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Come and Play in the Great Outdoors

The community of Cawston (pop 970+), just east of Keremeos, is known as the Organic Farming Capital of Canada. Enjoy fresh produce at farm gate markets, bistros and farm-to-table restaurants in orchards and vineyards. Savour tastings at over 14 local wineries and cideries.

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

Vineyard at the river’s edge
Excellent Farm Country

Small but Mighty

With nearly 100 certified organic farms (40% of all farms), the Cawston area has the highest concentration of organic farms in Canada, which is why it has earned its claim as the Organic Farming Capital of Canada. Enjoy fresh and tasty produce knowing it is healthy and sustainably grown in almost ideal conditions – a long and hot growing season, dry, windy conditions, and rich soils.

Our farmers proudly supply many markets and fine restaurants in the Lower Mainland, throughout BC and beyond. Enjoy the selection of in-season produce and more from local markets including Klippers Market, The Farm House and Harkers Organics. Catch a weekly farm gate stand at Food of The Sun Organics and Organics Only. Linger a while and you may meet up with growers happy to chat about their crops. Ask about the difference between the dozens of apples available and try something new! Take a bite out of a sweet Ambrosia apple, found and cultivated right here in the 1990s.

Some of our farmers have been here for generations, others are new, and all are dedicated to growing quality produce, for you.The rural landscapes make it a popular home for hobby farms, horse ranches and nature enthusiasts.

The river near Cawston and Keremeos

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.

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 Orofino

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 organic farms and orchards, a luxury stay at a winery and adventure centre, as well as lodging at a local vineyard and winery. Each is unique to the operators that run them, many with farm-to-table food experiences including a cidery.

Twisted Hills Cidery

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 […]

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
2229 Ferko Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2
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About Klippers Guest Suites Nestled right in the heart of the Similkameen Valley, Klippers Organic Acres offers s […]
 
Klippers Marketplace & Cafe
625 MacKenzie Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2, Canada
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About Klippers Marketplace & Cafe Klippers Marketplace & Cafe is located directly on Klippers Organic Acr […]
 
Klippers Organic Acres
625 MacKenzie Rd, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2, Canada
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About Klippers Organic Acres The mission of Klippers Organic Acres is to provide high-quality, healthy, seasonal […]

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 […]

Ogopogo Tours - Similkameen Treasures Tour
Cawston, BC, Canada
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Similkameen Treasures Tour Relaxed tour is 6-7 hours visiting 5 wineries including lunch at Grist Mill or Harker's […]

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- […]

Row Fourteen at Klippers Organics
725 Mackenzie Road, Cawston, BC, Canada
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About Row Fourteen Cuisine from the earth, the way nature intended.  Row Fourteen began with a vision to encompa […]

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 […]

Similkameen Wild Hotel Resort and Winery Retreat
306 Sumac Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
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Similkameen Wild Hotel Resort and Winery Retreat is for those who want to find an escape away from mainstream hote […]
 
The Vinegar Works
669 Kurtz Road, Cawston, BC V0C 1C2
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Vinegar is a flavour enhancer that has been used for hundreds of years to add acidity to cooking, waking up the di […]

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, […]

Untangled Craft Cider
725 Mackenzie Road, Cawston, BC, Canada
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About Untangled Craft Cider Necessarily Uncomplicated. After 17 years of farming in Cawston (and enjoying making […]

Vanessa Vineyard
1090 Highway 3, Cawston, BC, Canada
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Vanessa Vineyard is located in one of the finest wine regions in Canada and is dedicated to producing wine that is […]

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 […]