Kopje

Kopje Regional Park is 3.2 hectares of lakefront park in Lake Country. The park has lots of open space to picnic, swim, or relax along the shores of Okanagan Lake. It is also home to the historic Gibson Heritage House.

  • Playground
  • Washrooms
  • Beachfront

Park Map  

Gibson Heritage House

Tours of the historic Gibson House are available each Sunday during the summer months. Please check our calendar or the summer edition of ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’ for dates and times.

General
Dogs, motorized vehicles, overnight camping, open fires, and smoking are not permitted.

Hours
January 1 – February 28        6:00 am to 6:00 pm
March 1 – May 31                  6:00 am to 9:00 pm
June 1 – August 31                 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
September 1 – October 14     6:00 am to 9:00 pm
October 15 – December 31    6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Winter: reduced maintenance of parking areas and facilities from November to March.

Directions:

Highway 97 North in Winfield to Oceola Road to Carrs Landing Road. 

 

History:

George Gibson came to the Okanagan from England in 1906. He rode his horse along the same road now called Carrs Landing Road and made the decision to buy the land and settle there.

The lakefront property that Gibson purchased has been a park since 1987 and the house Gibson built in 1912 is now a museum. When you visit the house, you will discover what life was like on an orchard homestead in the early 1900s when the fruit growing industry was just taking off.

The stately beach home was rebuilt from photographs and with help from Gibson's daughter Joan Shaw and grandchildren Rosemary Carter and Mick Wentworth. The house has been entirely restored and refurnished by community donation and grants. It includes local historical information and artifacts from the 1910 -1930 era.

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)