This community of over 1,000 is nestled between Kalamalka Lake to the north and Wood Lake to the south, on the eastern side of highway 97. The town is named for Prince Iwao Oyama, a Japanese field marshal who lived from 1842 to 1916. The area is now known as the municipality of Lake Country.
south of town
Wood Lake is unusual for is rectangular shape, about 6.5 km long and 1.5 km wide. The lake is great for Kokanee and rainbow trout fishing.
north of town
Kalamalka Lake is for its unusual emerald green color. The lake is actually named for the Indian Chief Kalamalka who lived at the head of the lake. The north shore of the lake has a sandy beach. On the northeast corner of the lake is Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, a 978 hectare park (Day use only) with great hiking and birdwatching (watch out for rattlesnakes!).
Kalamalka Lake Viewpoint
8 kilometres north of Oyama
This viewpoint shows Kalamalka Lake and its colorful splendour, as well as a view up the Coldstream Valley to the east.
Predator Ridge Golf Course
9 km north of Oyama, Bailey Rd exit to Commanage Rd
This 18 hole golf course is just past the Vernon Fish and Game Club.