South Okanagan Wineries Map

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West Kelowna Wine Tours offers wine tours in the Okanagan Valley. The most popular wineries and vineyards are available from Naramata, Oliver, Kelowna, Summerland and West Kelowna. Nichol Vineyard and Estate Winery. Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery. A brief but comprehensive guide to touring wineries from Summerland to Osoyoos The author writes. Map of your favorite Okanagan BC Wineries.

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For other places with the same name, see Okanagan (disambiguation).

The Okanagan (often referred to as the Okanagan Valley) is a region of British Columbia, in Canada. It borders the Shuswap region to the north, West Kootenays region to the east, Similkameen region to the west, and the American border to the south. The focus of this region is the 135-km-long Okanagan Lake which runs north-south from Vernon to Penticton. The region is bordered on both the east and west by mountains. The valley is known for its hot, dry summers and is a favourite vacation spot for sun seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is also famous for its fruit orchards and wineries.


Map of the Okanagan Valley

North Okanagan[edit]

  • 1Armstrong – Home of the Armstrong cheese factory as well as the IPE.
  • 2Enderby – Quaint, quiet town built on the Shuswap River.
  • 3Vernon – Smaller and quieter than Kelowna and Penticton to the south, Vernon is the largest community in the North Okanagan. It’s every bit as much a holiday destination though with three lakes, beaches, wineries and plenty of outdoor activities. Highlights include the many parks that offer swimming, walking and hiking trails and Predator Ridge, an acclaimed golf resort, southwest of town.

Central Okanagan[edit]

Kelowna lakeshore
  • 4Kelowna – The life of the party in summer with water, beaches, microbreweries and wineries. The nearby mountains provide many options for outdoor activities year-round, with Myra Canyon notable for hiking and cycling and Okanagan Mountain Park providing hiking and camping. More tame options include enjoying one of the many golf courses in the area. Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan, the transportation hub and has the widest range of accommodation options.
  • 5Lake Country – Four communities, three lakes and more vineyards, between Kelowna and Vernon.
  • 6Peachland – A small community on the west side of Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Penticton. The waterfront has a number of beaches while the hillside affords views of the lake and valley. There are also many walking trails along the waterfront, up the hillside and through Hardy Falls Regional Park.
  • 7West Kelowna – A sprawling community on the west side of Okanagan Lake across from Kelowna. It is the fourth largest community in the Okanagan and home to some of the valley's best known wineries like Mission Hill, Mount Boucherie and Quail's Gate.

South Okanagan[edit]

  • Naramata – Small quiet community on the east side of Okanagan Lake. Its location is a good base for exploring the wineries on the Naramata Bench and taking in the views along the Kettle Valley Trail.
  • 8Okanagan Falls – Sleepy town on the south shores of Skaha Lake. There are some beaches in town and wineries nearby.
  • 9Oliver – The Oliver region is closest to the vineyards and the noted Golden Mile and Black Sage benches. This is wine and orchard country with more than 30 vineyards and over half of the vines in British Columbia.
  • 10Osoyoos – Near the Canada-US border a recreation centre with beaches and boating along Lake Osoyoos. The region’s scrubland and aridness is unique within Canada and local attractions allow you to learn about and explore this ecosystem with walking and interpretive trails. One of the driest, sunniest and warmest places in Canada (in summer at least).
  • 11Penticton – If you’re looking for something outdoors, the 'Peach City' has loads to do. In town, there are two lakes, miles of sandy beach and lazy float rides down a canal. South of town is the Skaha Bluffs with trails and rock climbing. Heading north from town on both sides of the lake is the old Kettle Valley Railway, now a hiking and biking trail with some outstanding views. Penticton is also the gateway to the South Okanagan, one of the premier wine growing regions of Canada. Accommodation options are plenty and varied, but it can be busy in summer.
  • 12Summerland – Close to Penticton and on the shores of Okanagan Lake, Summerland has wineries and beautiful beaches like many destinations in the valley. It attractions extend beyond that however, with the only operating section of the Kettle Valley Railway, the highest railway trestle in BC, the Ornamental Gardens and a downtown core built in English Tudor style.

