The Heart of the Valley is the River
SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY - Cawston, Chopaka, Coalmont, Hedley, Keremeos, Ollalla, Princeton and Tulameen
The Similkameen River brings life to the arid grasslands of the valley. Keremeos is the Fruit Stand Capital of Canada and centre of B.C.’s newest wine region. Cawston is the Organic Capital of Canada. The Similkameen Valley is rich in mining history, First Nations culture and agricultural lands where colourful fruit stands are being joined by a host of new wineries. First Nations began mining the mountainsides in antiquity and the mining tradition is remembered in Hedley. The Similkameen boasts scores of accessible fishing lakes along with the remote backcountry terrain of Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park.