Logan Lake, British Columbia Canada

Discover Logan Lake, British Columbia: A Historical and Modern Overview

Logan Lake is a district municipality nestled in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the history, present-day life, and demographics of Logan Lake, British Columbia.

The History of Logan Lake, British Columbia

Logan Lake was founded in the 1960s and 1970s to support the copper, molybdenum, and other mineral mining operations located south of the town. The Village of Logan Lake was incorporated in November 1970, and later became a district municipality in June 1983. The Logan Lake post office began its postal service in August 1971, marking a significant milestone in the town's development.

Present-Day Logan Lake, British Columbia

Today, Logan Lake consists of a small central commercial district featuring a Municipal Town Hall, Fire Hall, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachment, BC Ambulance Station, and Local Health Centre. These essential services are conveniently located along the main road, known as Meadow Creek Road or Highway 97D.

Residential areas flank either side of the highway running through the town. The town also boasts a small, but active, non-profit, all-volunteer TV Society, which re-broadcasts 27 channels of Digital TV and 6 FM radio stations to the Logan Lake area.

The RCMP detachment in Logan Lake is staffed by four personnel, including one detachment commander of Corporal rank, two general duty constables, and one full-time clerk. Traffic enforcement is provided by district-level units based in the adjacent larger communities, with the dispatch centre located in Kelowna.

Education in Logan Lake is served by two public schools: Logan Lake Elementary School (kindergarten through grade 4) and Logan Lake Secondary School (grade 5 through grade 12). The Elementary school is near the commercial district, while the Secondary School is located in the south of the town, near a Ducks Unlimited Canada marsh site, locally known as "The Duck-Pond".

Exploring Logan Lake, British Columbia

"Logan Lake" proper is a small lake located on Meadow Creek Road on the north end of the town. The lake, fed via rain, runoff, and small creeks, is stocked with rainbow trout via a man-made spawning channel. Barbless fishing is permitted, with a catch of 1-3 fish per person depending on stock.

Watercraft such as small boats and inflatable craft are popular on the lake. Fueled engines are not allowed, although electric engines are permitted. A dock at the north end of the lake allows for boat launching and features a small campground for tents, trailers, and fifth-wheels. A nine-hole golf course is also located here, adding to the recreational opportunities.

Economy and Demographics of Logan Lake, British Columbia

The primary industry for the population is mining, with the Highland Valley Copper mine being one of the largest employers for the town. Local services and employment in nearby Merritt and Kamloops also contribute significantly to the economy.

According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Logan Lake had a population of 2,255 living in 1,064 of its 1,135 total private dwellings. This represents a change of 13.1% from its 2016 population of 1,993. With a land area of 324.28 km2 (125.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 7.0/km2 (18.0/sq mi) in 2021.