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The wide open space at the top of the Okanagan Valley where the Shuswap river carves in and around Enderby there are many parks and historical sites that give the area its popular charm. The Belvidere Park is a location along the city's edge where the paddlewheelers used to dock, load up goods for transportation, mail, and passengers. This route had been a vital transportation route for centuries, pre-dating the white man. Now, the river and lakes support the sports fishermen and are wonderful paddling opportunities for kayaking and canoeing.

From Twin Lakes Rd lookout visitors can journey on their own to discover a picturesque view of the Shuswap snaking through the city. Bring your camera! The valley looks spectacular. Hiking, camping, watersports, ski-doing, and golf are major attractions all on their own in Enderby.

Enderby is conveniently located approximately 500 kilometers from Vancouver, Calgary, Alberta, Spokane and Seattle. It truly is central!

Population: 3,124

The Jim Watt Riverwalk, Heritage site walk - Belvidere Park through Riverside Park.
Funtastic Slow Pitch Tournament - July 1st long weekend
The Enderby Lions swimming and spray pool
Kidney Lake - tent sites and boat launches
Cooke Creek - rock pebble beach campsites and hiking trails
Gardon Lake Community Park - bird watching, ice fishing, swimming, picnicking, and canoeing.
The Enderby and District Museum
Mabel Lakes and Mara Lakes - paddling playgrounds

Enderby was an area along the Shuswap River that was occupied by the Spallumcheen Indian Band of the Shuswap First Nation for over 5,000 years. The river and lakes provided ample fishing and hunting grounds. The river was vital transportation route of the people. (Their blood descendants still resided in the area and operate local campgrounds.)

In 1866, an Overlander by the name of Alexander Leslie Fortune became the first white settler. By the late 1870's regular steamboat service ran between Fortune's Landing and Savona / Kamloops.

Due to the fertile farms which sprang up and produced hardy wheat harvests there was a demanded to development flour mills. The forestry opportunities also generated local sawmills. After World War I and II the area was hit hard by the depression - the pole industry, the dairy industry and the brickyard were then the area's staple economical support. However, later the Shuswap River and the areas splendid recreation drew back visitors.

Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average -5 degrees Celsius


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