Lake Country - Life. The Okanagan Way.

British Columbia, Canada

History and Heritage

Once thriving fruit canneries on Okanagan Lake are gone today, as are the ferries that plied the lake for the first half of the 1900s. Yet today you don’t have to look far to find lush green orchards, rolling vineyards and pastoral farms growing everything from Macintosh apples to blueberries. Fruit packinghouses remain an important part of our local economy, and Lake Country maintains a strong sense of community, vitality, and a pioneering spirit.

Lake Country is a tight-knit, engaged community that is rich in culture and history. The four neighbourhoods of Lake Country—Oyama, Winfield, Carr’s Landing and Okanagan Centre—each have their own distinct histories and unique character. As one of the fastest-growing populations in BC, it is a creative and forward-thinking community, actively building a vibrant future for all of Lake Country’s residents.

The Lake Country Museum is dedicated to preserving our history and presenting it to our community and to visitors.  The Lake Country Museum is operated by the Lake Country Cultural and Heritage Society, a group of community volunteers who have nurtured the Museum since its inception in 1985.



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