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Enderby (City) / Fortune Creek / Tsuius Creek

Phone : (250) 838-7230
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Enderby, BC (Nearby: Grindrod, Grandview Bench, Deep Creek, Armstrong, Ranchero)

  • Enderby (City)
  • Fortune Creek
  • Tsuius Creek

619 Cliff Avenue
Enderby, British Columbia
V0E 1V0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Enderby - Originally known as Spallumcheen, Steamboat Landing, Fortune's Landing, Lambly's Landing, or Belvidere.
  • One afternoon in 1887, Mrs. George R. Lawes had some friends in for tea. The Shuswap (then the Spallumcheen) River was in flood, moving one of the ladies to recite a poem by Jean Ingelow, 'The High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire.' It begins:
  • The old mayor climbed the belfry tower, The ringers rang by two, by three; 'Pull, if ye never pulled before;
  • Good ringers, pull your best,' quoth he. 'Play uppe, play uppe, O Boston bells! Play all your changes, all your swells, Play uppe 'The Brides of Enderby.''
  • The musical name of Enderby so enchanted the ladies that they decided to make that the name of their settlement. Ottawa acquiesced, and Enderby post office opened on 1 November 1887.
  • Fortune Creek - After Alexander Leslie Fortune, one of the Overlanders of 1862. In 1866 he became the first settler in the North Okanagan, where he lived until his death in 1915.
  • A monument to him in Enderby (formerly Fortune's Landing) describes him as 'A Friend of all Classes and Creeds Indian and White. A Gracious Gentleman.'
  • Tsuius Creek - Tsuius comes from the same Okanagan Indian word as Osoyoos and means simply 'the narrows,' in this instance referring to where Mabel Lake narrows at the creek's delta.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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  • Willshore Lake, 6km
  • Waby Lake, 9km
  • Reeves Lake, 8km
  • Saltwell Lake, 12km
  • Schindler Lake, 12km
  • Bergerac Lake, 12km
  • Parkinson Lake, 9km
  • Memorial Mountain, 14km
  • Mount Rose, 14km
  • Fortune Lake, 19km
  • Silver Star Lakes, 19km
  • Proctor Lake, 19km
  • Mount Swanson, 15km
  • Otter Lake, 18km
  • Rosemond Lake, 19km
  • Sovereign Lake, 21km
  • Silver Star Mountain, 21km
  • Major Mutrie Lake, 18km
  • Mount Ida, 16km
  • Horseshoe Lake, 19km
  • Round Lake, 19km
  • Dixon Lake, 27km
  • Madeline Lake, 20km
  • Heart Lake, 19km
  • Swan Lake, 27km
  • Mara Lake, 27km
  • Goose Lake, 27km
  • Seidner Lake, 23km
  • Conn Lake, 23km
  • Bastion Mountain, 30km
  • Pritchard Lake, 23km
  • Becker Lake, 32km
  • Kanaka Lake, 26km
  • Bardolph Lake, 32km
  • Mount Tappen, 28km
  • Spa Lake, 22km
  • Hidden Lake, 23km
  • Arthur Lake, 23km
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  • Beaverjack Lake, 29km
  • Elbow Lake, 26km
  • Baird Lake, 25km
  • White Lake, 38km