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