so clean the world looks bolder and brighter. Clean water in the
river and in the tap. Fruit trees in blossom. Lots of healthy
food grown locally. Thats Keremeos.
British Columbia, could be called the "Orchard Village."
Nearly one-third of its area is occupied by orchards. Abundant
sunshine and a vast, replenishing aquifer make the South Similkameen
Valley one of Canada's most productive farmlands. The South Similkameen
is the Organic Farming Capital of Canada. At a dozen area fruit
stands you can buy 200 kinds of peppers, every kind of tree fruit
and ground crop. Our tomatoes are famous. We celebrate our agricultural
heritage with two harvest season events, the Similkameen Sizzle
and Taste of Our Valley.
finds the orchards.
are long and hot in Keremeos. The village gets its name from the
Okanagan Nation's language and means "meeting of the winds."
Residents are thankful for the strong breezes that blow on hot
summer days. Winters are short and shoveling snow is not a frequent
activity in Keremeos.
Keremeos is a safe community. A place where a smile and a hello
are exchanged when passing on the sidewalk. Residents are proud
of the peaceful, clean, and healthy environment that they call
Located in the Okanagan Similkameen region of British Columbia,
canada, 50 km west of Osoyoos and 50 km south of Penticton on
and smell the tulips!
For a little place, there sure are a lot places to eat. Several
area restaurants offer fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Good
family fare featuring locally grown products is easily found.
Dont miss our German bakery, where German IS spoken. Three
motels and a dozen on-farm B&Bs offer pleasurable places to
stay. Camping and RV sites and cabins are plentiful.
Take the Similkameen wine tour. The Similkameen appellation has
become recognized for its award winning hearty reds and complex
whites. Each of our eight BC boutique wineries offer carefully
crafted products and a memorable tasting experience. Two wineries
produce organic fruit wines. One features a German style restaurant
and a guest house; another combines its tasting room with an art
gallery; all offer a pleasant place to sit and view the achingly
beautiful (Canadian Geographic) Similkameen Valley.
Old Grist Mill.
Cathedral Provincial Park is only minutes from Keremeos. Apex
Mountain Resort is a short drive away. Area trails through Canadas
tiny true desert give opportunities to view one of the most species
diverse regions in North America. Wild goats and sheep are common
sights. Visitors may experience real farm life by staying at a
farm B&B, taking a farm tour, picking fruit or meeting the
critters face-to-face at Farmer Johns Petting Zoo. The 1860s
Grist Mill is functional and the gardens and grounds take a visitor
back to a quieter time.
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