“Naramata is a magical place.” Ned Bell took a sip of coffee. “There’s no freeway here, and people need to come here to discover its beauty and serenity.” Though remote, Naramata is by no means isolated. Historically, it was the cultural centre of the Okanagan area. People come from all over by boar to enjoy concerts, operas and stage plays, and to participate in sailing races. Today, Naramata has be one a famous wine and fruit producing area with a resident population of about 1,500. With its beautiful scenery and slow-paced high-quality life, it has been incorporated by Cittaslow, an international organization that advocates “slow-paced life”, and has become one of four Canadian neighbourhoods with the ’slow city’ reputation.

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