Overview

The Okanagan valley offers a tantalizing experience for anyone who loves fabulous wine accompanied by fine cuisine. This is a perfect opportunity to taste the global culinary infusion of locally grown products complemented with renowned Okanagan wines. With more than 150 wineries in the Okanagan region, our itinerary can only offer suggestions as to how to make the most of your RV wine tour experience. And please, no drinking and driving!
Duration
9 DAYS
Entfernung
1555km / 966mi
Region
British Columbia

Route - 1555 km / 966 mi

Day Standort Entfernung Duration
01 Vancouver to Kelowna 389 km / 242 mi Approx. 4 hours 16 minutes
02 Kelowna
03 Kelowna to Penticton 63 km / 39 mi Approx. 49 minutes
04 Penticton to Osoyoos 63 km / 39 mi Approx. 55 minutes
05 Osoyoos
06 Osoyoos to Peachland 98 km / 61 mi Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
07 Peachland to Kelowna 25 km / 16 mi Approx. 25 minutes
08 Kelowna to Shuswap Lake 152 km / 94 mi Approx. 2 hours
09 Shuswap Lake to Vancouver 451 km / 280 mi Approx. 4 hours 41 minutes

Trip Details

Pick up your RV in Calgary or Vancouver and head to Kelowna, the start of your wine tour.

From Calgary to Kelowna, it's a 600 km (379 mi) drive so you may like to consider picking up your RV the previous day or paying for an early pickup to enable you to get to Kelowna while it's still light. From Vancouver, the drive is a little shorter at 388km.

From both locations, you will arrive later in the evening so it's a good idea to ensure you have your campground booked in advance.  Make sure you download the CanaDream app to take advantage of partner deals.

Head out today to tour some of the wineries on the east side of Kelowna. Camelot Vineyards is a young winery and House of Rose is nestled amongst apple orchards on the outskirts of Kelowna. It is renowned for its Winter Wine, a secret blend of ice wine with grapes picked late in the fall.  
 
Okanagan Wine Country Tours offers a range of tours and takes care of the planning and transportation for you. Overnight at Kelowna.
 
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This morning we suggest you begin at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery in Summerland for a tour and tastings.  Known as one of the pioneer wineries of the BC wine industry, Sumac Ridge produces a variety of excellent wines including a sparkling Brut that few Okanagan winemakers produce. 
 
Your next stop in Summerland is at Thornhaven Winery, situated in a quaint little valley overlooking Okanagan Lake. Located only two blocks away is DirtyLaundry Winery. These two wineries are quintessential Okanagan winery settings and shouldn’t be missed.
 
After passing through the heart of Penticton, you’ll enter onto the Naramata Bench, home to more than 15 wineries with amazing vistas and vineyards along the way. Consider having lunch at the Barrel Room Bistro at Hillside Estate Winery. With its high ceilings and cool shaded patio, it’s the perfect place to escape the midday sun. This is a great opportunity to try a wine the Okanagan is known for - a Riesling or perhaps Sauvignon Blanc.
 
It’s a time to tour as many wineries as you feel up to. They’re all located within minutes of each other. Overnight at Penticton or Oliver.

Before you depart Penticton, stop by the Okanagan VQA Wine Store located at the Visitor Information Centre. It features a full selection of wines from one end of the valley to the other.  
 
Head south on Highway 97 towards Canada’s desert region and the town of Osoyoos. Stop for some coffee or ice-cream there at Tickleberry’s – they have the best ice-cream in the valley!
 
From Okanagan Falls, take Green Lake Road to your first winery visit of the day at See Ya Later Ranch Winery, formerly known as Hawthorne Mountain Estate Winery. Originally planted as an orchard in the early part of the last century, this winery has terrific wines, a fabulous view and a unique north-east facing vineyard.
 

Consider stopping for lunch at the Toasted Oak Bar and Grill in Oliver. Known as the “Wine Capital of Canada”, Oliver is a thriving agricultural community that’s home to the popular Festival of the Grape and the Tomato Festival. The Toasted Oak has a large selection of B.C. wines by the glass and a unique menu that features many ingredients from this area.
 
