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City of Enderby
—  City  —
Location of Enderby in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°33′3″N 119°08′23″W / 50.55083°N 119.13972°W / 50.55083; -119.13972
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Okanagan
Regional district North Okanagan
Founded 1866, by Alexander Leslie Fortune (first white settler)
Incorporated 1905
Government
 - Governing body Enderby City Council
 - Mayor Dee Wejr
 - MP Colin Mayes
 - MLA George Abbott
Area
 - Total 4.22 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Elevation 360 m (1,181 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 2,828
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0E
Highways 97A
Waterways Shuswap River

Enderby is a city in the North Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. The city is built along the banks of the Shuswap River, which connects Mabel Lake to the east, and Mara Lake to the north. Highway 97A passes through Enderby, running next to a branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is approximately 80 km north of Kelowna, and 130 km east of Kamloops.

The Enderby & District area is made up of the communities of Enderby, Ashton Creek, Grandview Bench, Grindrod, Kingfisher (Mabel Lake), Mara, Spallumcheen Indian Band, Springbend and Trinity Valley. They are connected by the Shuswap River, and cover an area of 2,108.46 square kilometres.

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Industry

There is a variety of agriculture and industry in the town, including dairy farming, cattle ranching, grain and fertilizer production, mills and value-added wood products. Other nearby farms include diverse livestock such as llamas, bison, and deer. The tourism industry focuses on the Shuswap River and the surrounding area, as well as the Enderby Cliffs hiking trail.

Recreation

Recreation in Enderby is dominated by outdoor activities, with boating, hunting, fishing and wilderness vacation resorts popular with Canadians and international holidaymakers. At the meeting of Mabel lake and Shuswap river is the Mabel Lake Resort & Airpark, and Mabel Lake Golf and Country Club.

To the east of Enderby is Hunters Range Trail System - a high quality snowmobile range (approximately 200 square kilometres of groomed & ungroomed trails), and the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Trails. During the summer months they provide good biking and hiking trails. There are an abundance of fishing opportunities in the area, with three well known lakes - Mabel Lake (Perimeter: 79.7 km, Elevation 395 m, Max Depth 200 m, Mean Depth 120 m), Hidden Lake (Perimeter 6.7 km, Elevation 650 m, Max Depth 46 m, Mean Depth 18 m), and Mara Lake (Perimeter 42.2 km, Elevation 347 m, Max Depth 46 m, Mean Depth 18 m).

Shuswap First Nations

The Spallumcheen Indian Band are regarded as being the original inhabitants of the Enderby area. They are one of 17 bands of the Secwepemc People, known by non-natives as the Shuswap. They have lived in the area for 10,000 years.

Geographical Facts

Latitude-Longitude: 50°33′03.0″N 119°08′22.7″W / 50.55083°N 119.139639°W / 50.55083; -119.139639 elevation: 360 metres

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Coordinates: 50°33′03.0″N 119°08′22.7″W / 50.55083°N 119.139639°W / 50.55083; -119.139639








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