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Enderby

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Enderby is a city of about 3000 people (2016) in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. The Shuswap River marks the eastern and northeastern limits of the City.

Understand[edit]

The rural area surrounding Enderby is made up of the communities of Ashton Creek, Grandview Bench, Grindrod, Kingfisher, Mara, Splatsin Reserve, Springbend and Trinity Valley.

Several smaller lakes, including Gardom Lake and Hidden Lake, are also located in the area.

The Splatsin Band is the original inhabitant of the area. It is the southernmost tribe of the Secwepemc or Shuswap First Nation.

Agriculture, industry, retail, and tourism are the main components of the economy. A variety of agricultural and industrial enterprises are located in the area, including dairy farming, cattle ranching, fertilizer and feed production, mills, and value-added wood products. Farms include diverse livestock such as llamas, bison, and deer.

Get in[edit]

It is approximately 80 km north of Kelowna and 130 km east of Kamloops. Highway 97A passes through Enderby.

Greyhound Canada

Greyhound Canada terminated all services in Western Canada and Northern Ontario effective October 31, 2018.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • The world's largest reel lawnmower, built and hosted by the Deep Creek Tool Museum,
  • The largest drive-in movie theatre screen in North America at the Starlight Drive-In Theatre.
  • Enderby Museum & Archives
  • Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, a salmon hatchery and watershed learning centre

Do[edit]

Enderby is known for the variety of outdoor activities:

  • tubefloating,
  • hiking in the Enderby Cliffs BC Provincial Park, Mara Provincial Park and Larch Hills.
  • canoeing and kayaking,
  • golfing at Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club and Birchdale Golf Course
  • snowmobiling on the Hunters Range Trail System, a snowmobile range with approximately 200 km of trails to the east of Enderby
  • cross-country skiing on the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Trails
  • the Kingfisher Kayak Rodeo held annually in early-mid June: the event includes Freestyle Kayak Competition (Jrs,C-1,K-1,and open Canoe), dinner and dance on Saturday night, ball race (3 or 4 to a team race down the Shuswap), Big Air Competition, free camping.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • The Cliffs Bistro, 707 George Street/Hwy 97A, +1 778-443-4417. M-F 7AM-4PM, Sa Su 8AM-4PM. Breakfast and lunch. Good fresh baking, especially the cinnamon buns and muffins. They also have gluten-free.
  • Hungry Jack's, 602 Cliff Avenue, +1 250-838-6811. Tu-F 7AM-2PM, Sa 7:30AM-1PM. Breakfast and lunch.
  • Fisherman Direct Seafood, 125 George Street, +1 250-838-5951. Su-Th 9AM-7PM, F Sa 9AM-8PM. Fish and chips - haddock, pollock, cod or halibut.
  • Paddlewheeler Restaurant, 1510 George St (at the Howard Johnsons's Hotel). Su-W 6:30AM-11PM; Th 6:30AM-midnight; F Sa 6:30AM- 1AM. Burgers, fish & chips, garlic ribs, wings, beef dip, fish tacos

Drink[edit]

  • Riverfront Pub, 6927 Hwy 97A, Grindrod, +1 250-838-7261. Daily 9AM-10PM. 8.5 km away in Grindrod, which may be worth visiting just for the name.

Sleep[edit]

  • Howard Johnson Inn Enderby, 1510 George St (just off Highway 97), +1 250 838-6825. Outdoor pool & a relaxed bar/restaurant, plus free Wi-Fi & parking. Double from $72.
  • Sleep Right Inn, 606 King Ave, +1 250 838-9394. Modest choice in an unassuming low-rise building offering low-key rooms with kitchenettes. Double from $60.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Armstrong
Sicamous / Salmon Arm (via BC-97B.svg)  N BC-97A.svg S  ArmstrongVernon / Kelowna (via BC-97.svg)


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