Things to Do
Grapes on a vine (Andrea Johnson photo)
Founded on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake to take advantage of the rich clay soil of the stepped benchlands for fruit farming, Naramata was also a tourist destination from the start.
People come to visit farms and orchards, tour wineries and vineyards and see the work of artists in their studios and local galleries. They swim in the waters of Okanagan Lake and hike or mountain bike the trails in the surrounding highlands.
Wineries and Vineyards
Wine tourism is the latest evolution in the Naramata story. The Naramata Bench region has quickly developed a distinct style featuring more than 20 boutique wineries, all quickly and easily accessible along the 16km/10mi stretch of Naramata Road between the village and the city of Penticton.