Experience the Real Warmth of the South Okanagan
WHAT TO DO
For thousands of years, the Osoyoos Indian Band has tended with care to the fertile South Okanagan Valley. Sample award-winning wines from NK’MIP Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America and after, step into the history of the region’s culture at the NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre, where the Indigenous community honours its past and showcases its heritage through artifacts, interactive displays, and riveting storytelling. Then, continue your culture crawl into the open air with Swiws Tours where you’ll discover fascinating stories about Canada’s only desert, its surrounding vineyards, and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people. Horse culture is strong in the Okanagan, where rodeos are held and riding excursions with Indigenous leaders can be experienced. The Indian Grove Riding Stables provides half- or full-day trail rides where you can learn about horses and their importance to Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents.