H BEAR CREEK

Suncruiser Okanagan - - INTRODUCTION -

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.

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