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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan > Cherryville

Cherryville
Cherryville is a small community located 29 km (18 miles) east of Lumby and 80 km (50 miles) west of the ferry terminal at Needles on Hwy 6.

Picturesque Valley
Cherryville is a very small community set in a picturesque valley next to the Shuswap River near the base of the Monashee Mountains. The community sits to the south of Sugar Lake and Monashee Mountain Provincial Park and north-west from the headwaters of the Kettle River found at Keefer Lake.

Local Services
For local services in Cherryville there are Frank's General Store on Hwy 6 and the Cherryville Emporium General Store on North Fork Road just north of Hwy 6. Both of the businesses sell fuel, with Frank's, established in 1952, having a good selection of items with a motto, 'Get everything you need & more.' The Cherryville Emporium General Store also has lots of miscellaneous items including a liquor outlet plus take-out pizza and chicken.

Cherryville Days
Put on annually in late May or early June since 1964 by the Cherryville Community Club, Cherryville Days brings the whole community together in a weekend full of family entertainment. The scheduled events in Cherryville Days includes a pancake breakfast, a parade, baking contest, tea and Bavarian gardens, face painting for all ages, bike races, all followed by a separate adults' dance and children's dance on Saturday night plus a community barbeque on Sunday.

Cherryville Artisans' Gallery and Marketplace
Cherryville, Creighton Valley and towards the Monashee Mountains are well noted for having a good selection of artisans living in the area. If you collect art there is a local pottery, artwork, weaving and glass sculpture at the Cherryville Artisans' Gallery and Marketplace. The shop is located right next to next to Frank's General Store at the corner of Sugar Lake Road and Hwy 6.

Cherryville Artisans' Spring Market
If you are interested in building or designing handicrafts, taking place on the May long weekend is the Cherryville Artisans' Spring Market. The market features gardening demonstrations, live entertainment including artisans demonstrating making and selling their crafts.

Summer Festivals
For other family entertainment there is the very enjoyable Summer Festival in Cherryville that happens annually in the middle of August. Then, for a trip back in time when the Cherryville region was full of gold mines and prospectors, visit the BC Open Gold Panning Championships held on the May-long weekend at the Goldpanner Café & Campground on Hwy 6 in Cherryville.

Goldpanner Campground & Historic Village
The Goldpanner Campground & Historic Village also features a favourite spot to eat, antique machinery and a campsite, if needed, when visiting Cherryville.

Sugar Lake
For wilderness camping and fishing make sure you definitely visit Sugar Lake located 16 km (10 miles) on Sugar Lake Road north of Cherryville. Sugar Lake features fishing trolling opportunities for Rainbow trout up to 2 kilos (5lbs) and Dolly Varden's ranging in the 4.5 kilos (10 lbs) range. Sugar Lake has five wilderness FSR campgrounds that offer boat launches and sites for small RV's and a smaller campground for only three vehicles. If you prefer there is the Kokanee Lodge and Resort which is situated on the south-west side of the lake.

Monashee Provincial Park
The Sugar Lake area has a number of walking trails including Sugar Mountain and into Brenda Falls. Monashee Provincial Park is situated very close to Sugar Lake and features some wildlife viewing platforms and views of Rainbow Falls. Monashee Provincial Park is where you can find access to a number of challenging backcountry hikes such as a favourite into Spectrum Lake, where you'll find old-growth forest wildlife and panoramic vistas of the impressive Slate Mountain.

Shuswap River
Other recreational activities in the Cherryville outdoors include snowmobiling, hunting, off-road motorcycling and quadding on ATV's. The Shuswap River which flows by Cherryville features a number of private swimming holes and has a nice relaxing golf course found along its banks at the Cherryville Golf & Roadhouse Cafe. You can also find a campground located near the Shuswap River at Fiddlesticks Woodland Park which has a swimming pool and rental cabins.

Echo Lake Provincial Park
Echo Lake Provincial Park is situated south-west of Cherryville on the Creighton Valley Road. Here you can find a very clean lake noted locally for good swimming and some fishing. There is no designated campground in the park but there is private accommodation called Echo Lake Fishing Resort which has cabins for rent. You can find the entrance to Creighton Valley Road on Hwy 6 by either going east from Cherryville for 4.5 km (3 miles) or west for 27 km (17 miles) at Lumby.

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Map of Cherryville
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Frank's General Store
Frank's General Store

 

Cherryville Emporium General Store
Cherryville Emporium General Store

 

Long Gone Days of the Cherryville Cafe
Long Gone Days

 

Farmland around Cherryville
Farmland around Cherryville

 

Goldpanner Café & Campground
Goldpanner Campground & Historic Village

 

Shuswap River
Shuswap River

 

Shuswap River
Shuswap River

 
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