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Naramata / Arawana ~ Creek

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Naramata, BC (Nearby: Trout Creek, Poplar Grove, Crescent Beach, Chute Lake, Summerland)

  • Naramata
  • Arawana ~ Creek

225 Robinson Ave
Naramata, British Columbia
V0H 1N0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Naramata - John Moore Robinson, who founded Naramata in 1907, tells us that he got the name -
  • from the denizens of the spirit world through the mediumship of Mrs. J. M. Gillespie, one of the most prominent spiritualistic lecturers and mediums of the American Spiritualistic Church.
  • Big Moose was a Sioux Indian Chief, and he dearly loved his wife of whom he spoke in the most endearing terms, and he gave us her name as Narramattah, and he said she was the 'Smile of Manitou.'
  • It struck me that this would be a good name for our village which I thought of calling Brighton Beach. We therefore cut out the unnecessary letters and called the town Naramata.
  • Mrs. Gillespie's first husband had lived in Australia, and sceptics who do not believe in Big Moose suspect that Naramata is based on some Australian aboriginal name such as that of Paramatta, near Sydney.
  • Arawana ~ Creek - Earlier Naramata Siding, but the name was changed to avoid confusion with Naramata when railway tickets were written. The new name was possibly taken from a popular song, 'Arrah Wannah,' written by Theodore F. Morse around 1906.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Naramata Lake, 7km
  • Elinor Lake, 8km
  • Mount Munson, 9km
  • Mount Nkwala, 9km
  • Gemmill Lake, 11km
  • Mount Campbell, 11km
  • Chute Lake, 11km
  • Mount Randolph, 8km
  • Madeline Lake, 11km
  • Divide Lake, 13km
  • Okanagan Mountain, 13km
  • Turnbull Lake, 9km
  • Mount Atkinson, 9km
  • Deep Lake, 9km
  • Baker Lake, 14km
  • Mount Conkle, 9km
  • Oxbow Lake, 12km
  • Norman Lake, 14km
  • Ratnip Lake, 14km
  • Big Meadow Lake, 12km
  • Corporation Lake, 12km
  • Wild Horse Mountain, 12km
  • Blue Mountain, 14km
  • Lebanon Lake, 16km
  • Greyback Lake, 12km
  • Nuttall Lake, 15km
  • Skaha Lake, 20km
  • Mount Eneas, 16km
  • Reed Lake, 15km
  • Derenzy Lake, 22km
  • Frazer Lake, 23km
  • Brent Lake, 18km
  • Garnet Lake, 17km
  • Farleigh Lake, 20km
  • Culper Lake, 23km
  • Jack Smith Lake, 23km
  • Aeneas Lake, 24km
  • Greyback Mountain, 17km
  • Howard Lake, 17km
  • Mount Drought, 25km
  • Mount Christie, 24km
  • Pincushion Mountain, 24km
  • Marron Lake, 26km
  • Agur Lake, 18km
  • Mount Boucherie, 28km
  • Kitley Lake, 28km
  • Crawford Lake, 20km
  • Shannon Lake, 29km
  • Mount McLellan, 29km
  • Prather Lake, 29km