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History of Lake Country

These Blog Posts with historical significance for the Lake Country area will also be posted by name of the guest blogger.

Heritage Week 2018 — Activities in Lake Country Come and celebrate Heritage Week at the Lake Country Museum and Archives! On Wednesday, February 21st there will be a variety of interactive children’s activities. Ages 3 – 11 will learn about... [Continue Reading]

Heritage Week 2018, February 19 – 25: Activities in the Central Okanagan Come and celebrate Heritage Week at the Lake Country Museum and Archives! On Wednesday, February 21st there will be a variety of interactive children’s activities. Ages 3 –... [Continue Reading]

Next week, February 19th to 25th is Heritage Week in Canada. The Lake Country Museum’s Community Stories on-line exhibition entitled: Applebox Belles, has been chosen to receive a COHS Heritage Award as a Special Heritage Project.  See below for the... [Continue Reading]

Which birds might I see today? Ducks that dive Remember the dabblers and the divers – the two categories into which we group ducks? In an earlier posting we took a look at the dabblers, and in this posting we’ll... [Continue Reading]

We all love our “stuff”. We accumulate “treasures” throughout our life and then ultimately wonder what will become of them after we’re gone. Both my parents and in-laws lived over fifty years in their homes. They didn’t throw much out…they... [Continue Reading]

By Margaret Carruthers1 First established in the 1950s, Gable Road begins at Carr’s Landing Road and ends at Gable Beach on Okanagan Lake. The road is named for the Gabel family, [but] as you can see the spelling is incorrect,... [Continue Reading]

This Heritage Marker, at the junction of Woodsdale and Lodge roads, is the third featured site along the Okanagan Rail Trail.1  The Thomas Wood Ranch dominated the flats at the south end of Pelmewash or Wood Lake until Wood retired... [Continue Reading]

It’s that time of year again when one is searching for meaningful gifts for the holiday season. Two gifts of special importance are a donation to the Okanagan Rail Trail and the purchase of the publication, Okanagan History by the... [Continue Reading]