Mabel Lake Beach, Enderby

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Enderby

Enderby is situated along the Shuswap River with an abundance of watersports available right on its doorstep. Canoeing and kayaking is popular in the calmer waters and river trips will take you to the river channels. For breathtaking views across the North Okanagan and Shuswap River hike to the top of Enderby Cliffs that tower high above the city. Play a round of golf, drop a fishing line or take an historical walking tour of the town. In the winter snowmobiling and other winter sports are enjoyed in the hills surrounding Enderby.

The Beach at Mabel Lake in Enderby.

Location

The City of Enderby is located 38 km (24 mi) north of Vernon and 39 km (24 mi) south of Sicamous on Hwy 97A in the North Okanagan.

The Shoreline of Mabel Lake in Enderby.

A Step Back in Time

Enderby and the gentle waters of the Shuswap River have played a key role in the history and growth of the North Okanagan as a vital transportation route for the Shuswap Indians and the early European settlers. It was in the vicinity of this river that the Spallumcheen tribe of the Shuswap Indians lived for hundreds of years, hunting and fishing along its banks. And it was just south of the present townsite that overlander Alexander Leslie Fortune pre-empted land in 1866, thus becoming the first white settler in the North Okanagan. Fortune’s place on the bend in the Shuswap River made an ideal stopping spot for steamboats and paddlewheelers from Kamloops shipping supplies to settlers in the Okanagan.

Enderby was named in 1887 after a Jean Ingelow poem, in which the villagers were saved from a rising tide of water by the chiming of church bells playing the tune The Bridges of Enderby. With the completion of the Shuswap and Okanagan Railroad in 1892, the small town began to grow and prosper, with the construction of a flour mill, sawmill, and brickyard by 1895. The business district expanded accordingly, and the decision was made to incorporate the city in 1905.

The Shuswap River has retained its importance as a navigable river, but canoeists and kayakers have taken the place of steamboats. The river now links the small developed communities in the rural district, from Kingfisher in the east to Mara in the north, and the city of Enderby remains the centre of services for the rural area.

An aerial view of Mabel Lake in Enderby.

Contact Information

Enderby Chamber of Commerce

Enderby & Nearby Accommodations

19 Listings

Quilakwa RV Park

Quilakwa RV Park

Enderby

Park can accommodate pull-thrus and is equipped with electrical outlets, picnic tables, water, toilets, showers, laundry facilities and internet access. Firewood and ice are available for sale. River Rental items available. Pets are welcome. RV sites are approx. 35 ft with six full-service sites (wa ... Read more
Armstrong Kin RV Park

Armstrong Kin RV Park

Armstrong

Situated in the heart of Armstrong, Armstrong Kin RV Park offers landscaped sites with full hookups of 30 amp electricity, water and sewer. We offer some shaded and pull through sites for larger RVs. Stay connected during your trip with our WiFi. For your convenience and comfort we have clean, full ... Read more
Whispering Pines RV & Tent

Whispering Pines RV & Tent

Mara

11 acres of park, heated pool, trees, open play areas and picnic areas. Large shaded sites, full hook-ups, power, water, tenting, pull thru sites and sani-dump. ... Read more
Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Salmon Arm Camping Resort

Salmon Arm

Camp among the lush, green natural forest near Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Camping Resort. If camping isn’t your style, then sleep in our one or two bedroom cabins! Our well-maintained resort is ideal for families to spend their holidays and create unforgettable memories. We offer spacious and priv ... Read more
Shuswap Falls RV Resort

Shuswap Falls RV Resort

Enderby

This unique 37 acre park is quiet, secluded and friendly nestled on the Shuswap River near Mabel Lake, with a spectacular view of the waterfall. We offer 1200 feet of river front and 800 feet to view Fall Creek. The area has it all: nature, mountains, lakes and tranquility with convenient amenities. ... Read more
Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Hidden Valley Campground & RV Park

Salmon Arm

Family and pet-friendly. Well-treed and grassy level areas. Super clean washrooms, coin showers, laundromat. Firepits, playground, wireless, pay phone, sani-dump. 16 full hookup sites in upper level campground, 6 full hookups lower level and 32 partial hookups and unserviced tenting sites in lower l ... Read more
Kingbaker Creek Resort

Kingbaker Creek Resort

Mara

Enjoy a family-friendly environment at Kingbaker Creek Resort, where many families return year after year to create unforgettable memories. Spend the hot sunny days at our sandy beach with a low slope, perfect for the kids to safely swim. We have ancient cedar trees scattered throughout our well mai ... Read more
Pierre's Point Campground

Pierre's Point Campground

Salmon Arm

Pierre's Point your gathering place for families, friends and reunions. Friendly family atmosphere with zero tolerance for loud profane parties. 2,800 ft of white sandy beach on sunny Shuswap Lake. A separate pet beach included. ... Read more
Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages

Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages

Salmon Arm

Nestled between the forested mountains and crystal Shuswap Lake, Viewpoint RV Park & Cottages provides a family-oriented atmosphere for your fun filled vacation. Our spacious, countryside property offers space for the kids to play as they enjoy our playground, toys and basketball hoops. Our campgrou ... Read more
Mabel Lake Golf & Airpark

Mabel Lake Golf & Airpark

Enderby

Fully-furnished houses, condos and cabins at beautiful Mabel Lake, 35 minutes east of Enderby. Lakefront, lake view or on the golf course. Different amenities depending on your choice of property, including WiFi, swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ, firepits and RV hookups. Just a short walk to golf, the be ... Read more
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