Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

Lumby

The winds and semi-arid climate have made the Lumby Valley and area famous for Hang Gliding and Paragliding. For those who prefer activities on terra ferma however, there are lots of trails for cycling and hiking as well as mountain biking or take in a round of golf at the Lumby Golf Course.  The O’Keefe Ranch, an 1897 fully restored ranch and a BC Heritage Site is close by and a must visit. Winter activities are popular in the area, especially for snowmobiling and backcountry skiing.

Location

Lumby is located 35 km (22 mi) east of Vernon and 36 km (23 mi) west of Cherryville on Hwy 6, in the northeast corner of the Okanagan Valley.

A Step Back in Time

Although the village of Lumby was incorporated in 1956, its history dates back to 1893, when the forty-acre town site was surveyed. Prior to that, the small settlement of pioneer farmers and gold miners lived in White Valley, whose beginning commenced with the Cherry Creek gold strike in 1862.

The gold fever in British Columbia in the early 1860s brought men seeking an instant fortune. Some made their fortune however others made and quickly squandered their riches. Some were disappointed and disappeared. Some realized the real potential was in the lush valleys of the Okanagan Valley. They became the first settlers.

For years, farming and logging were the main source of revenue for the region, and so it is today, but on a much grander scale. Lumby is now considered to be the wood products and logging capital of the North Okanagan.

Contact Information

Lumby & District Chamber of Commerce

Lumby & Nearby Accommodations

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Lumby Lions Campground

Lumby Lions Campground

Lumby

Located in the picturesque Village of Lumby, the campground is located only 3 blocks from downtown. Campground Hosts at your service. This in town campground has treed sites on Duteau Creek, hiking trails, showers/washroom facilities, fire rings, charge $5, free firewood. Ball park, tennis courts, o ... Read more
Twin Creeks Motel

Twin Creeks Motel

Lumby

Resting in the scenic pastoral valley in Lumby, Twin Creeks Motel is located a few blocks from downtown and offers guests newly renovated rooms. Every room features air conditioning, wireless internet, satellite TV, free local calls, and some with kitchen units. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, ... Read more
The Pinnacles Suites

The Pinnacles Suites

Silver Star Mountain

Situated in the heart of Silver Star Mountain, The Pinnacles Suites & Townhomes provides guests with units that feature home necessities and luxury amenities. Fantastic panoramic views of the slopes and mountains, guests are spoiled with direct ski in and ski out access right at your door step. Our ... Read more
Cedar Falls Campground & RV Park

Cedar Falls Campground & RV Park

Vernon

Tent or RV among beautiful cedar trees across from BX Falls and trails. Family-friendly. Located next to Vernon's city limits and enroute to Silver Star Mountain. Sites with firepits, seasonal store, laundromat with dishwashing area, washrooms with coin showers are all renovated. 30/50 amp. Serviced ... Read more
Echo Lake Fishing Resort

Echo Lake Fishing Resort

Lumby

Located in serene Echo Lake Provincial Park with lush forests and a calm, glistening lake, Echo Lake Fishing Resort is a tranquil oasis from urban life. Relax and unwind in our rustic log cabins overlooking the beautiful lake. Our cabins range from various sizes to accommodate small to large groups. ... Read more
Silver Star RV

Silver Star RV

Vernon

On Hwy 97, 1 km N of Vernon WalMart turn left or 1 km S of Truck Weigh Station turn right, on Swan Lake. Wide back-ins. Cable, sewer, 30/50 amp. Laundry, canoe rentals, basketball hoops, mini-store, wifi hot spot only, firepits, free warm showers, heated pool. Close to all amenities. CP 10 days, 50% ... Read more
Swan Lake RV Resort

Swan Lake RV Resort

Vernon

Swan Lake RV Resort is a luxury "Big Rig" RV Resort. Sites available daily, weekly, monthly. Full hookup, 30/50 amp, cable, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, laundry, washrooms, free showers, library, clubhouse, store and WiFi. ... Read more
Swan Lake RV Park & Campground

Swan Lake RV Park & Campground

Vernon

Situated on the quiet, west side of Swan Lake in a rural setting only 5 km N. of Vernon. Plenty of trees, away from trains and highways. Firepits and firewood available, warm coin showers, pedal boats and swim dock free to use. Seasonal rates available. ... Read more
Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Vernon

Just across the bridge from the heritage attraction site, visitors will find ten serviced campsites with water and power, no sewer. On the heritage site, visitors will find washrooms and two rustic cowboy showers. Reservations strongly recommended. ... Read more
Beaver Lake Mountain Resort

Beaver Lake Mountain Resort

Lake Country

Nestled on the shore of Beaver Lake, escape the hustle and bustle of city life to our tranquil mountain resort in Lake Country. Beaver Lake Mountain Resort is the ideal accommodation for families to enjoy quality time and create fun memories. We offer a variety of accommodation, including cabins, ca ... Read more
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