Spend your afternoon with a tour of Burrowing Owl Winery. This is a sprawling estate winery that produces some of B.C.’s most sought after wines. Buy them at the winery because they’re hard to find elsewhere. Next it’s on to taste the wines of Tinhorn Creek Estate. This winery is nestled in the hillside next to a former gold mining creek and near the site of an old ghost town. One of the early pioneers and best-known success stories in Canada’s wine industry, Inniskillin Winery, is just down the road. It was founded in Ontario in 1975 and in 1994 developed a winemaking partnership with the Inkameep Indian Band by purchasing the band’s extraordinary 23-acre Dark Horse Vineyard.
 
Overnight at Osoyoos.

 
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Here in Osoyoos you’ll find yourself in the world famous “Pocket Desert” a semi-arid shrub-steppe area in the South Okanagan containing several species of plants not found elsewhere in Canada. 
 
Spend the afternoon at the Nk’Mip Desert Centre. This state-of-the-art venue celebrates thousands of years of Okanagan First Nations habitation. Right next door to the Desert Centre you’ll find Nk’Mip Cellars. The winery site is one of the most attractive in the South Okanagan with outstanding views in a setting of natural beauty. Situated on a bench overlooking the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the vineyards and orchards provide a stunning contrast against the desert landscape.
 
Overnight in Osoyoos.
 
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As you leave Osoyoos this morning, take Highway 3 out of the Okanagan, climbing the scenic Richter Pass to the neighboring Similkameen Valley. Your first stop today is Similkameen River and Forbidden Fruit Organic Winery.  
 
West of Osoyoos, you’ll find Seven Stones Winery. The vineyard name comes from the legend of the seven individual rock formations throughout the Similkameen Valley known as the Seven Stones.
 
After these visits, head to Crowsnest Vineyards, situated on an orchard and vineyard bench overlooking the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Take in the sights on their vineyard side patio and enjoy a German varietal wine and delicious cuisine paired to perfection! Other vineyards close-by include Orofino and Rustic Roots.
 
Travel on to Keremeos and stop to visit the Grist Mill & Gardens. Just west of Keremeos on the outskirts of town, you’ll found K Mountain Winery. This winery produces some excellent red and white wines and also ice wine.
 
From Keremeos, take highway 3A towards Kaladen. The Robin Ridge Winery is along this route and you can purchase their wines here. Head back north on Highway 97 through Penticton toward Peachland. Along the way, you may like to drop in on some of the wineries you didn’t have time for when you first travelled this road. One of the most beautiful locations to view the sparkling waters of Okanagan Lake is from the veranda at Greata Ranch. Your experience wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing glass of their award winning wine.
 
Overnight in Peachland.
 
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A little past Peachland, you’ll find Hainle Vineyards & Winery Bistro. If you’re hungry, take the opportunity to eat here.
 
Framed by the Okanagan hills, the vineyards of West Kelowna offer more opportunities to taste and savour some great wines. Larger wineries such as Mission Hill offer a variety of tour options while smaller wineries like Little Straw have tastings only. Other wineries in West Kelowna include Meadow Vista, Rollingdale Winery, Kalala, Beaumont, Mt Boucherie and Quails’Gate.
 
Overnight in Kelowna.
 
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Continue on to Shuswap Lake via Vernon for your overnight stop. En route we suggest you check out a couple of small wineries on the east banks of Lake Okanagan just north of Lake Country.
 
Tours of the Grey Monk Estate Winery take place daily year round and you are welcome to sample and purchase from the wide variety of wines they produce.  Neighbouring Gray Monk is Ex Nihilo Winery- Latin for “out of nothing”.  This Mediterranean style winery has a tasting room where you can enjoy a truly unique Okanagan Valley wine experience. After passing through Vernon, take Highway 97A to Armstrong.
 
At Armstrong, turn west on Lansdowne Road and follow the signs about six kilometers through verdant farmland to Edge of the Earth Vineyards in the beautiful Spallumcheen Valley. Next take Highway 97B to towards Salmon Arm.
 
Our last vineyard on this tour is the Larch Hills Winery located at 110 Timms Road. To get here, leave 97B at Black Road and follow the signs. Larch Hills produces premium cool climate wines and has won numerous awards at festivals across Canada.
 
Overnight at Canoe near Salmon Arm.
 
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Enjoy the drive back "home" today as you leave the Shuswap and take your chosen route back to your pick-up location.
 
Your arrival back in Vancouver or Calgary will most likely be too late to drop off the vehicle today so we suggest you plan to drop off on the morning of Day 10.
 
CanaDream wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Tourism Okanagan with this tour itinerary.

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