Lumby (population 1,634) is a small community in a beautiful agricultural valley that lies in a region of remarkable ecological diversity ranging from semi-arid to interior rainforest.
People come for hiking, fishing and camping in provincial parks. Some visitors take advantage of terrain that creates ideal thermals for paragliding and hang gliding, while others visit art galleries and studios.
With the Okanagan Highland rising to the west and the Monashee Mountains forming a snow-capped rampart to the east, clear mountain lakes, the Shuswap River and four scenic waterfalls in the region, nature is a close and constant presence.
Hikers hardly know where to start on more than 100 trails in the area known as the "Hiking Capital of Canada." Many of these trails also attract mountain bikers and horseback riders in summer and cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers in winter.