The Okanagan Valley is world-renowned for its orchard country and every year you can attend one of the many 100 plus events throughout the Okanagan. This festival has been described as “one of Canada’s best small festivals” and it is growing all the time. This event is held twice a year for those enthusiasts who appreciate the taste of fabulous wine, great food and wonderful cultural events, once in the Spring, at the beginning of May, so that all can enjoy the beautiful sunny Okanagan early in the year, and again in the Fall. In fact, the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is the only wine festival in North America that takes place during the heart of the grape harvest, a unique cultural experience.
Most of the tours of the Okanagan wineries are free, and offer tastings of some of the best wines in North America, surrounded by the picturesque Okanagan Valley. All of these events happen just a brisk 45 minute drive from Big White Mountain and for an event that is ranked in the top 100 events continuously by the American Bus Association, it is worth the visit!