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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  • We visited the lookout twice, once at the sunset and the other time was in morning. The lookout is accessible only when you are driving East of Osoyoos (towards Grand Forks). It's a photographer's par...  more »
  • I stop every trip through this area and bask in the glory of being able to see the USA, Osoyoos and all the surrounding features of the landscape, the mountains....It's breathtaking  more »
  • If you're in Osoyoos, take 15 mins and drive up this mountain. The view is spectacular. I love this mountain, and love this town. If you come on a clear day you'll easily be able to see all the way to...  more »
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  • Beautiful stop for a lovely view! Just a quick drive out of Osoyoos
  • *** Stunning Views of the Wine Country *** The lookout is a 10 min drive from the centre of town up a curvy road... The views of the entire Valley from the Top is just spectacular where you get to see the United states on your left hand side and the entire Osoyoos lake on the right. The views are best seen on a clear sunny day & there is a small pull out where a max of 5-7 cars can stop at one time, no amenities or washrooms located at the spot. Definitely worth a stop to take in the views of the Wine country and take a few nice clicks....
  • Fantastic view of the valley below including the scenic town of Osoyoos. The drive from Osoyoos to Rock Creek Trading is one of the more scenic and fun-to-drive routes in southern bc.
  • Great lookout. Only enough parking for 3-4 vehicles. Worth a quick stop on your way out of town to see the lake and town.
  • Great view of oysossos BC and part of Orville Washington
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