Osoyoos (Town) / Inkaneep Creek / Kruger Mountain / Richter Pass / Sidley

Phone : (250) 495-6515
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Osoyoos, BC (Nearby: East Osoyoos, Inkaneep, Oliver, Fairview, Eagle Bluff)

  • Inkaneep Creek
  • Inkaneep Creek
  • Kruger Mountain
  • Osoyoos
  • Richter Pass
  • Sidley

8707 Main Street
Osoyoos, British Columbia
V0H 1V0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Inkaneep Creek - From the Okanagan Indian word meaning 'bottom end.'
  • Kruger Mountain - After Theodore Kruger (182999). A native of Hanover, Germany, he took part in the Fraser River and Cariboo gold rushes, later becoming the HBC manager and then an independent merchant at Osoyoos.
  • Osoyoos - Comes from the Okanagan Indian word meaning 'sand bar across,' referring to the long strip of land that almost cuts Osoyoos Lake in two. (Cf. Tsuius Creek).
  • Nobody knows for sure how the initial o was added, though there is a story that Peter O'Reilly, magistrate at Hope in 1858, jocularly suggested that adding an o would give dignity to the Indian name.
  • Osoyoos appears on the maps as early as 1860. The village of Osoyoos was incorporated in 1946. Oldtimers still call the place 'Soo-yoos.' An early name for Osoyoos Lake, Forks Lake,
  • came from its proximity to the confluence of the Okanagan and Similkameen Rivers.
  • Richter Pass - After Francis Xavier Richter (1837-1910). A native of Bohemia, he came to British Columbia in 1860, helping to build the HBC post at Keremeos and taking charge of the company's packhorses there.
  • He began pre-empting land in the Cawston area about 1865 and ended up owning some 5,000 acres, which constituted the R Ranch (later the Cawston Ranch).
  • In 1895 he bought a ranch near Keremeos, where he planted the first commercial apple orchard in the area.
  • Sidley - After Richard G. Sidley, the first settler. In 1905 he stated that he owned 12,000 acres. (For his radical politics, see Anarchist Mountain.)
  • 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:
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  • Osoyoos Lake, 2km
  • Mount Kruger, 5km
  • Blue Lake, 7km
  • Kilpoola Lake, 7km
  • Deadman Lake, 9km
  • Water Dog Lake, 11km
  • Spotted Lake, 9km
  • Conifryd Lake, 10km
  • Anarchist Mountain, 10km
  • Richter Lake, 11km
  • Tugulnuit Lake, 19km
  • Frank Lake, 13km
  • Richter Mountain, 16km
  • Mount Kobau, 17km
  • Gallagher Lake, 23km
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  • Vaseux Lake, 27km
  • Baldy Mountain, 22km
  • Madden Lake, 25km
  • Mount Keogan, 27km
  • Ripley Lake, 26km
  • Mahoney Lake, 30km
  • Green Lake, 31km
  • Taylor Lake, 28km
  • Orofino Mountain, 28km
  • Mount Hawthorne, 33km
  • White Lake, 33km
  • Mount McLellan, 36km
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