About The Area

EXPERIENCE HIGHWAY 6

Highway 6, between Lumby and Nakusp, known as the famous Powder Highway to snow lovers, is one of the best motorcycle routes in British Columbia and the world! The ups and downs of this winding mountain highway offer an exciting and scenic trip. From the rolling desert hills and orchards of the Okanagan Valley on the west side, through to the majestic foothills of the Monashee Mountains and Monashee Pass down to the Needles/Fauquier Ferry in the east, Highway 6 serves as the gateway to the Kootenays. Crossing Lower Arrow Lake on the Needles/Fauquier ferry provides some amazing scenery for your journey as you head to the idyllic community of Nakusp at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains.

The Gold Panner Campground is located centrally along the Highway 6 Circle route. We offer the first services west of the Needles/Fauquier ferry.

HIKES, FOOD, ATTRACTIONS AND RELAXATION

There are also many incredible outdoor activities only a short drive away. Visit Keefer, Echo, Sugar or Mabel Lakes. All offer perfect conditions for boating, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, and fishing.

This area has also been dubbed by some, the hiking capital of Canada. Hike the Twin Creek, Camels Hump, Mount Beaven, Monashee Lake, Pinnacle Lake, Vista Pass, Spectrum Lake trails or go for the big time and do the Mark Berger traverse.

For a more leisurely pace visit Triple Island Cheese Farm to try some cheese and fresh produce, check out the local wares made by Cherryville artisans at the Gift Shop behind Franks Store, or grab a game of golf at the Cherryville golf course. Before driving off to your next destination fill your tank and stock up on other essentials at locally owned convenience stores: Frank’s General Store and the Cherryville Emporium.