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Similkameen Pow Wow 2019

Great food, lots of fun, arts, crafts, camping and parking!

Similkameen Pow Wow dates are:

August 30th with Grand Entry at 7pm

August 31st with Grand Entry at 1pm and 7pm

September 1st with Grand Entry at 1pm.

Guided Spring Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy a tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience snowshoeing after dark with our Starlight Guided Snowshoe Tour.

Join our experienced guides for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars.

Trek through powder christened pines across snow crested fields. Return to the Nordic Centre later for a hot drink.

Cost: $30 per person, includes snowshoe rentals. $20 per person, if you bring your own snowshoes. Sign up in advance at the Nordic Centre.

Nordic Top to Bottom Fest

Challenge yourself and your friends with Manning Park’s Nordic Top to Bottom Fest. Time your skate or classic ski for the 8 km distance from the “top to the bottom”, from Strawberry Flats down to the Similkameen River in Manning Park Resort.

Register at the Nordic Centre from 9 – 10 am. Ride the Manning Park Resort shuttle bus up to Strawberry Flats, and relax in the warming hut until your start time. The course is open 11 – 1 pm.

Cost: $15 per run. Trail pass is not included. Costumes are encouraged!

After the race join us at the Nordic Centre for a free burger and prizes. This is a freestyle event: skate skiers and classic skiers are both welcome.

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Wreath Workshop

Keremeos Craft Work Shop  at the Grist Mill

Tradition is at the heart of each of our crafty Christmas workshops and what better way to relive old Christmas customs than by making your very own wreath. On Thursday, December 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., we will show you how to use abundant winter greenery to make a vibrant wreath to adorn your door.

Similkameen Valley Road Trip and Social Media Campaign Update

In October, the digital team travelled down to the Similkameen for a day. The day was spent visiting local businesses, and taking photographs of the region from Cawston all the way to Coalmont. The goal of this trip was to capture fall colours and seasonal content to be used in promotional material both with imagery on the website and on social media.

The Road Trip video that they shot over the summer has now garnered almost 48,000 views and the blog content is performing exceptionally as well. Last month they launched a Facebook Ads Campaign promoting the Valley, and as a result, the page likes now stand at 1378, up from 608 in August. They will be launching an Instagram Ads campaign this coming month with the hope of generating similar results.

The engagement and conversations happening online are extremely promising and exhibiting rates much higher than industry-average. It appears the locals are proud to call the Similkameen home, and potential travellers are starting their inspirational process.

Similkameen Valley Video and Route 97 Blogs

In August a Route 97 partnership with SVPS and TOTA sent two members of the digital team on a road trip through the Similkameen Valley. Over the course of three days, they were able to capture some of the iconic experiences throughout the region from Cawston to Manning Park.

The goal of this project was to create video, photo, and blog content that would be used on the Route 97 website and social media platforms. They were able to capture approximately 160GB of footage throughout their time in the region, and you can look forward to lots of great content surfacing over the next few months.

The first video created about the trip has already garnered over 42,000 views and 450 shares, and has seen an amazing response from locals and potential travelers alike. Check out the links below and see what we’ve been doing. Make sure you follow Route 97 and SimilkameenBC on Facebook to stay up-to-date with new articles.

Local Similkameen businesses were also mentioned in these 7 on 97 articles.

You can also view the video on the Similkameen Valley Youtube Channel

Similkameen Valley Social Media Statistics Continue to Grow

Similkameen Valley Social Media Statistics Continue to Grow

Our social media activity continues to grow through organic engagement with highlights being Facebook has increased by 62% over a one year period (April 2015 to April 2016); Instagram has increased 31% in the same period and Twitter has increased by 26% for followers. For Google + we have had a 52% in number of followers and 57% increase in the number of page views.

Contact Us

You can contact us anytime for assistance via email to Shelby Campbell or call toll-free 1-800-567-2275.

Similkameen Valley Video Shoots

Similkameen Valley Video Shoots

In partnership with TOTA, videographer Seger Nelson and writer Niki Kennedy were on assignment throughout the Similkameen Valley Aug-9th – 12th to shoot video b-roll for both the Similkameen Valley digital marketing (social media and website) and the Route 97 digital campaigns to promote the Valley.

Watch for updates as the videos are released.

Contact Us

You can contact us anytime for assistance via email to Shelby Campbell or call toll-free 1-800-567-2275.