Lake Country / Oyama
Lake Country is nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, in between Kelowna and Vernon, BC. With a population of approx 17,000 (2023) this picturesque region is defined by lakes, orchards, vineyards and communities with rich local history.
- Enjoy 4 Lakes: Experience the ultimate lakeside living in Lake Country. With its prime location along the shores of Okanagan Lake, Wood Lake, Kalamalka Lake & nearby Ellison Lake, residents can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and lakeside picnics all summer long! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Kal Lake’s iconic turquoise colours!
- Proximity to Kelowna & Vernon: Enjoy a slightly slower pace of life from the hustle and bustle of the two larger urban centres. The location of Lake Country allows you to enjoy the North Okanagan while being close to the major amenities such as UBCO and YLW in Kelowna.
- Scenic Vineyards and Orchards: Lake Country is renowned for its lush vineyards and orchards. Take a stroll through the rolling hills, visit local wineries, and savour award-winning wines and fresh fruits. This region is a haven for wine enthusiasts and those seeking to embrace the agricultural splendour of the Okanagan.
The District of Lake Country comprises 4 wards or neighbourhoods. Each with their own history and attributes.
Winfield: In the Heart of Lake Country, Winfield offers a mix of residential areas and commercial centres with a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, schools, and recreational facilities. Newer developments like the Lakes provide a variety of single family home & townhomes options. Meanwhile, the rolling benches above the Valley bottom have a mix of single family homes on private lots + small acreages and agricultural properties. Near the urban centre is a mix of townhomes and a handful of condominium complexes near Wood Lake.
Carrs Landing: Carrs Landing is a prestigious lakeside neighborhood that exudes luxury and exclusivity. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the lake, vineyards, and mountains. This area offers a mix of stunning estate properties, waterfront homes, and private retreats, providing an idyllic sanctuary for those seeking tranquillity and sophistication.
Okanagan Centre: Okanagan Centre is a hidden gem nestled along the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake. This charming lakeside community offers a mix of residential properties and recreational areas. Enjoy lakeside parks, beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle. Okanagan Centre is a haven for nature lovers and those seeking a close connection to the water. New master planned developments like Lakestone offer luxurious new homes with some of the best Lake Views in the Okanagan.
Oyama: Located on the isthmus between Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake, Oyama offers a blend of rural charm and lakeside living. This area is known for its picturesque scenery, including rolling hills & orchards with rural forested acreages up Oyama Lake Road. Experience a close-knit community, recreational opportunities, and a relaxed pace of life in Oyama.
Schools:George Elliot Secondary School
Davidson Road Elementary
École H.S. Grenda Middle
Peter Greer Elementary School
Oyama Traditional School
Lake Country Town Centre: Explore the vibrant town centre, which features a range of shops, restaurants, and local businesses, offering everything you need within reach.
Lake Country Wineries: Embark on a wine-tasting adventure through the region’s acclaimed wineries and vineyards, where you can indulge in award-winning wines and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. Blind TIger, Ex Nihilo, Gray Monk, Arrow Leaf, Peak Cellars & 50th Parallel to name a few.
Outdoor Recreation: Take advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, golfing, and water activities on the lakes.
Lakes: Kalamalka Lake, Wood Lake and Okanagan Lake all offer swimming, boating and beach opportunities
Okanagan Rail Trail: Ride from Winfield to Vernon in the North on a pedestrian transit corridor beside Wood and Kal Lake.
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