Summer Activities
Enjoy the summer with endless summer activities to do in the beauftiful Monashee!  Whethere it's taking a dip and cooling off in one of our refeshing lakes or exploring breathe taking views from one of our hiking trails we got you cover!  The is something for all ages to do.  In town or out of town you will be able to have summer fun!

HIKING & WALKING


Located in Lumby is the Salmon Trail system. There are 3 sections to the trail that follow both Bessette and Duteau creeks and are connected by downtown streets. Each trail has information, art and activities along the way. The whole system is 4-km one way and is full of wildlife watching opportunities...herons, eagles, hawks, river otters, mink, deer and fish all frequent the area!

There are hiking trails in the area to suit all ages and fitness levels. Lumby has been known as the Gateway to the Monashee (the mountains of peace), which is a spectacular provincial park that covers 7, 513 hectares of pristine mountain wilderness and offers approximately 30 kms of well maintained hiking trails. Bear in mind that this is a wilderness park and prime grizzly bear habitat! For more information, park and trail maps please click here to view the BC Parks web page for this park.

Another great source for hiking trails in the region is the Vernon Outdoors Club. Follow the link to visit their page. They operate on a volunteer basis to organize group hikes as well as some trail maintenance. They also put together a very comprehensive trail guide for the area. 

Finally, visit the  Monashee Tourism  website hiking page for a few local hikes and wanders!

GOLFING


The rural countryside of Lumby and Cherryville offers visitors the opportunity to golf without long wait times and crowded courses. The peaceful landscape provides an escape where a person can enjoy some peace and quiet while also testing their skills. Golfing in the Monashee is a breathtaking experience as the courses here are blended seamlessly within the surrounding natural beauty. Unspoiled by cookie-cutter, strip-mall developments, we offer an eclectic mix of unique courses filled with all types of towering trees, mountain views and river glimpses that most tried-and-true golf destination visitors will never see. All this for greens fees that make you feel like you flew back into the 50's.

RIVER RIDGE GOLF COURSE
Located on Highway 6 in Cherryville, along the banks of the Shuswap River. Golfers of all skill levels will find it a challenging course. The course has BCGA and ICGA ratings, and a Slope rating for both men and women. You can also stop in for some fine dining at the club house restaurant.

THE LUMBY GOLF COURSE
Boasting a view that few can match. The nine-hole course opened in 1961, and the first year saw sheep mowing the fairways. The course operates without irrigation, with their sand greens being oiled. The pace is leisurely, and there is rarely a wait for tee times.

THE COLDSTREAM GOLF COURSE
Located on the corner of Hwy 6 and Dure Meadow Road west of Lumby, Coldstream Golf Course provides a casual, unhurried golf experience and weekday afternoon specials. The Par 4, nine-hole course caters to all levels of skill, offering 3 tee choices from beginner to pro and boasts the longest Par 5 in the valley at 600 yards. Sprawning salmon in Duteau Creek, eagles flying over scenic surroundings, and abundant species of birds and wildlife make your game a natural experience.

WATER SPORTS

Within an easy drive of Lumby you'll have access to both Mabel and Kalamalka Lakes. Both of these lakes are prime destinations for camping, boating, fishing, swimming, floating and pretty much everything else you can think of to do in a big, gorgeous, clean lake. There are so many small lakes sprinkled around the area that people haven't had time to name them all. Some of these can be accessed by paved roads, others by gravel road driving and still more by walking or atv-ing in. These lakes are perfect little getaways for back country camping, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming or for no other reason than a nice walk to a pretty destination. To find one of these watery gems, pick yourself up a copy of the back roads map book for this region, or any other regional back country guide. 

HANGLIDING & PARAGLIDING


Both Lavington and Lumby have stations to begin hang gliding. These facilities cater to all skill levels from learners to world competitors as every few years Lumby hosts the World Hang Gliding Championships! Hang gliding enthusiasts will appreciate the bird's eye view they will get flying through the sky over Lumby. A favorite with both local and visiting pilots, the Cooper's Launch is a public launch site found up Trinity Valley via Defies Creek. Saddle Mountain is also a great private launch, but is restricted to those accompanied by a local pilot. King Edward and Vernon Mountain both provide a gentle grassy slope for take-off and have no shortage of large fields for landing.

The Lumby Valley and area is known all over the world as the Hang Gliding and Paragliding competition capital of Canada for its friendly people and winds, semi arid climate, numerous safe launches and of course the Great Thermal Lift! 

The Lumby Air Force started in 1975 when they hosted the first Hang Gliding competition during Lumby Days in that year. Since then many National, Provincial and Regional competitions have been successfully hosted in Lumby. Lumby has the best areas for racing around a course rather than just racing down wind. This requires an extra level of pilot proficiency to win this type of event.

To learn first hand about hangliding and paragliding in Lumby visit the Paraglide Canada site and the Freedom Flight Park  home page.


Hours of Operation
Summer hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
1882 Vernon Street, Lumby, British Columbia, Canada