This 2,000 population community is on the west shore of the slow-moving Shuswap River. Many of Enderby’s buildings date back to 1905, with mostly buildings in brick from the town’s two brick factories. The river stretch between here and Mara Lake is popular with houseboaters and canoeists. The town is overlooked by the Enderby Cliffs on the east shore of the Shuswap River.
This community had a number of names in its early days including Spallumcheen, Steamboat Landing, Fortunes’ Landing, Lambly’s Landing and Belvidere. When the river flooded in 187, a lady at a tea party recited the Jean Inglelow poem The high tide on the coast of Lincolshire which included a line about the Brides of Enderby. This just caught on.
Enderby’s Annual events are: Snowarama at Hunters Range (January) , Road Hockey Tournament (February), Springfest Outdoors Show (April), Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast (May), Kayak Rodeo & Dance in Kingfisher (June), Canada Day Celebration & Parade (July), Enderby-Grindrod Triathlon (August), Mara Sunflower Festival (August), Kingfisher River Days & Dance (August), Legion Days & Parade (August), Labour Day Baseball Tourney (Sept), BC Rivers Day on the Shuswap (Sept), Downtown Christmas Light-Up (December).
Enderby and District Museum
City Hall Complex, 901 George St
Open Monday to Saturday, featuring local history and community artists.
Mabel Lake Provincial Park
35 km east of Enderby
This park lies in a steep glacier carved valley where the Shuswap highlands meet the Monashee Mountains. The vegetation reflects the transition from dry plateau to moist/snowy mountain terrain. Ther are both ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forests, which make for great rainbow trout fishing.
Here is a listing for this community:
|Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Drama Festival||early May||Featuring a different play every night by theatre companies from the Okanagan, Shuswap & Thompson areas. Centennial Theatre, Armstrong 250-546-2421|
|BC Open Gold Panning Championships & Family Fun Days||Mid May||Experience a weekend in the country with activities for the entire family. Gold panning competitions, gold pan toss, dirt toss, gold rush, claim staking, metal detecting & bannock baking. Events open to all, gold nugget prizes for all events. Gold Panner Campground, Cherryville 250-503-1035|
|Celebrate Canada||end June||11 days to Celebrate Canada, leading up to Canada Day. Events include Teddy Bear Picnic, Aboriginal Day, St Jean-Baptiste Day, lobster supper & Multiculturalism Day with something every day culminating in Canada Day. Join in & celebrate Canada with us. Memorial Park & Downtown Area, Armstrong 250-546-8155|
|Cherryville Days||early June||Cherryville days is the annual major fundraising event for the community of Cherryville. Entertainment for all ages include a parade, pancake breakfasts, horseshoes, other contests, tea garden, concession, face painting, Bavarian garden, demonstrations, races, dances, community barbecue & more. Cherryville Community Hall, Cherryville 250-547-9639|
|Western Heritage Classic Horse Show||mid July||Spectators welcome to this annual event, free admission. This program is designed to promote & encourage participation in Western riding & English flat events. Competitors of all ages & skill levels. Armstrong Fairgrounds, ArmstrongHorse Council of BC 604-856-4304|
|Cornelius O’Keefe Days & Cowboy Festival||start Aug||Catch the popular Ranch Rodeo & Ranch Horse Competition, the 4th Annual Western Art Show, cowboy entertainment, kids activities & much more. O’Keefe Ranch 250-542-7868|
|Interior Provincial Exhibition Fair & Stampede||start Sept||The IPE is truly an agricultural fair with 5 days of rodeo, the largest midway outside of the PNE, entertainment & the parade are not to be missed. Armstrong Fairgrounds, Armstrong 250-546-9406|
|Annual Harvest Pumpkin Festival||end Oct||Annual event features the Great Pumpkin Catapult, pumpkin carving, lawn tractor races, scarecrow display, Pumpkin Pie Contest, Official Pumpkin Light Up & more. Since 2001. Armstrong Fairgrounds 250-546-8155|
|NOJA Fall Festival||end Oct||Celebrate this fall annual event. Enjoy fun activities, great food & a silent auction. North Okanagan Junior Academy, Armstrong 250-546-8330|
|Armstrong First Night||Dec 31||A New Years Eve celebration with something for everyone. A celebration for the whole family with events taking place at the fairgrounds. Since 2007 Armstrong Fairgrounds 250-546-8155|