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Oyama BC

Oyama during World War II The final featured Heritage Marker will be placed where the Okanagan Rail Trail crosses Oyama Road. Like the other markers in the series, this one was prepared with the assistance of a Canada 150 grant.... [Continue Reading]

Below is an update, from the Vernon News, on the proposed trail corridor from Vernon to the northern boundary of Lake Country: A trail corridor with views of Kalamalka Lake could soon be a draw for locals and tourists. The Electoral Area... [Continue Reading]

Okanagan College will bestow its highest honour on three local respected and innovative community leaders during a series of Convocation ceremonies in June. Ernie Philip, Alan Gatzke and Barry Lapointe will be recognized as Honorary Fellows of the College for... [Continue Reading]

A proposed trail along Kalamalka Lake is in the works. The Regional District of the North Okanagan is investigating development of a trail from Okanagan College to Crystal Waters Road, near Oyama. “It’s a plan in progress,” said director Bob... [Continue Reading]

How did one travel from the Okanagan to the coast in the first decades of the twentieth century? Crossing the coastal mountains was no easy task. The Dewdney Trail, connecting the South Okanagan to Hope, had been built during the Gold... [Continue Reading]

December 11, 1985: The Kalwood Inn and Resort was closed leaving Oyama without a local restaurant.  On March 18, 1987, the local landmark was demolished to make way for the widening of Highway 97 through Oyama. The Kalwood Inn was... [Continue Reading]

The lives of the Japanese Canadian pioneers, who were some of the first settlers in the District of Lake Country, present a story of courage and perseverance. To honour these community members the Lake Country Museum created an extensive virtual... [Continue Reading]