If you live in British Columbia, chances are you’ve driven through or visited the beautiful vineyards and orchards of the Okanagan. Our region in the Interior is just beginning to develop our vineyards, but if you are looking for a picturesque getaway close to home, a drive through the orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan and Interior is perfect. Not only do these industries help with food security in Canada, they also provide many jobs and wildlife habitat.
Not only do orchards provide a valuable carbon sink along with fruit, they also help nurture the bee population through their annual blooms. In addition, once properly established, orchards are drought resistant and add to a healthy ecosystem by attracting wildlife to the area. Children and adults alike can learn about nature through orchard cultivation.
Have you toured an orchard or winery?