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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 also features a favourite
spot to eat, antique machinery and a campsite, if needed, when visiting
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.
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.
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.
Lake Provincial Park
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)