"British Columbia's California!!"
Nestled in the sunny Okanagan Valley, between Wood Lake to the south and Kalamalka Lake to the north, the community of Oyama is known for its serenity, sunshine, beautiful clean lakes, and warm hospitality. Oyama is located in Lake Country, a municipality comprised of four communities; Winfield, Okanagan Centre, Oyama, and Carr's Landing, all located on the benches above Okanagan Lake and Wood Lake.
The warm, dry climate of the Okanagan Valley provides great recreational opportunities, including fishing, hiking, sailing, swimming, paddling and all water-borne activities.
Oyama has strong agricultural roots. The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its many orchards of apples, cherries, apricots, pears, and peaches, supplying the people of Lake Country with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Oyama is named after a Japanese field marshal, Prince Iwao Oyama (1842-1916), who fought in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905.