Flowers in the Thompson Okanagan, Photo Allen Jones

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Oyama

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Located in the heart of Lake Country, between beautiful Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake, Oyama is a small town known for its pristine lakes where water activities abound, and inviting hospitality. The quaint town plays host to those who want a quiet getaway from modern day stresses. Like the other communities that make up Lake Country, Oyama is comprised mostly of rural orchards where you can buy local fruit and vegetables and large acreages of farmland. Here in Oyama, visitors will find serenity amongst some of the British Columbia’s finest lakeside scenery.

The orchard at the Orchard RV Retreat in Oyama.

Location

Oyama is located in Lake Country in the Okanagan Valley. Situated on Oyama Road off the eastern side of Highway 97, 25 km (16 mi) south of Vernon, and 11 km (7 mi) north of Winfield.

A Step Back in Time

The District of Lake Country is located near the centre of the Okanagan Valley and is made up of four distinct neighbourhood communities: Oyama, Winfield, Carr’s Landing, and Okanagan Centre.

The District was incorporated as a municipality in 1995 but Lake Country has a long pioneer history. Prior to European settlement, First Nations people inhabited this area. Several locations indicate the existence of First Nations settlements dating back 7,000 to 8,000 years.

The Europeans arrived more than 100 years ago to ranch and work the abundant forests, make homes, and farm the rich lowlands and arable hillsides. Irrigation helped agriculture blossom in the early 1900s.

The once thriving fruit canneries on Okanagan Lake are gone today, as are the ferries that plied the lake for the first half of the 1900s. Yet you don’t have to look far to find lush green orchards, rolling vineyards, and farms growing everything from Macintosh apples to blueberries. Fruit packinghouses remain an important part of our local economy, and Lake Country maintains a strong sense of community, vitality, and a pioneering spirit.

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The Orchard RV Retreat

The Orchard RV Retreat

Oyama

The Orchard RV Retreat is on an agricultural land reserve. We grow apples for market and vegetables, herbs and edible flowers for personal use. The RV accommodation includes five fully-serviced sites and we have space for tents. We welcome families and groups for reunions and retreats as well as ind ... Read more
Wood Lake RV Park & Marina

Wood Lake RV Park & Marina

Lake Country

Located on beachfront shores, Wood Lake RV Park & Marina is a must visit destination for RVers wanting to enjoy endless water activities. With over 190+ RV sites on 12 parkland acres, this remarkable location has direct beach access for swimming, boating and water sports. Indulge in the abundance of ... 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
Postill Lake Lodge

Postill Lake Lodge

Kelowna

Situated in the beautiful mountains and wilderness, Postill Lake Lodge is a great family vacation spot for everyone to enjoy! Open year round, guests can enjoy the wonders of nature during each season. In the spring we have great fly fishing for the fishing enthusiasts. During the summer, families c ... Read more
Apple Valley Orchard & RV Park

Apple Valley Orchard & RV Park

Kelowna

RV Park in and around existing orchard groves of apples, peaches and cherries. Great valley view and close to all amenities. Very private and quiet. Nestled in the beauty of the Glenmore Valley, in the heart of the Okanagan Wine Country. 15 minutes from four lakes and a dozen golf courses. Weekly an ... 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 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
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