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Kalamalka Lake

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]

Thanks to the sharp eyes of Liz and Ken Ellison of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives the mysterious curlers of Long (Kalamalka) Lake have been identified. Liz contacted the Lake Country Museum and Archives with these identifications: Curlers left to right:... [Continue Reading]

During some particularly cold winters Kalamalka Lake freezes over. Harold Thomson, who was raised in Oyama, said that in his experience Kalamalka Lake froze once every ten years and the adjoining Wood Lake froze nine out of ten years. Hauling... [Continue Reading]