British Columbia

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The Okanagan area, extending from Vernon to Osoyoos at the United States border, is one of several wine and cider-producing regions in Canada. Other wine regions in British Columbia include the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley. The Southern Interior cities of Kamloops and Penticton have some of the warmest and longest summer climates in Canada (while higher elevations are cold and snowy), although their temperatures are often exceeded north of the Fraser Canyon, close to the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers, where the terrain is rugged and covered with desert-type flora.

Elfrida Pigou

She was born in Vernon, British Columbia, the daughter of Meynell Henry Pigou and his wife Lilian Maud Mackenzie and spent her childhood in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1931. In 1949 she began a climbing career in the mountainous regions of BC and Washington State that made her perhaps the most distinguished female climber of her generation in Canada. Pigou became a member of the Alpine Club of Canada in 1948, and this served as her introduction to the world of mountains climbing.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), also known formerly as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881. The railroad is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, which began operations as legal owner in a corporate restructuring in 2001.

World War I

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World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.


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Alberta is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 km2. Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015.


Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 e6km2, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra.

Oliver Wheeler

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The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1921-22. p. 53-55. Wheeler, E.O. "Mt. Everest Expedition/1921." The Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 13. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1923. p. 1-25. Wheeler, E.O. "ACC Golden Jubilee." The Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 39. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1956. p. 3-24. In Memoriam. The Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 45. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1962. p. 160-163. Wheeler, A.O. "The Alpine Club of Canada in Strathcona Park." The Canadian Alpine Journal. Vol. 5. The Alpine Club of Canada. Banff, Alberta. 1913. p. 82-95. 4237 Dr.

Greater Vernon

Greater Vernon is a conglomeration of municipalities centred on Vernon, British Columbia, which is a city in the Okanagan region of Canada. The metropolitan area includes Vernon itself, in addition to Coldstream, as well as Coldstream's neighborhood of Lavington. The Greater Vernon area is served by School District 22 Vernon, which provides school services for children in the area. Its population was 58,584 at the 2011 census, a 5.7 percent increase from its population during the 2006 census, which was 55,418. 38,150 of those that live in Greater Vernon are based in Vernon.

Coldstream, British Columbia

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The Member of Parliament is Mel Arnold (Okanagan—Shuswap) and the Member of the Legislative Assembly is Eric Foster (Okanagan-Vernon). The Greater Vernon area was once based in forestry and agriculture. However, manufacturing, retail trade and services are now the primary industries. A suburban community known as Middleton Mountain is located in Coldsteam at the north end of Kalamalka Lake. Covered by School District 22 Vernon, Coldstream is home to Coldstream Elementary School, Kidston Elementary School and Kalamalka Secondary School. The municipality is served by the Vernon campus of Okanagan College.

Arthur Oliver Wheeler

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Wheeler took her objections to heart, and as a result, when the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was founded in 1906, Arthur Oliver Wheeler became its first President and Elizabeth Parker became its first Secretary. The Alpine Club of Canada was his most important contribution. He was involved in every phase of the club's activities for the last thirty-eight years of his life. He served as President of the ACC from 1906 to 1910, and then Managing Director for 16 years from 1907 to 1930. The year following the founding of the Club, he prepared the first issue of the Canadian Alpine Journal and was its editor for 20 years until 1927.

Elizabeth Parker (journalist)

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She co-founded the Alpine Club of Canada in 1906 with Arthur Oliver Wheeler. In 1902, she was working at the Manitoba Free Press (now the Winnipeg Free Press), when American Alpine Club president, Charles Fay, proposed to establish a Canadian chapter of the American club. Amidst nationalistic ideals, she wrote scathing criticism of the idea, and instead helped to establish the Alpine Club of Canada as an independent Canadian mountaineering organization.

Okanagan Indian Band

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*Okanagan people * Okanagan Indian Band Website Duck Lake Indian Reserve No. 7, on the north shore of Ellison Lake and on the banks of Vernon Creek, 179.10 ha. 50°N, -119.4°W. Harris Indian Reserve No. 3, two miles southeast of Otter Lake, 64.80 ha. 50.38333°N, -119.23333°W. Okanagan Indian Reserve No. 1, in the Okanagan Valley between Okanagan Lake and the Salmon River, 10302 ha. 50.35°N, -119.31667°W. Otter Lake Indian Reserve No. 2, at the south end of Otter Lake, nine miles north of Vernon, 25 ha. 50.4°N, -119.25°W. Priest's Valley Indian Reserve No. 6, on Vernon Creek at its mouth on the east side of Okanagan Lake, southwest of Vernon, 33.60 ha. 50.25°N, -119.33333°W.

