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About Us

Sagebrush Tours is based in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of BC. Since 2017, we have provided authentic experiences that touch the body, mind, and soul. We are the Okanagan’s only ecotourism company.  Dive deep into the landscape, food and drink with us.

 

The Okanagan is a wondrous place with mesmerizing natural places, internationally acclaimed wineries, and orchards and farms bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables. We can take you there and let you meet the locals both human as well as native plants and animals, winemakers, vineyard gurus, chefs, and other notable characters from the past and present day.

 

Tours For All Ages

We are the only tour company in the Okanagan offering nature-based tours as part of a wider offering. Our nature tours are created to suit people of all ages and skill levels. Small children and the elderly alike can take part in our guided hikes, making us the perfect choice for families looking for soft adventure. Our wine tours are suited for anyone with a curious mind and a desire to explore the mystery and delights of wine and wine tasting. From experienced connoisseurs to novice wine lovers, there is something to be gained by all on our authentic tours.

 

Nature Tours In The Okanagan

We take time and effort to get to know the essence and treasures of the areas we tour. We don’t take you on a trail, we take you into the trail. We don’t take you to a winery, we take you into the wine.  We help you become fully aware of a place and fully immersed in your surroundings. With our guidance, you’ll be able to see with new awareness and heightened senses, things that few people see or get to experience. On our nature tours, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Forget about time while we make our way through the journey together, searching for the secretive and fascinating stories, tales, and passions of this place.

 

Wine Tours With Something Special  

Our naturalists provide expertise on both our nature tours and wine tours. Though wine grapes are not native to the Okanagan, they are a magical agricultural product whose ecology and viticulture we understand well. The wines from the Okanagan are imbued with unique flavours, aromas, and minerality found nowhere else due to the unique climate, soil types, and wine styles. We do our best to build upon our relationships with all of the wineries we work with and their winemakers and vineyard managers. The knowledge we’ve gained from these relationships is shared with you on our tours. As an exclusive benefit to our clients, we reveal wine treasures found at each winery, suggestions based on current research and available vintages and local knowledge of Okanagan wines you can’t get anywhere else.  

 

Book A Tour Today

Our goal is to be the leading sustainable tour operator in the valley. We want to showcase the Okanagan’s natural wonders to people of all cultures whether you are a local, traveling Canadian or an international visitor. And we do it in a way that respects nature and all its intricate beauty. We promise that after your Sagebrush Tour, you’ll have a much higher affinity for the place we’re proud to call home.

 

Our Team 

Frank Fraser – President and Lead Tour Guide

Frank is president and co-founder of Sagebrush Tours Inc.. Frank hails from Vancouver but lives with his wife and two children in the Okanagan. As a city boy, Frank was different. He liked the outdoors and especially a nearby creek. He spent countless hours wading in and out of the creek, overturning stones, and picking up anything that moved! His love of nature and wild places has remained a passion throughout life. Frank worked for 31 years as a Park Interpreter/Naturalist with Alberta Parks. He founded the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory in 1993 and was a leader in the effort to establish the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation. He is an accomplished natural and cultural history interpreter/trainer with expertise in the boreal forest, Canadian Rocky Mountains and now Okanagan Valley. His enthusiasm for the natural world is contagious. You will see.

frank@sagebrushtours.ca

 

 

 

Carol Engstrom – VP & Office Manager/ Tour guide 

Carol is the co-founder of Sagebrush Tours Inc and its Vice- President. She a native Calgarian and professional biologist who has spent time tromping around the foothills of Alberta riding horses, skiing, watching birds, camping and backpacking. She is skilled at understanding human-wildlife interaction, wildlife management and wildlife tracking. Her wish is to combine her skills in ecology and wildlife to connect people with nature in the Rockies and the Okanagan Valley of Canada. She has a particular passion for the misunderstood, but vital insect eating bat. Carol worked for 17 years in Alberta’s Oil and Gas industry as an Environmental Biologist. Carol and her husband Dylan have two children. In her community, Carol is on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Ecotrust and a Team Lead for Draft Horse Town a destination showcasing the history of the Draft Horse during the annual Calgary Stampede. She is a certified hiking field leader with the Outdoor Council of Canada and an Apprentice Interpretive Guide with the Interpretive Guide Association. 

carol@sagebrushtours.ca