picturesque community of Savona, British Columbia, dates back thousands
of years when the First Nations Shuswap Band inhabited the region enjoying
the abundance of fish and the good hunting. Things changed in the early
1860 when Europeans moved into the area. Gold was the original attraction,
but within a few years, ranches with long large herds of beef cattle
became the mainstay.
at the western end of Kamloops Lake between the BC communities of Cache
Creek and Kamloops, Savona is surrounded by a semi-arid terrain of grasslands
and hills. Savona makes for a great stopping spot while exploring the
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Approx. 640 reside in the Savona area.
343 meters (1,125 ft.)
Moderate with hot summers and very little precipitation.
Industries: Ranching, forestry, energy pumping station and tourism.
Facilities & Activities: Steelhead Provincial Park (camping),
Savona Lakeshore Park (swimming, walkway, boat launch and wharf), fishing
in Kamloops Lake and numerous small lakes in the area, wildlife viewing,
cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Savona, BC, is conveniently located along Highway 1 (the Trans Canada).
Attractions: Deadman Creek Valley (west of Savona) with flowering
cactus plants and hoodoos, Balancing Rock, The Three Witches Falls,
the annual summer Fishing Derby, the white trumpeter swans that winter
on Kamloops Lake.
The Savona area offers excellent lakeside accommodations, a hotel, restaurants,
take-out service, general store, convenience store, service stations,
vehicle repairs, Post Office, and liquor sales.
Thompson Okanagan Tourism
2280-D Leckie Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 6G6
Phone: (250) 860-5999, Fax: (250) 860-9993