This area of Okanagan Lake lies just on the northern boundary of Bear Creek Provincial Park, and for many years it has been the staging area for the transfer of logs from the mountains above, to the sawmill across the lake in Kelowna. From here the logs are boomed and then towed by tugboats over to the mill site, as needed.
This area was recently used to build the floating sections of the new bridge across Okanagan Lake and thus the crane and other heavy equipment. It is also where the sections of the old bridge are being dismantled and recycled, reused, or disposed of.
You can just see the edge of the park on the right where the pine trees are and there was a gathering of people there this day, probably a family re-union or party of some sort. The park has just re-opened for the season.
Photo taken April 5/2009, from the top of the cliff just north of the park entrance.