Nestled in the Okanagan Valley, the sunbathed village of Naramata rests where gently sloping vineyards meet the meandering coastline of Okanagan Lake. Quaint cottages line the waterfront and are surrounded by a patchwork quilt of farms, vineyards and orchards.
Things to do in Naramata
Seasoned sippers can sit back and relax on a Naramata Wine Tour of the region’s best vineyards. Discover the art and science behind the handcrafted wines at Elephant Island Orchard Winery before sitting down to a seasonally-inspired lunch on the rustic patio of Lake Breeze Winery.
If you’re traveling with the kids, take a family hike along Naramata Creek to the tranquil Naramata Falls. The trail climbs through a lush gulley on a narrow dirt path that takes about 20 minutes to reach the base of the waterfall. Stop for a quick picnic and to dip your feet in the refreshing pools.
Follow the Kettle Valley Rail Trail on a Craft Distillery and Brewery Bike Tour. Cycle across the McCulloch Trestle Bridge and relish exceptional views over Naramata and Okanagan Lake as you pass through the cliffs in Little Tunnel. Stop to sample small-batch vodkas, gins and liqueurs at Legend Distilling or craft beers at Cannery Brewery.
Take a break from wining and dining to explore the rippling waters of Okanagan Lake. Backed by forests and lofty cliffs, the white-sand shoreline of Three Mile Beach is the perfect place to swim or stand-up paddleboard.
Getting around Naramata
The walkable village of Naramata is just 15 minutes’ drive from Penticton, 35 minutes from Summerland and one hour from Kelowna. You can fly into Penticton Airport or Kelowna International Airport, where taxis and rentals cars are available.