There are an endless number of things to do in and around Enderby BC! While it was difficult to choose, we’ve rounded up 24 of our favourite things to do here in Enderby. Whether you’re a long-time local or a first-time visitor, there’s bound to be something new to explore in this wonderful area!

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1. Hike Up The Enderby Cliffs

The Enderby Cliffs hiking trail is one of the most interesting things to do in Enderby. The iconic Enderby Cliffs not only signify that you are, in fact, in Enderby, they also offer breathtaking panoramic rewards to those who trek to the top of them. Now a Class A provincial park covering 2,246 hectares, the Cliffs boast a hiking-only trail, leading hikers through lush wilderness, volcanic rock and fossil sites. Once on top, watch for soaring birds playing on the updrafts created by the steep rock face! Don’t forget to bring good footwear and plenty of water.

  • Access: Parking and trail access at the end of Brash-Allen Rd.
  • Open: April – October
  • Duration: 1.5 – 3 hrs up and 1.5 – 3 hrs down
  • Difficulty: Strenuous with steep sections

More details at the park’s website (http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/enderby_cliffs/).

2. Watch A Movie (Or Two) At The Starlight Drive-In

The Starlight Drive-In Theatre features North America’s largest drive-in screen. This attraction is sure to be one of the highlights of your Enderby experience! There’s room for everyone, no matter what you’re driving. Sitting out in front of vehicles with blankets and lawn chairs is not only allowed, but encouraged. The 120 x 50 foot screen, spacious grounds with ample room for a pre-movie picnic, and the affordable concessions all combine to create a fabulous family experience you’ll want to repeat. The Starlight Drive-In movie theatre is located on Highway 97A, just south of Enderby.

Check showtimes: http://www.starlightdrivein.ca/

3. Tube Down The River (Do The River Float)

Tubing is a very popular thing to do in Enderby, with a variety floating experiences available depending on the time of year, type of watercraft used, and location of the trip. Life jackets are required. Bring your own equipment or rent from a local vendor (like https://www.gatewaylivingfitness.com/).

Here are 3 of the top river float tubing routes in Enderby, BC:

  • Trinity Bridge to Eby Hand Launch (2.5 kms)
  • Belvedere Park to Tuey Park (2.5 km)
  • Eby Hand Launch to Belvedere Park (11 kms)

Details and tubing tips in this article: https://www.explorethemap.com/enderby-shuswap-river-float/

4. Shop & Dine In Downtown Enderby

Shop for beautiful jewellery, unique gift items, men’s and women’s clothing, furniture, gorgeous flowers and great bargains in downtown Enderby. Dine indoors or out at one of several restaurants in the downtown core. Get a manicure and pedicure, stop for coffee, check out the local real estate listings, find a special antique, visit the library, do some banking, or go grocery shopping – all within a two-block radius. A hardware store, bakery, gym, restaurants, and a thriving small industrial area are all within walking distance of the main street.

Enderby Business Directory: https://www.enderbychamber.com/enderby-bc-directory/

splatsin community center - view inside during market - photo from home for the harvest - mj duford

5. Visit The Splatsin Community Center

The Splatsin Community Center is a stunning location just off the highway along the southern stretch in Enderby. This cultural center combines traditional First Nations’ architecture with modern sustainable building techniques, including a living roof. The center is a popular venue for markets, cultural events, and other attractions.

Learn more about the Community Center here: https://splatsincentre.ca/

6. Learn At The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre

The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, located 25 kms east of Enderby, is a great place to explore riverside trails and learn about salmon, fishing, the river, and local biodiversity. The award-winning facility is nestled amongst 10 acres of cedar-hemlock rainforest situated along the banks of the Shuswap River. It is a community-run salmon hatchery and a ‘living classroom.’

Hundreds of school children and other curious learners visit the centre each year to learn about the importance of salmon, watershed protection and restoration, take part in activities and events, release salmon fry into the river, and explore the forest on marked trails. You can take a tour of the hatchery, and go inside a traditional First Nations’ dwelling called a kekuli. The centre also hosts an egg take public event each Thanksgiving weekend to collect salmon eggs and milt to produce some of next year’s baby salmon.

