Play in our Valley
The heart of the valley provides the perfect location for any adventuring spirit. Discover a world different from what you’d expect, by simply getting off the highway! With so many options for personal discovery, the Similkameen is the perfect place to see, do, or just be.
Fly in for the day or maybe even longer. Private planes enjoy landing privileges at Princeton’s Airport. Courtesy cars are available for exploring the region. There are also several designated areas for exploring the valley on an ATV.
Our valley is filled with lots of natural characters, making wildlife and wildflower viewing a favoured pastime. Some of the characters that migrate through our valley include herds of California Big Horned Sheep, mountain goats, black bears, elk, deer, moose, eagles, hawks and countless species of birds. Take in the annual Meadowlark Festival, Manning Park’s Bird Blitz or simply just sit by the river and discover over 260 species of birds that migrate through or reside in the valley.
There are countless ways to fall asleep under the stars here. Private RV resorts and the members-only Harvest Host camping experience at area wineries and farms welcome 5th wheelers and tent campers alike.
Find your sweet spot at the Princeton Golf Club. Carved from the mountains the 18-hole course offers affordable challenge for duffers and pros alike. Golf Twin Lakes Golf Course at the eastern end of the valley and you’ll notice the quiet serenity of the course is only disturbed by predator birds hunting the towering cliffs around you.
There’s nothing like exploring the wilderness of the astride a trusty steed. You can go horseback riding in every season when you are at Vermillion Lodge. Located in Tulameen across from Otter Lake, this is where you can unplug from the world, saddle up, and explore our beautiful land. Within moments you’ll feel as if you’ve left civilization far behind.
Winter in the Valley
Nordic skiers will find plenty of unplugged fun at Manning Park Resort and China Ridge Trails, which offers 90 kilometres of cross-country fun. Embrace the chill, snowmobiling steep and deep powder from Princeton to Olalla.
Take in a modern day treasure hunt at geo-cache sites throughout the valley. Rock hounds are richly rewarded with great deposits of rhodonite, jasper, agate and petrified wood in the nooks and crannies of our mountains.