Other destinations[edit]

Big White Village
  • 1Apex Mountain Ski Resort – Alpine and nordic skiing outside of Penticton, plus mountainbiking and hiking in summer
  • 2Big White – Alpine and nordic skiing outside of Kelowna, plus mountainbiking and hiking in summer
  • Crystal Mountain – Small ski hill outside of Westbank
  • 3Mount Baldy – Small ski hill outside of Oliver/Osoyoos
  • Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park – Hiking and camping.
  • 4Silver Star – A ski resort and provincial park side by side. The ski village is small but the brightly coloured buildings are memorable and make for easy ski-in ski-out access. Nearby Sovereign Lakes is noted for its Nordic skiing trails. Activities are year round with mountain biking and hiking in summer.


Okanagan Lake looking south towards Penticton from the small Ada tunnel on the Kettle Valley Railway hiking trail

As with most places in British Columbia (if not Canada) the Okanagan Valley's history is tied to the First Nations people who have made the area their home for thousands of years. Living a semi-nomadic life, the natives survived on wild game, berries, and the plentiful salmon runs. The first Europeans arrived in the area in 1811, and the first permanent settlement was a mission built by Father Charles Pandosy on the site of present day Kelowna. The early settlers subsisted on cattle ranching, and later, via the valley's hallmark fruit production industry. In the early 20th century many large paddlewheel steamships plied the waters of Okanagan Lake, shipping out fruit to other markets and returning goods and supplies to the many towns along the lake which were then still not connected by road or rail.

The Okanagan Valley has a population of over 360,000 (2016). The area has almost always depended on tourism, a continually growing industry fueled by the region's agreeable climate, thriving wine and fruit production, and virtually limitless opportunities for all manner of outdoor activities including boating and watersports, hiking and mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, and fishing. The majority of tourists flock to the valley from the metropolitan regions of Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, all of which are within a day's drive. The number of international tourists is steadily on the rise, not coincidentally, in proportion to the increasingly international renown of the area's many wineries.

Geographically, the region runs predominantly north-south following the course of Okanagan Lake, and is framed by mid-level mountains on the east and west sides. Highway 97, which navigates the region, follows a different valley several kilometers to the east of Okanagan Lake north of Kelowna. While the big lake is the most renowned, there are several other notable lakes in the valley including Kalamalka, Wood, Skaha, Vaseaux, Tuc-El-Nuit, and Osoyoos Lake.

Weather is generally mild in the winter, with snow at the upper elevations and rain in the lower cities. In summer the region is quite hot and dry, and in fact this region contains Canada's only true hot desert in Osoyoos.


The predominant language in the Okanagan (as with the majority of British Columbia) is English. You may hear French accents from the many Quebecers who come to the region for seasonal work at the many wineries, orchards, and ski resorts. However, as the number one industry in the region is tourism, you may hear any world language spoken by the thousands of visitors that make their way here every year.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From the south[edit]

  • Highway 97 crosses the USA-Canada border at Oroville (USA) / Osoyoos (CAN). The border crossing is open 24 hours.

From the north[edit]

  • Highway 97 travels south from Kamloops
  • Highway 97A travels south from Sicamous
  • Highway 97B travels south from Salmon Arm

From the west[edit]

  • Highway 3 travels east from Hope and Princeton
  • Highway 5/97C travel east from Hope and Merritt

From the east[edit]

  • Highway 6 travels west from Lumby and Nakusp
  • Highway 33 travels northwest from Rock Creek
  • Highway 3 travels west from Rock Creek

By plane[edit]

  • The airport in Kelowna (YLW IATA) services a number of Domestic/US flights.
  • The airport in Penticton (YYF IATA) services only domestic flights.
  • International passengers (other than from the USA) will generally alight in Vancouver (YVR IATA) and either transfer flights, or use alternate transportation into the region.

By bus[edit]

  • Kelowna is connected by Ebus to Kamloops and Vancouver.

