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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 tour & tasting at Robin Ridge
Wine Tour & Tasting at Robin Ridge

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! See our Service Directory for tour providers.

Helicopter wine tours
Helicopter Wine Tours

Flights of Wine

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.

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!

Riding the Valley
Experience the Valley

Operator Directory

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Cathedral Provincial Park, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0
Come and join us at Cathedral Lakes Lodge. We are Canada’s highest full service hiking and fishing wilderness lodge. Hike from your doorstep to enjoy meadows of alpine flowers, emerald lsee more
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2582 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4, Canada
Corcelettes Estate Winery, located in the Similkameen Valley, blends passion, precision and science to craft expressive, small lot premium wines. Led by Charlie and Jesce Baessler, the skillesee more
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716 Lowe Dr, Cawston, BC V0X 1C2, Canada
250-499-2655 Cell: 250-499-9405250-499-2655 Cell: 250-499-9405
We invite you to savour the wines from our family-run boutique winery, in Cawston, in the Heart of the Similkameen Valley.  At Eau Vivre Winery and Vineyards we are committed to handcrafting ssee more
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763 Fuller Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6X2, Canada
250-300-4436, 250-300-0597250-300-4436, 250-300-0597
Experience Wine Tours offers the best value, all-inclusive food and wine experience in the Similkameen.  Our sommelier trained guides provide first-class service from the comfort of our customsee more
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597 White Avenue East, Penticton, BC V2A 1Y8, Canada
At Grape Escapes, we offer sommelier-led Wine and Vine tour experiences in Canada’s premier grape growing and wine producing regions in BC. We are pleased to offer two escorted winery tosee more
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1568 Penticton Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 2N5, Canada
250-328-2008, 250-328-2009250-328-2008, 250-328-2009
At Grape Friends Lounge & Tours Inc. it is our goal to create a fun, exciting, unforgettable experience while you explore the Similkameen Valley and all the hidden gems within. Come share see more
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2691 Upper Bench Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4, Canada
The Grist Mill and Gardens is a Provincial Heritage Site featuring twelve acres of agricultural activity, heritage buildings and spectacular gardens. There is no shortage of things to do: see see more
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712 Daly Ave (PO Box 218), Hedley, BC, Canada
The Hedley Heritage Museum offers historic mining displays, a 1904 cabin and barn, a heritage park with mining artifacts and picnic tables, a superb black and white photo collection, family hisee more
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7500 Hwy 3, Manning Park, BC V0X 1R0, Canada
Manning Park Resort is a four-season, activity-packed destination is under three hours by car from Vancouver, BC, offering easy access to the area’s most breathtakingly beautiful mountains, lasee more
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720 6th Avenue, Keremeos, BC, Canada
Text or call to 250-503-8193Text or call to 250-503-8193
MPC Executive RV Trailer Rentals Keremeos, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos. We Deliver the RV to the campsite of your choosing, We plug it in, set it up, you show up, Enjoy, and then at the end of see more
11014 Ellis Ave, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z8, Canada
Tour with us and enjoy award winning sustainable Sightseeing & Wine Tours in the South Okanagan. We cater to small groups of up to 14 guests allowing for a truly personalized service. Choosee more
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2813 Old Hedley Road, Princeton, BC V0X 1W0, Canada
Engage in a scenic guided ATV tour through the beautiful Similkameen Valley! We offer hourly tours, special beginner 1 hour rides, and exciting 4 hour adventures to a breathtaking lookout spotsee more
Kelowna, BC, Canada
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1143 Hwy 3, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
Seven Stones Winery cultivates 20 acres of bench land overlooking BC’s spectacular Similkameen River Valley. Winemaker/Owner George Hanson has created award-winning French-style wines tsee more
2145 Wooden Road, Cawston, BC
Rent a bike and start exploring the best-kept secret in the Canadian food and wine industry. May and June by reservation only. July-Sept reservations encouraged. Our touring bikes are the ideasee more
306 Sumac Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
Similkameen Wild Retreat Vineyard Resort and Campground is for those who want to find an escape away from mainstream hotels. We offer boutique accommodations in a desert Oasis with a tranquil see more
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1100 Stevens Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G1, Canada
1-866-769-1486; 1-855-435-46881-866-769-1486; 1-855-435-4688
From vineyard rookies to those connoisseurs who need a new angle on the British Columbia wine scene, we suggest you try a Full-Day Heli-Wine Tour with Valhalla Helicopters. This is a one of a see more