The Similkameen Valley


The Similkameen Valley is nestled on the edge of the Thompson-Okanagan Region of Southern British Columbia. You’ll find us just above the US border, bounded by the Okanagan Valley and the Lower Mainland. The Similkameen Valley is a rugged, rustic and largely under-discovered region made for adventurous self-explorers. Vast and varied, it’s almost 200 kilometres (125 mi) long.

Follow Crowsnest Pass (Hwy 3) from the lower mainland through rolling ranch and farmlands to the fragile grasses of northern tip of the Columbia Plateau. While you drive down the valley you will follow the Similkameen River as it carves through the whole length of your journey, under the shadow of the Cascade Mountains. As you pull over to the roadside for a picture, you'll notice jagged mountain peaks basking in the sunlight lending a breathtaking backdrop for your visit. There is a good chance you'll see plenty of roadside photo opportunities of eagles, deer and mountain goats.

Keremeos is home to the Fruit Stand Capital, the Organic Farming Capital of Canada and also home to an award winning wine region. Princeton and it's historic surrounding communities can be explored and enjoyed by a variety of recreational activities. It’s the kind of laid-back place where unique and unforgettable experiences often surprise you, as it's still one of BC's best kept secrets. If you're looking for retirement, recreation, or just a change of pace - The Similkameen Valley is the natural choice. Whether you're hiking or horseback riding the mountains for panoramic views of the valley, golfing the excellent 18 hole courses, or fishing the calm and peaceful lakes; You'll notice it's a big breath of fresh air.

Population: 9,800
Size: 7,600 km2
Agriculture: 55,000 ha


Princeton:         700 metres / 2300 feet
Coalmont:         855 metres / 2800 feet
Tulameen:        920 metres / 3000 feet
Bankeir:           1100 metres / 3600 feet
China Ridge:   1212 metres / 4000 feet
Keremeos:        365 metres / 1200 feet

Similkameen Map

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Lee Mowry

Phone: 250-295-1990

Fax: 1-888-493-6163

Office Info

Century 21 Horizon West Realty

224 Bridge St. PO Box 880  Princeton,  BC  V0X 1W0 

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