Canadian Alpine Journal

The Canadian Alpine Journal is the yearly magazine of the Alpine Club of Canada. It serves as a worldwide journal of record for achievements in climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, and exploration of mountains. The magazine is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Each issue contains feature stories about notable climbs, written by the participants, as well as short notes by climbers about new and noteworthy achievements. Some general articles about mountaineering, mountain medicine, the mountain environment, or other topics are also sometimes included. Each issue includes book reviews, memorials of deceased members, and club activities.

Armstrong, British Columbia

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The City of Armstrong is located in the North Okanagan of the Canadian province of British Columbia, between Vernon and Enderby. It overlooks the Spallumcheen Valley, which forms a broad pass between the Okanagan Valley to the south and the Shuswap Country to the north, and is about 480 km from each of Vancouver, B.C., Calgary, Alberta, Spokane and Seattle, Washington. The town of Armstrong celebrated its centennial in 2013. Armstrong is a rural community and commercial center in the North Okanagan, with agriculture, grain farming of alfalfa and wheat, logging, and ranching being traditional economic activities.

Village Green Centre

Village Green Centre is a 364,474 square leasable foot shopping mall located in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, in the Okanagan Valley. It is the second largest mall in Okanagan. The enclosed mall is home to about 60 stores and services. Target Canada's lease is now held by Canadian Tire. The mall is served by public transit with BC Transit Vernon Regional Transit System bus routes: The mall is located near British Columbia Highway 97 via 48th Avenue. * Official website - Village Green Centre Hudson's Bay - department store. The Body Shop - personal care. CIBC - bank. Royal Bank of Canada - bank. Winners - consumer goods. Starbucks - coffee retailer. Sport Chek - sports retailer.

Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) is a hospital located in Vernon, British Columbia, a city in the Okanagan region of Canada. Initial examination for constructing a hospital in Vernon began in 1895, when residents of the city demanded a hospital to be created. It was ultimately incorporated in 1897 and serves the North Okanagan regional district. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital offers core physician specialty, and emergency departments, in addition to acute and obstetrical care. This facility is home to 148 beds, although people who would like services that are not offered at the hospital are transferred to the Kelowna General Hospital, which is located in nearby city Kelowna.

Okanagan Lake

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Okanagan Landing (Vernon). Fintry. Carr's Landing. Ewing (Ewing's Landing). Killiney Beach. Okanagan Falls. Okanagan people. Okanagan Trail. List of tributaries of the Columbia River. Kelowna Hydrofest. Skaha Lake. Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Bacon Magazine: The Ogo Pogo. Okanagan Lake History website. Gallery of Okanagan Lake steamboats.

Vernon Regional Transit System

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Vernon Regional Transit System provides bus service to destinations in Vernon, Coldstream and North Okanagan area of British Columbia, using fully accessible low floor transit buses. This transit system is responsible for all local full-service and handyDART public bus transportation, in cooperation with the provincial agency BC Transit. Currently, thirteen scheduled routes are operated under the Vernon Regional Transit System name, as well as various other community bus services. * Vernon Regional Transit System

Okanagan Landing

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Okanagan Landing was annexed to the city of Vernon in 1993, but the Association continues to maintain the area, now known as Paddlewheel Park. The Association holds monthly meetings in the Shipwrights Hall. The Hall was burned in 1999 and the New Hall opened in April 2000. The Station House holds the museum and archives, as well as meeting rooms. Organizations and activities supported by the Association include the playground, North Okanagan Sailing Association, Vernon Paddling Center, annual regatta, community pot luck suppers, community dances, and fall and spring "clean-up" days. Sicamous (sternwheeler). Steamboats of Lake Okanagan. Vernon, British Columbia.

Suffixed routes of British Columbia Highway 97

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Highway 97E is a former highway between the Vernon and Monte Creek, which along with Highway 97W, made up a split of Highway 97. Highway 97E was designated in 1957 and replaced the original Highway 97A between Vernon and Salmon Arm. It went from the Highway 97/97W junction at Swan Lake, just north of Vernon, north to Salmon Arm where it continued west for to Monte Creek, cosigned with Highway 1, where it rejoined Highway 97/97W. In 1962, Highway 97E was renumbered to its current designations of Highway 97A and Highway 97B. Highway 97W is a former highway between the Vernon and Monte Creek, which along with Highway 97E, made up a split of Highway 97.