Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park
Mountain lakes, rugged trails, secluded marine campgrounds
Long before European settlers came to the region, the park and surrounding area held a rich history to First Nations. The people of the Syilx tmixx nation would use Wild Horse Canyon as a way to trap wild horses, which later gave way to its English name. Trails in the region date back to the late 1800s with some of the first trails passing through Wild Horse Canyon and Goode’s Creek Canyon.
There are still signs of the various pack trails traversing the park from the days when the trapping and selling of furs was a part of everyday commerce.
In 1944, Chinese-Canadian soldiers trained in commando skills at Commando Bay and in Wild Horse Canyon.