The pleasant City of Enderby is situated on the banks of the Shuswap River, 33 kilometres north of Vernon and lays claim to being the gateway to the Okanagan.
The weather in Enderby encompasses all four seasons of the Okanagan, hot summers suited for floating the river, gorgeous spring and fall scenery worth taking in on a hike and mild winters perfect for outdoor hockey games. Winter temperatures average at -3 C and summer months are warm and sunny with highs of 28 C. Rainfall averages 389mm annually with snowfalls at 85cm annually.
The local economy is derived from an immense agricultural industry, the weather supports a wide array of fruits and vegetables and farmers produce top quality meats and dairy. Enderby has wonderful farmers’ markets in Enderby, Kingfisher & Grindrod, find local honey, eggs, produce, chocolate, meat and more. The Starlight Drive-In Theatre features North America’s largest drive-in screen, a must see if you are visiting the area and a favourite with locals. There’s nothing quite like taking in a film under the stars. Mountain bikers will delight in the many trails at Mabel Lake and Larch Hills, for the road warriors, the Back Enderby Tour offers relatively flat terrain with spectacular views. Explore the Jim Watt Heritage Riverwalk along the Shuswap river through the heart of Enderby. For the avid hiker, the iconic Enderby Cliffs offer breathtaking panoramic rewards to those who trek to the top of them. Now a Class A provincial park covering 2,246 hectares, the Cliffs boast a hiking-only trail, leading hikers through lush wilderness, volcanic rock and fossil sites. For the fishing enthusiast the surrounding lakes makes the ideal casting spot during salmon season, fishing for rainbow trout and whitefish is done year-round in the river. Snowmobiling, quad riding, horseback riding, hiking and biking can all be found in the meandering trails of Hunters Range.
Enderby is located centrally along Highway 97A, approximately 20 minutes north of Vernon and 20 minutes south of Salmon Arm, which provides the perfect mix of accessible amenities and transportation routes. Enderby is approximately 500 km (300 miles) from Calgary, Vancouver, Spokane and Seattle. There is access to the regional transit service from Enderby with routes to Vernon, Armstrong and Salmon Arm.
Food & Drink:
Enderby provides many opportunities for a casual meal with family and friends. Options range from classic diner food at D&E Drive In, live music and delicious food at the Riverfront Pub or an ice cream cone at Sutherlands Ice Cream Parlour, serving up 63 flavours!
Enderby offers a mix of detached homes and strata properties appealing to those attracted to a slower pace, affordable housing and easy access to Salmon Arm and the Shuswap.
The public school system is administered by School District 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap.
Enderby’s vibrant arts scene is showcased with the numerous events hosted throughout the year. The Arts Festival in July hosts an artisan’s market, entertainment stage, photo contest, demonstrations, and more. Listen to fabulous music at one of the free Music by the River concerts held during the summer or experience local theatre with a production at the Runaway Moon Theatre. Step into an agricultural experience at community events like the Garlic Festival in Grindrod and the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong.