive, Cawston, BC V0X 1C1, Canada
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Craft Cider made with Certified Organic Fruit Inspiration led myself, Kaylan Madeira, and my wonderful other half, […]

Ven'Amour Organics
620 Sumac Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3
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Visit today's ”Garden of Eden” at Ven'Amour Organics, one of the oldest operating family organic farms in the Simi […]