A spectacular hike in the south Okanagan

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

430

m

430

m

13

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Towering above the southern Okanagan Valley, near the town of Oliver, McIntyre Bluff is a striking landmark visible from miles away. One of the main attractions of McIntyre Bluff is the stunning panoramic views it offers of the surrounding landscape.

From the top of the bluff, you can take in sweeping vistas of vineyards, orchards, and the shimmering waters of Vaseux Lake below.

The line we've drawn here goes up and over the Bluff, but it can obviously be done as a return trip, or an out-and-back to the high point above them.

McIntyre Bluff holds cultural significance for the Syilx/Okanagan First Nations, who have inhabited the region for thousands of years.

The bluff is considered a sacred site and plays an important role in the cultural heritage of the local Indigenous communities.

The famous pictographs are evidence of this history, and are a fascinating insight into the history of the Sylix/Okanagan people.