Whether it's the landscape or the culture, the Monashee is on the "edge".
The Highway 6 Hotsprings Route, east of Vernon, includes Coldstream, Lumby, Cherryville and the Arrow Lakes. Less than 30 minutes from Kelowna, this meandering highway bridges the Okanagan with the Kootenays and is one of the great drives in British Columbia.
Explore, relax and refresh your life on the edgeof the Okanagan
Visitors can experience daytrips or weekends that mix the rolling countryside of the Okanagan grasslands with rainforests and alpine meadows, all in a fantastic theatre of rivers, lakes, waterfalls and mountain peaks.
Since the 1960's, artists have congregated in this inspiring land, and have retained the colour, independence and the expression of the culture here.
If it is nature you are looking for, away from the crowds, we are the Trail Capital of Canada!
Welcome to the Monashee!
Explore and Relax in the "Mountains of Peace" Summer or winter, a cozy stay in a heritage log cabin or lodge is comfort that shouldn't be missed. Perhaps a Spa is for you, or a canoe trip down the Shuswap River, some flyfishing and a round of golf.
Adventure in the Trail - Capital of Canada - Explore adventure in a land of Parks, nature preserves and trails, such as Shuswap Falls, Camels Hump, Mark Berger Traverse, the Pinnacles, Lightning Peaks and Rainbow Falls.
Counter Culture Monashee Style - Our Art Studios and Festivals are home to some of British Columbia's finest artists. A great day or weekend trip, anytime of year.
BETTER LIVING GUIDE
A better place to live, a great place to live your dreams!
Visit the Lumby & District Chamber of Commerce business and community services section.
In Cherryville you can visit the a historic site rich with the experience of the Cherry Creek Gold Rush in the 1800's
Enjoy the heritage village of Lumby with its murals, outdoor markets and patios.
Visit old growth rainforests and waterfalls, walk the Alpine and enjoy great wildlife viewing. We're also one of the best places in Canada for Hangliding.
I'm pleased to welcome you to the
"Gateway to the Monashee". Whether you've come as a visitor or to scout out the region as a potential resident or investor, I'm sure you'll enjoy our community.
Please explore our online Better Living Guide and our Relocation Guide in order to learn more about Lumby, Cherryville and the rest of the Monashee region.
We're very proud of our climate and our facilities, which make this a great place for people of all ages and all activity levels. From winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing, into summer's hiking, camping, swimming and boating, our recreation is hard to beat, while indoors we have skating and hockey, curling, an excellent library and several very active service clubs, including the Lions, Legion and Old Age Pensioners and great events.
These are only a few of the things that I love about the Monashee, and I'm sure everyone who lives here might have a slightly different list. And, for whatever you're looking for, I'm sure the staff at the Chamber of Commerce Tourist InfoCentre can point you in the right direction. On behalf of Lumby Village Council, welcome! I know you'll love your stay here.
Mayor Eric Foster
Mayor of Lumby
Learn about our colourful history. The Monashee is rich in storytelling with a mix of hardwork and innovation
The Monashee Visitor Guide
Available at most Visitor Information Centres throughout British Columbia!