Get around[edit]

Public transportation in this area is underdeveloped. Kelowna, Vernon, and Penticton each have local transit systems (buses) that service each area, however, these services are generally geared towards getting residents to school, work, and shopping areas, rather than as a practical form of transportation for sightseeing. The easiest, and perhaps best, way to see all the sights is by automobile. Many destinations are outside of the cities and the only practical way to see them is to travel by car. The three main cities each have offices for most major vehicle rental agencies.

Hitchhiking is also a generally safe and acceptable way to travel within the valley. The relative proximity of cities and towns in the region also makes touring via bicycle a viable option.


Ogopogo: the palindromic Okanagan Lake monster

Okanagan Lake has a fabled monster called 'Ogopogo'. The myth of this beast predates western settlement of the area. The natives called the beast N'ha·a·itk or sacred creature of the water. They recorded its existence with pictographs, and they went so far as to carry animal sacrifices when crossing the lake to appease it.

The first notable modern sighting was at Okanagan Mission Beach in Kelowna on September 16, 1926. Thirty carloads worth of 'respectable' people sighted the creature en masse. A witness described:

'A long sinuous body, 30 feet in length, consisting of about five undulations, apparently separated from each other by about a two-foot space, in which that part of the undulations would have gone underwater. There appeared to be a fork tail, of which only one-half came above the water. From Time to time the whole thing submerged and came up again.'[1]

The beast was allegedly caught on film twice: in 1968 by Art Folden, and again in 1989 by Ken Chaplin. A search of the internet will turn up some of the grainy footage if you persevere. A few years back Penticton's Chamber of Commerce offered a two-million dollar bounty for definitive proof of the beast. Scientists were ready to validate claims, and Lloyds of London insured the prize, but alas the bounty expired unclaimed, without even a serious contender.

Like 'Nessie' you're more likely to see it on a t-shirt or hat than you are swimming around in the deep, glacial lake, but you never know. For a guaranteed sighting you can visit City Park in downtown Kelowna where there is a kitschy statue, or go diving at Paul's Tomb in the Knox Mountain Nature Park in Kelowna, where there is a likeness of the monster underwater at a depth of 25 feet.

  • If you are interested in local history you will want to visit the many museums in the area. Almost all in the valley specialize in local history and artifacts of the respective area's development. There are museums in Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna, Westbank, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, and Osoyoos.
  • [dead link]Unveil Shuttles (Tourism Transportation), Osoyoos BC, ☏+1 250 485-2166. Airport Shuttles throughout the South Okanagan, Wine Tours, Corporate Groups, Golf Groups, Custom Tours$80/hour.



The Okanagan has a wealth of activities to offer, year round.

There are over 100 wineries in the valley, and it's worthwhile to do a wine tour and sample some of the wines and lovely vistas. The wines of the region are steadily gaining worldwide acclaim.

  • Golfing. There are 37 courses between the US border and Vernon ranging from small par-three chipping courses to full sized professional top-50 ranked courses. The most prestigious include Predator Ridge Golf Resort (Vernon) [2], Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club (Kelowna) [3][formerly dead link], Harvest Golf Club (Kelowna) [4][formerly dead link], The Okanagan Golf Club (Kelowna) [5][formerly dead link], and Fairview Mountain Golf Course (Oliver) [6][dead link]. Depending on the weather, some courses are playable right into December.
  • Camping. The valley is literally peppered with campgrounds and RV parks, most of which are on or near a lake. For those looking for a more traditional tenting experience, there are over 60 provincial parks in the valley. Not all allow camping, but most have tent pads available for a modest fee. For those who really want to get away from it all, a short hike into the mountains will provide miles of untouched wilderness where one can practice leave-no-trace camping.
  • Mountain Biking. Extensive mountain bike trails have been developed throughout the region. A wide range of lengths and skill levels can be found. Details and trail maps are available through local organizations. Mountain Bikers of the Central Okanagan, Penticton and Area Cycling Association, North Okanagan Cycling Society

Eat and drink[edit]

Enjoy it the bounty of the fruit orchards and wineries that the Okanagan is famous for. .

