Olalla, British Columbia

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Olalla is located in British Columbia
Location of Olalla in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°16′00″N 119°50′00″W / 49.26667°N 119.83333°W / 49.26667; -119.83333Coordinates: 49°16′00″N 119°50′00″W / 49.26667°N 119.83333°W / 49.26667; -119.83333
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Olalla is an unincorporated settlement in the South Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, located southwest of Penticton (the nearest large city) and just north of Keremeos. Kaleden, just northeast beyond Olalla along BC Highway 3A, occupies the pass dividing the Okanagan Valley beyond and the Similkameen Country of which Olalla is a part.

Like most of the Okanagan, Olalla is a retirement community.


Many of the people in Olalla attend Similkameen Elementary Secondary School in Keremeos.


Olalla's name is a local adaptation of the Salish and Chinook word for "berries". The word is listed as olallie or ollalie in many Chinook Jargon lexicons.

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