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Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks
The only working waterwheel-operated grist mill in Western Canada. “Grist” is clean grain ready to be milled into flour. We are open from 10am to 4pm daily until Thanksgiving. This site offers western Canada’s only waterwheel-powered flour mill (built in 1877), restaurant with a lunch menu, gardens, and gift shop featuring local artisans and heritage items. Our 11 site campground has water and power hook-ups. Each site backs onto Keremeos Creek. We are close to a wide range of other activities such as fishing, hiking, and wine tasting.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
Fishing, Hiking, Cabins & Cottages, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Cathedral Lakes Lodge is situated at Quiniscoe Lake, 2000 metres (6800 ft) above sea level in the centre of Cathedral Provincial Park, BC. You are invited to stay in our comfortable lodge or cozy cabins. We provide friendly service; delicious, home-cooked meals; access to incredible hiking and a relaxing hot tub at the end of the day. Nearby hiking trails lead you to alpine meadows awash with wild flowers, fascinating rock formations and striking, 360 degree views of the North Cascade peaks.Pristine lakes teeming with rainbow and cutthroat trout provide excellent fishing. Mountain goats, mule deer, marmots, ptarmigan and many other mammals and birds surround you in this tranquil wilderness. Fair away from city lights, you will marvel at the night sky, shimmering with millions of stars. Be sure to bring comfortable, warm clothing for the outdoors, a water proof jacket, good hiking or walking shoes, a camera and a day pack.
Wineries & Wine Tours, Bed & Breakfasts
Family owned winery in its 25th year in the Similkameen Valley. Winery, Restaurant and B&B that showcases all things Similkameen. Come and enjoy the fruits of our labour with us in our tasting room or in our restaurant. Friday night Wood-Fire-Oven pizza and live music in the summer. Daily specials with fresh local vegetable picked on the day.
Robin Ridge Winery is located in the stunning Similkameen Valley. Our 100% estate organically grown fruit is crafted into small quantities of high quality wine through attention to detail from the organic vineyards to the cellar by owners Tim & Caroline Cottrill. Enjoy a tasting of our award-winning wines in our tasting room, and take in the Mountain view from our patio, which is the perfect picnic location or take your picnic into the vineyard and find a bench for your picnic excursion. We are conveniently located 1 km NE from downtown Keremeos on Middle Bench Road off of HWY 3A. We are open daily throughout the summer from 10:00-5:30
Corcelettes Estate Winery, located on 150 acres in the Similkameen Valley, blends passion, precision and science to craft expressive, small lot premium wines. Led by Charlie and Jesce Baessler, the skilled team at Corcelettes is committed to creating exceptional wines and experiences. In history the word Ã¢ÂÂCorcelettesÃ¢ÂÂ described a royal garden; this hasn’t changed with the team’s continued attention to the land and precision practices in both the vineyard and cellar. We place greatest care in our viticulture and believe in making our wine on the vine. Cultivating our estate vineyard and working closely with our local growers, no short cuts are ever taken in finding balance between viticulture, our environment, and winemaking. Our first vintage was in 2011, consisting of 200 cases. We currently craft 5000 cases of wine per year, with plans of each future vintage growing in production size.
Museums & Heritage Sites
Hours vary with season, full time in summer, weekends only otherwise. Our displays include First Nations, pioneer items including an 1880’s cabin, mining, logging & ranching. Displays are curated annually. We also have an extensive archive of documents, early newspapers, fossils, minerals and photos. This small town museum is a gem that is not to be missed.
Dare to enjoy our wine tours without dashes of pretentiousness or hints of snootiness. Grape Escapes believes that wine should be all about having fun and loving the taste. Simply drink the wine with something or someone you find delicious. We are the only wine-industry certified company touring Naramata Bench, Summerland, OK Falls, Oliver-Osoyoos, & the Similkameen based in Penticton. AWARDS: 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Wine Specialist of the Year Award 2015 Business Excellence Award as Best Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year (Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce) 2015 Aboriginal Tourism Business of the Year (All Nations Trust) 2016/15/14 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2013 Best of the Okanagan Readers’ Choice Awards (Okanagan Life Magazine) 2012 Business Excellence Award as Best New Business (Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce).
Clos du Soleil is a small artisan winery and estate vineyard on the Upper Bench of the South Similkameen Valley, in British Columbia, Canada. We produce ultra-premium quality wines, borrowing an aesthetic derived from the great wines of Bordeaux, but stamped with the flavours and aromas of our particular piece of rocky Similkameen land. Through traditional winemaking techniques, informed by research, but adhering to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture, we produce wines that are complex and classic, ageable and elegant.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Golf, Campgrounds & RV Parks
We are a family based winery focusing on premium wines produced from grapes grown in the spectacular Similkameen Valley. Our unique solar powered winery was built using strawbale construction, which is energy efficient and well suited to our desert environment. Our wineshop is open for tastings from May until October. We have a beautiful long table next to our vineyard, surrounded by trees – the perfect setting for a picnic and glass of wine.
A charming heritage museum in the heart of the Similkameen Valley, that shares the towns gold mining history. The building houses a gift shop, tea room and an amazing collection of photos, stories and artifacts. The back garden is shaded and provides a welcome place to sit and watch the kids pan for gold. The building is wheel accessible and air conditioned. Admission is by donation but a recommended fee of $3.per adult is most appreciated. Also lots of brochures, maps and info for tourists & visitors at the info booth inside the museum.