Stay safe[edit]

The Okanagan Valley is home to cougars, bears, and (more to the south) rattlesnakes (and even scorpions). There are very few reports of these animals attacking humans, but it is wise to always be vigilant and aware of the dangers when you are in non-urban areas.

As many folks come to the valley to spend their vacation in 'party mode' there is a tendency for some hooliganism and fisticuffs on the streets after the bars close. The RCMP have zero tolerance for this behaviour, so stay clear or you will find yourself put up in the drunk tank overnight.

Go next[edit]

  • Head west to visit cosmopolitan Vancouver.
  • Head north to visit the Shuswap's cottage country.
  • Head east to visit the rugged Kootenays region.
  • Head south to visit Washington, USA.

This region travel guide to Okanagan is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.
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South Okanagan Map

The Wineries
Okanagan Falls Area, Oliver Area, Osoyoos Area
& Similkameen Valley

Okanagan Falls Area Wineries

South Okanagan Wineries Map

Blasted Church
(May - Oct, Daily, 10am - 5pm;
also open Easter Weekend;
Winter: Sat/Sun 10 - 5)

Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery
(May 1st - Oct 15th: Daily, 10 am to 6 pm;
Oct 15th - Apr 30th: By Appt -
Nov 15th - Dec 24th: Open weekends)

Meyer Family Vineyards
Tasting Room

(Seasonally 10 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week;
Otherwise by appointment -

Noble Ridge Vineyard
(11 - 5 Daily)

Pêntage Winery
(By Appointment - 250-493-4008)
(Penticton address)

See Ya Later Ranch
Formerly Hawthorne Mountain
Open Daily Year Round 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Closed Christmas, Boxing Day &
New Year's Day)

Stag's Hollow Winery & Vineyard
(Daily: 11:00 to 4:30pm -May to October
By appointment only November to April)

Tangled Vine Vineyard
(Summer: Daily 10 am - 5 pm;
Winter: By appointment only)

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery
(Apr - Oct: 10am - 5pm daily
otherwise by appointment)

Okanagan Valley British Columbia Wineries

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South Okanagan Wineries Map Near

Oliver Area Wineries

Antelope Ridge
(Formerly Domaine Combret)
May to Nov: Mon - Sat 10 - 6, Sun by appt only
250-498-6966 or 866-837-7647)
Black Hills Estate Winery
(May 1 - 31 weekends, 12 - 5pm;
June 1 - October 1 daily, 12 - 5pm)

Burrowing Owl Vineyards
(Apr 14 - Oct 31: Daily 10 - 5;
Nov 1 - Mar 31:Daily 10 - 5)

Carriage House Wines
Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm Easter through Oct.
Any other time by appointment
Church & State Estate Winery
(Opening July 2009)

Desert Hills Estate Winery
(Nov 1 - Apr 30: 10am - 5pm )
(May 1 - Oct 31: 10am - 6pm )

Dunham & Froese Estate Winery
(July 1 - Sept 30: Daily, 10 - 5;
Otherwise by appointment - 250-498-9463)
Fairview Cellars
(May - Oct: 1pm - 5pm daily
or by appointment -
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery
(Apr - Oct: Daily 10am - 5pm
Nov - May: Mon - Fri 10am-5pm)

Golden Beaver Winery

(Summer: Daily 10 am - 6 pm;
Winter: Wed - Sun Noon - 5 pm)

Hester Creek Estate Winery
(10am - 5pm daily)
Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyard Inc.
Winter: Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer: Daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Le Vieux Pin
(By Appointment Only -
NK' MIP Cellars
(pronounced Inkameep)
(Apr 31 - Oct 31: Daily 9am - 5pm - Tours 11, 1 ,3;
Nov - Apr 31:Daily 9am - 5pm -
Tours 1pm Wed Only, Reservation Required
Oliver Twist Estate Winery
(May - Oct: Daily 10 - 5;
Nov - Apr by appointment)
Quinta Ferreira Winery
(Daily 10 - 6 pm)

Road 13 Vineyards
(Easter thru Oct 31st: 10am - 5:30pm daily'
Otherwise call 250-498-8330)

Silver Sage Winery
(10am - 6pm daily)
Stoneboat Vineyards
(Daily 10 am - 5:30 pm)

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
Open Daily: 10 am - 5 pm
Summer months: 10 am - 6 pm
(Closed Christmas through New Years)

Click here for full winery contact information.

