Gourds by Janine & Wildrose Native Traditions

Visit the studio of First Nations artist and sculptor Janine Lott. Gourds are her canvas, expressing her Okanagan Native heritage and culture. These creations are grown, cured and skillfully crafted on site. Finished pieces include bowls, masks, dippers, spirit-bowls, drums and rattles. Gourds are light-weight, durable, easy to transport and ship. Cultural performances and presentations including legends, storytelling and traditional foods. you!

Janine Lott , Westbank BC t 250.768.0414
http:// members.shaw.ca/janine.lott

Whispering Plants Garden

Gather, learn and grow. Discover ethno-botany and see the progress of once endangered plant species. View our seed collection methods and storage. Learn of our use of herbs in traditional medicine and culinary applications from our herb garden. Experience cultural art and music performed by drummers and singers. Classes, tours, summer
cultural camps.

Roxanne Lindley & Gayle Liman, Westbank BC
t 250.769.5604

Marsha King Studio & Beach Cabins

Marsha King is a self-taught artist and Westbank First Nation Elder, specializing in painted and wood burned bowls. Phone to view her beautiful art work or even stay a while in her Rustic Beach Cabins located on Okanagan Lake.

Marsha King, Westbank BC
t 250.768.7592

En’owkin Center

The Cultural Center of the Okanagan People located in Penticton BC provides an enriching opportunity to experience Syilx culture, arts and a variety of events. Year round tours of the Locatee Lands and cottonwood riparian lands are available.

Green Mountain Road, Lot 45 RR#2 Site 50 Comp8,
Penticton BC V2A 6J7
t 250.493.7181 f 250.493.5302
www.enowkincentre.ca or www.okanaganfirstpeoples.ca

Coyote Cruises

We invite you to join us for some fun in the sun, and ride the Okanagan River Channel. Share and experience the river through the route aboriginal people traveled long ago. Bring the family!

215 Riverside Drive, Penticton BC
t 250.492.2115

Theytus Books

Visit the oldest and largest Aboriginal Publishing House in Canada, started in 1980! Theytus philosophy is defined in its name, from the Salishan word meaning “Preserving for the sake of handing down” and symbolizing documentation of Aboriginal cultures and world views through the world’s oldest technology.

Located in the En’cwkin Centre
Green Mountain Road, Lot 45 RR#2 Site 50 Comp 8
Penticton BC V2A 6J7
t 250.493.7181 f 250.493.5302

Snowy Mountain Tours

Come walk the land with us in the Similkameen Valley. Share in the Similgamix Elders’ wisdom, as you experience wetland, riparian and rugged terrain ecosystems. Guided tours. Day trips or overnight trips.

For information and reservations, contact Dixion Terbasket.
RR#1 Site 220 Comp 3, Cawston BC V0X 1C0
t.250.809.0557 f 250.499.5538

Ashnola Campground

Gateway to the Ashnola Valley. Attractions include a roaring river, rugged mountains, beautiful Crater Mountain and volcanic lake. Cultural events and activities nearby. Native owned and operated. Campground amenities available: washrooms, hot showers kitchen, power and water.

Lower Similkameen Indian Band
517-7th Ave, PO Box 100 Keremeos BC V0X 1N0
t 250.499.5528 f 250.499.5538

Brushy Bottom B&B

Your hosts Lillian and Casy invite you to join them at their Bed & Breakfast situated on a beautiful land reserve in the South Okanagan area of BC. Relax and appreciate the tranquil country setting, enjoy our continental breakfast or try our authentic Aboriginal foods

RR#1 S26 C4 Chopka Road, Cawston BC V0X 1C0
t 250.499.5560 f 250.499.5560
lilian_chopaka@hotmail.com www.lsib.org

Mascot Gold Mine

A “vertical experience” up 48 switchbacks for 3000 feet (760m) above the town of Hedley to visit a gold mine that operated from 1936 to 1949. The Historic Old Hedley School Building is the new operations center for The Mascot Gold Mine Tours. Expand your tour experience with a portion of Mascot Underground workings and Historic First Nations theme tours.

t 888.799.8733

The Snaza’ist Centre

This is the focal point for the discovery,development and celebration of First Nation culture and history in the Similkameen Valley. The Centre includes unique displays documenting the people’s interaction with their traditional lands. As the project develops,guests will be invited to experience and learn from the historic interactions of this First Nation.

t 888.799.8733 f 250.292.8753

Standing Rock Native Art & Gallery

A unique gallery featuring original handcrafted artworks from Similkameen, Okanagan and other North American First Nation Tribes. Art includes West Coast Cedar masks & carvings, soapstone & antler carvings, original paintings, West Coast & Arizona sterling silver and gold jewelry. Other authentic works include pottery, native basketry, bead work, blankets, Cowichan sweaters and more. Located 8 km west of Keremeos.

RR#1 Hwy 3 West, Keremeos BC V0X 1N0
t 250.499.2261 f 250.499.2261

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Announces a new name, a unique eco-friendly building and a dynamic new visitor experience. Celebrate the cultural heritage and desert landscapes of the Osoyoos Indian Band in the newly opened NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre. Feel the legends come alive in the Chaptik Theatre and Pithouse Mini-theatre experiences. Get close to desert critters, explore indigenous culture and wildlife through interactive exhibits, outdoor trails and live programs. Bring your family and friends or book a tour for a group or conference.

1000 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V6
t 250.495.7901 or 888.495.8555 f 250.495.7912

Nk’Mip Cellars

Nk’Mip Cellars is North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery. The winery and surrounding vineyards share a unique ecosystem with Canada’s only pocket desert. Enjoy our award winning premium VQA wines sourced for the Osoyoos Indian Bands Inkameep Vineyard that was first planted in 1968.

1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V6
t 250.495.2985 f 250.495.2986

Nk’Mip Campground and RV Park

The South Okanagan’s most prestigious campground and RV park with 1 km lakefront and over 300 sites. A natural paradise nestled between the warm sparking waters of Osoyoos Lake and the Nk’Mip desert.

8000-45th Street, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V6
t 250.495.7279 f 250.495.7281

Sonora Dunes Golf Course

Enjoy nine holes of golf, a wine tour and a desert stroll, all in one day! Nestled amidst the rolling desert hills and lush vineyards, golfers of all abilities will enjoy this unique natural setting. The new clubhouse offers outdoor deck areas overlooking Osoyoos Lake.

1300 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos BC V0H 1V6
t 250.495.GOLF (4653) f 250.495.4659

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa

Located near the shores of Osoyoos Lake, just steps from a golf course and awardwinning winery, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa has set a new standard for accommodation in the South Okanagan. Spirit Ridge currently offers 30 luxury one- and twobedroom villas and in summer 2006, the resort will be complete with an additional 64
one-bedroom suites, full-service spa, restaurant and banquet space, year-round outdoor pool and hot tub including a waterslide!

PO Box 168, 1200 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos BC VOH 1V6
t 250.495.5445 or 877.313.WINE.(9463) f 250.495.5447

Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course

Located at the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert, this 18-hole championship golf course captures canyon & vineyard, sagebrush and skyline in a layout that stimulates and teases. Uniquely created by local field designers to offer a demanding Canyon Nine and a softer Grove Nine, this golf course proves time and again that it can please everyone from the committed player to the beginner or occasional golfer. Walkable and affordable, it is also undoubtedly incomparable and unforgettable.

37041 - 71st Street, PO Box 1949
Oliver BC V0H 1T0
1-800-656-5755 t 250-498-2880