British Columbia Travel Guide
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Tell-tale signs of a warm and thriving arts and cultural community are evident in the Lake Country Public Arts display. Murals, metal figures, nature captured in form and uniquely symbolic carvings adorn the walls and parks.

Every community in Lake Country is virtually on the water, one lake or another! There are four key communities that make up Lake Country; Oyama, Winfield, Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre. The lakes that make up Lake Country are named; Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, Wood Lake, Duck Lake; and several are rather small and tucked away between the Coastal & Monashee Mountain ranges.

Visitors in the summer, will view welcoming first impression of splashing water, swimming, water skiing, and beach time entertainments. The seasonal harvests of apples, grapes (for wine) and agricultural tourism is a big part of the community activities year round.

Winter fun is had by all who live here. If travelers wish to embark on a white play ground of immaculately groomed snowmobiling grounds and cross country trails Lake Country has plenty with beautiful natural scenery to top it off!
It just so happens, that Lake Country is conveniently located between two world renowned ski resorts; Big White (located in Kelowna) and Silver Star Mountain (located in Vernon).

Population: 10,064

Municipal Hall Art Exhibits - ever changing, featured artists
Art Walk - 2 day event at the beginning of September, featuring 200 artists
Galleries Year Round
Creekside Theatre - year round performances and engagements
The Barn Gallery / Life space studio
Award Winning Wineries

The Interior Salish First Nations resided in the area for several months out of the year and were a semi-nomadic culture that dates back over 7,000 years. This area known today as Lake Country was originally described by the First Nations people as K'lakokum, meaning the "the land between". It is obvious when you visit here that they refer to all the land around and between the great number of lakes.

During the days of the fur trade and gold rush of the mid-1800ís many white settlers, explorers and hopeful prospectors passed through this area. Those who stayed develop ranches, agricultural farming, forestry logging and land irrigation systems which the regionís settlements would later be supported and built from.

Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 1 degree Celsius


Lake Country Accommodations

Lake Country Things to Do

Lake Country Museum, Lake Country

Lake Country Museum, Lake Country

Lake Country Museum tells the story of the communities of Lake Country. With over 3000 artifacts, there are exhibits to interest all ages. Located in tranquil Okanagan Centre Park, across from public beach access, the Museum is a perfect picnic location

Lake Country, v4v2j7, 11255 Okanagan Centre Road West
Ph. 250-766-0111