is a small community located 51 km (31 miles) north of Rock
Creek and 78 km (51 miles) from Kelowna
on Hwy 33.
Beaverdell has existed since the early 1900 mining boom took place.
Later Beaverdell served as a railway stop for the now-defunct Kettle
Valley Railway. Today Beaverdell helps service the recreational
industry that the countryside provides.
There is a general store located in Beaverdell which has a postal
outlet, groceries, a liquor outlet, some hardware items and a Laundromat.
Places to stay include Highland Cabins and the Tamarack Lodge. If
you require something to eat or refreshments the Tamarack Lodge
offers a fully licenced lounge and restaurant open for breakfast,
lunch and dinner - telephone 250-484-5348 for more information.
There are approximately 16 small fishing lakes just north of Beaverdell
providing ample fishing opportunities. Most of the lakes have Forest
Service Recreation Sites if you want to camp out.
The road into these lakes is just north of Beaverdell, up Beaverdell
Creek. A good map to obtain is the Boundary Forest District Recreation
Map available at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & the Arts
Unfortunately the Beaverdell Hotel, which was built in 1901 and
recently renovated caught fire and was destroyed on March 28, 2011.
The historic Hotel Beaverdell will be missed as it had a good selection
of home-baked items to eat and was a favourite stop for refreshments
while travelling on the Trans Canada Trail-KVR Route.
Creek Discovery Tour
Other places to explore around Beaverdell include the Trapping Creek
Discovery Tour open from June to October. This is a self-guided
tour where you can witness the efforts made to help restore the
local Rainbow Trout stock. Please allow yourself one hour for the
trip and use the self-guided map that is available.
Besides great fishing, Beaverdell also has other things for you
to discover. Recreation includes cross-country skiing, downhill
skiing and snowboarding at Big White just north of Beaverdell.
Canada Trail-KVR Route
The Trans Canada Trail-KVR Route goes through Beaverdell. This is
a good destination point for which to aim. Zack's Creekside Tenting
is a good spot for you to pitch a tent. If you're running low on
food and provisions, the store in town contains a good selection
There is a great backcountry road requiring a 4x4 that goes from
the mining ghost town of Carmi over the hill into Penticton.
Then if you drive south from Beaverdell to Westrbridge there is
a gravel road up the Christian Valley. This route follows the Kettle
River up to Hwy 6 west of Vernon and east
of Nakusp. There are a number
of Recreation Site campgrounds located on the banks of the Kettle
River along the way.
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Beaverdell,
please remember this is Bear Country. Try to avoid the rivers during
heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears
around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities
of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and
practice good wildlife procedures.
Creekside Tenting & Rooms-a nice spot to pitch a tent, very
handy to the Trans Canada-Kettle Valley Railway Trail
Phone: (250) 484-5532