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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Thompson Okanagan  > Beaverdell

Beaverdell
Beaverdell is a small community located 51 km (31 miles) north of Rock Creek and 78 km (51 miles) from Kelowna on Hwy 33.

Mining Boom
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.

Beaverdell Businesses
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.

Great fishing
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.

Beaverdell Creek
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 Recreation Sites.

Hotel Beaverdell
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.

Trapping 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.

Travel and Discovery
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.

Trans 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 of items.

Backcountry Roads
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.

Bear Country
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.

Information on Beaverdell

  • Zack's Creekside Tenting & Rooms-a nice spot to pitch a tent, very handy to the Trans Canada-Kettle Valley Railway Trail
    Phone: (250) 484-5532
    e-mail: zack2852@hotmail.com
  • Highland Cabins
    Box 191
    Beaverdell, BC
    (250) 484-5505
  • Beaverdell RV Park

Beaverdell map
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The Tamarack Lodge
The Tamarack Lodge

 

Beaverdell General Store hoto
Beaverdell General Store

 

Historic Hotel Beaverdell
Historic Hotel Beaverdell

 
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