Okanagan Centre

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Okanagan Lake, between Kelowna and Vernon, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°03'00''N, 119°27'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/3

Origin Notes and History:

Okanagan Centre (Post Office, steamer landing, settlement) was adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1916. Form of name changed to Okanagan Centre (Post Office, steamer landing) 7 February 1951 on 82L/SW. Form of name changed to Okanagan Centre (Community) 28 February 1983 on 82L/3. See Okanagan Lake for name origin information.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Okanagan Centre Post Office was opened 1 November 1907; J. D. Kearns, postmaster

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office