Naramata is situated in the South Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia. The location is a one hour drive north of the Canada/US border on Highway 97 South and, depending upon which of two highway options is chosen, about 4.5 to 5.5 hours east of Vancouver BC. Actual travel times will be dependent upon speed travelled, traffic and weather.
The first Vancouver to Naramata option, referred to as the “Hope Princeton” by locals, is via Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada) to Hope and then the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) all the way to Penticton. Of the two options, this route will take a bit longer but it remains a favourite as there a few amenities and rest stops along the way. The winding nature of this drive provides more intimate views of our landscape and crosses Manning Park at about the midpoint.
The second and faster Vancouver to Naramata option is colloquially known as “The Coq” and pronounced like “Coke”. This is via Highway 1 to Hope, then the Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) to Merritt followed by the Okanagan Connector (Highway 97C) to Peachland and Highway 97 South to Penticton. With 4 lanes almost the entire way, this drive boats vast and majestic views of our beautiful BC landscape.
Naramata to Penticton – Illustrated Map
This character map covers the entire Naramata bench – from Penticton past the village of Naramata – and all the businesses and attractions along the way. Two versions are available, one letter-size, one full-size.
Naramata Self-Guided Walking Tour
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Discover Naramata at your own pace and on your own time.
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Recognize Naramata’s fauna while you take a self-guided tour.
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Recognize Naramata’s flora while you take a self-guided tour.
Kettle Valley Railway Map (Naramata Section)
Regional Map of the Thompson Okanagan