Our District and Communities


School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) students reside in the Similkameen valley (Hedley to Cawston) and the south Okanagan valley (Okanagan Falls to the US border). 

Surrounded by natural beauty, our small-town picturesque and culturally diverse communities boast of moderate winters with minimal snow and hot sunny summers. The landscape and climate provide opportunities for many outdoor activities such as camping/hiking, water and snow sports, golfing, biking, hunting and fishing. We offer the best of two worlds: quiet community living in close proximity to a number of urban centers.

Our local economy is based on fruit and ground crop farming, ranching, forestry, wineries and vineyards, light manufacturing and tourism.

Enjoy the strong community spirit, both within and outside our schools.