Days 1-3 in Canada’s Okanagan Valley
Start in Osoyoos, a tiny lakeside resort town located just across the U.S.-Canadian border. The city’s indigenous cultural center will get you acclimated with the area and its unique heritage, and you can spend the afternoon sampling the wines at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first indigenous-owned winery in North America. End the day with a hike up thousand-foot-tall McIntyre Bluff for an elevated panorama of the region’s vineyards, mountains, and lakes. Stay at the Coast Oliver Hotel in Oliver, the wine capital of Canada.
The next morning, head 40 miles up valley to Penticton, which is sandwiched between Skaha and Okanagan lakes, with a surplus of sand beaches perfect for swimming. If you want something more adventurous, drive 15 minutes outside of town to Skaha Bluffs, a sport-climbing mecca with more than 60 crags and over a thousand routes. The following day, tour nearby Naramata Bench, where more than 40 wineries are crammed into a narrow, 12-mile stretch of land between the sandy cliffs above Okanagan Lake and the former Kettle Valley Railway. Strong cyclists can do their wine tasting by bike, following the rail trail that links them all. Stay on the water at Penticton Lakeside Resort.
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