H BEAR CREEK
1. Rocky Bay – Good shelter from north winds but this area is usually filled with logs. Fishermen - a multitude of whitefish like to occupy this area.
2. Bear Creek Provincial Park – Created in 1981 with 400 meters of sandy beaches, well-marked hiking trails, 80 campsites, large picnic areas with tables, fire pits, showers, washrooms, and a spectacular canyon that leads to a waterfall. Lambly Creek was originally called Bear River by botanist David Douglas. Its name was changed to Lambly Creek in 1922 after Charles Anderson Richardson Lambly. Some beaching available - watch for marked swimming areas. Cement boat launch at the north end of the park. Divers – There is a small boat about 13 m out from the washrooms and a barge and bridge anchor at the north end of the bay.
3. From May 20 to mid-September there are usually no logs in the bay. Caution: if there are logs, they may shift during the night. There are nice beaching areas here with shelter from south winds.
4. Trader’s Cove Regional Marine Park – Trader’s Cove light is located here. The park has outhouses, barbecue pits and a children’s playground. Watch for the swimming area and beach with care - shelter from north winds. Five moorage buoys in the south bay and one in the north bay. Look straight up and you may see hang gliders coming off Blue Grouse Mountain.
5. The Log Dump – The bay is always busy and full of logs - stay clear of this area. Use only in emergencies for shelter from north and south winds.
6. Private 30 metre docks with six fingers. Private property - no docking and no beaching for 800 m north.
7. Waterfront Farm – Private property - use of the facilities is not permitted. No beaching for 800 m south or north.
8. Blue Grouse Ranch – Private docks - pebble beaches to be used for emergency only to the north and south. Nice beaching areas 800 m south.
9. Private beaches and docks to the north and south of the “Cable” sign. Shelter from north and south winds on either side of the point. There is a small boat launch south.
10. Wilson Landing – Named after Harold Fitz–Harding Wilson who settled here in 1900. Ms. Marion Violet Harvey Goodacre opened a post office August, 1908. The S.S. Aberdeen called here twice a week.
11. A large bay with private beaches and docks and a small pebble beach in the centre of the bay. The bay provides good shelter from south winds.
12. Private beaches for 800 m south and north. Remnants of an old, commercial, wood fishing boat on shore.
13. Beautiful bay with pebble beaches on the north end and private beaches and docks on the south end. Limited shelter from north and south winds.
14. Private beaches and docks 800 m north and south. The cable sign on the shore is hard to see.
15. McKinley Landing – Respect private beaches and docks.
16. Beautiful bay with private beaches and docks - shelter from north and south winds.
17. This bay provides shelter from north winds - beach with care.
18. Paul’s Tomb – Built in 1910 by Rambler Paul. The tomb sits roughly 100 metres from shore. Provisions were made for eight coffins within the tomb. Mrs. E.G. Paul was buried here in June, 1914, and Rambler Paul was buried here in November, 1916. No other family members were ever laid to rest here. The tomb is five by three metres wide and two metres high with a thick and impenetrable steel door which seals the entrance like a vault. Today you can still see “1910” engraved on the top of the tomb. This is a beautiful bay with a lot of frequent visitors; anchor your boat and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Small secluded pebble beaches to the north; beach with care for 400 m north. Shelter from south winds. Dive Site – Scuba and snorkelling is good here with a large fiberglass Ogopogo and an old wreck for exploring. Another small boat rests just north.
19. Rocky shores with some nice secluded beaches - excellent swimming areas.
20. The flat-roofed building is the place of water intake for the City of Kelowna. Do not enter this area or anchor here. Private beaches and docks up to Poplar Point.