More details at their website: https://www.kingfishercentre.org/

7. Picnic On The Beach At Tuey Park

Tuey park is a sandy spot along the Shuswap River right in the town of Enderby. Days spent here are a favourite Enderby attraction for many locals and visitors alike. The water is generally shallow in this location and the sand is perfect for making sandcastles! There is also a grassy area, shaded spots, and lots of parking. While there are no flush toilets, there are outhouses available.

Visit the Enderby Parks website: https://www.enderbychamber.com/activities/parks/

8. Grab A Paddle (Kayak, Canoe, Raft, or Stand-Up-Paddleboard)

For an active experience, paddle down the Shuswap River or along the serene shores of Mabel Lake. There are calm spots on the water perfect for canoeing and SUP-ing, and also whitewater rapids for the more adventurous paddlers out there! Shuswap Paddle Adventures provides equipment rentals, whitewater kayak courses, and guided group whitewater rafting.

Shuswap River Paddle Adventures: https://www.paddleshuswap.com/

9. Explore The Shuswap River

One of the more distinct features of Enderby & District is the beloved Shuswap River, flowing west from Mabel Lake to Mara Lake. In the early days, the river was a primary source for the transportation of goods. The infamous river drives occurred on the Shuswap River from the late 1800s to 1967. Logs were run down the river from Sugar Lake to the sawmill and pole yards in Enderby. Today, the river is a recreational paradise for those seeking pristine nature or amazing adventure. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, rafting, fishing and swimming opportunities can all be found in abundance along the Shuswap River.

For nature lovers, this area is home to countless bird species including blue herons, eagles, hawks, cranes and more! Keep those eyes open and cameras ready because you never know when an opportunity to see wildlife will present itself!

The Shuswap River is of tremendous ecological and cultural importance to the area. Its waters act as the lifeline for our salmon who continue to return to the Shuswap from July to October. Treating the river with the respect it deserves is of the utmost importance to our community and we ask that anybody enjoying the river adopts this philosophy. Please pack out what you pack in!

More info on Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuswap_River

10. Do A Wine Tasting At The Waterside Winery

Waterside Winery just north of Enderby is a young vineyard opened by Branko and Debbie Juric in the fall of 2014. Since 2009, the couple has cultivated six varieties of grapes on their rural property including the winter-hardy Ortega and Siegerrebe. These aromatic and flavourful grapes provide good yields while being disease resistant. They have developed a nice selection of wines that include Marechal Foch, Okanagan Sweet Cru and Rosé, which they invite you to sample in their bright tasting room.

Check out their website here: https://www.watersidewinery.com/

11. Run, Swim, & Play At Barnes Park

Barnes Park is ideal for families. Large areas of flat grass are perfect for a game of soccer or Frisbee while the outdoor heated pool, playground, skateboard park, and basketball court give the kids lots to do. There is also a covered picnic area and a gazebo with interesting local artifacts from the Enderby Museum.

Visit the Enderby Parks website: https://www.enderbychamber.com/activities/parks/

12. Enjoy Nature At Gardom Lake

For a quiet day of bird watching, fishing or swimming, make a trip to Gardom Lake. The lake has a motor limit to ensure quietude. It is also home to a large population of painted turtles. A regional park, a boat launch, two year-round camps, and rental cabins are all available.

More information from the local stewardship society: https://www.gardomlakestewards.org/gardom-lake-facts

wildflowers on hill by enderby bc

13. Camp and Fish Off The Beaten Path

Scenic Hidden Lake is perfect for a camping weekend of swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing with the family. Pitch a tent and enjoy a quiet fishing weekend with a small boat or canoe at the remote Baird Lake located past Hidden Lake or at Noreen, Holiday or Stony Lake, a trio of marshy lakes in the hills above the northwest corner of Mabel Lake. Good fishing and bird watching are available at Elbow, Grassy, Dale and Spruce Lakes but the May 2014 washout of Dale Lake has eliminated access from Cooke Creek Road. Current access via Kingfisher-Three Valley Gap Road requires some local knowledge and good tires. Kidney Lake off Kingfisher-Three Valley Gap Road is still a great fishing hole, as is Rosemond Lake, which is only accessible by canoe or rowboat at the south end of Mara Lake.

