Culinary Trail

The Route 97 culinary trail is a delight waiting to be discovered. Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh baked bread at a bakery B&B and sinking your teeth into just made goodness over your morning cup of coffee. Enjoy meals in a vintage atmosphere set in an historic bottling plant, or treat your taste buds to a Mexican Feast. Dine on an outdoor patio overlooking a lake, or deep in a cave beneath a vineyard. There is no shortage of flavours and places to enjoy them throughout Route 97.

Celebration of Flavours

The people throughout the Route 97 culinary trail are grateful for their bounty. The best way to show it is to celebrate! Beat the winter blues at Chelan, WA’s Red Wine and Chocolate event two weekends in a row in February. In Pateros, WA, it’s as American as apple pie as they celebrate the 70th annual Apple Pie Jamboree in July. The Mexican influence in WA is celebrated at Fiestas Mexicanas each September in Wenatchee. WA.

Don’t miss out on the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, BC every year in February. Head to Osoyoos, BC, on the tip of a desert, where they celebrate Oyster Festival in April. In May, Kamloops, BC, celebrates with a Food Truck Festival. For August, there’s the annual Feast of Fields in Kelowna. It’s a day long wander through a farmer’s field sampling all the bite sized delicacies local chefs can dream up. Also in August is Ribfest in Kamloops: three days of award winning ribs, and fun for the whole family.

There are several ale and wine related celebrations and events as well! Visit the Ale Trail and the Wine Trail pages for more great ways to celebrate the bounty throughout Route 97.

Farm to Table

The farm to table movement has grown quickly in this bountiful land. Spend your mornings walking through lush gardens and orchards picking the ingredients for your dinner that night. In the warmer months, dine beneath a 100-year-old apple tree on delicacies created with ingredients picked a stone’s throw away. Our farmers and chefs take pride in the food they grow, the dishes the create, and the strong bond they have formed to create tasty treats for you with the freshest ingredients available. Many forage in the hills, mountains and valleys for wild edibles to make your meal all the more unique. Ask your local Visitor Centre to find the closets farm to table experience.

Photo Credit: Meghan Reading

Unique Dining experiences

Taste the bounty of Route 97 at side street cafes, lake and riverside restaurants and mountain get-aways. Eat family style at a chic downtown restaurant, or have a private dinner in a vineyard, wine cave or cellar. Gather your family and friends and enjoy a medieval all you can eat feast at a waterfront pub. Settle in for some First Nations home cooking as you bite into Saskatoon berry, maple walnut bannock. Wrap your mouth around an Indian taco or a buffalo bannock burger. Pick some fresh fruit up from a local fruit stand (link to fruit stand trail) and enjoy and East Indian Buffet at the same location.

There are plenty of brag worthy experiences to take home with from the Route 97 Culinary Trail.

Food and Beverage Directory

North Okanagan / Shuswap Region

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Address: 3111 Davison Road, Vernon, BC, Canada
250 – 549-3266250 – 549-3266
This  family owned farm and country village  is  nestled in a beautiful  orchard setting overlooking the city of Vernon and surrounding valley.  Th…
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Address: 423 BC 6, Cherryville, BC, Canada
1 250-547-01481 250-547-0148
Experience Gold Panner Resort on Hwy 6. One of the best motorcycle routes in BC and the world! Pop in for great food and ice-cold drinks on the pat…
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Address: 734 Trans-Canada Highway, Sicamous, BC, Canada
250-836-4906250-836-4906
As the Eagle River meets the Mara and Shuswap Lakes, you’ll find the beautiful resort town of Sicamous. Known as the “Houseboat Capital of Canada,”…
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Address: 9380 Hwy 97N, Vernon, B.C. V1H 1W9
1-250-542-78681-250-542-7868
Turning 150 in 2017, two weeks before Canada’s 150 anniversary of Confederation, O’Keefe Ranch is a national treasure. Explore what ranch life in t…
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Address: 5011 Bella Vista Road, Vernon, BC, Canada
1-877-233-96751-877-233-9675
Planet Bee Honey Farm showcases the amazing world of the Honeybee for visitors to experience and enjoy. Educational exhibits highlight the amazing …
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Address: 4667 East Vernon Road, Vernon BC, V1B 3J2
250-503-2163250-503-2163
The BX Press is a third-generation family farm located on the same land that was once home to Barnard’s Express Stagecoach Company’s famous horse r…
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Address: A-331 Alexander St. NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1
1-250-832-79921-250-832-7992
Homemade food, from scratch, in house. Fresh ingredients, made by real people in the heart of downtown Salmon Arm. Free wifi, handicap access, outd…

