Anarchist Mountain Lookout, Osoyoos

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Anarchist Mountain is a mountain in British Columbia, Canada, which rises 1491m above sea level. It is located east of the town of Osoyoos, very near the US border leading to Grand Forks. The term is used primarily to refer to the rural district around the summit and its communities, and also to the Crowsnest Highway with its long climb up the mountainside from the floor of the Okanagan Valley at Osoyoos, just below.The name was officially adopted 6 June 1922 to refer to the plateau between Osoyoos, the town of Rock Creek, and the town of Sidley. Anarchist Mountain and Sidley were both named after Richard G. Sidley, a settler from Ontario who arrived in 1885, was appointed the first postmaster of Sidley in 1895, and was later made Justice of the Peace and Customs Officer. Sidley's political views were unusual for his time; he was often called an anarchist, and this plateau became known locally as "the anarchist's mountain". Before Sidley, English speaking settlers called this summit Larch Tree Hill.On July 16, 2003 a wildfire was sparked scorching 1,230 hectares along the mountain. Two structures were lost in the fire. It was believed to have originated from a car driving on the highway with faulty brakes.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Drive east of Osoyoos on Highway 3 and you climb up some switchbacks -- more challenging when you are passing 18-wheeler trucks. There is a viewpoint for cars in either direction/laneway of Highway 3,...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    It's one of the best views I have seen in a long time, taking in the city of Osoyoos and it's local lakes. The lookout is just off Highway 3 at the top of Anarchist Mountain. The winding road leading ...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    We love to go there and take our guests who come to visit Osoyoos. It offers a fantastic view of the town.  more »

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Privately run hotels, beach resorts, inns, and motels make up the majority of accommodations available in Osoyoos. The most desirable of these sit between the town's two lakes, offering panoramic views and easy access to beaches on either shore. If you want to immerse yourself in the scenery away from the town itself, head northwest up Route 97 Highway--there you'll find a selection of bed and breakfasts, perched on the hill overlooking Osoyoos Lake.
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