Okanagan Landing

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Okanagan Landing
Okanagan Landing is located in British Columbia
Okanagan Landing
Okanagan Landing
Location of Okanagan Landing in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°14′00″N 119°21′00″W / 50.23333°N 119.35000°W / 50.23333; -119.35000Coordinates: 50°14′00″N 119°21′00″W / 50.23333°N 119.35000°W / 50.23333; -119.35000
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Okanagan Landing was an unincorporated settlement and former steamboat port at the north end of Okanagan Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, located southwest of the City of Vernon. It was the terminus of the Shuswap and Okanagan Railway, which connected CPR steamboat service on the lake to the CPR mainline at Sicamous on Shuswap Lake, which likewise was a steamboat landing for excursion services on that lake. Three luxury vessels and a host of smaller passenger and freight boats operated from Okanagan Landing to Penticton, on the Kettle Valley Railway, where the luxury resort Hotel Incola was operated by the CPR to facilitate its passengers' needs for accommodation between connecting boats and trains. It is now located in the city of Vernon.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BCGNIS entry "Okanagan Landing (community)"
  2. ^ Penticton Museum Displays