Exploring Canada’s Breathtaking Wine Country

If the movie “Sideways”—in which best friends Miles and Jack road-trip through Southern California wine country—ever gets a sequel, screenwriters should consider setting it in a little-known area some 1,200 miles north. Part of British Columbia’s sun-kissed Southern Okanagan Valley, the scenic Oliver Osoyoos region is home to Canada’s most outstanding vineyards and wines. Despite […]

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Nk’Mip Cellars: The Success Story of Canada’s First Aboriginal Winery

Nk’Mip Cellars may be the most unique winery you will ever have the pleasure to visit. It’s the first aboriginal-owned and-operated winery in North America, and a flagship property of the Osoyoos Indian Band—a member of the Okanagan Nation. In the Okanagan language the word Nk’Mip (pronounced inn-kah-MEEP) means “bottomland,” and the winery is thus […]

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Osoyoos: Why Head To This Canadian Hot Spot?

Osoyoos is located at the southern end of the Okanagan Valley, beside the international border with Oroville, Washington. The region is considered Canada’s only true desert. Framed by desert hills, lakes, vineyards, and orchards, Osoyoos is the ultimate year-round desert destination with a climate that allows you to luxuriate in its unique surroundings. Taste the area’s […]

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The Okanagan Valley: A Special Place

From the moment you first see the Okanagan Valley, it is obviously a special place. Whether you descend the steep switchbacks of the Crowsnest Highway into Osoyoos or drive from Penticton past the rugged Skaha Bluffs, the valley appears completely different from its surroundings, almost un-Canadian. Its reputation often precedes it of course—Canada’s “pocket desert“, […]

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