The Similkameen Valley and Ocanagan Valley—
Many folks recommended we travel the Similkameen and Ocanagan Valleys. We completed our travels of the Similkameen valley this morning. This afternoon we traveled part of the Ocanagan Valley. Now here’s the thing; we’re becoming convinced that there may be no place in British Columbia that is not absolutely beautiful. We have been to Vancouver and toured Vancouver Island and that area also meets the criteria for beautiful.
Princeton to Hedley to Keremeos in the Similkameen Valley, British Columbia—
Woke this morning in Princeton, British Columbia and the temp outside was 39 degrees F. Had some deer wander over to the grassy area next to the motor home and we spent our breakfast time eating and watching the deer.
After breakfast we started down the Similkameen Valley. This area is just beautiful with it’s strong history of mining and huge ranch lands. We poked around Hedley and Keremeos but since it is not THE SEASON many things are closed. This is fine with us as we are not much for tourist things and appreciate little traffic. We stopped frequently along the way just to look at the mountains and ranch lands. Ate our lunch overlooking a huge, beautiful ranch and even spotted a Canadian Cowgirl. Watched her ride along the fences apparently checking for breaks in the fencing.
Osoyoos to Pinticton in the Ocanagan Valley—
After lunch we spent the afternoon touring the lower Ocanagan Valley. The temp. this afternoon was 78 degrees F. There is usually fairly mild weather in this valley. Oh, this area is so beautiful, also. None of the fruit stands are open yet but the weather is perfect and the fruit trees are in bloom. Lots of vineyards in this area. Will likely overnight in Pinticton and continue our travels through to Ocanagan Valley tomorrow.