Communities in the Similkameen Valley
Welcome to the beautiful Similkameen Valley in southern British Columbia. Our valley lies just above the Washington State US border in British Columbia. This is a rugged, rustic and real under-discovered region. It appeals to those who like to relax in nature and get outside and explore. Our communities include Princeton, Coalmont and Tulameen, Hedley, Keremeos, and Cawston. Learn more about our other valley places you’ll come across including Cathedral Lakes, Chopaka, Eastgate, Manning Park, Olalla, and Twin Lakes.
Discover eclectic towns and quaint villages surrounded by bustling orchards, rocky vineyards, glistening lakes, and rivers. Meet the locals while shopping, tasting our cuisine, buying produce directly from our farmers, or visiting galleries or museums. Each of our communities has a unique culture and we’ll be happy to share the tapestry of stories from both past and present.
Our Heart and Spirit
The Similkameen River is the heart of our valley, and our communities are the spirit. You’ll find the people who live in our eclectic small towns are friendly and hospitable. Also, you’ll find sizeable ranches and farms along the way. Just ask the locals or check-in with the Visitors Centres, and they’ll help you find what you’re looking for.
Take a Road Trip to the Similkameen Valley
It’s road trip time! Hop in your car and explore the Similkameen Valley. You’ll find all sorts of adventures here, from mild to wild. You’ll find our communities on the BC Hwy 3, also known as the Crowsnest Hwy. Getting here is easy—access Hwy 3 from Vancouver via the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Hope. When you’re coming from Jasper, Alberta, you will connect from the Coquihalla Highway, BC Highway 5A. Travellers from Calgary would connect to BC Highway 3A linking the Crowsnest to Penticton. US travellers can enter the valley at the junction of Highways 97 and 3 near Osoyoos.