Vernon is situated at the ‘Top of the Okanagan’, between two lakes; the northern tip of Okanagan Lake in the west and Kalamalka Lake in the east. Vernon’s economy has traditionally revolved around the agriculture industry and the railway infrastructure to help service it. Vernon, because of the proximity to two incredible lakes, has also been a tourist destination throughout the summer time.
Coldstream is a district municipality located at the northern end of Kalamalka Lake in the Okanagan Valley. Incorporated on December 21, 1906, Coldstream celebrated its centennial in 2006. The municipality is directly southeast of Vernon and is considered part of Greater Vernon. It is a member municipality of the Regional District of North Okanagan.
Located in the heart of the Spallumcheen valley, “where agriculture meets industry,” Armstrong attracts visitors with its rich heritage. Snap pictures of the flower-adorned railway that winds through the center of town, or stroll past the historic downtown buildings, including the Olde Schoolhouse, and the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery. Tours of the Village Cheese Factory, local llama and miniature animal farms, and BC’s only flour and cereal mill also lend insight into one of Armstrong’s most important industries: agriculture.
Enderby is a friendly community with fresh air, crystal clear water and beautiful surroundings. Located on the banks of the Lovely Shuswap River, with the Enderby Cliffs soaring overhead, the little City of Enderby is one of nature’s playgrounds. With a downtown ambience reminiscent of earlier days, it offers a wide array of shopping and dining experiences enveloped in a spirit of heritage.
Enderby is the perfect destination for activities such as kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking and snowmobiliing.
Nestled among valleys and rich farmland is the quaint and friendly little town of Lumby, known as the Gateway to the Monashees, the Mountains of Peace.
The view from Lumby is wonderful, as the picturesque Coldstream, Trinity and Creighton valleys all converge here. The awe-inspiring Monashee Mountain range and the varied landscape of streams and lakes beckons the avid outdoor enthusiast to go hiking, canoeing and fishing. In winter, this is a popular spot for cross-country skiing.
In the green, forested hills of the Falkland Valley in the Northern Okanagan region of British Columbia is the rural community of Falkland, The Community that Cares.
Falkland epitomizes the spirit of Canadian unity with the massive Canadian flag on the mountainside overlooking the town, made from sheets of painted plywood, and considered by many to be the largest Canadian flag in the nation.