California man on vision quest near Summerland deported

Summerland RCMP find U.S. man wandering the highway with no shoes on.

  • Aug. 19, 2015 1:00 p.m.

A man was deported back to the U.S. after he was reported walking on the highway near Summerland in bare feet with a blanket wrapped around him on Aug. 16.

He told police he was doing a “dharma walk” or a meditative pilgrimage. The man was from California and entered Canada illegally on July 1. He said he walked from Salmon Arm to Summerland.