This unique natural region, situated in the middle of the province, crumbles all stereotypical images of Canada as a country of harsh climates. A hilly desert, spread around lake Okanagan, is the perfect location for agriculture and winemaking. Orchards and vineyards generously decorate the slopes of local mountains. Okanagan cherries have taken a firm hold on the tables of English and Japanese gourmands, and local wines are taken increasingly frequent prize spots at international wine competitions. The unique Okanagan Ice Wine, produced in only three countries in the world: Canada, Austria and Germany, is unquestionably the world’s finest. In January, lovers of this exclusive drink head to the Ice Wine Festival at the Sun Peaks Resort, and combine wine appreciation with downhill skiing.
The main focus of this tour is agro tourism, hence the program includes:
- Winery tours and wine-tasting
- Fruit-picking at local orchards
- Relaxing waterside at Canada’s warmest lake – Lake Osoyoos
- A visit to a museum of North America’s antique automobiles
For people interested in the history of the Russian Dukhobors, who emigrated from Russia in the 19th century, we will lead a tour to the village of Grand Forks, where the spirit of that unique culture perseveres to this day.
Harmony – this, more than anything, is the impression that guests visiting the Okanagan Valley take back with them.