Wineries of the Southern-most Okanagan Valley

Osoyoos Area, Trail, BC,
& Washington State's Far-North

Osoyoos Area Wineries

LaStella Winery

NK' MIP Cellars (Inkameep)
(Apr 31 - Oct 31: Daily 9am - 5pm - Tours 11, 1 ,3;
Nov - Apr 31:Daily 9am - 5pm -
Tours 1pm Wed Only, Reservation Required.
Twisted Tree
(Summer: Fri, Sat & Sun, 10 am -5 pm)

Trail in the Kootenays

Columbia Gardens
Vineyard & Winery

(Daily 11 - 5 pm in Season.
Otherwise call

Far-North Washington State Wineries

Copper Mountain Vineyards
(May - Oct: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Nov - Apr by appointment)

33384 Hwy. 97
P.O. Box 604
Oroville, WA 98844

Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard
(Summer Hours: Noon - 6 pm; Otherwise,
by Appointment or by chance - 509-476-2861)

38 Swanson Mill Road
Oroville, WA 98844

Lake Crest Winery
Tasting Room
(11 am to 5:30 pm daily)
Expressions in the North Room
718 Apple Way
Oroville, WA 98844
Winery & Vineyard

(By Appointment)

Lost River Winery
(Year-round: Mon, Wed & Sat
Tasting Hours: 11 - 5:00 pm
Also by appointment & by chance)
Wine Tasting & Barrel Room:
26 Hwy 20
Winthrop, WA 98862

Okanogan Estate & Vineyards /
Gold Digger Cellars
(Open Daily: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving Day)

1205 Main Street (US Hwy 97)
Mailing: P.O. Box 2550
Oroville, WA 98844

Similkameen Valley Wineries

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Clos du Soleil
(By appointment beginning Fall 2010)
2568 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4

Herder Winery & Vineyards
(May - Oct: 10am - 6pm daily)
2582 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X 1N4

K Mountain Vineyards
3045 Highway 3, SS 1
Keremeos, BC

Robin Ridge Winery
(May - Oct: Wed - Mon, 11 am - 6 pm
Otherwise by appt -
250 499-5504)
2686 Middle Bench Road
RR#1 S93 C9
Keremeos, BC
Canada V0X 1N0
250 499-5504

Sage Bush Winery
Open for the season daily
from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

3045 Hwy 3
Keremeos, BC V0X 1N1

Saint Laszlo Estate Winery
Hwy. 3, RR#1, S-95, C-8
Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0


Cerelia Vineyards & Estate Winery
(Fri - Mon: 10 am - 5 pm
Otherwise by appointment)

2235 Ferko Road
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C0

Crowsnest Vineyards
(Daily: 10am - 6pm)
(Restaurant: 11:30am - 5pm)

2035 Surprise Drive
RR#1 S18 C18
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C0

EauVivre Winery & Vineyards
(Open Apr 30, 2010 - Nov 1, Daily 10 - 5 pm;
Nov 2010 - late Apr 2011 by appointment)

716 Lowe Drive
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C0

Forbidden Fruit Winery
(Daily 10am - 6pm - Apr 1 - Oct 31;
By Appointment only - Nov 1 - Mar 31)

620 Sumac Road
Cawston BC V0X 1C0

Orofino Vineyards
(10am - 5pm daily May 1 to Oct 31;
By appointment - Nov 1 - Apr 30)

2152 Barcello Road
Cawston, BC V0X 1C0

Rustic Roots Winery
(Daily: 10 am - 5 pm; Extended hours
during summer months)
2238 Hwy 3
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C0

Seven Stones Winery
(Daily 10am - 6pm - May 1 to Oct 31)
1143 Highway 3
Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

(By Appointment)
306 Sumac Road
Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

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