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Take the guesswork out of touring and leave the organizing up to the experts. We have some inventive ways to tour the Similkameen Valley with professionals who are happy to do the planning, driving and flying – leaving you to enjoy the ride! Guided tours include private vehicle, horseback, Tesla, helicopter or ATV. Refer to the list of offerings at the bottom of this page.

Types of Tours in the Similkameen Valley

  • Learn about the Similkameen Nation at Snaza’ist Discovery Centre
  • Discover our storied past in museums, gardens, heritage sites and trails, and a ghost town
  • Taste the Similkameen Terroir through world-class wines, craft spirits, ciders and fruit sodas, visit tasting rooms, on your own, with a tour, at a restaurant, or at your orchard, vineyard, or distillery stay
  • Indulge in a private, guided tour of Similkameen wineries, swirling and sipping the whole day
  • Rent a bike and have your guide plan your route with Similkameen Sip & Cycle
  • Experience wine-tasting guided tours by horseback with lunch included with Equines & Wine
  • Soar above the peaks and then touch down in a vineyard  or by the river, for an exclusive tasting, helicoptering in from nearby destinations
  • Spend the day on a tour of the Old Grist Mill and Gardens and stay for lunch
  • Discover bird watching through guided and self-directed tours, or book a guided birding and photography tour
  • Spot birds and animals in the wild and learn about our diverse eco-systems at the Swan Lake Nature Reserve
  • Walk the Bronze Sculpture tour through Princeton town centre, known as Bronze Statue Capital of Canada. Enhance your experience by downloading your virtual guide from the “On this Spot” app.
  • Take a virtual tour at the Princeton Visitor Centre with the Virtual Reality Room experience with a 360-degree view of kayaking the Similkameen River with a spectacular river view of the Red Ochre.
  • Explore the outdoors with an ATV guide with Princeton ATV Tours
Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting in the Vineyard

Wine, CIDER, & DISTILLERY Tours – LAND OR AIR

Self-directed tours are always an option, but you could let a guide show you the way. Book a wine, cider or distillery tour and enjoy the scenery as you explore the region. Tour on a pedal or e-bike available for rent in the area. Treat yourself to horseback guided wine tour with lunch or charter a helicopter flight and see the valley from above. Several of our wineries have helipads for that bird’s eye view!

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.

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

Equines & Wine Horseback Wine Tour, Keremeos

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
Old Mascot Mine – Currently CLOSED

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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 […]

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 […]

Equines and Wine - Horseback Winery Tours
2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4
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This is a one-of-a-kind wine touring experience. Horseback wine tours with lunch included. We offer two tour opti […]

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 […]

Farm to Glass Wine Tours
Similkameen Valley
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Eco-Luxe Private Tesla Wine Tours in the Similkameen and Okanagan Valley. Come discover some of the most exciting […]

Grape Escapes Wine Tours & Wine School
345 Wade Ave E, Penticton, BC V2A 1S8, 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
1568 Penticton Ave, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 2N5, Canada
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Uncover the Cawston & Keremeos wine region nestled in the heart of the stunning Similkameen Valley. With the […]

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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The new MascotMine website is coming soon. The historic Mascot Mine is currently closed while construction work i […]

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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Seven Stones Winery cultivates 20 acres of bench land overlooking BC's spectacular Similkameen River Valley. Winem […]

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 […]

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