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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heritage Inn & Spa
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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