South Okanagan Region

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Address: 13207 Victoria Road North, Summerland, BC, Canada
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The BeadTrails experience is a treasure hunt that encompasses neighbourhoods, businesses and activities in twenty communities in the region, includ…
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Address: 4190 Black Sage Road, Oliver, BC V0H1T1
250-498-0666250-498-0666
Located on the acclaimed Black Sage Bench in Oliver, the site on which our vineyard sits has been recognized as one of the most exceptional in Cana…
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Address: 4790 Wild Rose Street, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
250-498-0789250-498-0789
Located in the newly formed Golden Mile Bench DVA in the South Okanagan of British Columbia, Culmina Family Estate Winery, is the result of a lifet…
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Address: 7311 Fiske St, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2, Canada
250-494-8815250-494-8815
The Late 1800’s saw the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through British Columbia, and with it an influx of prospectors and Chinese wor…
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Address: Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards at Greata Ranch, Peachland, BC
(250) 767-2768(250) 767-2768
Greata Ranch Vineyards, situated between Peachland and Summerland, was established in 1895 by George Greata and was one of the most prolific peach …
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Address: 7857 Tucelnuit Drive, Oliver, BC, Canada
1-866-455-05591-866-455-0559
When you think about wine, you often think about the grape, and while excellent grapes are paramount to crafting great wine, so is a cooperative cl…
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Address: 7857 Tucelnuit Drive, Oliver, BC, Canada
1-866-455-05591-866-455-0559
Surrounded in almost every direction by lakes, mountains, vineyards, and desert to the far south, the Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate vineyard cover…
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Address: 1400 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, BC, Canada
250-495-2985250-495-2985
Nk’Mip Cellars is North America’s first aboriginal owned and operated winery, inspired to express the culture in every aspect of the winemaking pro…
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Address: 799 Ponderosa Road Oliver, BC V0H 1T1 Canada
250-498-8330250-498-8330
Road 13 Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver, BC. The winery has a short yet colourful past a…
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Address: 18555 Matsu Drive Summerland, BC Canada, V0H 1Z6
250-276-4344250-276-4344
Quality without compromise is central to the Sage Hills philosophy of growing sustainable organic grapes and making the best wine possible from our…
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Address: 2575 Green Lake Road, Okanagan Falls, BC, Canada
250-497-8267250-497-8267
Located 5 km south of Highway 97, See Ya Later Ranch is one of the highest elevated vineyards in the Okanagan Valley with stunning views of Skaha L…
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Address: 1143 Hwy 3, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3, Canada
1-250-499-21441-250-499-2144
Nestled on benchland overlooking the Similkameen Valley, Seven Stones Winery is well-known for its full-bodied red wines, a spectacular view and it…
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Central Okanagan Region

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Address: 4329 Bedford Lane, Kelowna, BC, Canada
250-764-2883250-764-2883
Nestled in the heart of South East Kelowna, beautiful hills and surrounding farmland provide a stunning backdrop for Arlo’s Honey Farm. Among the a…
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Address: 5445 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada
778-738-1020778-738-1020
CedarCreek Estate Winery is located 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna – making it an ideal destination for locals and those touring wine country. Si…
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Address: 15686 Pelmewash Parkway, Lake Country, BC V4V 2J2
250-548-3444250-548-3444
Grandpa Leo Gatzke fell asleep on the train, missed his stop and began an Oyama legacy that now spans 4 generations. From the beginning, the Gatzke…
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Address: 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4, Canada
250-768-7611250-768-7611
Located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Mission Hill Family Estate is world renowned for its award-winning wines, stunning sett…
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Address: 4380 Takla Road, Kelowna BC, V1W 3C4, Canada
250-764-7795250-764-7795
Nestled in the hills of South Kelowna against a backdrop of sweeping lake and valley views lies Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, a working family…
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Address: 1560 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada
250-868-8805250-868-8805
Located in downtown Kelowna, RauDZ Regional Table celebrates a locally focused, seasonal menu with a 100% BC wine list. BC Restaurant Hall of Fame …
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Address: 5205 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada
250-764-7888250-764-7888
The foundation of St Hubertus & Oak Bay Family Estate Winery is our strong belief in family, healthy sustainable vineyards, and great wine. The…
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Address: 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M3, Canada
250 764 8000250 764 8000
Summerhill Pyramid Winery (established 1991) is Canada’s largest organic winery, BC’s first Demeter biodynamic vineyard, and CanadaR…
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Address: 1670 DeHart Road, Kelowna, BC, Canada
250-764-0078250-764-0078
Known as the oldest continuously producing vineyard in British Columbia, Tantalus Vineyards is situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valle…
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Address: #1 2287 Ward Road Kelowna, BC V1W 4R5
250-860-0742250-860-0742
President Jennifer Molgat started The View Winery on her family’s fifth-generation property in 2007.  Set in a vintage apple packinghouse, The View…

Thompson Region

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Address: 2420 Miners Bluff Road, Monte Creek, BC, V0E 2M0
250-573-5399250-573-5399
Just a 10-minute drive outside Kamloops City limits, Monte Creek Ranch aims to follow in the footsteps of the area’s early explorers. Come ex…