The Heart of the Valley is the River
Princeton, Keremeos, Cawston, Hedley
The Similkameen Region is located on the southwest edge of the Thompson-Okanagan Region and just above the US border, bounded by the Okanagan Valley and the Lower Mainland along Highway 3. Follow the highway through rolling ranch and farmlands to the fragile grasses of northern tip of the Columbia Plateau.
The Similkameen is a rugged, rustic and real under-discovered region made for adventurous self-explorers and offers travellers something just a little different. This land is off the beaten path, eclectic, scenically stunning and full of natural wonders. There’s a pioneering spirit here. The heart of the valley is the Similkameen River, which carved the valley from the Cascade Mountains. Home to the Fruit Stand Capital and the Organic Farming Capital of Canada. In addition, it is home to an award winning wine region. Glimpses of prospecting, First Nations and pioneering past are still evident today.
There are plenty of roadside sightings and photo opportunities of eagles, mountain goats and Big Horned sheep.