Logan Lake

Logan Lake, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1970, population 2073 (2011c), 2162 (2006c). The District of Logan Lake is in the heart of the Highland Valley, 17 km west of the COQUIHALLA HIGHWAY between Kamloops and Merritt.

Logan Lake, BC, incorporated as a district municipality in 1970, population 2073 (2011c), 2162 (2006c). The District of Logan Lake is in the heart of the Highland Valley, 17 km west of the COQUIHALLA HIGHWAY between Kamloops and Merritt. The community takes its name from a nearby lake.

History

Logan Lake was originally built to house the employees of the Highland Valley Copper Mine (the largest open-pit COPPER mine in North America). The land was purchased from local ranchers and the first 100 families moved there in 1971. Services developed rapidly and have continued to grow and improve.

Present Day

Surrounded by ranches, forest and lakes, the town is a picturesque and progressive community. In the centre of town is a 200 t haul truck and a mine shovel housing the tourist information centre. Mining, tourism and year-round recreation are the mainstays of the municipality.