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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Naramata

Naramata
Naramata is located just north of Penticton by around 17 km (11 miles) and is directly across the Okanagan Lake from Summerland. Naramata enjoys wide panoramic views of Penticton, Okanagan Lake, Giants Head Mountain, and Summerland all the way up north to Peachland.

Heaven Can be Found in Naramata
The vineyards with the lake and mountains in the background are truly spectacular. Your experience on an evening night is unbelievable with unforgettable sunsets and evening skies that open into the heavens cannot be described.

Naramata and the Agricultural Industry
Naramata is a small community that has historically revolved around the agricultural industry and has been traditionally made up of small fruit farms, orchards and a local fruit packing house.

Kettle Valley Railway
During the early 1900's, sternwheelers and the Kettle Valley Railway were a common site in Naramata with the movement of fruit and goods along Okanagan Lake.

At Least 10 Wineries
Lately the emphasis has been less on marketable fresh fruit and more into the vineyard and wine industry. Naramata and the surrounding area is also home to at least 10 vineyards and wineries. This area, because of its mainly westerly slope, produces perhaps some of the finest grapes grown in the Okanagan Valley.

Wine Tours
If you enjoy sampling, there are various wine vintages available in the Okanagan. Please contact the local wineries for tour information. There are also bus tours available from Penticton so that you can fully relax and enjoy the full array of cottage wine industries available.

Up to 30 Bed & Breakfasts
Situated in Naramata are a few businesses including up to 30 Bed & Breakfasts, a neighborhood pub called Camp Creek Station, the local coffee house Village Grounds Coffee and Sun Fresh Cooperative Growers - a supplier to the familiar BC Tree Fruit logo products.

Public Transit
If you prefer to go without the group setting, there is public transit that goes to Naramata from Penticton every day. Most of the wineries can be visited by walking.

Manitou Park & Beach
For swimming and boat activities you have to visit Manitou Park & Beach by the Naramata Yacht Club. The scene of many of the local festivals, Manitou is conveniently located on the south-side of Naramata next to the lakeshore on Old Main Rd.

Wharf Park
If you enjoy a good stroll check out Wharf Park located on the lakeshore. Complete with a wharf from the old rail dockyard, Wharf Park has a nice walkway that is conveniently located to the local museum, lake and the Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa.

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa
If you do get a chance try and visit the Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa which is located in an old 1908 hotel. The facility is first-class in all respects and offers the very best in a total relaxed atmosphere along the side of Okanagan Lake. Close to everything in town the Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa will not disappoint those who enjoy the very best.

Meadowlark Festival
Emphasis is on for you to explore, discover and experience the diverse eco-system throughout the lower Okanagan Valley. You will be able to learn all about the unique wildlife that is the habitat here. Various seminars have been set up in Naramata that include birding displays and naturist information to historical tours of local artifacts in Naramata.

Naramata August Faire
Bring the kids to the annual Naramata August Faire that is held on the first Sunday in August in Manitou Park This festival is very family-oriented with a wide array of live music, tasty food, local artisans and lots of fun and games. For more information, call (250) 496-5760.

Wise Women Festival
Billed as the largest Women's Gathering in Western Canada, Naramata hosts Wise Women's Festival. This is a weekend-long seminar on a large range of women's issues including health, well-being and with the overall view towards the celebration of being a Woman. The festival is held annually at the Naramata Centre which is conveniently located at 3375 3rd Street.

Trans-Canada Trail
Naramata is also one of the destination points along the Trans-Canada Trail. If you enjoy biking or hiking, this maintained trail will give you access through some of the local vineyards. The trail follows the defunct Kettle Valley Railway route taking you to Penticton in the south and to up Chute Lake Resort in the north-east.

Vancouver and Vancouver Island
The Trans-Canada Trail is part of a multi-use trail that eventually crosses Canada to the east and to Vancouver and Vancouver Island in the west. This is truly a national treasure and the section in Naramata is unbelievably beautiful with excellent views of Okanagan Lake.

Information on Naramata

 

 

Naramata Penticton
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Naramata Orchards and Vineyards
Naramata Orchards and Vineyards

 

View of Summerland from Naramata
View of Summerland from Naramata

 

Naramata Lakeshore
Naramata Lakeshore

 

Camp Creek Station
Camp Creek Station

 

Village Grounds Coffee House
Village Grounds Coffee House

 

Wharf Park
Wharf Park

 

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa
Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

 

Naramata from Chute Lake Rd.
Naramata from Chute Lake Road

 

 

 

 
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