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First Nations Culture in the Similkameen Valley

When you travel through the Similkameen Valley, you’re traversing territory that has been home to First Nations for millennia. The Similkameen Valley is the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation, and is home to the Upper Similkameen Indian Band—the Similamix People—and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band—the Smelqmix People. They have a rich » MORE

8 Instagram Worthy Sites to Visit in the Similkameen

Do you enjoy sharing your travel adventures on Instagram? It can be fun for your followers to see new sights, get inspired, and learn a little something along the way. The Similkameen Valley is carpeted with Instagram worthy photo ops… from heritage sites to desert landscapes to rolling hills covered in orchards and vineyards. Here » MORE

5 Great Ways to Enjoy Winter in the Similkameen

Are you a four-seasons fun seeker? Then you should explore winter in the Similkameen Valley! From back-country skiing to winter winery gatherings, there’s a unique experience waiting for you. Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy… to find out more, explore our website. 5 Great Winter Adventures To Try In The » MORE

Top 5 Hiking Spots in the Similkameen Valley

Some of the most spectacular hiking spots can be found in this oasis nestled in the Cascade Mountains. If you enjoy the great outdoors, there’s a great chance you’ll find a trail suited to your skill level and sense of adventure. Here are five of the best places to enjoy Similkameen trails: Top 5 Hiking » MORE

Must-See Similkameen Fishing Destinations

Whether you are an expert angler who seeks out backcountry adventure year-round or a recreational fisherman who wants to share time with family or friends, Similkameen fishing adventures promise an abundance of opportunities, no matter the season or your skill level. Here’s a quick guide to the best places to fish in the Similkameen Valley. » MORE

These Top 5 Similkameen Lookouts Await You

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not the destination. It’s the journey.” What if you could savour both? These top five Similkameen lookouts await you. Whether you’re driving through the Rockies from points east or through the Cascades from points west, you’ll enjoy a beautiful journey and a welcoming destination when you travel to the » MORE

Wildlife Viewing in the Similkameen Valley

Are you a wildlife enthusiast? Some of the most fascinating – and rare – birds, reptiles and animals make their home in the Similkameen Valley, making it a prime location for wildlife viewing. You might be drawn to the valley for its abundance of fruit, vegetables, wineries and cideries, but once you discover the treasures » MORE

Similkameen wineries and Cideries are Waiting for You!

Are you thinking about a wine tour for your next getaway? Any tour through British Columbia’s wine region should include visiting the many Similkameen wineries and cideries. Nestled between the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan Valley, this beautiful desert valley is home to some of the province’s most interesting wineries and cideries. Your tour through » MORE

Fall In The Similkameen … A Feast For The Senses

Are you ready for the kaleidoscope of colours and flavours on your next vacation? Then you’re ready for fall in the Similkameen Valley… Few places put on a more dazzling – yet serene – show of Mother Nature’s finest than this beautiful, fertile valley. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, with friends or family, » MORE

Looking For Places To Eat In The Similkameen?

Are you ready to experience new culinary adventures? You might know the Similkameen Valley for its warm weather, calm waters, and laid-back atmosphere…but there are some amazing places to eat throughout the valley if you know where to look. The valley is gaining a reputation for attracting chefs dedicated to the farm-to-table experience…and has nurtured » MORE