Population – 1634 (Statistics Canada 2006)
Main Industries – Forestry, agriculture, manufacturing/construction and tourism.
Schools – Two schools serve the Lumby area; J.W. Inglis Elementary School (kindergarten to grade 6) and Charles Bloom Secondary School (grades 7 through 12) . The nearby Okanagan College campus in Vernon is just a thirty minutes away – and offers a rich curriculum in university arts and sciences, trades, and more.
Amenities – Lumby has historically had a focus on healthy living – and currently offers Chiropractic Massage, Physiotherapy, Health Food, Pharmacy, Dental Office and Alternate Health Care centers for the well being of its residents. In addition it has two walk-in health clinics.
The local area hospital is in Vernon - a 30 minute drive.
There are great restaurants and pubs that are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
Grocery, food, automotive, and building supply stores can be found in the Village – as well as financial, construction, legal, and repair services.
Leisure Activities / Local Attractions – As the “Gateway to the Monashee” Lumby offers easy access to three of BC’s finest Provincial Parks; Mable Lake, Echo and Monashee.
The Lumby Museum displays its proud history and is a tribute to its forestry and agricultural roots. From April to October – the Lumby Public Market operates on Saturdays, offering fresh local produce, baked goods, and crafts.
Hiking, biking, camping, hand gliding, golf, horse back riding, snowmobiling, back country skiing and snowshoeing – are just a few of the great outdoor activities in this hidden North Okanagan treasure.
Hunting and fishing are also popular activities in this area – and four of the main nearby lakes; Echo, Mabel, Keefer and Sugar provide some of the finest fishing.