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

Enderby
Enderby is located 36 km (22.5 miles) north of Vernon on Hwy 97A.

Lake Country
Situated on the Shuswap River, Enderby can give you access to a very large number of lakes for both fishing and boating recreation. Just south of Enderby is the Okanagan lake system; to the east is Mabel Lake and, to the north, beautiful Shuswap and Mara Lakes.

Spiritual Presence
The town of Enderby is very picturesque with tree-lined streets and historic brick buildings. The Shuswap River slowly meanders through town giving it a very peaceful and idyllic feeling. Located high on the eastern ridge surrounding Enderby are the majestic Enderby Cliffs - a landform that stands out dramatically, giving an almost spiritual presence.

Visitor Info Centre
When you're in Enderby make sure you visit the Visitor Info Centre located on the banks of the Shuswap River. Here you will find a very nice resting area with picnic tables for you to stop and have lunch and rest for a while.

Enderby Walking Tour
Make sure you pick up the self-guided Enderby Walking Tour map booklet available at the Visitor Info Centre. There are some very nice walks especially the Jim Watt Heritage River walk which will take you along the banks of the Shuswap River, eventually leading you into downtown Enderby.

Downtown Enderby
Once in downtown Enderby you can browse amongst the antique stores, art galleries and craft shop. You will definitely want to see the Enderby and District Museum if you like old tools and such. If you're hungry, there is a nice café called Hungry Jack's where the motto is "Bigger is Better."

Shuswap River
There is kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing taking place on the Shuswap River. The nice thing about the Shuswap is that it does not flow very fast, making this a great river tour for all ages.

Mabel Lake
If you really enjoy fishing, make sure you take the drive up to Mabel Lake located about 30 minutes away. The Enderby-Mabel Lake Road is located centrally as you go through town. The road will takes you over the bridge near the Visitor Info Centre and head due east.

Lake Trout
Once at Mabel Lake, you can fish for lake trout and salmon in the solitude of a 43 km (26-mile) long lake. Mabel Lake also has some great boating and water recreation available along with some nice sandy beaches located near Noisy Creek.

Hunters Range
During the snow season, Enderby has some great winter sports available. There is the Hunters Range Trail System, an area 15 minutes east of town that offers perhaps the best range of snowmobile trails in British Columbia. Hunters Range has approximately 200 square kilometers (125 square miles) of riding area with both groomed and ungroomed trails.

Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area
For cross-country skiing and snowshoe areas, check out the groomed trails at the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area.

Hiking and Mountain Biking
For hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts there are a number of trail systems available. Both Hunters Range and the Larch Hills area offer some excellent choices of trails for you to explore.

Enderby Cliffs
For steeper climbs, the hike up into the Enderby Cliffs is very interesting and heart pounding. Once you're up on top you will be able to watch the birds catch the updrafts along the cliff wall and soar with little effort. Please read the conditions about going into the Enderby Cliffs as it does cross private land.

BC Forest Service Recreation Sites
BC Forest Service Recreation has a few campgrounds located in the area. Near Mabel Lake there are Noreen, Holiday and Stony lakes; all have rustic campgrounds and can offer you great fishing. On Mabel Lake there is Noisy Creek - a real popular spot for young people located on a nice sandy beach situated on the north end of Mabel Lake.

Camping
For camping along the beautiful Shuswap River, there is Cooke Creek. During fall time this is where you can get a chance to skin dive along with the spawning salmon as bald eagles soar majestically above. For fishers check out Elbow, Grassy, Dale, and Spruce Lakes located near alpine meadows in the Hunters Range trail area.

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Map of Enderby
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Shuswap River and the Enderby Cliffs
Shuswap River and the Enderby Cliffs

 

Enderby City Hall
Enderby City Hall

 

W.J. Tuey Park
W.J. Tuey Park

 

Hungrey Jack's - "Bigger is Better"
Hungry Jack's - "Bigger is Better"

 

Enderby Open Air Market
Enderby Open Air Market

 

Enderby's Riverside R.V. Park
Enderby's Riverside R.V. Park

 

Photo of the Enderby Cliffs
Enderby Cliffs

 

Mabel Lake Road
Mabel Lake Road

 
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