Our Story

Welcome to Okanagan Valley Vagabonds on Route 97. We're bohemian travelers in love with the vibe of valley living. To fully experience the essence of the Okanagan, one has to slow down and take a few side roads through paradise...little detours that indulge our sense of wanderlust, coaxing us off the beaten path to discover hidden gems waiting just around the next bend. 


The Vagabonds


Yvette Rasmussen

Founder and creative inspiration behind Okanagan Valley Vagabonds, Yvette’s the social media diva and sustainable shop steward which plays to her career skills as a marketing and retail executive. An experiential traveler with a passion for Okanagan wine, farm-to-table food, and sustainable lifestyles Yvette loves discovering the true grit of the valley. Most days you’ll find her vagabonding just off the beaten path.


Brittany Mudry

Britt’s the vlogger of the crew. With a passion for promoting slow fashion and farm to table food her appetite for valley living’s insatiable. She identifies the Okanagan with the Garden of Eden; a place for discovering nutritious produce and cuisine and she’s doing her best to preserve it’s wonders for generations to come. She pursues physical challenges, enjoying knee deep powder on Big White as much as paddling the Okanagan lakes.


Jamie Ross

Jamie's our North Okanagan Vagabond, stationed in Vernon. Trained in TV journalism, her passion is capturing the area’s hidden gems through an artist’s lens. Most days you’ll find Jamie with a video camera slung on her shoulder, or editing shoots in her home studio. In the winter she makes time to vagabond her way up to Silver Star Mountain Resort to snowboard through fresh powder and mountain air.