Biking the Wine Capital of Canada

 
 Photo credit: bikepenticton.com

Photo credit: bikepenticton.com

The International Hike and Bike Trail is easily accessed from the town of Oliver and consists of a mostly paved, well-maintained trail that meanders alongside the Okanagan River covering a total distance of 18 km – now that’s a pedal.  This trail’s a rambler and on its vagabond it passes through oxbows, ponds and pocket deserts, offering magnificent opportunities to experience the valley up close and personal. We suggest you pack binoculars and a camera as this is the trail that will most likely interact with ducks, herons, eagles and painted turtles in their natural habitat.

You’ll also want to pack a bathing suit and towel just in case you want to take a dip in the river – the towel is also perfect to lay out on the grassy banks for a leisurely picnic lunch.

Valley Vagabonds Inside Tip


This is a year-round playground and trail that provides a glimpse into the ever-changing wonders that accompany each season. In autumn, salmon spawn in the Okanagan River, which is a protected waterway, and in winter the flat accessible trail is perfect for snow-shoeing when snow’s available.
 
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