Lake Country - Life. The Okanagan Way.

THE HEART OF THE OKANAGAN
British Columbia, Canada
 

Services

The District of Lake Country is an active community, with access to a full range of essential and community services.  Below is a list of some of the service providers that new Lake Country residents may need to contact to smooth your transition into active life in the community.

Cable / Internet

Shaw Cable  (250-310-SHAW) and Telus  and Paragon Internet provide internet service in Lake Country.

Community Events

View the What’s Happening calendar to find out about local events and festivals.

Dog Licensing and Control

Dogs are required to be licensed with the District of Lake Country.  Licensing and Dog Control services are provided through the Central Okanagan Regional District.

Garbage & Recycling

Garbage, recycling and yard waste collection service is provided through the Central Okanagan Regional District.  Click here for a page of Links to the details on collection schedules and maps, landfill information and Living Greener calendar.

Hydro

Electrical service for homes in BC is provided by BC Hydro 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376)

Natural Gas

Natural Gas and other energy solutions are provided by FortisBC.  Two days advance notice is required to stop, start or move your service.  1-888-224-2710

Sewer/Septic

Many properties in Lake Country have their own septic system.  Information about the Lake Country Sanitary Sewer System is available.

Telephone

Telus  250-310-2255  as well as Shaw Cable provides phone service in areas of the Okanagan 250-310-SHAW

Water

Lake Country’s water supply comes from various surface sources. Semi-annual water bills are sent to customers in the Spring and Fall and are due at the end of April and October respectively.  Find out more.

GOVERNMENT

Municipal:  District of Lake Country 250-766-5650

Regional: Regional District of Central Okanagan 250-763-4918

Provincial:  Province of BC MLA:  Hon. Norm Letnick 250-387-1023

Federal:  Government of Canada MP:  Stephen Fuhr 250-470-5075

 

SCHOOLS

Three elementary schools (K-7) and one secondary school (8-12) are located in Lake Country as well as several preschools and child care facilities. Schools in Lake Country are part of the Central Okanagan School District No. 23.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Lake Country Fire Department provides fire and rescue services in Lake Country and parts of Kelowna. The department is a mutual aid partner in the Central Okanagan Regional District.  In addition regional functions include auto extrication, marine rescue and rope rescue.

HOSPITAL

Lake Country is situated between two hospitals in the region: the Kelowna General Hospital and Vernon Jubilee Hospital. The hospitals provide emergency, surgery and cancer treatment services.

Kelowna General Hospital
2268 Pandosy St.
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1T2
T: 250.862.4000

Vernon Jubilee Hospital
2101 32nd St.
Vernon, BC  V1T 5L2
T: 250.558.1200

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