Surrounded by orchards, fields, trails and lakes, and the Similkameen River that connects us all, the Similkameen Valley is one of British Columbia's best kept secrets. Sitting between the bustling regions of the lower mainland and Okanagan, more and more people have been giving up their busy city lifestyle for something a little more laid-back with open spaces. Named for its indigenous people, Similkameen means “people of the river”, and today the people living here embody that free, adventurous spirit by exploring the endless trails and lakes throughout the region. A new adventure can be had every weekend if you know where to look, both in the hot summers and cold snowy winters.
The Similkameen Valley offers a diverse climate with four distinct seasons. The hot dry summers can reach 30+ and snowy winters average of -10 to -20. Snow comes every holiday season, allowing the residents to snowmobile, cross-country ski, and ice fish during the cold winter months. Summer brings the warm, dry weather, where people can swim, camp, and relax, and while rain certainly does happen, most of the year is dry. From the rustic scenery of Princeton to the warm lakes of Osoyoos, to the breathtaking mountains of Manning Provincial Park, this landscape is ready, waiting to be discovered. Now is the time to begin your new adventure and make the Smart Move to BC's best kept secret.
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