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History of the Area

Explore local historic ruins and ghost towns near the lodge or go goldpanning as they did long ago. The Kettle Valley Railway was once a major thoroughfare for the area Local ghost towns such as Coalmont and Granite City are within a short drive.

Kettle Valley Railway
TransCanada Trail / Trails B.C.
Similkameen Valley


Coalmont is a small historical town. Great for seeing the historic ruins, it's a must see in the Tulameen area.

Otter Lake:
This very popular 6km long lake covers about 290 hectares(716 acres) at an elevation of 823 m (2700 ft.) It is a great recreational lake for swimming, water-skiing and fishing for laketrout, rainbow, brook trout and kokanee. The town of Tulameen is located at the west end of the lake and the Provincial campsite borders the east side. A scenic 2 hour bike ride will take you around the lake, along the Trans Canada Trail, and stopping for ice-cream in Tulameen.

Has a population of approximately 2,800 in the town and about 5,000 in the area. The town has 17 restaurants, six gas stations, a supermarket, several convenience stores, pharmacy, museum, library, hospital and medical clinic. There are many recreational services such as a 18-hole golf course, horse race track, rodeo grounds, swimming pool, bowling alley, curling rink and arena, the Snowpatch Ski Resort, China Ridge Cross Country Ski Trails and excellent camping facilities. The Similkameen and Tulameen rivers, along with more than 100 lakes, offer outstanding trout fishing. Locals say you can fish "a lake a day as long as you stay".

Sits between the eastern bank of the Tulameen River and the Southern end of Otter Lake. There are about 250 residents here but this number grows in the summer months. The Tulameen General Store has gas pumps and food. There is also a restaurant, post office, liquor store, video rentals, bike rentals (Crossroads Bike Rentals), community centre, outdoor skating rink, library, volunteer fire department, and skidoo dealer & repair centre.

General Store


Library & Town Hall