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Nature Tours

You’ve gone swimming.  Now go Nature Bathing in the most spectacular natural landscapes of the Okanagan Valley.

We show you what Nature Bathing is all about with an easy to moderate guided hike that immerses you in the landscape.  You will relax, enjoy, and have fun exploring and discovering the outdoors in new ways. We offer a variety of guided activities throughout the Okanagan.  There are half-day tours and full day tours that include a lunch stop either a bagged lunch (included) or a restaurant lunch (not included) with complimentary wine tasting. 

Pickup times depend on location (office will confirm)
Tour duration: 5 – 6 hours

 

Wine Tours

Wine Tours are for novice to ardent wine lovers.
Choose a tour to any four of the wine areas in the Okanagan Valley.
Tour duration: 5 – 7 hours

 

Sagebrush Tours – Wine

Okanagan Falls Wine Tour

Tour length: 6 hrs
Wineries: 5
Tastings: 5
with Lunch (price not incl.)

From the shores of Skaha Lake to Vaseux Lake, Okanagan Falls award-winning wineries offer spectacular scenery, unrivaled winery experiences and exquisitely handcrafted wines.

Okanagan Falls landscapes are of legendary beauty.  It is the valley’s most photographed vineyard views.  And Okanagan Falls has been producing some of BC’s most celebrated wines for many years.

Warm days and cool nights produce wines with ripe fruit character and acidity. From vibrant sparkling wines and crisp Rieslings to complex Pinots and rich Syrahs, there is truly something for everyone along this little stretch of paradise.

Included:
Door to Door service from your hotel, residence, or campground
Guided tour with local expertise of wineries, wine, attractions, restaurants, and beaches
Tasting fees
Bottled water

Not included:
Price for Lunch
Gratuities for Tour Guide

Naramata Wine Tour

The Naramata Wine Tour is your ticket to premiere vineyards and great wine. 

Tour length: 7 hours

The “bench” is packed with wineries with endless selections of wine.  We monitor wine competitions, wine critic reviews, and customer favourites.  When you board your tour bus we share our detective work with you of standout wines found at each winery on the tour. 

Everyone’s palate is different so you ultimately are the judge as to what wines you like or dislike.  We just give you suggestions based on current research and available vintages.  

The only way to really know wine and to fully appreciate your preferences is to drink lots of wine.  We help with friendly advice and local knowledge of Okanagan Valley wines.

Featured Wineries

Bench 1775
Hillside Winery
Lake Breeze
Red Rooster

*alternative wineries may be offered 

Included

Luxury A/C tour bus door to door – Hotel, B&B, campground, or residence
Tasting fees
Complimentary water

Not included

Lunch at Hillside Winery Bistro
Tour Guide Gratuities

Sagebrush Tours – Nature

South Okanagan Desert Tour

  • Tour length – 8 hrs
  • Best months for this experience: May- early July, late August -October.
  • Recommended Ages: 10+
  • Fitness level: Easy and low impact suitable for seniors.
  • Tour includes admission fees to Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre and Snakes Alive program

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Vaseux Lake Birding Tour

  • Best months for this experience: April and May, September and October
  • Ages: 8+
  • Just over an hour south of Kelowna, we visit the region with the highest species diversity in Canada – Vaseux-Bighorn Area.  The Vaseux bird checklist has an astounding 205 bird species.  We birdwatch from the Vaseux Lake boardwalk and viewing tower.  So don’t forget your binoculars and viewing scopes.

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Vaseux Lake Discovery Hike – Half Day

  • Best months for this experience: May-October
  • Ages: 8+
  • Just over an hour south of Kelowna – Explore a truly fascinating natural area and special place in British Columbia and Canada.  Vaseux Lake has the highest species diversity in Canada!  We visit a number of unusual and rare habitats in the area including White Lake Grasslands Protected Area.  We access sites either by boardwalk, viewing tower, or trail.  This hike is rated as easy and not physically demanding.
  • Departs Daily
    • 9am – 2:30pm
  • Cost: $49 Children  $79 Adult

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Who We Are

We are Carol Engstrom and Frank Fraser. Two people who are passionate about nature and wine.  We showcase the ecology, wildlife, native plants and cultural history of the Okanangan Valley to visitors and locals alike. Wine grapes are not native, but a wonderful agricultural product whose ecology & viticulture we understand well.  Here is a bit about us.

Frank Fraser-Lead Tour Guide

Frank is president and co-founder of Sagebrush Tours Inc.. Frank hails from Vancouver but lives with his wife and two children in the Okanagan. As a city boy, Frank was different. He liked the outdoors and especially a nearby creek. He spent countless hours wading in and out of the creek, overturning stones, and picking up anything that moved! His love of nature and wild places has remained a passion throughout life. Frank worked for 31 years as a Park Interpreter/Naturalist with Alberta Parks. He founded the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory in 1993 and was a leader in the effort to establish the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. He is an accomplished natural and cultural history interpreter/trainer with expertise in the boreal forest, Canadian Rocky Mountains and now Okanagan Valley. His enthusiasm for the natural world is contagious. You will see.

frank@sagebrushtours.ca

Carol Engstrom- Office Manager/ Tour guide

Carol is the co-founder of Sagebrush Tours Inc and its Vice- President. She a native Calgarian and professional biologist who has spent time tromping around the foothills of Alberta riding horses, skiing, watching birds, camping and backpacking. She is skilled at understanding human-wildlife interaction, wildlife management and wildlife tracking. Her wish is to combine her skills in ecology and wildlife to connect people with nature in the Rockies and the Okanagan Valley of Canada. She has a particular passion for the misunderstood, but vital insect eating bat. Carol worked for 17 years in Alberta’s Oil and Gas industry as an Environmental Biologist. Carol and her husband Dylan have two children. In her community, Carol is on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Ecotrust and a Team Lead for Draft Horse Town a destination showcasing the history of the Draft Horse during the annual Calgary Stampede. She is a certified hiking field leader with the Outdoor Council of Canada.

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