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Enderby & Area

Follow the river from its origins at Mabel Lake 56 kilometres to its end at Mara Lake and you’ll pass through the communities that make up Enderby & District including Mabel Lake, Ashton Creek, Kingfisher, the Splatsin First Nation Reserve, the City of Enderby and Grindrod, the Enderby Cliffs and the snowmobiling trails of Hunters Range, encompassing than 2,108 sq. kilometres.

Mabel Lake

The resort community of Mabel Lake is a 30-minute drive from downtown Enderby. Home to the Mabel Lake Resort and Airpark, just getting there is half the adventure, along a winding, rutted mountain road full of hairpin turns. Discover where the the Shuswap Highlands meets the Okanagan Basin, timeless views and a 35-kilometre lake with plenty of room to breathe.

Kingfisher

Home of the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, and about 25-kilometres from town, the Hamlet of Kingfisher is known for its salmon hatchery and weekly summer markets.

Ashton Creek

Further downstream (and down the Mabel Lake Road) is the Hamlet of Ashton Creek, home to the legendary Lorenzo’s Cafe and the Ashton Creek General Store, the first stop for fishers to buy their licenses before wading in to see what’s biting.

Splatsin First Nation Reserve

The Splatsin Reserve is home to the largest and the southern-most tribe of the Shuswap Nation and the largest Interior Salish speaking First Nation in Canada. The Enderby reserve is adjacent to town, south and east of the Shuswap River.

Enderby

The City of Enderby sits along the shores of the Shuswap River, on BC Highway 97A, just 40 kilometres south of Sicamous and 36 kilometres north of Vernon. It’s easy to get here from the Lower Mainland via the Coquihalla Highway (BC Highway 5) and BC Highway 97 via Kelowna or Kamloops.

Just five hours from the Lower Mainland and five and a half from Calgary, folks come to Enderby to get away from it all. Surrounded by the Shuswap River, farmland, mountains and lakes, there are abundant outdoor recreational activities here including legendary fishing, floating the Shuswap, cycling, hiking the Enderby Cliffs, mountain biking Larch Hills, overnight camping, abundant winter recreation and modest resort and hotel accommodations.

For accommodations in the city of Enderby choose from basic family run motels and inns along with familiar brand name accommodations. Outside town you’ll find countryside B&Bs, RV resorts, provincial park campsites and cabin rentals.

Medical emergencies of the human kind can be handled at the Enderby Community Health Clinic.

Enderby Cliffs

Enderby Cliffs

The Enderby Cliffs are the protected area where the Okanagan Basin meets the Shuswap Highlands, and where some of our area’s most breathtaking views can be found. Adventuresome explorers hike the cliffs in all four seasons, finding abundant wildlife, wildflowers and awe-inspiring views.

Grindrod

A short drive north will lead you along the shores of the river, past the Eagle Tree and into the farming community of Grindrod. Cycle the Back Enderby Grindrod Road to Grindrod and you’ll find Baccata Ridge Winery in the shadow of the Enderby Cliffs. Celebrate garlic and music and art at Grindrod’s two summer festivals. Bring the family along to Green Croft Gardens and meet the farm folks (and animals) who grow your food!

Grindrod is also home to some North Okanagan legends – including the Riverfront Pub and Gordon’s New and Used – where you’ll find over 28,000 hubcaps, should you be in the market!

Hunters Range

More than 90-kilometers of groomed and back country snowmobiling trails combined with our legendary dry Okanagan powder makes the Hunters Range one of BC’s finest snowmobiling destinations in winter and an exceptional hiking destination in summer. Explore back country bowls and alpine meadows and, depending on the season, plenty of snow or wildflower fields.

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