BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Okanagan Centre
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side of Okanagan Lake, between Kelowna and Vernon, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°03'00''N, 119°27'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82L/3
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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