Enderby, British Columbia

Enderby, British Columbia

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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_type1 = Province
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subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Okanagan
subdivision_type3 = Regional district
subdivision_name3 = North Okanagan
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leader_title = Governing body
leader_name = Enderby City Council
leader_title1 = Mayor
leader_name1 = Dylan Davidson
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established_title = Founded
established_date = 1866, by Alexander Leslie Fortune (first white settler)
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1905
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population_total = 2,828
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latd= 50|latm= 33|lats= 3|latNS=N
longd= 119|longm= 08|longs= 23|longEW=W
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Enderby is a city in North Okanagan, in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia in Canada. The city is built along the banks of the Shuswap River, which connects Mabel Lake to the east, and Mara Lake to the north. Highway 97A passes through Enderby, running next to a branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is approximately 80 km north of Kelowna, and 130 km east of Kamloops.

The Enderby & District area is made up of the communities of Enderby, Ashton Creek, Grandview Bench, Grindrod, Kingfisher (Mabel Lake), Mara, Spallumcheen Indian Band, Springbend and Trinity Valley. They are connected by the Shuswap river, and cover an area of 2,108.46 square kilometres.

Industry

There is a variety of agriculture and industry in the town, including dairy farming, cattle ranching, cannabis and grain production as well as wood mills. Other nearby farms include more diverse animals such as llamas, bison, and deer. The eco-tourism industry on the Shuswap River and surrounding area is becoming very important.

Recreation

Recreation in Enderby is dominated by outdoor activities, with boating, hunting, fishing and wilderness vacation resorts popular with Canadians and international holidaymakers. At the meeting of Mabel lake and Shuswap river is the Mabel Lake Resort & Airpark, and Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club.

To the east of Enderby is Hunters Range Trail System - a high quality snowmobile range (approximately 200 square kilometres of groomed & ungroomed trails), and the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Trails. During the summer months they provide good biking and hiking trails.

There are an abundance of fishing opportunities in the area, with three well known lakes - Mabel Lake (Perimeter: 79.7 km, Elevation 395 m, Max Depth 200 m, Mean Depth 120 m), Hidden Lake (Perimeter 6.7 km, Elevation 650 m, Max Depth 46 m, Mean Depth 18 m), and Mara Lake (Perimeter 42.2 km, Elevation 347 m, Max Depth 46 m, Mean Depth 18 m).

huswap First Nations

The Spallumcheen Indian Band are regarded as being the original inhabitants of the Enderby area, they are one of 17 bands of the Secwepemc People, known by non-natives as the Shuswap. They have lived in the area for 10,000 years.

Geographical Facts

Latitude-Longitude: coord|50|33|03.0|N|119|08|22.7|W|scale:60000elevation: 360 metres

References

External links

* [http://www.enderby.com/ Enderby.com]
* [http://www.secwepemc.org/ Shuswap First Nations]


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