Relocating to Lumby, BC
Lumby Village is the gateway to beautiful Mabel Lake and countless mountain fishing lakes, making this the perfect outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Nestled on the northern edge of the Okanagan, the town’s location provides an excellent starting point for outdoor adventures whether they be fishing, hunting, hiking, or camping, the possibilities are endless. The surroundings are idyllic, the perfect place to raise children or settle down for retirement. Whether you’ve come to work or play, you’ll find that Lumby is an excellent place for both.
Lumby’s stunning scenery is enhanced as all four seasons come and go throughout the year. Winter temperatures average at -3 C with plenty of snow and summer temperatures hover around a perfect 19 C, slightly cooler than the scorching temperatures the rest of the valley encounter in the summer months. Rainfall averages 410mm annually with snowfalls at 80cm annually.
The winds and semi-arid climate have made the Lumby Valley famous for hang gliding and paragliding. For those who prefer activities on solid ground, there are lots of trails for hiking and biking. Day trips from Lumby can include fishing, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, heli-skiing, paragliding, hang gliding, camping, boating, canoeing & kayaking. The rustic countryside, mountain lakes and emerald forests make for lovely scenery on a Sunday drive. Take in a round of golf at the Lumby Golf Course and visit the local indoor and outdoor markets, artisan galleries and wander along the Mural Walk. In the Winter, you’ll find a mecca of snowmobiling terrain within an hour that ranges from perfectly groomed trails to big backcountry explorations. If powder and backcountry skiing is your thing, there are Heli Ski and Cat Ski operations that will take you up into the Monashee Mountain Range.
Located just 25 minutes east of Vernon, many Lumby residents choose to work in Vernon but live in this small hamlet. The Vernon Transit System serves the area with routes to Vernon. The Kelowna International Airport is a short 45-minute drive with daily flights to the oil patch, making it a practical solution for those who are working out of town.
Food & Drink:
Lumby is home to several local eateries serving up classic comfort food, try Millie’s a favourite for homestyle breakfast, then go for dessert at Ida’s Bakery, famous for their homemade apple fritters.
Housing in Lumby is priced significantly lower than the larger centre of Vernon, making this an affordable option for the first time home buyer and retiree. The quiet streets in the smaller subdivisions are perfect for raising a family and the outskirts offer large parcels of land to build your dream home or purchase an established acreage.
Falling under School District 22, Lumby has its own elementary and high school within easy walking distance of one another.
Lumby’s standout event to look forward to every year is Lumby Days, a jam-packed weekend of activities, including moto cross, midway rides, live music, helicopter rides and so much more. The Art & Music Festival is a weekend where art, food and live music come together for an unforgettable entertainment experience, surrounded by the stunning back drop of the Valley.