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Carr’s Landing

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]

Just south of the old pilings for Carr’s Landing stands a heritage home known as Okanagan House. It was built in 1909 by H. R. Raymer of Kelowna for a young English adventurer Sir Edward Simons Ward and his wife Lois.... [Continue Reading]

‘Tis hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since the District of Lake Country was incorporated. In 1995 the four communities of Carr’s Landing, Okanagan Centre, Oyama and Winfield incorporated to form the municipality of Lake Country. It is... [Continue Reading]

My grandfather1, John Brixton, was called The Colonel. No one really knows why, but it is likely because he resembled the picture of the sailor on “Players Tobacco” tins. Actually, the Colonel’s birth name was Mark Joseph Ellis. He was... [Continue Reading]

“The island [in Okanagan Lake] that many still call Whiskey Island has a colourful history. Legend has it that Interior Salish stored food and supplies on the Island in order to keep it safe from bears. Squaws who were left in... [Continue Reading]

Allan Mills arrived in Sunnywold in 1909, joining his brother, William, who had been farming there since 1894. Allan and his wife added to their original Sunnywold pre-emption by purchasing their neighbours’ land, as it became available, from the Siddons, Whites and... [Continue Reading]

Event: Old Fashioned Teddy Bear PicnicDate: Sunday, June 23, 2013Start Time: 12:00 pmEnd Time: 3:00 pmLocation: Kopje Regional Park – 15480 Carrs Landing Road in Lake CountryContact: EECO staffContact Email: eeco@cord.bc.caContact Phone: 250-469-6140      Description: It’s called the ‘Old Fashioned Teddy Bear Picnic’,... [Continue Reading]

Have you had an opportunity to visit the current exhibition at the Lake Country Museum? Hecho a Mano: traditional handcrafts of Mexico has been well received and continues at the Museum in Okanagan Centre Park until September 29th. If you... [Continue Reading]

The Summer 2012 newsletter, Volume 6, No. 3, for the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society is now available. This issue is packed with information about activities that have been happening at your local Museum as well as news of... [Continue Reading]