Located along the beautiful Hope-Princeton Highway is the small community of East Gate. This small cabin community is nestled alongside the uppermost Similkameen River and is approximately 50km southwest of the town of Princeton. East Gate is served by the East gate Protection Society that has 3 firetrucks dedicated to keeping the community safe. Looking to reconnect with nature? Then becoming part of this community is the way to do it. 


The small recreational community is located next to the Eastern entrance of popular Manning Park in the Cascade Mountains and includes around 120+ properties. Featuring cabins nestled along the Similkameen River on the valley floor and prominently situated up the mountainside with an elevation of approximately 927 meters (3,041 ft).  Amenities include the local Esso gas station and convenience store. 
Community of East Gate
ATVing in East Gate

Rich in History

Once a large ranch owned by Charlie Bonnevier, the area that now makes up East Gate was sold to the Tower family in 1944 being one of the last private plots along the soon to open Highway. An agreement was made with BC Parks to not clear cut the land or make in unpleasant looking for any of the many motorists that would soon travel past. This ranch was then subdivided into residential lots with the streets named in memory of the ranch that once stood.  

Explore Manning Park Resort

Just 11 minutes up the road, is the Manning Park Resort in which boasts year-long fun for locals and tourists alike! Year-round various trails are open to hike and explore the Cascade Mountains. In the warmer weather, kayak and canoes are available to rent at the stunning Lightning Lake, where you can also launch your boat (though power craft and jet-skis are prohibited). When the snow comes, Manning Park becomes a winter wonderland! With skiing, snowboarding, and Ice skating at the resort, there is fun available for the whole family.
Manning Park Ski Hill
East Gate River Front


Although many property owners use their cabins on a seasonal basis, some residents live here permanently and volunteer at the small fire hall or to maintain the community water system. All properties are serviced by private septic systems. The small size means a limited supply of listings in the community. Average sale price in 2021 for a home was *$483,000. 

*Source: Interior Realtors Board Stats

How to Get Here

Eastgate is located at the Eastern entrance of renowned Manning Park Provincial Park within the Cascade mountain range. The community is easily accessed from both the Okanagan or the Fraser Valley via the Crowsnest (Highway 3).

Princeton: 43 minutes (49.7 km)
Kelowna: 2 hours and 36 minutes (211 km)
Kamloops: 2 hours and 41 minutes (223 km)
Hope: 55 minutes (84.1 km)
Vancouver: 2 hours and 37 minutes (235 km)
East Gate Map