Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Lumby styles itself the "Hiking Capital of Canada" with some justification. Within easy reach of the village, more than 100 trails cover hundreds of kilometers of tremendously diverse terrain and ecosystems.
Varied Hiking Terrain
Since Lumby lies in the transition zone between the semi-arid Okanagan Valley and the interior rainforest of the Monashee Mountains, hikers can explore dry grasslands, ponderosa pine parkland, old growth cedar/hemlock forests, alpine wildflower meadows and mountain top glaciers.
Around Lumby hikers can trek to four different waterfalls and expect to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife. The region is home to bald eagles and a host of songbirds. Rivers and creeks host spawning salmon, while mountain trails can produce sightings of whitetail and mule deer, moose, caribou, mountain goats, cougars, wolverines, black and grizzly bears.