Otter Lake at Tulameen, B.C. is located just
a 3.5 hour drive from Vancouver in the recreational paradise of the south Okanagan.
Otter Lake is approximately 5 km long and fed by fresh mountain runoff and natural spring water. Large numbers of otter, beaver and red squirrel inhabit the area, as well as deer, black bear and moose. The area is a favourite spot for picnics, fishing, swimming, boating, and water skiing in the summer; and snowmobiling, skating, and cross country skiing in the winter. The Trans Canada Trail runs right through town and by the east side of the lake (across from the home). The town has a General Store called the "Tulameen Trading Post", with gas pumps, restaurant, post office and BC Liquor Store outlet. There is also a library and small museum.
Lynn's big 18.3 lb trout caught caught at Otter Lake on May 27th 2007!
Maybe it should be called Beaver Lake?
There is a large beavers' den on the lake and the beavers,
otters, deer, eagles and other wildlife are regularly seen.
The historic Coalmont Hotel established in 1911.
Recently renovated. Makes for a nice day trip or bike
ride on the Trans Canada Trail from Tulameen.
BC Adventure - Otter Lake
Road Conditions - Hwy 3
Road Conditions - Coalmont Road