Similkameen Valley

West of Osoyoos lies a region where ranching and gold mining history are celebrated with one-of-a-kind guest ranches, wilderness adventures, rodeos, and special events like the Similkameen Pow Wow.

Keremeos offers more than 25 fruit stands, known as the "fruit stand capital of the world".  Indulge in apple butter, tour a 2-acre park with its own chapel and fountains or visit a market and its turn of the last century packing facility. Sample breads created with varieties of wheat at the Historic Grist Mill, visit the Similkameen museum, or the Western Heritage Museum.

Located 30 minutes from Keremeos is Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park, with its amazing towering mountain tops and their waterfall veils.  Don't miss Keremeos Columns, the enormous basalt formations, wildlife and flowers that make for a lovely family wilderness retreat. 

The smaller communities of Cawston, Olalla or Hedley offer their own brands of peaceful diversion. View historical farm machinery and indulge in fresh pressed apple juice at Harkers Fruit Ranch in Cawston.

Tour on to Princeton, and hike the Ghost Town Trails to experience the thrill of the gold rush era.  Try fishing, hunting, and camping while taking in the spectacular mountain scenery.  View pioneer artifacts including a Welby Stage Coach at the Princeton Museum & Archives.

The Similkameen is famous for its western adventure.  Range drives, horseback riding and ranch-style luncheons are available or visit a western style saloon and even make a movie of yourself, western riding gear is included.  
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