Favoured for its sunny climate, the fertile and beautiful Okanagan Valley in south central British Columbia is famous for it’s wineries and fruit orchards, and August is a great time to indulge in fresh locally-grown fruit available at the proliferation of roadside stands during the summer.
The valley lies in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains and Cascade Mountains, creating a hot, sunny, dry climate, with most of the valley receiving over 2,000 hours of annual sunlight. No summertime escape to the Okanagan would be complete without your fair share of the fruits of the Okanagan Valley.
Harvest times in the Okanagan Valley for apples, grapes, pears, peaches, apricots, cherries and plums range in the different areas of the Okanagan, from Osoyoos in the South Okanagan to Vernon in the North Okanagan.
If you want to benefit from the fruits of your labour, many orchards, farms and wineries in the Okanagan have seasonal farm jobs available to those seeking work picking apples, grapes, pears, peaches, apricots, cherries, plums and vegetables. Click for information on Fruit-Picking Jobs in the Okanagan Valley.