Elks Motel

Highway 3 West, Keremeos, V0X 1N0, Canada
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Travel Tips for Keremeos

Fruit stands

by Darby2

There are more than two dozen roadside fruit stands in Keremeos...but I think Parson's has to take the cake as the most interesting. With it's collection of antique autos and farm machinery, it's sure to rate a second glance.

Harvest season for fruit begins in early July and goes to mid October. They also sell honey, fresh cider, jams and jellies,

Spotted Lake

by Darby2

The desert-like climate in this area has created some unusual bodies of water. This small shallow pond has some unusualy high concentrations of minerals because of the high evaporation rate in the summer heat. It's one of the most highly mineralized lakes in the world.
Minerals include: Epsom salts, calcium, sodium sulphates, and trace minerals such as silver and titanium.
The local natives have used its healing properties for centuries.

It's on the highway near the summit of Richter Pass, between Osoyoos and Cawston.

Land of fruit and honey

by Darby2

"The Similkimeen valley"

The warm sunny climate of the Similkameen Valley is ideal for growing the finest tree fruits in the province. For more info: Keromeos

I took a trip here on Easter weekend, just as some of the orchards were beginning to bloom.

By all means, browse through my travlogues to get a feel for the place in springtime.

To view some of these images in full resolution, go to my Pbase Gallery

Highway 3 winds its way over the Richter Pass between Osoyoos and Cawston. On the way you pass by Spotted Lake...a sight not to be forgotten, there's nothing else like it anywhere on earth.

Keremeos, Keremeos where art thou?

by dinhyen

We came to Keremeos as part of a driving tour through the Thompson Okanagan region. We stopped by Osoyoos, drove to Keremeos and return to Kelowna through Penticton. The region is known for vineyards and orchards, but otherwise the sceneries are unremarkable. So unless you're really fascinated by ripe peaches and apricots, there aren't much to discovered. The major attraction is Grist Mill which is an actual working mill, though we didn't stop there.

We did stop at a cactus garden on the way back. The owner showed us her impressive cactus collection, which comes from all over the world. Cactus blossoms are very colorful, if ephemeral. Unfortunately we only caught a few flowering cacti. All of my Keremeos pictures came from the cactus garden.

If you're the owner of these cacti, please drop me a note.

Vignettes of a springtime visit

by Darby2

"Spotted Lake"

The desert -like climate in this area has created some unusual bodies of water. This small shallow pond has some unusualy high concentrations of minerals because of the high evaporation rate in the summer heat. It's one of the most highly mineralized lakes in the world.

Minerals include: Epsom salts, calcium, sodium sulphates, and trace minerals such as silver and titanium.

The local natives have used its healing properties for centuries.

"Overview from the Richter Pass, looking east"

As you climb the highway heading west from Osoyoos, this is a view of the Osooyos Lake and valley

The lower Similkimeen valley, looking east towards the US border

"The Fairview Road"

Fairview road begins in Cawston and heads over a rather high pass...about 4500 feet, and comes out at Oliver. A side road goes to Mount Kobau, once proposed as a site for the Queen Elizabeth telescope.

Needless to say, an early spring snowfall adds a Christmasy touch to the drive.

The famous Red Bridge. It was originally a railway bridge on the Kettle Valley Railway. It's now being fully restored.

"Screes and talus slopes, on Mount K"

The mountains directly north of Keremeos have these long scree slopes

"Parsons Fruit Stand...and Antique cars"

This is an old Whippet, circa 1920.

I wonder if they'll want Jeff's Mercedes when he retires it????

"Blossom time near Cawston"

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