Zoomer magazine highlights all there is to see, do and eat on the Naramata Bench.

This may well be Canada’s next great culinary destination, if Ned Bell and his wife, Kate Colley, have anything to do with it. The duo, with the support of business partners, bought the historic Naramata Inn just before the pandemic. While COVID-19 threw a wrench into their plans, the lull gave them time to forge bonds in the community and with the Syilx Nation, one of eight Okanagan First Nations. 

Although they want to put Naramata on the country’s culinary map, “it’s not an emergency,” says Bell, the former executive chef of Ocean Wise, the Vancouver-based non-profit that promotes ocean conservation. “One of the reasons we’re not in a rush is that Naramata isn’t in a rush. There’s authenticity here. We’re not just big-city rich people coming in to buy the place and change it. First off, we’re not rich. Great things come through time and consistency and execution, and they last longer.”

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