White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture
White Valley is the area covered by Electoral Areas “D” (Rural Lumby), “E” (Cherryville) and the Village of Lumby. White Valley Parks, Recreation & Culture is governed by the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) through the White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee (WVPRCAC), whose membership includes one representative from each of the three jurisdictions. The Village of Lumby provides all parks and facility management services under contract to Regional District of North Okanagan. These include the White Valley Community Centre, Pat Duke Arena, Lumby Curling Club, Oval Park and Royals Park.
Groups using the White Valley fields or facilities must have insurance. User groups can obtain their own insurance, or can purchase it online at:
White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture is managed through a maintenance contract by the Village of Lumby.
For information regarding parks & facilities booking and all general inquiries please contact the RDNO
Explore the Salmon Trail while in Lumby. These scenic trails follow the Bessette and Duteau creeks, the easternmost spawning grounds of Pacific Coho and Chinook Salmon. There are three trails connected via downtown streets. Each trail has information, art and activities on varying themes. The environments you find along the trails range from the Cottonwood riparian habitat to the industrial land that is indicative of Lumby’s association with forest products. The trails are a first step towards developing a harmonious coexistence between industry and our natural environment.
The Lumby Visitor Centre offers free Salmon Trail tours from June to August. Join our student guides on an informative and beautiful stroll through the Lumby Salmon Trail. Walks as short as 1km and as long as 8 km are offered on terrain that is flat and accessible to wheelchairs, prams, and bicycles. To get the most out of your visit, start at the Visitor Centre where you can obtain a trails passport and a childrens activity guide or even request an educational guided tour. Your leashed pet is welcome and doggie bags are provided.
Interpretative signs, activities, and scenery make the trails interesting and fun for everyone at any time of the year. Touch and play activities will interest young children while puzzles and discovery points will captivate the attention of older children and adults. Benches provide frequent resting spots while picnic tables make the trails a perfect spot for a snack.
The trails are an ideal location to hold events such as benefit races, bird counts, community walks, and group and school outings. For help in planning your event or to take part in one of the several year round events occurring on the trails contact the Lumby Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-547-2300 and visit www.monasheetourism.com
In 2013, the municipality adopted the Salmon Trail Maintenance Policy that allows the preservation of the Salmon Trail to remain in its natural state.
Village of Lumby Tree Policy
Just in time for Lumby Days, the White Valley Spray Park and outdoor fitness equipment opened to the public on June 7th, 2013. This project was made possible through funding from the Province of BC’s Community Recreation Program, as well as community donations from the Lumby Lion’s Club and a local non-profit, Teddy’s Devils Martin’s Angels. Hard work by the Village of Lumby staff ensured that the park was ready to open in time for their annual celebration.
The spray park will be open throughout the summer from 8 am to 8 pm. (2020). Due to COVID 19, these times can change without notice.