The-swim-across-to-each-other-place - West Kelowna, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 52.780 W 119° 31.371
11U E 318753 N 5528303
This British Columbia Heritage Marker is set at a pullout beside the east traffic circle at the Campbell Road exit from Highway 97, just west of the Okanagan Lake Bridge.
Waymark Code: WMH0WH
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 05/03/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
Views: 4

This marker recognizes the spot as a heritage site for its importance to the Syilx people, as they occupied the spot for thousands of years. The plaque is self explanatory. In the background can be seen the new Okanagan Lake Bridge.

Text of the plaque:
"The swim across to each other place" This is an important heritage site of the Okanagan (Syilx) people who have used this area as a village and lake crossing for thousands of years. During low water, a natural peninsula extended from this point to within several hundred feet of the Kelowna shoreline, providing a vital link between Syilx communities on both sides of the lake.'
Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Historic Site or Building Marker

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Large pullout at marker

What Agency placed the marker?: Province of British Columbia

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