Known as the "gateway to the Okanagan-Similkameen
Valley", Princeton is situated at the confluence of the Tulameen
and Similkameen Rivers, 135km (84 miles) east of Hope
on Highway 3. There
are over 30 good trout
lakes in the area where avid anglers may try their luck.
& District Pioneer Museum:
Featuring exhibits of mining and farming equipment and pioneer,
Salish and Chinese artifacts, this museum is located at 167 Vermillion
origins of the Princeton Castle date back to the year 1910, when
it began it's life as the Portland Cement Plant. This industrial
cement plant and powerhouse cost over a million dollars, and workers
lives. It operated for just nine months, and then everything fell
silent. Today, a project is underway to save the history and beauty
of the Princeton Castle. Another twist that adds intrigue to this
historic site is the appearance of Mr. George Edwards, who was actually
Bill Miner, the notorious train robber. His hideout was on the hillside
near Princeton Castle and some say unfound treasure is hidden there.
Further along Highway 3 is Hedley, a once bustling mining town.
Visit the Woodley Park or the Hedley Manor which displays mining
is located at the junction
of Highway 3 and 3A, just east of Hedley. Wood-fronted buildings
(early 1900's) and a long, warm fruit growing season make this a
comfortable, pleasant town.
Now restored, it's the only water-powered grist mill in B.C.
Lazslo Estate Winery:
This winery produces its wines without preserves or sprays. Guided
tours throughout the grounds are available.