Find recreation sites on the provincial interactive map: http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/default.aspx

14. Bike The Back Road To Grindrod

A jaunt through North Enderby on Enderby-Grindrod Road will take you to Grindrod. This small community situated beside the Shuswap River features the Riverfront Pub where you’ll find great food, music and people, a store, a community hall and Grindrod Park, which has a walking path, bathrooms and access to the river.

Here’s the Enderby-Grindrod Road

15. Visit Grandview Bench

A right turn from Grindrod off the highway brings you to breathtaking views along Grandview Bench Road. Grandview Bench residents congregate at a community hall for events and activities while the Larch Hills Ski Area provides winter and summer recreation opportunities for everyone.

16. Enjoy Fresh Blueberries at Mabel Lake Farms

Mabel Lake Farms, along the Enderby-Mabel lake corridor, is a lovely place to stop for a coffee, baked treat, and some delicious fresh blueberries. This spot is pretty enough to be a popular wedding venue in the summer (and a top snowmobiling destination in the winter). Make sure to stop here while you’re out enjoying all the lovely things to do around Enderby!

More details at their site, here: https://mabellakefarms.com/

17. Golf at Mabel Lake

Mabel Lake Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 36 golf course featuring mature forested areas, rock walls, generous ponds, and stunning mountain views. The trails are paved. This golf course was designed by Les Furber.

Golf course details here: https://mabellakegolf.com/

18. Visit The Sunnybrae Winery Tasting Room

The aptly-named Sunnybrae Winery nestled below Bastion Mountain in Tappen boasts its own micro-climate perfect for grape growing. Five varieties of cool-climate grapes grown since 2005 at the south-sloping volcanic ash vineyard enjoy warm summer days and cool evening breezes. The result is a fine selection of white, red and rosé wines produced on site using 100 per cent B.C.-grown grapes. Barry and Nancy Turner invite people to their craftsman-style winery to enjoy the fabulous views and sample some product in the tasting room.

More details at their site: https://www.sunnybraewinery.com/

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19. Explore Local Rural Agriculture

Agriculture s a big part of the Enderby area and much of the local economy is derived from its many forms. There are farmers of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats, bison, alpacas, llamas and emus. The weather supports a wide array of fruits and vegetables including plums, apples, strawberries, cherries, potatoes, tomatoes, corn, peas and much more. Visit a farmers’ market in Enderby, Kingfisher, or Grindrod and find local honey, eggs, produce, chocolate, meat and more. Or step into an agricultural experience at community events like the Garlic Festival in Grindrod, the Plowing Match in Spallumcheen, and the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong.

20. Walk Along The River At Belvidere Park

Belvidere Park is a great place to enjoy the natural beauty of Enderby, eat a picnic lunch, and walk along the river. A viewing platform lets you watch for birds and other wildlife. Located in the heart of downtown, the park acts as a venue for free concerts and community events. Public washrooms are located in the Visitor Centre at the park.

Visit the Enderby Parks website: https://www.enderbychamber.com/activities/parks/

21. See The Goats At The Log Barn

The Log Barn is a roadside farm-themed tourist stop along Highway 97A (south of Enderby) that sells meats, cheeses, baked goods, sweets, and other treats. What used to be a small farm stand has evolved to include an aerial goat walk and a varied assortment of commercial sculptures (especially dinosaurs).

Here’s their website: https://www.logbarn1912.ca/

22. Play Baseball At Riverside Park

Riverside Park provides ball diamonds, a large gazebo, washrooms, and playground plus easy access to a boat launch, swimming and the Riverwalk. The adjacent Riverside RV Park offers treed sites, showers, summer kitchen, barbecue pit and washrooms.

Visit the Enderby Parks website: https://www.enderbychamber.com/activities/parks/

23. Research History At The Enderby Museum

The Enderby & District Museum is located in downtown Enderby, and features both visual displays as well as a reference room for accessing local archives. Learn about the area and delve into some research of your own!

Website: https://enderbymuseum.ca/

24. Get a Photo With The Giant Lawnmower At The Deep Creek Tool Museum

The Deep Creek Tool Museum, located at 91 Deep Creek Road in Enderby is known for its collection of tools and mechanical items. Some tools are antiques, others are just plain cool! Try to get a tour with the curator, Herb, to get a better sense of the unique tools on display.

More details here: https://www.enderbychamber.com/activities/deep-creek-tool-museum/