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Take the Guesswork Out of Touring

Take the guesswork out of travel and leave the organizing up to the experts. We have some inventive ways to tour the Similkameen with professionals who are happy to do the planning and driving (and flying), leaving you to sit back and enjoy the ride!

Top 5 Ways to Explore the Similkameen

  1. Indulge in a private, guided tour of Similkameen wineries, swirling and sipping the whole day
  2. Soar above the peaks and then touch down in a vineyard  or by the river, for an exclusive tasting, helicoptering in from nearby destinations
  3. Explore the fractured rocks of the Similkameen Valley
  4. Learn about the Similkameen Nation at Snaza’ist Discovery Centre.
  5. Spend the day on a tour of the Old Grist Mill and Gardens and stay for lunch
Wine Tasting

Wine Tours

Curious about the buzz surrounding Similkameen wines? We have several wine tour operators who are happy to escort you, share their insider stories, introduce you to our winemakers and their favourite libations. You can do all this from your seat in a luxury coach or the seat of a helicopter!

For a full list of tours review the list at the bottom of this page or visit the business directory Guided Tours.

Vineyard and Winery

Flights of Wine

Helicopter wine tours
Helicopter Wine Tours

Don’t have time to make the drive over the pass? Both Grape Escapes and Valhalla Helicopter tours would be more than happy to give you a lift! Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime soaring through the Cathedral range spying sapphire blue lakes and wildflower meadows, then touch down at Seven Stones Winery for a private tasting and lunch. Then you’re off again to Forbidden Fruit Winery, where you’ll touch down on the banks of the river. Several other area wineries are also available to visit on a helicopter tour. Tours originate in the Osoyoos, Kelowna and Vernon regions.

Snaza’ist Discovery Centre
Snaza’ist Discovery Centre

Guided Tours into the Past

Step into the past and learn the secrets of the Similkameen Nation at Snaza’ist Discovery Centre. Cherish these stories, as they tell the true past of our region. Interpretive exhibits tell the story of turning ochre into gold.  Then roam through the Hedley Museum with its archival photography exhibits depicting the life of gold miners perched one kilometre above the town at the defunct Mascot Mine. Inquire about a guided tour.

There was once a tour available of Mascot Mine, however, tours are not currently being offered. Be sure to ask about when they will return during your visit to Snaza’ist Discovery Centre, as it’s a ‘gem’ of an experience!

Old Mascot Mine

Operator Directory

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Cathedral Lakes Lodge
Cathedral Provincial Park, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0
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Come and join us at Cathedral Lakes Lodge. We are Canada's highest full service hiking and fishing wilderness lodg […]

Corcelettes Estate Winery
2582 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4, Canada
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https://youtu.be/S7ln8NCdqNo Corcelettes Estate Winery, located in the Similkameen Valley, blends passion, precisi […]

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 […]

Experience Wine Tours
763 Fuller Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6X2, Canada
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Experience Wine Tours offers the best value, all-inclusive food and wine experience in the Similkameen. Our sommel […]

Grape Escapes Wine Tours & Wine School
597 White Avenue East, Penticton, BC V2A 1Y8, Canada
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At Grape Escapes, we offer sommelier-led Wine and Vine tour experiences in Canada's premier grape growing and wine […]

Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc.
1568 Penticton Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 2N5, Canada
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At Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc. it is our goal to create a fun, exciting, unforgettable experience while […]

Grist Mill & Gardens at Keremeos
2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4, Canada
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The Grist Mill and Gardens is a Provincial Heritage Site featuring twelve acres of agricultural activity, heritage […]

Hedley Heritage Museum
712 Daly Ave (PO Box 218), Hedley, BC, Canada
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The Hedley Heritage Museum offers historic mining displays, a 1904 cabin and barn, a heritage park with mining art […]

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 […]

Manning Park Resort
7500 BC-3, Manning Park, BC V0X 1R0, Canada
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Manning Park Resort is a four-season, activity-packed destination is under three hours by car from Vancouver, BC, […]


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Mascot Gold Mine Tours
800 Hwy 3 161 Snaza'ist Drive Hedley BC Canada V0X 1K0
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Join us on an UNFORGETTABLE 4.5 hour tour of the incredible Mascot Gold Mine, perched on a cliff face overlooking […]
 
MPC Executive RV Rentals Keremeos
720 6th Avenue, Keremeos, BC, Canada
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MPC Executive RV Trailer Rentals Keremeos, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos. We Deliver the RV to the campsite of your c […]

Ogopogo Tours
11014 Ellis Ave, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z8, Canada
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Tour with us and enjoy award winning sustainable Sightseeing & Wine Tours in the South Okanagan. We cater to s […]

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 […]

Princeton ATV Tours
2813 Old Hedley Road, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0, Canada
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Engage in a scenic guided ATV tour through the beautiful Similkameen Valley! We offer hourly tours, special beginn […]

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 Sip & Cycle
2145 Wooden Road, Cawston, BC
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Rent a bike and start exploring the best-kept secret in the Canadian food and wine industry. May and June by reser […]

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 […]

Valhalla Helicopters
1100 Stevens Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G1, Canada
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From vineyard rookies to those connoisseurs who need a new angle on the British Columbia wine scene, we suggest yo […]