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Kalamalka Lake

In 2018 I was working as a volunteer at Mackie Lake House in Coldstream researching some of the artifacts.  One of the artifacts that I was researching and trying to provenance was a beautiful, wall mounted artists jewel case designed... [Continue Reading]

Lake Country is aptly named. Its four wards – Winfield, Okanagan Centre, Carr’s Landing and Oyama – have access to three major Lakes: Okanagan, Kalamalka, and Wood. The latter lake was named for pioneers Thomas  (1841 – 1931) and Ellen... [Continue Reading]

The fourth heritage marker panel examined in this series is entitled “Water before Rail,” dealing with the transport of fruit and other goods by water, roughly between the opening of the canal connecting Kalamalka and Wood lakes in 1908 and... [Continue Reading]

October 1 marks the beginning of a 31-day opportunity to match donations, and add up to $1 million to the rail trail development fund!  Donations will be matched up to a total of $500,000 by seven anonymous trail supporters –... [Continue Reading]

Oft on a clear, fresh summer morn I’ve stood as one deep-rooted to the ground And gazed and gazed upon its loveliness; Taking a deep draught to my thirsty soul. It was the lake of many colors and I thought... [Continue Reading]

“Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” (H.D. Thoreau) Our particular part of the Okanagan Valley affords myriad opportunities for recreation. One of the most pleasant, enjoyable and affordable, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, is fishing. We live... [Continue Reading]