The South Okanagan is accessible from any direction with a multitude of routes allowing the visitor several options depending upon their scheduling priorities. Route 5 from Vancouver is a toll route with a $10 charge per car. The Speed limit is 110 KPH (70 MPH for our American cousins) and the route is all divided 4 and 6 lane highway. Once in Merritt, take 97C to Peachland, head south and start your tour.

The alternative from Vancouver is to take Route 3 from Hope to Keremeos and then head south to Osoyoos or north along 3A to Penticton. Speed limits are 80-90 KPH.

From the east, take the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) to Sicamous and head south, or follow Route 3 through the Crowsnest Pass which will bring you to Osoyoos on the American border at the southern end of the Okanagan.

American visitors, simply head north on Highway 97 through Oroville, Washington and experience the warmth of our climate and residents.

Gallagher Lake is located 9 km (6 miles) south of Okanagan Falls and 8 km (5 miles) north of Oliver on Highway 97.

Vancouver Penticton 415 260
Calgary Penticton 689 429
Edmonton Penticton 963 600
Sicamous Penticton 199 124
Kelowna Penticton 62 39
Penticton Oliver 40 25
Gallagher Lake   Oliver 9 6
Gallagher Lake   Penticton 31 19
Oliver Osoyoos 20 13
Spokane Osoyoos 289 181