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Lumby
British Columbia

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Lumby, BC

Lumby
BC, Canada

The friendly community of Lumby, BC, is located at the north end of the beautiful Okanagan Valley just a short drive (25 km/16 mi.) east of the community of Vernon .

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

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Considered the 'Gateway to the Monashees', Lumby is situated at the convergence of the Coldstream, Creighton and Trinity valleys. The Monashee Mountain (Mountains of Peace) offer unlimited outdoor recreation. Shimmering lakes nestle in the mountains and streams and rivers flow to the valleys. The area around Lumby is one of British Columbia's undiscovered gems!

In Lumby you can pan for gold, stroll our historical mural walk and the Salmon Trail, go camping and hiking or arrange to tour the old mining digs in nearby Cherryville. Lumby is the Trail Capital of Canada, and from here you can get-away on one of over a hundred trails that meander throughout the Monashee. The waters are ideal for fishing and canoeing, and as the eastern most spawning point for Chinook salmon, it's no wonder they chose this place to begin an exciting journey.

Community of Lumby

With its small town congeniality, Lumby is the perfect place to get away from it all. There's a feeling that can only be described as refreshing; as vacationers and travelers approach this colorful heritage village away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Shopping in downtown Lumby reveals a healthy array of businesses all within the reach of a small town … and at the end of the day you can relax on one of our many patios to explore culinary delights.

Whether you are heading north or south through Lumby, make a point of stopping and staying for awhile. The community of Lumby, British Columbia looks forward to hosting your next vacation!

Images & information courtesy of Lumby Chamber of Commerce.
 
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Big Bear ATV Canoe and Kayak Tours: Experience the “Real” North Okanagan with Big Bear Tours. We provide wilderness fun, adventure and unforgettable ATV, Canoeing, Kayaking and Dog Sledding experiences in and around the lakes, rivers, valleys, and mountains of the North Okanagan. more
Cozy Cabins Nature Resort: Our 4-season family resort, with cozy cabins & sandy beach, is nestled next to the beautiful Monashee Mountains overlooking a pristine lake. They boast fully equipped kitchens, bath, wood burning stove, and more. You’ll feel like this is your own personal re... more
Keefer Lake Wilderness Resort: Join us for year-round recreation at the headwaters of the Kettle River system in BC’s Monashee Mountains. We have cabins, RV & tent sites, & hot showers on site, along with fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, backcountry skiing & snowmobiling... more


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City Information

Waterfall at Lumby

Accommodations: Resort, Camping, Motel, B&B, Guest Ranch.

Access: Lumby is easy to access, located right on the scenic BC Highway #6 that crosses the Monashee Mountains and connects the vacation playgrounds of the Okanagan and the Kootenay’s. We are twenty-five minutes east of Vernon, and only fifty minutes from the Kelowna International Airport.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: Hiking, Biking, Golf, Flying and more! There are is an uncountable number of activities that can be done during the summer months, and in winter enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Whether you enjoy a peaceful day of golf or a day of thrilling extremes soaring through the sky, Lumby is the place for you.

Local Attractions: Hiking Trails, Lakes, Waterfalls, Outdoor Activities (Paragliding, Hang Gliding, Golf, Equine).

Population: 1,600

Winter Wonderland

Climate: At an elevation of 495 meters, Lumby receives 1.890 hours of sunshine every year. The average rainfall is 43.6cm, and the average snowfall is 143.2cm.

Annual Events: Lumby Days, Wild Salmon Music Festival, Mabel Lake Fishing Derby, Cherryville Days, Business Excellence Awards Gala

Visitor Information:

Lumby Visitor Centre
1882 Vernon Street
PO Box 534, Lumby, BC, Canada, V0E 2G0
Tel: (250) 547-2300
Fax: (250) 547-2390
Email: lumbychamber@shaw.ca

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
2280-D Leckie Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 6G6
Telephone: (250) 860-5999 • Fax: (250) 860-9993
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