SOUTH OKANAGAN

WINE TOURS

Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan people. Based in Osoyoos BC, we offer many winery and cultural tour options leaving from your accommodations door step.

sẁiẁs sounds similar to “s-wee-yous” and means a place where it is shallow or narrow in the middle of the lake. The place name explains how the area was used to cross Osoyoos Lake by foot or by horse.

The nqilxʷcən/nsyilxcən (place name and history) of sẁiẁs (Osoyoos) have been passed down for thousands of years through the oral tradition of capti’kʷl stories and teachings.

Osoyoos (sẁiẁs)

Wine Tours

Experience Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours visit some of the best local wineries in the South Okanagan while learning about the unique history of the area. Our expert local guide will personalize each tour to your tastes and preferences to ensure a unique and memorable experience.

 

Cultural Tours

Sẁiẁs Spirit Cultural Tours will take to unique areas with a rich Syilx (Okanagan) first nation’s history.  Experience kɬlilxʷ  - Spotted Lake through the eyes of a Syilx (Okanagan) guide and learn about this sacred medicine lake of the Syilx (Okanagan) People.

Private Tours

All of Sẁiẁs Spirit tours can be experienced privately by friends or family groups. Pick up times can be adjusted depending on the availability. Corporate and professional groups can take advantage of Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours by scheduling it into their programing: Wine tours,  Cultural tours, Craft beer and distillery tours  and Customized tours.

About Us

Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours offers a fun filled day with an authentic local experience by assuring excellent customer service and knowledgeable guides. We invite you to travel throughout the beautiful Southern Okanagan enjoy the landscape, valleys and vineyards as we travel to  the many unique wineries that the Okanagan has to offer.  We will have fun exploring the many must see wineries, as well as the smaller hidden gems that this spectacular valley has to offer.

 

Also your guide will provide you with knowledge of the local culture and history in every tour. The mission is to provide visitors with a fun, friendly, informative, and memorable experience. Our knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure an enjoyable tour that is tailored to meet your needs.

Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours is a fully-licenced operator of two Mercedes Sprinters with the Passenger Transportation Authority of British Columbia and meets or exceeds all government regulatory and safety requirements.

 

Our Covid-19 Code

I would like to start by thanking you for the continued support during this time and I trust you are well and safe. We want you to know we have implemented policies for health and safety practises to protect our guests and staff. For your protection physical distancing as well as sanitation protocols for all tours going out along with all common areas of bus (transport) are being cleaned regularly throughout the day. Each winery will have their own Covid – 19 protocols that everyone must follow.

 

Symptoms

Anyone who has symptoms of Covid – 19 in the last 10 days is unable to come on to the bus. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, muscle aches and headache.

 

Food or Drink

There is to be no food or drink consumed on the bus during the tour. We will provide you with a bottle of water that can be consumed while on the bus.

 

Seating Available on the Bus

To maintain social distancing during the Covid-19 outbreak each tour will have a maximum of 6 people allowed on the bus for each tour. There are three rows of seats and two people allowed per row. During the tour you must return to your seat after each winery and do not change to a different row.

 

Hand Sanitation

Sanitize your hands after leaving each winery before entering the bus and returning to your seat on the bus.

 

Social Distancing at Wineries

You and your party must always maintain 2-metre (6 feet) separation from anyone else at the wineries. Avoid unnecessary physical contact.

 

Be kind and supportive – Remember we are all in this together!

 

Irregularities

If you come across someone not in your group, please maintain the 2-metre (6 feet) social distancing requirement. If someone infringes on your 2-metre (6 feet) distance, kindly remind them of the 2-metre (6 feet) rule.

 

 

 

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Quick Contact

Proprietor: Patty Bower

Phone: 250-689-1549

patty@swiwsspirittours.com

1000 Rancher Creek Rd, Suite 99

Osoyoos BC, Canada, V0H 1V6