The Osprey Lake area known as the community of Bankeir is a popular recreational area that's approximately half way between Princeton and Summerland. The 40km winding highway is a scenic 35 minute drive from Princeton to an all season playground. There are numerous properties from small lots at Osprey Lake to large acreages closer to Princeton. The pavement ends at about 45km just past the three lakes, but a maintained gravel road continues out to Summerland, B.C.
There are about 40 full time residences plus 100 or so seasonal cabins. If you're visiting, you may take advantage of the many local accommodations - including lake front forestry campsites on each lake, as well as private campsites, cabins and B&B's.
It's a beautiful playground with varying activities during each season such as snowmobiling, icefishing and snowshoeing in the winter. While birdwatching, cycling, canoeing, horseback riding, ATVing, fishing and hiking can be enjoyed during the rest of the year. Link Lake is restricted to electric boat motors, while Chain & Osprey Lakes are limited to 9.9 hp. Running adjacent to the lakes is the Trans Canada Trail providing access to marked trails North and South of the lakes. There are also community events featuring snow golf and the snowmobile poker run between Christmas and New Year's, a children's Easter egg hunt and an end to the summer season annual corn roast every Labor Day weekend.