BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Okanagan Falls
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S end of Skaha Lake, between Penticton and Oliver, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°21'00''N, 119°34'00''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.: 82E/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Okanagan Falls (Post Office) adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 420A, Kettle River. Form of name changed to Okanagan Falls (Community) 28 February 1983 on 82E/5. 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
"(Dogtown), at south end of Skaha (Dog) Lake, 12 miles south of Penticton. Subdivision plan registered by Okanagan Falls Townsite Co., October 13, 1893. Okanagan Falls Post Office was opened 1 February 1899; John McLellan, PM." (12th Report of the Okaanagan Historical Society, 1948)
Source: included with note