The darling of Osoyoos, Spirit Ridge at NK’Mip Resort has brought much notoriety and luxury to the southern Okanagan Valley since its inception. If you’ve never had the chance to visit Spirit Ridge, you should make an effort to do so in fall. The resort — whose 226 rooms are spacious apartments with fireplaces, full kitchens, and wide-open views of Lake Osoyoos — has won recognition for the same thing that brought fame to the rest of the Okanagan Valley: wine. Very good wine. Home to NK’Mip Cellars, North America’s first Aboriginal-owned winery, the resort has grown into a huge vacation complex. Taking advantage of its location in the only desert in B.C., Spirit Ridge features golf, spa, and dining activities that stay true to its sense of place. It also includes a museum, the NK’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, that educates visitors on the Indigenous people of the Okanagan.
Cultural tours are available at Spirit Ridge, as are wine tastings. In a region famed for its wineries and wine tours, NK’Mip Cellars offers guests a chance to get to know how grape growing can affect an Indigenous community. Two large swimming pools will help you cool off while you relax with a glass of wine from the region — or the property’s own cellar.
- 3-day self drive car rental between Vancouver and Osoyoos
- 3 Hour Desert Country Wine Tour;
- Couples Massage;
- Admittance into Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre